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Jehu Neal Carter Diary Excerpts

Identifier: ahc.MSS54f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of three photocopied pages from Jehu Neal Carter's diary. In 1857, Carter traveled by rail car through Georgia and Tennessee. Carter records his impressions of Knoxville, Tennessee; Dalton, Georgia; and Atlanta, Georgia. While in Atlanta, he describes the town "as a city of Railroads and from all appearances of Do Nothings and loffers." [sp] He attended the First Baptist Church "preaching to the colored people."


  • 1857


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Jehu Neal Carter (1817-1858) was born in Warren County, Georgia to Jesse Carter (1793-1868) and Sarah Neal Carter (1797-1855). He lived on his father's extensive plantation in Talbot County, where he was a farmer. On November 26, 1840, Jehu Neal Carter married Mary Flemming (b. 1824) from Warren County. They had at least six children: William Luther Carter; Sarah Elizabeth Carter; John N Carter; Mary Susan Carter; Robert F Carter; and Martha Julia Carter. Jehu Neal Carter died in 1858.


2 item(s)



Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. J. Edward Willis, 1966 (1966.36)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008
Jehu Neal Carter Diary Excerpts, 1857ahc.MSS 54F
Inventory prepared by Helen Matthews
June 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305