The Resource Jessie Stoutamyer diary

Jessie Stoutamyer diary

Label
Jessie Stoutamyer diary, 1905, 1911
Title
Jessie Stoutamyer diary
Inclusive dates
1905, 1911
Title variation
Stoutamyer, Jessie Jackson diary
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Jessie Stoutamyer Diary, 1905, 1911, consists of one bound (hand-stitched) diary kept by 18-year-old Augusta County native, Jessie Jackson Stoutamyer. The diary spans January 1 through August 30, 1911, with a final entry chronicling her brother George's death on October 11, 1911. Stoutamyer's entries include her daily activities and family news. Also included is a separate sheet on which Stoutamyer transcribed "The Yellow Rose of Texas."
Biographical or historical data
Jessie Jackson Stoutamyer was born November 12, 1892 in Lone Fountain, Virginia, a small community in Augusta County. She was one of eight children -- George Eakle (1874-1911), J. S. (1878- before 1900), William E. (1881-1923), Sue Ella (1885-1976), Guy C. (1887-1963), Daisy (1890-1960), and Roy Samuel (1897-1969) -- born to Andrew J. (1847-1925) and Sarah "Lula" Carlton Stoutamyer (1854-1929). Stoutamyer was unmarried and according to the 1940 census was living with her brother Roy, also unmarried. She passed away March 2, 1986 and is buried at Green Hill Cemetery in Churchville, Virginia.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Jessie Stoutamyer diary
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0059Stoutamyer.aspx
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
973546023
Extent
1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet.
Governing access note
Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Don L. Brown of Staunton, Virginia in August 2016.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Organization method
The diary and "The Yellow Rose of Texas" transcript are housed in one letter folder.

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