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F. E. Beggs Diary

An inventory of his item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Beggs, F. E.
Title: F. E. Beggs Diary
Inclusive Dates: 1880
Quantity: 1 volume
Abstract: Beggs, a schoolteacher in Lexington, New York, records weather conditions and refers to his travels, family, friends, and activities. He makes little mention of teaching, students or curricula beyond occasional references to a "spelling school."
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

In the year 1880, F. E. Beggs was a school teacher in the town of Lexington, Greene County, New York.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Beggs is most consistent in documenting the weather and his travels. He also makes reference to family, friends, and his activities. Unfortunately, beyond a few references to a "Spelling School," he makes little mention of students, curriculum, or teaching.

At the end of the volume Beggs notes receipts and expenditures on articles of food, clothing, and other items.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Beggs, F. E.


Education -- Lexington (N.Y.)
Education -- New York (State)
Teachers -- Diaries.


Greene County (N.Y.)
Lexington (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

F. E. Beggs Diary
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1970.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: CAD
Date: Nov 1987
Revision history: 04 Sep 2008 - converted to EAD (LDC)

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SC 60 Diary 1880 (1 volume)

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