1845 Diary of a Southern Educator

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0918

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a daily, handwritten diary of a Southern educator from 1845. The author is unidentified, but taught in Nashville and later, during the inaugural year of the Natchez Institute, the first public school in Mississippi.

The author was an educator for 11 years prior and a member of the Episcopal Church. At the Natchez Institute, he worked for Joshua F. Pearl, the Superintendent. Pearl later became the first Superintendent of Public Education in Nashville from 1854-1861.

Dates

  • 1845

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

The author is unidentified. He was an educator for 11 years at the time of writing (see Dec. 31, 1845 entry). He was a member of the Episcopal Church and corresponded with various Bishops of the Church. He travelled frequently to Mississippi and Louisiana, and his sister appears to have lived in Biloxi, MS.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains a daily, handwritten diary of a Southern educator from 1845. The author is unidentified, but taught in Nashville and later, during the inaugural year of the Natchez Institute, the first public school in Mississippi.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the 1845 Diary of a Southern Educator
Status
Completed
Author
Zach Johnson
Date
December 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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