A Guide to the Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842
Methodist Reverend Peter Haskew (1803-1865) served as a circuit rider in the antebellum South, particularly southern Alabama and west Florida before the Civil War. In 1840, he married Ann Withers with whom he had several children.
Composed of a typescript, the Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842, chronicles the life of a Methodist circuit preacher in the antebellum American South. Haskew traveled throughout southern Alabama and west Florida and was in charge of the mission at Apalachicola, Florida as well as a church in St. Joseph. His diary documents his daily experiences, such as his first train ride, meeting his wife, and describing a local burial.
This collection is open for research use.
Peter Haskew Diary, 1836-1842, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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