James A. Vaughan Papers

1869-1870, 1873-1878, 1893
Manuscript Collection #365
Vaughan, James A.
Physical description
0.22 Cubic Feet, 10 volumes , consisting of diaries.
Preferred Citation
James A. Vaughan Papers (#365), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1869-1870, 1873-1878, 1893) consisting of diaries, weather, financial statements, description of tunnel being constructed, planting, etc.

Biographical/historical information

James A. Vaughan worked on a farm and nursery near Carver, Massachusetts.

Scope and arrangement

His diaries contain brief daily entries concerning weather and daily activities, which involved saw-milling, traveling to surrounding towns, taking orders for trees, planting garden crops, and picking of strawberries and cranberries.

Each diary contains monthly financial statements of Vaughan. Items of interest in individual diaries include a description of a fishing trip on a boat, description of Brier Island, NS (1869); and a description of a tunnel being constructed through the "Hooser" [Hoosac?] Mountains (1873).

Administrative information
Custodial History

July 25, 1978, 10 volumes; Diaries (1869-1870, 1873-1878, 1893) of a Carver, Massachusetts, resident. Gift of William E. Elmore, Greenville, NC.

Source of acquisition

Gift of William E. Elmore

Processing information

Processed by D. Lawson, February 1979

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Vaughan, James A.
Farm life--Massachusetts--Carver
Railroad tunnels--Massachusetts
Brier Island (N.S.)--Description and travel