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William J. Dickey diaries

William J. Dickey diaries

Descriptive Summary

Title: William J. Dickey diaries
Creator: Dickey, William J.
Inclusive Dates: 1858-1859, 1879-1889
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms47
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William J. Dickey owned Dickey Plantation, in Thomas County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of seven diaries kept by William J. Dickey, from 1858-1859, and 1879-1889. Entries discuss agricultural matters (planting and harvesting of cotton and corn); killing hogs; weather conditions; and family matters. The collection also includes a plat of Dickey Plantation (later known as Birdsong Plantation), located in the Rare Books vault, hmap1871j3.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William J. Dickey diaries, ms47, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

General Notes

Donated by Ed V. Komarek in 1958.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- Georgia.
Birdsong Plantation (Thomas County, Ga.)
Cotton farmers -- Georgia.
Dickey Plantation (Thomas County, Ga.)
Farm management -- Georgia.
Plantation life -- Georgia.
Thomas County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-7Diaries, 1858-1859, 1879-1889
21-7Diaries (typescript), 1858-1859, 1879-1889