Walter McWilliams diary

Walter McWilliams diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McWilliams, Henry Walter, 1857-1936
Title: Walter McWilliams diary
Dates: 1878
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms3699

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter McWilliams (born 1857) lived in Griffin, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This diary lists the daily life of Walter McWilliams. It covers his daily routine in detail, such as getting up, eating breakfast, feeding his canary Sweety, cutting woods, playing the organ and guitar, going to the plantation, planting fruit trees, visiting friends, buying newspapers, going to church, etc. He often mentions his mother's drinking problem and is also greatly preoccupied with his love for his girlfriend, later his wife, Lula (Luella).


Index Terms

Diaries.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Plantations--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Walter McWilliams diary, ms 3699. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Diary, 1878