Laura Johnson Broyles Boyd diaries
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Laura Johnson Broyles Boyd diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Boyd, Laura Johnson Boyles, 1852-1933.
Title: Laura Johnson Broyles Boyd diaries
Dates: 1885-1904; 1913-1932
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Identification: MS 0950

Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Johnson Broyles Boyd (1852-1933) was the wife of Montague Lafitte Boyd, a medical doctor in the Savannah area. There is more information on the Boyds, Broyles, and Johnsons in The Boyd Family by M.L. Boyd, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

The first diary begins with an entry dated January 1, 1885 and ends with an entry on August 14, 1904. It covers her early married life in Bulloch County, Georgia and Savannah, Georgia and she often discusses her children in this volume. The second volume runs from March 11, 1913 to November 1932. She mentions her grandchildren, her family life, and social life in Savannah.

Index Terms

Boyd family.
Boyd, Laura Johnson Boyles, 1852-1933.
Family life.
Manners and customs.
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donor was the granddaughter of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Laura Johnson Broyles Boyd, MS 950, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Beverly Trosdal Fitzpatrick, 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

Volume 1, 1885-1904
Volume 2, 1913-1932