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Title Annie Page Eanes Slaughter Daybook
Author Slaughter, Annie Page Eanes
Date 4 Sep 1851 - 1853
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 3H231, Folder 3
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Description Annie Page Eanes Slaughter's daybook recording her journey from Virginia to Texas by land, 1851-1853. Diary lists locations Annie and fellow travellers make camp along their route and journey conditions. The death, health and dispositions of travellers are also noted. The transcript of the diary is initially provided, followed by the manuscript entries.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Places Amelia County, Christiansburg, Virginia, Memphis, Tennessee, Brazoria County, Washington, Independence, La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Nationality American
People Slaughter, Annie Page Eanes; Eanes, Herbert; Ligon, William W; Ligon, Henry; Eanes, Watkin L; Slaughter, Captain A B
Keywords overland migration, travel, transportation, women, weather, journey conditions, family, camp, children, weather, death, alcohol, burial and graves, landmark, health and sickness, hunting, crime, theft, literature, food, entertainment, housing, lodging house, social life, rent, marriage, property, employment, labour, slavery, demographics
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin