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Augustus E. Woodward diary, 1851-1860, 1856 (bulk date)

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Augustus E. Woodward diary


1851-1860, 1856 (bulk date)


University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Augustus E. Woodward diary, 1851-1860, 1856 (bulk date), 1F55M-158, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


1 Reel of microfilm.


Farmers. Augustus E. Woodward was a farmer who lived in Graves County, Ky. He died of typhoid fever in Pike County, Ar. while returning home with his family after a visit to Texas.

Scope and Content

The operation of the farm and slave labor are the principal subjects of this typewritten transcription of Woodward's diary. Much of this diary deals with the conditions of Woodward's crops which included such items as tobacco, cotton, wheat, rye, oats, corn, beans, peas, potatoes, rice and watermelons. Woodward describes the daily tasks accomplished on the farm and mentions the sicknesses, deaths and births of his slaves. Also reported are the activities of the family, such as visits with friends and relatives, and trips to Paducah, Ky., Mayfield, Ky., and Maury City, Tenn., among other places.


  • Woodward, Augustus E, 1830-1860.
  • Slavery--Kentucky.
  • Family--Social aspects--19th century.
  • Agriculture--Economic aspects--Kentucky.
  • Agriculture--Documentation.
  • Beans.
  • Corn.
  • Cotton.
  • Oats.
  • Peas.
  • Potatoes.
  • Rice.
  • Rye.
  • Tobacco.
  • Watermelons.
  • Wheat.
  • Farmers.
  • Paducah (Ky.).
  • Mayfield (Ky.).
  • Maury City (Tenn.)
  • Diaries

User Restrictions

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