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Collection Number: 03180

Collection Title: J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 23 items)
Abstract J. F. Osborne was a country doctor and farmer in Gibson County, Tenn. The collection contains eighteen volumes of Osborne's daily diary, 1905-1924, and diary volumes of Osborne's wife Nannie and his daughter Mary. Dr. Osborne recorded weather, farm and housekeeping activities, professional calls (but no medical information), local events, leisure activities such as church affairs, short trips, Confederate reunions, and other concerns of private life. Two volumes of Nannie Osborne's diary, 1903 and 1904, recount family and social events; Mary Osborne's diary from 1905 is that of a schoolgirl, and includes poems and lists of callers. Also included are a small account book, 1890-1913, and a book of miscellaneous memoranda, 1901.
Creator Osborne, J. F., b. 1843.
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 J. F. Osborne Diaries, #3180, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1955
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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J. F. Osborne was a country doctor and farmer in Gibson County, Tenn.

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The collection contains eighteen volumes of Osborne's daily diary, 1905-1924, and diary volumes of Osborne's wife Nannie and his daughter Mary. Dr. Osborne recorded weather, farm and housekeeping activities, professional calls (but no medical information), local events, leisure activities such as church affairs, short trips, Confederate reunions, and other concerns of private life. Two volumes of Nannie Osborne's diary, 1903 and 1904, recount family and social events; Mary Osborne's diary from 1905 is that of a schoolgirl, and includes poems and lists of callers. Also included are a small account book, 1890-1913, and a book of miscellaneous memoranda, 1901.

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Contents list

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23 items.
Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: Account book, 1890-1913 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 2: 1901 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume 3: 1903 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume 4: 1904 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: Mary's diary, 1905 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: 1905 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume 7: 1906 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: 1908 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: 1909 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 9

Folder 10

Volume 10: 1910 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 11: 1911 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 12: 1912 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 13: 1913 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume 14: 1914 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 15: 1915 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 16: 1916 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 17: 1917 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 18: 1918 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 19: 1920 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 20: 1921 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 21: January-9 July 1923 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 22: 10 July-December 1923 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 23: 1924 #03180, Series: "J. F. Osborne Diaries, 1890-1924 (bulk 1903-1924)." Folder 23

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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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