ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection M-940
Extent: 1.0 Folders
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Scope and Contents: A handwritten diary, possibly a notebook of a child who was being tutored at home by her mother. It contains a repetition of lines and verses, French sentences, arithmetic problems, and spelling corrections. There are mentions of farm happenings and travels to Pearlington and Logtown as well as South Central Mississippi counties. The entry for 1878 August 21 mentions the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 in New Orleans in addition to a fish kill caused by carbolic acid in the basin. Several hands seem to have written this diary.