Reverend John Newton diary

Reverend John Newton diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Newton, John, 1732-1790
Creator: Newton, Moses, 1765-1824
Title: Reverend John Newton diary
Dates: 1781-1790
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (3 folders; housed with minor collections MS 2020 to (4 folders housed with minor collections MS 2020 - MS2022; 2 microfilm reels)
Abstract:The collection consists of a diary of Reverend John Newton from 1781-1790 (with gaps). The diary discusses mainly routine matters such as hunting, farming, and family health, and includes some information on Newton's services as a physician and a minister, first in the Carolinas and then in northeast Georgia. There is also some mention of Indian relations in Jefferson County, Georgia near the Ogeechee River. The collection also contains some loose material relating to Newton's estate and medical accounts (1808-1809) and remedies recorded by Dr. Moses Newton, John Newton's son.
Coll. Number: ms2022(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John Newton (1732-1790), Baptist minister and physician, moved to Georgia in 1785.

Index Terms

Indians of North America--Georgia.
Jefferson County (Ga.)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reverend John Newton diary. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11John Newton Diary, 1781-1789
2John Newton Diary, 1789-1790
3Moses Newton diary
4Mailing list