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Collection Number: 02904

Collection Title: William O. Macoughtry Diary and Account Books, 1798-1878.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3 items)
Abstract William O. Macoughtry was a physician of Jefferson County, W. Va. The collection contains scattered diary entries, 1869-1878, of Macoughtry, recording details of his medical practice and family and neighborhood activities. The diary is written crosswise over three account books for merchandising businesses: 1798-1803, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and Bladensburg, Md.; 1803-1811 and 1851-1860, Jefferson County, Va. (now W. Va.); and 1843-1846, Martinsburg, Va. (now W. Va.). The diary also contains genealogical notes of the Bell family.
Creator Macoughtry, William O., fl. 1869-1878.
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 William O. Macoughtry Diary and Account Books, #2904, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William O. Macoughtry was a physician of Jefferson County, W. Va.

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The collection contains scattered diary entries, 1869-1878, of Macoughtry, recording details of his medical practice and family and neighborhood activities. The diary is written crosswise over three account books for merchandising businesses: 1798-1803, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and Bladensburg, Md.; 1803-1811 and 1851-1860, Jefferson County, Va. (now W. Va.); and 1843-1846, Martinsburg, Va. (now W. Va.). The diary also contains genealogical notes of the Bell family.

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Contents list

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About 3 items.
Folder 1

Volume 1: Diary, 1 July 1869-31 December 1870 #02904, Series: "William O. Macoughtry Diary and Account Books, 1798-1878." Folder 1

Written crosswise over account book, Martinsburg, Va., 27 September 1843-December 1846

Folder 2a

Volume 2: Diary, 1 July 1874-7 November 1876 #02904, Series: "William O. Macoughtry Diary and Account Books, 1798-1878." Folder 2a

Written crosswise over Joseph Harley day book, Smithfield, Middleway, Va., January 1851-May 1860; notes, 1865. At the back of the volume are written some genealogical notes on the Bell family, who married into the Grantham, Fry, Beckham/Beacham, and other families of Virginia.

Folder 2b

Enclosures from volume 2 #02904, Series: "William O. Macoughtry Diary and Account Books, 1798-1878." Folder 2b

Folder 3

Volume 3: Diary, 1 July 1877-1 January 1878 #02904, Series: "William O. Macoughtry Diary and Account Books, 1798-1878." Folder 3

Written over a day book, Georgetown, S.C., 8 September 1798-26 January 1803; Bladensburg, Md., 11 February 1803-22 November 1813; Jefferson County, Va., 26 November 1803-29 November 1811

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, April 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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