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Kate S. Carney diary, 1859-1876 (bulk 1859-1862).

October 12, 2009

Creator: Carney, Kate S., b. 1842.
Collection number: 139-z
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Abstract: Kate S. Carney was the daughter of a merchant of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collection is a diary (chiefy 1859-1862) of Kate S. Carney describing antebellum life in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; travel in the Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, and Canada; schooling in Philadelphia; a stay with her sister in Yazoo County, Miss.; and life in Murfreesboro during the Civil War while the city was under U.S. army occupation.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Many entries mention slaves, including a description of slaves purchased and bestowed as a wedding gift (1859) and the marriage of slaves (1862). Microfilm available.