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John W. Peyton diaries and account books

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2020-0038

Content Description

Peyton's diary covers the Civil War and Reconstruction periods and includes comments on Peyton family social events and local Baptist church activities. There are infrequent references to troop trains, African Americans, and local war news and rumors. There are also four account books and a bound transcription of the diaries.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Donated by Alan J. Shotwell, 15 July 2016.

Restrictions Apply

Yes

Access Restrictions

Hold on circulating until preservation staff have evaluated the material.

Use Restrictions

Diaries are in fragile condition. Handle with care.

Dates

  • 1862 - 1911

Extent

0.8 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes)

Inventory

Box 1. Diaries, Box 2. Diaries, Box 3. Diaries, Account books, transcription