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Title: Excerpt from the Diary of Henry A. London, Fall 1864: 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. 13K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The electronic edition is a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill digital library, Documenting the American South.
Languages used in the text: English Latin
Revision history:
2005-05-19, Amanda Page finished TEI/XML encoding.
Part of a series:
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
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 1864
Author: London, Henry Armand, 1846-1918
Description: 2 pages, 2 page image
Note: Call number 868-z (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Topics covered:
Examples of Student Writing/Diary and Notebook Excerpts
Education/UNC Enrollments and Finances
Editorial practices
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Document Summary

An excerpt from London's account book gives his expenses for the Fall 1864 session, when board cost $200 a month.
Excerpt from the Diary of Henry A. London , Fall 18641
London, Henry Armand, 1846-1918

Page 100
Expenses from July 22nd to Dec 3rd 1864
July 23rd For two months board $400.00
" 25th For moving 5.00
" 26th " cutting hair 1.00
" " " Servant hire 20.00
" " " Tuition &c 130.00
" 30th " Washing 50.00
" " " Watermelon 1.00
" " " Seeing the Quadroon 2.00
" " " Postage & box 0.75
" " " German Grammar 1.75
Aug 6th " Watermelon 2.00
" 9th " Patching Boot 4.00
" 12th " Room rent 7.50
" 17th " Watermelons 3.33
" 25th " Epsom Salts 1.00
" 27th " Contingent 5.66
" 31st " Mending Coat 1.00
Sept 10th " To "Doc" 2.66
" " " Judge Battle 100.00
" " " Dialectic Society 6.66
" 20th " Mending Pants 3.33
" 30th " Lead Pencil 2.00

Page 101
Oct 1st For Epsom Salts $1.00
" " " Cutting hair 1.00
" 4th " Board 200.00
" 20th " Wood (3 horse-load) 15.00
" 26th " Board 285.00
Nov 21st " Society account 6.00
" " " Ground-peas 5.00
" 23rd " Contingent 7.00
" 28th " Clock 25.00
Total $1295.64


1. Henry Armand London Papers, SHC. The leatherbound ledger of 112 numbered and alphabetically tabbed pages measures 4 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. It is inscribed "Henry A. London. Jr ΔΨ/ Pittsboro N.C./Born March 1st 1846/Class of 1864-5/ Dialectic Society/Prof. Undecided/ 'Perseverando vincam' /Duck/ Miss B. M...../ Wilmington/ N.C." A table of contents appears on the verso of the title page. Entries begin on July 22, 1864, and end on November 28, 1864. The diary also records expenses for the 1864-65 academic year, monies received in 1869, the dates of letters written and received between July 22 and December 1, 1864, thermometer temperatures for 1867, and notes on a lecture on oxygen dated August 26, 1864. A second hand has listed professors' names and nicknames inside the back cover of the diary. The list of expenses excerpted appears on pages 100 and 101.