|Title:||James A. Vaughan Papers|
|Creator:||Vaughan, James A.|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Papers (1869-1870, 1873-1878, 1893) consisting of diaries, weather, financial statements, description of tunnel being constructed, planting, etc.|
|Extent:||0.22 Cubic feet, 10 volumes , consisting of diaries.|
July 25, 1978, 10 volumes; Diaries (1869-1870, 1873-1878, 1893) of a Carver, Massachusetts, resident. Gift of William E. Elmore, Greenville, NC.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
James A. Vaughan Papers (#365), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lawson, February 1979
Encoded by Apex Data Services
James A. Vaughan worked on a farm and nursery near Carver, Massachusetts.
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).
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