James Pleasants Waddel diary

James Pleasants Waddel diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Waddell, James Pleasants, 1801-1867
Title: James Pleasants Waddel diary
Dates: 1845-1847
Quantity: 1.0 Volume(s)
Coll. Number: ms102

Biographical/Historical Note

James Pleasants Waddell, the oldest son of Dr. Moses Waddell and Eliza Woodson Pleasants Waddell, was born on January 5, 1801 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1822 and returned to teach ancient languages from 1836 until 1856. Wadell married Frances (Fannie) W. Hull on October 28, 1822 and they had four children: Ann Pleasants, William Henry, Moses H., and Elizabeth. He died in Athens, Georgia on May 26, 1876.

Scope and Content Note

The diary of James Pleasants Waddell with entries from September 1845-October 1847. Entries include temperature readings for morning, noon, and evening along with weather conditions and details of daily life in Athens, Georgia. Waddel discussed family, friends, University of Georgia personnel and students, what he was reading, and plantings in his garden or greenhouse.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Climate.
Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
College students--Georgia.
Gardens, American--Georgia.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
Universities and colleges--Georgia.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Pleasants Waddel diary, ms102, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxVolume
11Diary, 1845-1847