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Collection Level Description: Diaries of James Austin Roberts and members of his family

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 996-1009, f. 596-9
Title: Diaries of James Austin Roberts and members of his family
Dates of Creation: 1828-62
Extent: 18 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

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.

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 Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were bought from Henry Bristow in 1979.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

See also Correspondence of the Rev. James Austin Roberts, his Wife, and Son.

Access Points

Congregationalists | Clergy

Congregationalists | England | Wiltshire

Congregationalists | Massachusetts

Congregationalists | New York

Farmers | Massachusetts

Diaries | 19th century

Roberts | James Austin | 1795-1872 | Congregational minister

Roberts | Samuel | fl. 1842-1845 | farmer

Roberts | Sarah Gilby | fl. 1837-1858

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