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107-page transcript by unknown transcriber of the diary of James W. Franks, originally of Giles County, Tennessee. The diary recounts his childhood, including schooling, and some family history. He describes his move from Marshall County to Hardin County in February 1883, a 100-mile journey which took seven days to complete. Franks comments on the weather, day to day work, neighbors and community news, politics, crops, prices, among other information. A microfilm copy of the diary is held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (Mf.788).
Franks, James W.
"James W. Franks diary, 1883-1884" (2021). Documents. 4.