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

Descriptive Summary

Title
Augustus E. Woodward diary, 1851-1860, 1856 (bulk date)
Creator
Woodward, Augustus E, 1830-1860.
Extent
1 Reel of microfilm.
Subjects
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
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.

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