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Collection Number: 00932-z

Collection Title: Thomas C. Bowie Diary and Day Book, 1857-1877

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Size 2 items
Abstract Thomas Contee Bowie lived in Tensas Parish, La., between 1857 and 1877, during which time he kept bee hives and operated a cotton gin. The collection consists of a typescript copy of a brief diary, January-September 1857, and a day book, with entries 1874-1877. The diary contains terse entries regarding Bowie's flirtations and courtship of several young ladies, hunting, church activities, and his fights with other young men. The day book, 1874 to 1877, contains entries regarding Bowie's bee hives and cotton ginning activities, as well as records of servants' work.
Creator Bowie, Thomas C.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Thomas C. Bowie Diary and Day Book, #932-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received before 1940 and from the Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, in August 2006 (Acc. 100479).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Thomas Contee Bowie lived in Tensas Parish, La., between 1857 and 1877, during which time he kept bee hives and operated a cotton gin.

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One typescript copy of a brief diary, January-September 1857, of Thomas C. Bowie of Tensas Parish, La., consisting of terse entries regarding Bowie's flirtations and courtship of several young ladies, hunting, church activities, and his fights with other young men; and one day book, 1874 to 1877, consisting of entries regarding Bowie's bee hives and cotton ginning activities, as well as records of servants' work.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff and Margaret Dickson, July 2007

Encoded by: Margaret Dickson, July 2007

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