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Jeremiah White Graves Diary,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-033

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1820 - 1878

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

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

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

General Physical Description note

0.1 cubic feet, 1 folder manuscript

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Graves, Jeremiah White Diary by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Title
A Guide to the Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878
Status
Completed
Author
Laura Katz Smith
Date
2001 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-09: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308