Manuscript Collection

John Osborn Diary - Accession 1523 M739 (796)


John Osborn Diary - Accession 1523 M739 (796)


John Osborn



Accession 523 M739 (796)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

104 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopied typescript copy of the diary of John Osborn(e) who resided in Union County, North Carolina. The diary spans from January 1, 1800 through October 2, 1802 and offers a detailed account of life on the farm and of the weather in the area. The diary was loaned to the National weather Records Center for microfilming by Miss Clara Laney, Register of Deeds, Union County, Monroe, NC in 1968. The diary includes provenance of the diary up to 1968 and also includes a list of people mentioned and places visited, as well as comments by various researchers who have studied the dairy. The author of the diary (John Osborn(e)) has not been fully identified, however one researcher surmised that John was the youngest son of William Osborne whose household in Mecklenburg County, NC in the 1790 census includes Abel Osborne, Capt. James Osborne, Widow Osborne, Alexander Osborne, Robert Osbourne, and John Osborne.

Additional Notes

A digital copy of the diary is available for use in the Archives' Reading Room.


The John Osborn(e) Diary was photocopied and donated by Dorothy Pennachio on October 19, 2015.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

John Osborn Diary - Accession 1523 M739 (796)