Diaries of James Austin Roberts and members of his family

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. e. 996-1009, f. 596-9
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Scope and Content

Diaries of James Austin Roberts, 1828-41, 1848-62, with diaries of Sarah Gilby Roberts, wife of J.A. Roberts, 1837-40, 1857-8, and Samuel Roberts (brother of J.A. Roberts), farmer, near Fairford, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1842-5. Some volumes include a few memoranda and accounts.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Austin Roberts (1795-1872) was a Congregational minister, in Wiltshire, 1828-32, in New York, 1832, and at New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1832-62.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The diaries were bought from Henry Bristow in 1979.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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