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William Young Dixon diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 387
Scope and Contents This typescript excerpt of William Dixon Young’s diary documents his personal life and college activities in Jackson, Louisiana, from November 1867 to January 1870.Many entries relate to Young’s student experience at Centenary College of Louisiana. He mentions participating in the college’s student literary societies, the Franklin Institute and the Union Literary Society (1867 November 24, 1867 December 14, 1868 January 25, 1868 February 29). He also notes speeches that he...
Dates: 1867 - 1870

Henry Gerard Hall diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC-Shreveport Misc. Mss. 19
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy reproduction of Henry Gerard Hall's diary. Hall was a Shreveport attorney, educated at Princeton University in the 1850s, and was later a Caddo Parish judge in the 1870s. His diary (1870 January 1 - 1873 October) includes information on activities in and around Shreveport and is particularly important for its account of the yellow fever epidemic (1873 August - October). Judge Hall himself succumbed to the fever.

Dates: 1870 - 1873

William Hezekiah Nathaniel Magruder papers

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Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 17
Scope and Contents

William Hezekiah Nathaniel Magruder papers consist of lecture notes, writings, and a diary (1849-1850) during Magruder's employment on the faculty of Centenary College of Louisiana. The lecture notes and writings include topics about philosophy and temperance. The collection also includes printed items related to the Collegiate Institute of Baton Rouge.

Dates: 1828 - 1860

Rev. John Andrew Miller diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MCLC Misc. Mss. 240
Scope and Contents Rev. John Andrew Miller’s diary documents his personal and professional life as a pastor in the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South from October 1856 to August 1859. Many entries contain information about Miller’s congregations (their size, attendance rate, and spiritual condition), traveling to visit specific members of his churches, preparing sermons, interacting with other Methodist ministers, corresponding with family and friends in Mississippi, and noting...
Dates: 1856 - 1859