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E. P. Nelson Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1362

This diary was written by E. P. Nelson from January to August 1871, with financial records in the first few pages from 1858 to 1860.

Entries, which are almost daily, discuss his family and business affairs, including that of his wife's family's farm, and usually begin with "Secret & family devotion - attended to stock Etc." A member of the United Methodist church, many of his entries involve his faith and the church community. Additional financial records appear intermittently throughout the diary, including a page recording his sales of the Nashville Advocate, a United Methodist newspaper, in 1859.

Dates

  • 1858-1860, 1871

Language

This material is written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This diary was written by E. P. Nelson from January to August 1871, with financial records in the first few pages from 1858 to 1860.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Powell "E. P." Nelson was born in 1852. Nelson married Martha "Mattie" C. Kerr (1859-1949), daughter of J. H. Kerr, one of the early farmers in the Dancyville, Tennessee area, and Ann Wainwright. The family were members of the United Methodist church in Haywood County, Tennessee, and were prominent in their community. Nelson died December 3, 1924, and is buried in Haywood County.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480