University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Dorah Clegg Diary, 1870-1879



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clegg, Dorah
Title: Clegg, Dorah, diary
Dates: 1870-1879
Abstract: The Dorah Clegg Diary contains Clegg’s account of her journey from Van Buren, Arkansas, to Salado, Texas, as well as the beginning of their ranching life at Salado.
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Dorah Clegg was married February 1, 1870, and subsequently traveled 430 miles from Van Buren, Arkansas, to Salado, Texas, with her husband between May 23, 1870 and June 13, 1870. Friends joined the Cleggs along the way, many of whom were traveling to or from Fort Smith, Texas.


Scope and Contents

The Dorah Clegg Diary contains Clegg’s account of her journey from Van Buren, Arkansas, to Salado, Texas, as well as the beginning of their ranching life at Salado. The diary is composed of two main sections: diary entries about the trip from Arkansas and enumerations that relate to routine life on the ranch at Salado.

Dorah’s diary entries are detailed prose that describe daily life during the journey from Arkansas to Texas. Dorah and her husband traveled with various people along the way for short durations. Dorah recorded her interactions with the people she traveled with as well as her thoughts and descriptions of the places where they stopped along the journey. Dorah recorded the distance traveled each day in mileage, her relationships with members of her new married family, and other day to day events such as Mr.Clegg injuring his arm.

The enumerations of routine ranch life include information pertaining to ranching accounts, cattle branding, finances, grocery lists and a receipt to Dewitt Co. dated January 27, 1985, and signed by N.W. Easors.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Clegg, Dorah -- Archives.
Clegg family.
Subjects
Ranching -- Texas.
Places
Fort Smith (Tex.)
Salado (Tex.)
Van Buren (Ark.)
Arkansas -- Description and travel.
Texas -- Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dorah Clegg Diary, 1870-1879, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff in 1933.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2C450 Diary