J. R. (CONGREGATIONAL MINISTER)
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 128
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CITATION: J.R. (a Congregational minister) Diary, MSS 128, Archives
and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
This is the manuscript diary of "J.R.", an unidentified Congregational
minister from the Boston area, with references to contemporary personalities
and reform efforts. The diary covers the period from 1 January 1851 through
28 May 1882. Entries for the Civil War years discuss sermons on the evils
of war and slavery. Of particular interest is the entry for April, 1865
which discusses the Union victory at Richmond, the surrender of General
Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln's death.