Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers

SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Diary written by Z. W. Matthews while a private in the War of 1846 with Mexico. Matthews served under Captain C[hristopher]. B. Acklin's Company B of Col. John C. Hays' First Texas Mounted Riflemen. The diary begins with mention of leaving to join...

East Civil War Letters

The East documents were found in an abandoned building near Cherrystone Creek in the early 1970s, and include one empty envelope addressed to John C. East and one letter (with envelope) from George W. East to Thomas C. East. George W. East enlisted in the 53rd VA Infantry, Company I, when he was...

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Thornton Manuscripts

Middle English texts from Robert Thornton's Lincoln and London manuscripts.

Julia Brumfield Diaries

Julia Ann Craddock Brumfield kept a diary from 1915 until 1936. Some time after her death, those diaries were distributed among her many grandchildren. Over the last twenty years, nearly half of those diaries have been reassembled to be shared among Julia's descendants. The project is actively...

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Oct 14, 2014, 1:41 PMUntitled Page 2There is a bug in the system which was pointed out to me Thursday in which parsing problems are not displayed to transcribers. Looking at the log files, in this case, it looks like the transcript ...
Sep 19, 2013, 2:05 AMSunday, September 30, 1923I also read that as "Sprat", and don't have any other guesses unless the standard spelling might be "Spratt"? Julia sometimes truncates off double consonants in her spelling.
Sep 06, 2013, 1:39 AMThursday, September 27, 1923Could it be "Pickerel"? I know that there are a lot of Pickerel/Pickral/Pickrels in Pittsylvania County, and have a great-great-great grandfather Pickeral from the area between Whittles Depot, Gre...
Aug 27, 2013, 4:49 PMPage 1Looks like Sam Houston was involved in founding a Sabine near Sabine Pass around 1839:
Aug 27, 2013, 4:47 PMPage 1I'm interested to see that you've identified "City of Sabine" in the text with Sabine in Smith County rather than Sabine Pass. Remembering a historical marker about a ghost town of "Sabine" near S...
Aug 26, 2013, 7:34 PMPage 1I posted a link to this page on Facebook, and got some interesting comments.
Aug 26, 2013, 5:27 PMPage 1Is there a chance that the word between "I" and "your" in the first sentence is "rec'd" for "received"? It makes more sense, and would work with a reading of "medicine" instead of "medium" in the ...
Aug 15, 2013, 7:42 PMS2 Page 45FromThePage will accept HTML within transcripts, so you should be able to type ♂ and ♀. (The notes may escape them, however, so I'm not sure they'll show up here -- that's ♂ ...
Aug 11, 2013, 1:33 PMPage 4Looking at the dot above the fourth word in "written in a humane and" makes me think that it should transcribed as "hurried". The final two uprights might be part of a 'd', the previous loop looks...
Aug 11, 2013, 12:01 PMPage 3It also appears in "The Poetical Work of Mrs. Felicia Hemans, Vol. 2", which makes me think the Joskins's attribution is "(Hemans)"

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