BONEY (RICHARD KINSEY) PAPERS AND DIARIES

(Mss. 3041)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

11 items, 7 manuscript volumes [on 1 microfilm reel]

Geographic locations.

Madison Parish, Louisiana; Lexington, Virginia; Vicksburg, Mississippi; New Orleans, La.

Inclusive dates.

1866-[1925], undated

Bulk dates.

1874-1880

Language.

English.

Summary.

Microfilm of diaries (1874-1880) recording student life at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and legal studies at the University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Restrictions on access.

May not be reproduced.

Location of original.

Originals of these items are in the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.

Related collections.

Owen B. Cox Papers, Mss. 3041

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Richard Kinsey Boney Papers and Diaries, Mss. 3041, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location.

Mss.Mf:B

Diary available online.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lamadiso/boney/chap0preface.htm

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Richard Kinsey Boney (1855-1937) was a lawyer and planter of Duckport Plantation in Madison Parish, Louisiana during the antebellum period.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Diaries (1874-1880) record student life at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia; social life in Virginia and Vicksburg, Mississippi; and legal studies at the University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Also included are miscellaneous papers and photographs of Boney.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

African Americans--Kansas.

Mar. 6, 1879

Diary entry mentioning incidence of “Kansas fever” among African Americans in Louisiana, Vol. 6, p. 82;

Education--Virginia.

1874-1880

Diaries of student at Virginia Military Institute record daily events, studies, social life, attitudes toward the school and fellow students;

University of Louisiana. Law School.

1878-1880

Diaries record legal studies;

University of Louisiana--Students.

1878-1880

Diaries record social life of a student;

Virginia Military Institute--Students.

1874-1880

Student diaries record daily events, studies, social life, attitudes toward the school and fellow students.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Reels

Contents

Mss.MF:B

Reel 1

Papers, 1866-1884, undated (8 items)

Photographs, 1874, [1925], undated (3 items)

Manuscript Volumes:

1. Diary, Oct. 19, 1874-Mar. 31, 1876

2. Diary, Oct. 19, 1874-Feb. 23, 1875

3. Diary, Mar. 1, 1875-June 10, 1876

4. Diary, Apr. 1, 1876-July 2, 1878

5. Diary, June 19, 1876-Dec. 31, 1877

6. Diary, July 3, 1878-July 9, 1879

7. Diary, Jan. 1, 1880-May 26, 1880