Jeremiah White Graves Diary
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a microfilm copy of Jeremiah White 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 enslaved Black people in the area, and his children's schooling. During the American Civil War years, Graves mentions the fighting and the war's end. After the war, he comments that Black people could vote while he could not.
- 1820 - 1878
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to research.
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Jeremiah White Graves was a farmer in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
There is a Jere. W. Graves (1801-1884) buried in the Brumfield Family Cemeterery in Renan, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Source: "Jeremiah White 'Jere' Graves" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141911139/jeremiah-white-graves, accessed January 6, 2023.
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Jeremiah White Graves was a farmer in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The collection consists of a microfilm copy of Graves' extensive diary and a typescript manuscript of selected transcribed passages from that diary.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in July 1990.
Existence and Location of Originals
This collection is likely a copy of original materials in the Jeremiah White Graves Papers, 1822-1878, Accession #5047, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Jeremiah White Graves Diary by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Jeremiah White Graves Diary was completed prior to 2001. Additional description completed in January 2023.
- Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878
- Laura Katz Smith, Archivist, and LM Rozema, Archivist
- 2001 (CC0 1.0)
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- Original 2001 web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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