William J. Dickey diaries

William J. Dickey diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Dickey, William J.
Title: William J. Dickey diaries
Dates: Bulk, 1858-1889
Dates: 1858-1959, bulk 1858-1889
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms47

Biographical/Historical Note

William J. Dickey was a planter in Thomas County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seven diaries of William J. Dickey, owner of Dickey Plantation, Thomas County, Georgia, covering the years 1858-1859 and 1879-1889. The entries discuss agricultural matters including planting and harvesting of crops, including cotton and corn; killing hogs; weather conditions; and family matters. No diaries exist for the years 1860-1878, January 11, 1880-1883. Also includes an 1871 plat map of the Dickey Plantation (later known as Birdsong Plantation) and a 1959 copy of same.

Index Terms

Birdsong Plantation (Thomas County, Ga.)
Cotton farmers--Georgia.
Dickey Plantation (Thomas County, Ga.)
Farm management--Georgia.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Thomas 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

William J. Dickey diaries, MS 47. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials located in other repositories: William J. Dickey correspondence, Georgia Dept. of Archives and History.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1858-Aug 1859
2Diary, September 1859-1862
3Diary, 1879
4Diary, 1884-February 1885
5Diary, March 1885-April 1886
6Diary, May 1886-January 1888
7Diary, January 1888-1889
21Diaries (typescript), January 1 1858-September 5, 1859
2Diaries (typescript), September 6, 1859-December 10, 1859
3Diaries (typescript), January 1, 1879-January 11, 1880
4Diaries (typescript), January 1, 1884-February 28, 1885
5Diaries (typescript), March 1, 1885-April 30, 1886
6Diaries (typescript), May 1, 1886-January 31, 1888
7Diaries (typescript), January 1, 1888-December 31, 1889