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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Henrietta Baker Embree Diary, 1856-1861



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Embree, Henrietta Baker, 1834-1863
Title: Embree, Henrietta Baker, Diary
Dates: 1856-1861
Abstract: The Henrietta Baker Embree Diary, 1856-1861, is a typescript copy documenting the experiences of a young woman on the frontier prior to the Civil War.
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, in 1834, Henrietta Baker Embree married doctor John Wilhoit Embree in 1852 and moved to Belton, Texas, shortly thereafter. There, she kept house and had three children who died in infancy, three years, and fifteen years. Embree was deeply religious and strictly observed the Sabbath before passing away in 1863 from tuberculosis.

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Scope and Contents

The Henrietta Baker Embree Diary, 1856-1861, is a typescript copy documenting the experiences of a young woman on the frontier prior to the Civil War. Embree depicts the hardships of pioneer life, including managing her household and slaves, tumultuous relations with local Native Americans, the deaths of her children as well as her own poor health, and the Civil War. She also notes her religious thoughts and feelings, providing insight into religious thought on the frontier.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Embree, Henrietta Baker, 1834-1863 -- Archives
Embree, John Wilhoit
Embree family
Subjects
Civil War -- Civilian life
Pioneer and frontier life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Women pioneers -- Texas -- History -- 19th century
Places
Belton (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henrietta Baker Embree Diary, 1856-1861, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q505 Henrietta Baker Embree Diary, 1856-1861

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