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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 Calvin N. Keeney Travel Diary, 1901



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Keeney, Calvin N., 1849-1930
Title: Keeney, Calvin N., Travel Diary
Dates: 1901
Abstract: A typescript diary with mounted photographs composes the Calvin N. Keeney Travel Diary, 1901, documenting a trip taken by New York residents Calvin Keeney, Frank Woodward, and Charles Stewart to scout out investment opportunities in the west, including California, Texas, and Mississippi.
Accession No.: 2012-096
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Referred to as the “father of the stringless bean,” Calvin N. Keeney, 1849-1930, was born in Le Roy, New York to Nicholas and Mary Keeney. He was partner with his father in the firm N. B. Keeney and Son, a farming company that primarily cropped seeds, peas, and beans. He is considered one of the chief seedsmen of the twentieth century and invented a number of bean varieties. He was married to Charlotte Freeman, with whom he had two daughters.

Sources:

Dunton, Mike. “Calvin N. Keeney.” Accessed May 16, 2012. http://www.saveseeds.org/biography/keeney/index.html.

Gray, Vicki. “N. B. Keeney – Of Le Roy, NY.” Accessed May 16, 2012.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycleroy/Biographies/Bios%20K/BioKeeneyNB.htm.

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Scope and Contents

A bound typescript diary with mounted photographs composes the Calvin N. Keeney Travel Diary, 1901, documenting a trip taken by New York residents Calvin Keeney, Frank Woodward, and Charles Stewart to scout out investment opportunities in the west, including California, Texas, and Mississippi.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Keeney, Calvin N., 1849-1930 -- Archives.
Woodward, Frank.
Stewart, Charles.
Subjects (Organizations)
Subjects
Travel -- 20th century -- History -- Sources.
Photographs -- History -- 20th century.
Places
California
Mississippi
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Calvin N. Keeney Travel Diary, 1901, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Maria Soscia, May 2012.

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3F252 Typescript diary, September 19 – November 1901

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