Samuel R. Belk diary
Collection number: ahc.MSS878f
Scope and Content
The collection contains Samuel R. Belk's diary, which contains a page of recordings for every day of 1926. One page includes a newspaper clipping which mentions Samuel Belk by name. Entries focus mostly on everyday family life and religious matters from his work as a pastor at Trinity Church in Atlanta, Georgia. There are also notes on the memoranda pages at the end of the diary consisting of names, addresses, and times of day.
- 1926, undated
- Belk, Samuel Robinson (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Dr. Samuel Robinson Belk (1857-1928) was born in Waxhaw, North Carolina, to John Wesley Belk (1826-1900) and Elizabeth McCain Belk (1825-1872). In the 1880s, he married Joanna Catherine Council (1866-1939). After becoming a Methodist minister, Samuel and his wife moved to Georgia, where they had four children: Mary Edna Belk Scott (1888-1967), Elizabeth "Lee" Johnson (1890-?), Samuel H. Belk (1892-1958), and Ruth B. Griffin (1897-1950). Samuel Belk worked as a pastor of the First Methodist Church in Gainesville, Georgia, as well as St. Mark's Church, Park Street Church, Trinity Church, and Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Samuel R. Belk diary
- Kurt List
- May 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.