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Guide to the Trueman Avery papers, 1868

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Summary

Diary of a trip made by Avery and his wife travelling by steamboat, railroad, and stagecoach from New Orleans to Washington, D.C. He describes the cities of Mobile, Montgomery, Macon, Savannah, Jacksonville (Fla.), Charleston, Wilmington, Richmond, and Washington, among others. Along the way he met Mayor Gustavus Horton of Mobile and Governor Robert M. Patton of Alabama, discussing with them the progress of Reconstruction; and author and diplomat John Bigelow. He also attended services at African American Methodist churches in Mobile and Charleston; and saw freedmen in the Catholic cathedral in Mobile.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.30116
Title
Trueman Avery papers
Date
1868
Creator
Avery, Trueman G.
Extent
6 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Diary of a trip made by Avery and his wife travelling by steamboat, railroad, and stagecoach from New Orleans to Washington, D.C. He describes the cities of Mobile, Montgomery, Macon, Savannah, Jacksonville (Fla.), Charleston, Wilmington, Richmond, and Washington, among others. Along the way he met Mayor Gustavus Horton of Mobile and Governor Robert M. Patton of Alabama, discussing with them the progress of Reconstruction; and author and diplomat John Bigelow. He also attended services at African American Methodist churches in Mobile and Charleston; and saw freedmen in the Catholic cathedral in Mobile.

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Trueman Avery Papers, 1868, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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Resident of Buffalo (Erie County), N.Y.


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This finding aid was derived from a MARC record using a crosswalk defined in marc2ead_section.xsl. The finding aid was generated as part of a larger project to digitize several thousand small collections housed in Section A, January 2017.