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Bettie Lane Whitaker Nesbit Diary (MC 220)


Biographical Note

Elizabeth Lane Whitaker was born August 7, 1851 in Russell County, Alabama and died there April 11, 1903. She married Frank LeConte Nesbit, Sr. (1848-1919) on October 27, 1875, also in Russell County, Alabama.


Scope and Content

She kept this diary from December of 1869 to January of 1875. Besides recording news of the day, such as the death of Charles Dickens, and numerous aphorisms, she noted the weather, visits made and received, and her views on life.

December, 1869-January, 1875 1 reel of microfilm (.3 l.f.)


Permission to Publish

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Bettie Lane Whitaker Nesbit Diary (MC 220)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

This diary was given to the CSU Archives by a descendent of Bettie Nesbit in 1974.


Note to Researchers

Parts of the diary are extremely difficult to read.


Box List

Box 1 – Microfilm copy of the diary of Elizabeth Lane Whitaker Nesbit, 1869-1875