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for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 16 Issue 2, Nov 2003
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The journal of James Bryan was recently discovered and is currently held at the Commission House at Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens. James Bryan was a business owner in New Bern and oversaw the operations of several boats transporting goods along the eastern coast. His journal contains daily entries written during 1794-1799, and provides a wealth of historical and genealogical information to readers, researchers, and historians.
The advent of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad in New Bern in 1858 accelerated the tempo of transportation, thereby stimulating manufacturing, economic progress, and rural development. It generated civic pride, optimism, entrepreneurial ventures, and affluence.