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Title: Excerpt from the Diary of Henry A. London, Fall 1862 : Electronic Edition.
Author: London, Henry Armand, 1846-1918
Editor: Erika Lindemann
Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Erika Lindemann
Images scanned by Mara E. Dabrishus
Text encoded by Amanda Page
First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 11K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English Latin
Revision history:
2005-05-19, Amanda Page finished TEI/XML encoding.
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This transcribed document is part of a digital collection, titled True and Candid Compositions: The Lives and Writings of Antebellum Students in North Carolina
written by Lindemann, Erika
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Title of collection: Henry Armand London Papers (#868-z), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Excerpt from the Diary of Henry A. London, Fall 1862
Author: London, Henry Armand, 1846-1918
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 868-z (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Topics covered:
Education/UNC Enrollments and Finances
Examples of Student Writing/Diary and Notebook Excerpts
Editorial practices
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Document Summary

An excerpt from London's account book gives his expenses for the Fall 1862 session, when board cost $25 a month.
Excerpt from the Diary of Henry A. London , Fall 18621
London, Henry Armand, 1846-1918



Page 106
Expences 1st session of Henry A London Jr
tuition room rent & c $46
bedstead mattress & c $08
bureau & glass $06
bookcase $04
bucket & dipper $01
books $20
2 months board $50
chairs $ 1.60
basket pairs $00.25
box & stamps $00.75
cap $01.50
Watermelon treat $03.00
basket peaches $00.25
washing one month $01.00
for moving $00.20
peaches $00.25
stamps $00.50
total amt $144.50

Page 107
peaches $ .25
watermelons " .30
cutting hair ".25
contingent "10.
washing " 1.
coat "15.
mending shoes "1.
two box matches ".50
admission to the fair " .25
for plugging 6 teeth & extracting 1 "19.
pair shoes " 7.
basket apples ".45
watch key 3 ".30
for Soc " .25
for washing " 3.
for stamps " .50
"Possum supper" " 1.50
admission concert " .50
total amt the Session $205.55

Endnotes:

1. Henry Armand London Papers, SHC. The bound volume of 116 numbered pages measures 3 by 4 7/8 inches. It is inscribed "Henry A. London Jr. ΔΨ/ Chapell Hill NC/July 17th/1862/ Dialectic Society Soph=/=amore class of 1862-63/'Perseverando vincam'/Prof undecided/ Duck/Miss ABCDEF& c " A table of contents appears on the verso of the title page. Entries begin on July 17, 1862, and end on December 1, 1863. The diary also records the dates of letters written and received, expenses for the 1862-63 academic year, London's recitation schedule, and the number of times he was taken up in each class. The list of expenses excerpted here appears on pages 106 to 107.