|Creator:||Crow, Catherine Diamond, b. 1824|
|Creator:||Diamond, Amanda J.|
|Creator:||Diamond, George Washington, b. 1835|
|Creator:||Diamond, Lizzie Towles|
|Title:||Diamond family papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
|Abstract:||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.|
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.
Arranged in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Diamond family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.