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Diamond family papers

Diamond family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Diamond family papers
Creator: Diamond family
Inclusive Dates: 1831-1891
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Collection Number: ms641
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Diamond (d. 1849) married Nancy Cornwell and produced ten children including Catherine, George Washington, James J., and William Wingfield. Originally from DeKalb County (Ga.), some of the family moved to Texas in 1858.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence of the Diamond family of DeKalb County, Georgia and Rusk or Grayson County, Texas from 1831-1891. Topics discussed include family members' migration to Texas, descriptions of life before and after the Civil War, an 1867 yellow fever epidemic in Texas and the resulting deaths of several family members, weather, crops, the health of family members, proposed visits between the families, and religion. The majority of the correspondence is written by Diamond family members living in either Henderson, Rusk County, Texas or Grayson County, Texas. Major correspondents include Catherine Diamond Crow; Amanda J. Diamond, wife of James J.; George Washington Diamond; and Lizzie Towles Diamond, wife of William Wingfield.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Diamond family papers, ms641, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

DeKalb County (Ga.)
Grayson County (Tex.)
Henderson (Tex.)
Migration, Internal.
Rusk County (Tex.)
Texas -- Description and travel.
Texas -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Yellow fever -- Texas.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Family genealogy
12Franklin Cornwell Diamond Letters, 1859-1860
13Major John Roberson Diamond Letters, 185+-1859
14Catherine Diamond Crow Letters, 1850-1879
15Nancy Jane Diamond Letters, 1859-1886, undated
16William Wingfield Diamond Letters, 1852, 1850s, undated
17Lizzie Towles Diamond Letters, 1859-1891
18Major George Washington Diamond Letters, 1853-1868, undated
19Revecca Diamond Burton, Sallie and Emma Diamond
110James J. Diamond Letters, 1858-1891
111Amanda J. Diamond Letters, 1858-1891
112Nancy Cornwell Diamond
113John and Triphona Diamond Letters, 1831-1870
114E.W. Taylor to Reamer Diamond Letters, 1867
115Houston Daily Journal, October 5, 1867