James Joseph Coachman diary
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James Joseph Coachman diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Coachman, James Joseph
Title: James Joseph Coachman diary
Dates: 1840-1850
Quantity: 0.417 linear ft. (one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS496

Biographical/Historical Note

James Joseph Coachman was born January 27, 1803, on his father's "Waterfield" plantation on the Sampit River near Georgetown, South Carolina. In 1841, he moved to Decatur County, Georgia, where he established a plantation, "Mulberry Hill." Additional biographical information about James Joseph Coachman has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a diary that describes Coachman's move to Decatur County and the operation of his plantation, "Mulberry Hill." Also included in the diary are short stories and poetry.

Index Terms

Coachman, James Joseph--Diaries
Plantation life--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Joseph Coachman diary, MSS 496, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Container List



MSS OS box 3.322Diary, 1840-1850