Jehu Neal Carter Diary Excerpts
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Jehu Neal Carter Diary Excerpts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Creator: Carter, Jehu Neal, 1817-1858
Title: Jehu Neal Carter Diary Excerpts
Dates: 1857
Quantity: 2.0 items
Identification: ahc.MSS54F

Biographical/Historical Note

Jehu Neal Carter (1817-1858) was born in Warren County, Georgia to Jesse Carter (1793-1868) and Sarah Neal Carter (1797-1855). He lived on his father's extensive plantation in Talbot County, where he was a farmer. On November 26, 1840, Jehu Neal Carter married Mary Flemming (b. 1824) from Warren County. They had at least six children: William Luther Carter; Sarah Elizabeth Carter; John N Carter; Mary Susan Carter; Robert F Carter; and Martha Julia Carter. Jehu Neal Carter died in 1858.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three photocopied pages from Jehu Neal Carter's diary. In 1857, Carter traveled by rail car through Georgia and Tennessee. Carter records his impressions of Knoxville, Tennessee; Dalton, Georgia; and Atlanta, Georgia. While in Atlanta, he describes the town "as a city of Railroads and from all appearances of Do Nothings and loffers." [sp] He attended the First Baptist Church "preaching to the colored people."

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Description and travel
Carter, Jehu Neal, 1817-1858

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[identification of item(s)], Jehu Neal Carter Diary Excerpts, MSS 54F, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. J. Edward Willis, 1966 (1966.36)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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