Cornelia Anderson Watkins papers

Abstract

The Cornelia Anderson Watkins papers (dated 1851-1871, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) includes a book of poems, two diaries, a map, and a letter written to a friend, which document the effects of the Civil War.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cornelia Anderson Watkins papers
Creator
Watkins, Cornelia Anderson
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
68m52: [dentification of item] Cornelia Anderson Watkins papers, 1851-1871, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cornelia Anderson Watkins was the second wife of Dr. John Rush Watkins. She and her husband were natives of Brownsville, Tennessee, who resettled in Memphis. Cornelia Watkins had two children.
Scope and Content
The Cornelia Anderson Watkins papers (dated 1851-1871, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) includes a book of poems, two diaries, a map, and a letter written to a friend, which document the effects of the Civil War. In her diaries social events and the turmoil and effects of the Civil War in Tennessee are described. The collection also contains a transcript of the diaries and a map of areas discussed in the diaries.

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

Poem book, 1851 October 31

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Diary, 1861-1862

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Diary, 1862 November-1867 August

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Cornelia Watkins letter to Ida C. Cochran, 1871 January 17

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Transcript of diaries, 1861-1867

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Map of areas mentioned in diaries, undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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