A Guide to the Jerry Martin Diary, 1894-1897
Preacher and writing teacher Jerry Martin farmed and taught writing school in Tioga, Texas. In 1897, Martin moved to Whitesboro and became a student at the Whitesboro Normal College.
A diary comprises the Jerry Martin Diary, 1894-1897, documenting Martin’s daily life and activities. Semi-weekly entries shed light on his courtship and marriage proposal to “Miss Ida,” his farming work such as picking cotton, his writing school in Tioga, and his studies to the Whitesboro Normal College.
This collection is open for research use.
Jerry Martin Diary, 1894-1897, 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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