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Francis Hanson diary, 1857-1873.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Hanson, Francis, fl. 1857-1873.
Collection number: 1446-z
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Abstract: Fragments of the diary of Francis Hanson, minister at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Prairieville, Ala., at Demopolis, and at other places in Alabama. Daily entries focus on ministerial services for both blacks and whites. The volume also includes a short history of John H. Linebaugh and tells of Civil War efforts by civilians.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The diary records Hanson’s religious activities at Demopolis and other places in Alabama during this period. Entries record church services, baptisms, funerals, and marriages of both blacks and whites.