Amory Dexter diary
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Amory Dexter diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887.
Title: Amory Dexter diary
Dates: 1861-1862
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1146

Biographical/Historical Note

Amory Dexter (1829-1887) was the Civil Engineer and Agent at Yahoola River and Cane Creek H.H. Mining Company in Dahlonega, Georgia. The Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company was a gold mining company. Afterwards, he was a cotton merchant, then Superintendent of Gas Light Co. of Columbus, Georgia, President of the Macon Cotton Oil Co. in Macon, Georgia, and President of Columbus Cotton Oil Co. in Columbus, Georgia. Dexter married twice and had four children.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a diary kept by Amory Dexter while he was the Civil Engineer and Agent at Yahoola River and Cane Creek H.H. Mining Company in Dahlonega, Georgia. The diary, 1861-1862, is an outline of daily activities. In the diary, Dexter refers to the secession of South Carolina.


Index Terms

Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887.
Diaries.
Secession--Southern States.
South Carolina--History.
Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company (Dahlonega, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Amory Dexter diary, MS 1146, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Josh Molder, 1978.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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1Item 1: Diary. Dahlonega, Georgia, 1861-1862 ( 27.0 p. )
Diary is dated January 1, 1861-January 28, 1862.