William J. Dickey diaries

William J. Dickey diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Dickey, William J.
Title: William J. Dickey diaries
Dates: 1858-1859, 1879-1889
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms47

Biographical/Historical Note

William J. Dickey owned Dickey Plantation, in Thomas County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seven diaries kept by William J. Dickey, from 1858-1859, and 1879-1889. Entries discuss agricultural matters (planting and harvesting of cotton and corn); killing hogs; weather conditions; and family matters. The collection also includes a plat of Dickey Plantation (later known as Birdsong Plantation), located in the Rare Books vault, hmap1871j3.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-7Diaries, 1858-1859, 1879-1889
21-7Diaries (typescript), 1858-1859, 1879-1889