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F. L. Flowers Diaries (MC 253)

Biographical Note

F. L. Flowers was born in 1889, according to a diary entry in the 1960 journal marking his 71st birthday. He married in May of 1960. From other entries it appears that he had family in the Birmingham/Hurtsboro area of Alabama, although at the time of these diaries he was living in Phenix City, Alabama and working at the Muscogee Mills.

Scope and Content

These diaries record the daily weather, Bible readings, numbers of eggs laid by his hens, doctors' appointments and treatments for cataracts, hours worked at the mill, income, expenses, car problems, family and church events, and political views.

1952-1958, 1960, 1964 1 box (1 l.f.)

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F. L. Flowers Diaries (MC 253)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Gift in 2011 of Ms. Vera Arambula, who received them from a friend who found them in the attic of a home being renovated.

Box and Item List

Box 1

Item 1 – Diary, 1950

Item 2 – Diary, 1951

Item 3 – Diary, 1952

Item 4 – Diary, 1953

Item 5 – Diary, 1954

Item 6 – Diary, 1955

Item 7 – Diary, 1956

Item 8 – Diary, 1957

Item 9 – Diary, 1958

Item 10 – Diary, 1960

Item 11 – Diary, 1964