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Accession 339

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

Collection Size

1000 pieces, .50 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

Daniel Webster Terry lived in Albany County, New York and was a farmer/ teacher/ salesman. These 23 nineteenth century diaries that comprise this collection are a valuable source of family life and general lifestyles of the period 1860-1900 spanning from the American Civil War to the turn of the Twentieth Century. Daniel Webster Terry was the father of Winthrop Geography Professor Elwood Idell Terry (1879-1962) who taught from 1930-1947. Daniel Terry was also the grandfather of Winthrop Librarian Georgene Terry Sanders (1921-2016) who worked at Winthrop from 1962-1982. Researchers and social historians could develop a wide variety of research topics from the diaries.


The diaries of Daniel Webster Terry were donated to the Archives on August 20, 1980 by Mrs. Georgene T. Sanders. One photograph was deposited by Nancy Todd (daughter of Georgene Sanders and great granddaughter of Daniel Webster Terry).


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

Daniel Webster Terry Diary Collection - Accession 339

LC Subject Headings

Terry, Daniel Webster--Diaries; Albany County (N.Y.)--Social life and customs--19th century; Albany County (N.Y.)--History--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; New York (State)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865