William J. Dickey diaries

William J. Dickey diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
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, ms47, 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