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Manuscript Collection #365

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Title: James A. Vaughan Papers
Creator: Vaughan, James A.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
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.

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Accessions Information

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

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

James A. Vaughan Papers (#365), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William E. Elmore

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lawson, February 1979

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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