A Guide to the Margaret A. Bowie Diary, 1872-1877
Born in Mexia, Texas, Margaret Armstrong (b. 1857) married George M. Bowie in 1875. The couple lived with their son Willie in the Keechi Valley region of Jack County, Texas, where George worked as a teacher at the Salt Hill School. In 1877, Margaret moved with her family to Fort Worth.
Comprising two typescripts, the Margaret A. Bowie Diary, 1872-1877, chronicles Bowie’s experiences in the Keechi Valley region of Jack County, Texas. The diary describes life on the frontier, familial affairs, and her courtship with George Bowie.
This collection is open for research use.
Margaret A. Bowie Diary, 1872-1877, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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