Andrew Jackson Lawrence diary
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Andrew Jackson Lawrence diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lawrence, Andrew Jackson, 1843-1920.
Title: Andrew Jackson Lawrence diary
Dates: 1863-1868
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0931

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Jackson Lawrence (1843-1920) was from Chattooga County, Georgia, near Lookout Mountain. He left the Confederacy and made his way to Kansas, where he took up farming.

Scope and Content Note

This diary is a photocopy of the original diary kept by Andrew Jackson Lawrence. He entitled it "Diary of events, haps and mishaps, since I left my father's house near Lookout Mountain, Chattooga County, Georgia. Lawrence recounts his "escape from the Southern Confederacy to the federal lines once more to seek protection under the United States government." A copy of a letter to a Miss Le of Rome, Georgia, dated April 19, 1868 is included in the diary. The first page of the diary is marked with a rubber stamp that reads "Mountain View, Georgia."

Index Terms

Confederate States of America.
Lawrence, Andrew Jackson, 1843-1920.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Location of Originals

At the time of donation in 1974, the original diary was in the possession of Mrs. Nellie Lawrence Emerson of Piedmont, Alabama.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Andrew Jackson Lawrence diary, MS 931, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. William Lawrence Norton, 1974.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Andrew Jackson Lawrence diary, 1863-1868
Photocopy of the original diary kept by Andrew Jackson Lawrence. Includes a copy of a letter to a Miss Le of Rome, Georgia, dated April 19, 1868 with the diary.