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Squire Osborne Deaver Diary
1874-1896 (bulk 1886-1896)
Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404
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[Identification of item], Squire Osborne Deaver Diary, KYSX244-A, 1874-1896 (bulk 1886-1896)Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.
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Deaver, a Republican, returned to his farm in North Carolina from Washington D. C., where he apparently held a patronage position until the Democrats were returned to power in 1885. Throughout the period of the diary (1886 - 1896) he farmed and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Mars Hill College.
This is a photocopy of a typed transcription of the diary of Squire Osborne Deaver of Madison County, North Carolina.
Transcribed diary entries (ca. 220 pages) detail Deaver's routine as a farmer, weather conditions, and activities of family members and friends. Frequently mentioned, in addition to Deaver family members, are relatives from the Lunsford, McElroy, and Sexton families. Also included are remarks on political events both within the county and nationally. The latter are of interest, as the Deaver family, having been anti-slavery and Republican in an area where such positions were unpopular, was one of some controversy in the area.
KYSX242-A supplies further information on the collection of which this series is a part.
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