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Luke Wilcox (1795-1854) Diary

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2015

Scope and Contents

Diary in three volumes of Luke Wilcox, a Kanawha County farmer, merchant, salt well and furnace owner and operator, written in memorandum form except for scattered entries giving more information on specific subjects, such as the weather, churches and ministers, farm operation, travel, salt wells and furnaces, slaves, names of personal and business correspondents, coal, and land purchases. Detailed lists of correspondents and subjects are available.

Addendum of 1992-09-19 (4 pages in 1 folder) contains photocopies of the birth, marriage, and death records kept in the Wilcox family bible, 1795-1879. The bible was owned by Luke Wilcox; birth and death date for him, his wife, and children, as well as marriage dates for Wilcox daughters and their husbands, are mentioned in the family record.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1843-1854
  • 1795-1879

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (4 pages (1 folder); 1 reel of microfilm)

Overview

Diary of Luke Wilcox, a Kanawha County farmer, merchant, salt well and furnace owner and operator, written in memorandum form except for scattered entries giving more information on specific subjects, such as the weather, churches and ministers, farm operation, travel, salt wells and furnaces, slaves, names of personal and business correspondents, coal, and land purchases. There is also an addendum regarding the Wilcox family bible. See "Scope and Contents" for additional information.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
Luke Wilcox (1795-1854) Diary, 1843-1854
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536