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Guide to the Joseph Columbus Cameron Papers, RG 969

Listed by:  Marty Olliff
Date: 6-22-95


Date Span: c. 1840-1940

Scope / Content: 5 Original ledgers with miscellaneous papers concerning Cameron's farm in West Alabama; photocopies of deeds to the Cameron land issued in the 1840s, and photocopies of diaries kept by Cameron during his tour of military duty in France in World War I. The Cameron Ledgers have been copied and analyzed extensively by Dr. Rufus Spain, Baylor University historian and Cameron's nephew. Spain envisioned writing a book about Cameron and rural life in West Alabama, but abandoned the project upon his retirement. Refer to Rufus Spain Papers, RG 982, for a complete inventory of Spain's research.

Biographical Sketch:


SERIES 1: LEDGERS

Box 1
1. Cameron Ledger #1 w/ Misc. Papers
2. Cameron Ledger #1 w/ Misc. Papers
3. Cameron Ledger #1 w/ Misc. Papers
4. Cameron Ledger #1 w/ Misc. Papers

Box 2
1. Cameron Ledger #1 w/ Misc. Papers

SERIES 2: DEEDS
Box 2
2. Photocopy: Cameron Deeds
SERIES 3: CAMERON'S WORLD WAR 1 SOLDIER DIARY
Box 2
3. Photocopy: Cameron Diary, 8/11/1918 - 6/26/1919
4. Photocopy: Cameron Diary, 8/11/1918 - 12/3/1918
5. Photocopy: Cameron Diary, 5/27/1918 - 6/21/1919

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