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Robert J. Walker Journal, 1889-1897

(Manuscript Collection #466)

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Title: Robert J. Walker Journal
Creator: Walker, Robert J.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Journal (1889-1897) including farm journal, business transactions, daily weather, religious beliefs, alliance meetings.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, Farm journal (1889-1897), 46 pages.

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Accessions Information

April 20, 1983, 1 item; Journal (1889-1897) of a Duplin County, N.C., farmer.

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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

Robert J. Walker Journal (#466), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Processing Information

  • Processed by E. Scott, October 1983

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Robert J. Walker, a Duplin County, N.C., farmer recorded his day-to-day activities in a journal (1889-1897). His writings contain accounts of business transactions such as the amount of meat, corn, and oats sold in a day; crop cultivation including planting and harvesting; and daily weather. Also of interest are Walker's attempts to record his strong religious beliefs in everyday life and brief references to a Farmers' Alliance meetings.

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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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