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C.M. Campbell diary and papers

Identifier: AC-615

Scope and Contents

The diary contains personal daily writings of C.M. Campbell for the year 1861. It contains personal notes about acquaintances and family, daily weather reports, church attendance, health issues, and a short passage on the Civil War. The writer used abbreviations and initials, so a deep reading and study would render understanding of the writer's history. It is believed the writer is female as she refers to her husband as Mr. C. The memorial brochure for Mrs. Mary A. Campbell tells her life's history and emphasized her church activities. The photocopied page from the 1980 newspaper speaks to back pain.


  • 1861-1980



Access Restrictions

The collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

The diary may have belonged to Mrs. Mary A. Campbell, formerly Mary Adams, who married Cornelius Campbell in 1819, although the initials do not match. She was born in 1798 in Ireland and died April 18, 1876 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The diarist briefly mentions a son named Johnnie and her husband "Mr. C."


0.01 Linear Feet (1 envelope)


This collection contains the diary of C.M. Campbell for 1861, a memorial brochure for Mrs. Mary A. Campbell, 1876. and a photocopied page from the Huntington, West Virginia newspaper dated July 13, 1980 about back pain.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased in August 2003 from Bookworm and Silverfish and accessioned as AC.2003.032.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.615: C.M. Campbell Diary and Papers, 1861-1980
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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