University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jerry Martin Diary, 1894-1897



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Martin, Jerry
Title: Jerry Martin Diary
Dates: 1894-1897
Abstract: A diary comprises the Jerry Martin Diary, 1894-1897, documenting Martin’s daily life and activities.
Accession No.: 1956
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Martin, Jerry -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Whitesboro Normal College
Subjects
Education -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Education -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Tioga (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Whitesboro (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jerry Martin Diary, 1894-1897, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E469 Diary, 1894-1897