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Collection Number: 03019-z

Collection Title: Henry Francis Jones Diary, 1857-1858

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Abstract Born in 1841, Henry Francis Jones of Thomasville, Ga., was a graduate of the University of North Carolina in 1860. He was a lieutenant with the Confederate States of America and was killed in service. The diary of Henry Francis Jones, 14 September 1857 to 6 April 1858 (except 2 December 1857-14 February 1858), primarily consists of entries concerning his life at school. Subjects and activities mentioned include classes, chapel services, Methodist tent meetings, professors, and diseases. Also included are some remedies for ailments of dogs.
Creator Jones, Henry Francis, b. 1841.
Language English
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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 Henry Francis Jones Diary #3019-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. J. W. Peacock, niece of Henry Francis Jones, of Thomasville, Georgia, in April 1954.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Born in 1841 to Thomas Jones and Lavinia Young Jones, Henry Francis Jones, the sixth of eight children, was raised at Greenwood, his father's plantation located two or three miles outside of Thomasville, Ga. As of 2005, Greenwood is still standing and is registered with the National Registry of Historic Places. Jones received his A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1860. He was later a lieutenant in the Confederate States of America, and he was killed at Travilian Station, Va. The engagement was hotly fought on parts of two days, 11 and 12 June 1864. According to Jones's great-nephew William P. Brandon, Jones's army unit was referred to as Cobb's Legion Cavalry.

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The diary of Henry Francis Jones, 14 September 1857 to 6 April 1858 (except 2 December 1857-14 February 1858), primarily consists of entries concerning his life as a student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Subjects and activities mentioned include classes, chapel services, Methodist tent meetings, professors, and diseases. Also included are some remedies for ailments of dogs.

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The diary, written while Jones was a student at the University of North Carolina, records weather, daily activities, comments on going to classes and chapel, and also mentions such things as diseases on campus, mail from home, shooting pigeons, examinations, an auction downtown, Methodist tent meetings, hunting, and walking. There is a gap in the diary from 2 December 1857 to 14 February 1858, during part of which time Jones had gone home for the holidays between sessions. There are references to Governor Swain and the professors, but the professors are usually called by such names as Old Fatty, Old Bunk, etc.

In the back of the volume are some remedies for dogs and for some common ailments.

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Diary, 1857-1858 #03019-z, Series: "Henry Francis Jones Diary, 1857-1858." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Library Staff, 1954

Encoded by: Bari Helms, February 2005

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