University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Frank Vick Henderson Diary, 1855-1862

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henderson, Frank Vick
Title: Frank Vick Henderson Diary
Dates: 1855-1862
Abstract: Personal diary of Frank Vick Henderson (1855-1862) relating details about his plantation in Mississippi, his marriage, move to Texas, and current events.
Accession No.: 68-146
Extent: 1 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Frank Vick Henderson was the namesake of Newitt Vick, a Protestant minister and conscientious objector to the War of 1776 after whom Vicksburg, Mississippi was allegedly named. Henderson was a Mississippi plantation owner who later moved to Texas.

Scope and Contents

The Frank Vick Henderson Diary, 1855-1862, records Henderson’s daily activities, an account of weather conditions and crop conditions on his plantation. Henderson also discussed the political activities and philosophies of the time, for the Whigs, Republicans, Democrats, and Know-Nothings, as well as slavery as an institution and a cause for concern on the political scene. He describes the first year of the Civil War, his plantation in Mississippi, his marriage, and his move to Texas.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Calhoun, John C.
Henderson, George
Henderson, Frank Vick -- Archives
Herff, Ferdinand
Hicks, Caroline
Hicks, Mary
King, Sarah E.
Lane, John M.
Marshall, C. H.
Stewart, Sam, III
Sharkey, William L.
Vick, Henry
Vick, H. O.
Vick, William
Subjects (Organizations)
American Party
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Republican Party (U.S.: 1854-)
Whig Party (U.S.)
Farms -- Mississippi.
Plantation life -- Mississippi.
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Weather -- Mississippi.
Monticello (Ark.)
New Orleans (La.)
Canton (Miss.)
Greenville (Miss.)
Jackson (Miss.)
Vicksburg (Miss.)
Warren County (Miss.)
Yazoo City (Miss.)
Austin (Tex.)
La Grange (Tex.)
New Braunfels (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frank Vick Henderson Diary, 1855-1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Walter H. Richter, July 1968.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3H183 Diary, 1855-1862