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Ebenezer Kellogg diary

Ebenezer Kellogg diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ebenezer Kellogg diary
Creator: Kellogg, Ebenezer, 1789-1846
Inclusive Dates: 1817-1818
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms516
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ebenezer Kellogg (1789-1846), educator at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1815-1846), was born in Vernon, Connecticut.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the diary of Ebenezer Kellogg from 1817-1818 written to Chester Dewey, Professor of Mathmatics. Kellogg describes his journey from Williamstown, Massachusetts to Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, and towns along the Georgia coast. Most of the entries pertain to Georgia and discuss the people and towns Kellogg visited. Kellogg writes about plantations and farming practices, particularly cotton and rice; and slavery, including how enslaved populations lived, their treatment, and religious instruction.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ebenezer Kellogg diary, ms516, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

Accompanying copy of A New Englander's Impressions of Georgia in 1817-1818: Extracts from the diary of Ebenezer Kellogg edited by Sidney Walter Martinis located in Special Collections Hargrett, call number LXK23 .M383n (c. 2).

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Plantation life -- Georgia.
Rice farmers -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.
South Carolina -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1817-1818 Access Online