Augustus E. Woodward diary

Abstract

The Augustus E. Woodward diary (1851-1860, bulk 1856; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consists of a typewritten transcription of Woodward's diary, which documents the operation of his farm in Graves County, Ky., including his crops and his use of slave labor.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Augustus E. Woodward diary
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- Documentation.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Kentucky.
Agriculture -- Kentucky -- Graves County
Farmers.
Farm life -- Kentucky.
Slavery -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
M-158: [identification of item], Augustus E. Woodward diary, 1851-1860, bulk 1856, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Augustus E. Woodward (1830-1860) was a farmer who lived in Graves County, Ky. He died of typhoid fever in Pike County, Arkansas, while returning home with his family after a visit to Texas.
Scope and Content
The Augustus E. Woodward diary (1851-1860, bulk 1856; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 reel) consists of a typewritten transcription of Woodward's diary, which documents the operation of his farm in Graves County, Ky., including his crops and his use of slave labor. 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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Augustus E. Woodward diary, 1851-1860

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