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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 Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Haskew, Peter, 1836-1842
Title: Haskew, Peter, Diary
Dates: 1836-1842
Abstract: Composed of a typescript, the Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842, chronicles the life of a Methodist circuit preacher in the antebellum American South.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Methodist Reverend Peter Haskew (1803-1865) served as a circuit rider in the antebellum South, particularly southern Alabama and west Florida before the Civil War. In 1840, he married Ann Withers with whom he had several children.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of a typescript, the Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842, chronicles the life of a Methodist circuit preacher in the antebellum American South. Haskew traveled throughout southern Alabama and west Florida and was in charge of the mission at Apalachicola, Florida as well as a church in St. Joseph. His diary documents his daily experiences, such as his first train ride, meeting his wife, and describing a local burial.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Haskew, Peter, 1836-1842 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Methodist Church -- South -- History -- 19th century
Subjects
Circuit Riders -- United States
Places
Apalachicola (Fla.) -- History
St. Joseph (Fla.) -- History

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842, 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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2R35 Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842

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