Diaries of Francina Cox Greer King
The diaries written by Francina Cox Greer King from July 1844 until October 1883, 14 volumes in all, were kept on a shelf in the front room of the house at Chalky Level, according to the youngest child of Keely and Norma Greer, Norma Greer Ogden (personal interview, 2007). One volume had been borrowed by someone in the Carr family about 1930.
As the Keely Greer family had to vacate the house in 1932 following the bank foreclosure, young Norma rushed into the parlor and carefully carried the remaining 13 ledger books out. Over the succeeding 70 years, the books went with her to New York following graduation from UGA, then Switzerland with her husband, back to New York in 1949, then to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where she lived for many years. In 2002, the diaries found a new home in the collection of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, at the University of Georgia in Athens.
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