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MS10-34 Walter Barnhill Diary

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Walter Barnhill Diary

Collection Title: Walter Barnhill Diary

Series Number: MS10-34

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 11, 2010.

Date Listed: June 11, 2010

Date Span: 1832-1834

Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 3 legal size file folders; 1 item.

Type of Material: Journal.

Condition of Material: Good with personal notations written in pen.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: Walter Barnhill was a tavern clerk at Mills Point (Hickman), Kentucky during the 1830s.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photocopied transcript of a diary kept by Walter Barnhill of Mills Point (Hickman), Kentucky from June of 1832 to December of 1834. The transcripts were published in the Hickman Courier and pasted in a scrapbook. The diary describes the daily activities of a tavern clerk and regional events such as severe weather conditions, swarms of mosquitoes, river traffic, the relocation of Indian tribes, politics, social gatherings, wagon trains and visitors to Mills Point.   

 Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Barnhill, Walter

Mills Point (Ky.) – History.

Hickman (Ky.) – History.

Fulton County (Ky.) – History.

Hickman County (Ky.) – History.