Journal of Charles Collins

Journal of Charles Collins
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Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities from his time at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia, to his years as president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and then as the head of State Female College in Memphis, Tennessee. The entries from the 1860s refer to the effects that the Civil War had upon the family and the State Female College. "A mighty revolution has swept & is still sweeping over this once peaceful & happy people," as Collins observes in August 1861. Collins' journal also includes information on the genealogies of both his and his wife’s families as well as accounts of all of the marriages that Collins performed throughout his career. Transcript included.

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MC 2003.6, B1, F6
Gift of Charles Collins