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Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878 (Ms1990-033)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1990-033


  • 1820 - 1878



This collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Jeremiah White Graves Diary must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical/Historical Information

Jeremiah White Graves was a farmer in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Language of Materials


General Physical Description note

0.1 cubic feet, 1 folder manuscript

Scope and Content Information

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of Graves' extensive diary, and a typescript manuscript of selected transcribed passages from that diary. In his diary, Graves refers to working his farm, the sale of Negroes in the area, and his children's schooling. During the Civil War years Graves mentions the fighting and the war's end. After the war he comments that Negroes could vote while he could not.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US