Diamond family papers

Diamond family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Diamond family
Title: Diamond family papers
Dates: 1831-1891
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms641

Biographical/Historical Note

James Diamond (d. 1849) married Nancy Cornwell and produced ten children including Catherine, George Washington, James J., and William Wingfield. Originally from DeKalb County (Ga.), some of the family moved to Texas in 1858.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of the Diamond family of DeKalb County, Georgia and Rusk or Grayson County, Texas from 1831-1891. Topics discussed include family members' migration to Texas, descriptions of life before and after the Civil War, an 1867 yellow fever epidemic in Texas and the resulting deaths of several family members, weather, crops, the health of family members, proposed visits between the families, and religion. The majority of the correspondence is written by Diamond family members living in either Henderson, Rusk County, Texas or Grayson County, Texas. Major correspondents include Catherine Diamond Crow; Amanda J. Diamond, wife of James J.; George Washington Diamond; and Lizzie Towles Diamond, wife of William Wingfield.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

DeKalb County (Ga.)
Grayson County (Tex.)
Henderson (Tex.)
Migration, Internal.
Rusk County (Tex.)
Texas--Description and travel.
Texas--Social life and customs--19th century.
Yellow fever--Texas.

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

Diamond family papers, ms641, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Family genealogy
2Franklin Cornwell Diamond Letters, 1859-1860
3Major John Roberson Diamond Letters, 185+-1859
4Catherine Diamond Crow Letters, 1850-1879
5Nancy Jane Diamond Letters, 1859-1886, undated
6William Wingfield Diamond Letters, 1852, 1850s, undated
7Lizzie Towles Diamond Letters, 1859-1891
8Major George Washington Diamond Letters, 1853-1868, undated
9Revecca Diamond Burton, Sallie and Emma Diamond
10James J. Diamond Letters, 1858-1891
11Amanda J. Diamond Letters, 1858-1891
12Nancy Cornwell Diamond
13John and Triphona Diamond Letters, 1831-1870
14E.W. Taylor to Reamer Diamond Letters, 1867
15Houston Daily Journal, October 5, 1867