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1865 January 1-1867 January 7
Loose pages of Cynthia Earle Ward's diary kept during the U.S. Civil War. Cynthia noted things such as life on the plantation, updates of local and national news, food shortages, and more.
The Earle-Ward Family collection contains the personal correspondence, business papers, and legal documents of Josiah F. Earle, Cynthia Earle Ward, J.E.H. Ward and Julia Ward Miller. Josiah F. Earle was a court clerk, school commissioner and farmer with extensive holdings of property. During the Civil War, he organized the first confederate company in Crittenden County. The Ward diary offers some insight into the Civil War years as they affected a female in typical plantation life. Cynthia Earle Ward, the wife of J.E.H. Ward and the sister of Josiah Earle, managed the operations of the plantation after the death of her husband.
27 pages, 7" x 12.5"
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Arkansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Arkansas; St Paul, Ramsey County (Minn.)
MS.000555, Box 1, Folder 4
Earle-Ward Family collection, MS.000555
Arkansas State Archives
Cynthia Earle Ward diary, Earle-Ward Family collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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