Anna (Jones) Pritchard Diary, 1854-1880

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.54

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Anna (Jones) Pritchard Diary
    Creator: Pritchard, Anna Jones
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Typescript of Anna Pritchard’s diary, 1848-1880.
    Extent: 0.0875 Cubic feet,
  • Description

    Typescript of Anna Pritchard’s diary between 1849 and 1880. The first several pages give an account of her grandmother (Sarah Green Johnston), her mother (Mary Christmas Johnston Jones), several of her brothers and sisters, herself, and her marriage to Dr. Pritchard. Many of the entries discuss the family history. The original diary has been lost.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Anna Jones was born 27 December 1829 to William Green and Mary Christmas (Johnston) Jones. In 1846 she married, over the family’s protest, Dr. Robert Christian Pritchard. They had ten children born between 1848 and 1868, but only seven lived past two years. The Pritchard’s built their house, “Buena Vista,” in southwestern Warren County in 1848 and lived there until 1856 when they moved to Warrenton for the sake of Robert's medical practice. After he suffered a paralytic stroke in 1858, they moved to the country again and eventually back to Buena Vista. Anna would remain at Buena Vista until her death on 14 July 1914.

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    Preferred Citation

    Anna (Jones) Pritchard Diary (CD 01.54),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

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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 Access and Digitization Grant Program.

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Typescript of Diary, 1854-1880

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