Arkansas -- Social life and customs
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of a forty-page transcript of a diary recording the personal and family life of Mrs. Lola Brown of Coal Hill and Clarksville (Johnson County). The time period covered by the diary includes her courtship and early years of married life, from December 26, 1923, to November 29, 1930. The transcript was prepared by Walter Mooney.
The collection includes two diaries that give an interesting perspective of a woman's experience in ninteenth-century rural Arkansas, and photographs taken in Watson, Arkansas.
4 items. Copies and a transcript of a diary kept by Nannie Hudson Stillwell Jackson (1854-1908) of Desha County. Margaret Jones Bolsterli edited and wrote an introduction to the diary which has been published as Vinegar Pie and Chicken Bread: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-1891 (University of Arkansas Press, 1982).
The collection consists of letters written by Elizabeth Patey Watson and her daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” C. Watson. Within the text, information is given about family members and familial association, daily life in Tennessee and Arkansas, and personal and family health.