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Jacob W. Shoemaker diary

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Jacob W. Shoemaker diary, 1866-1867
Title
Jacob W. Shoemaker diary
Inclusive dates
1866-1867
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Language
eng
Summary
Diary, 1866-1867, of Jacob W. Shoemaker (1842-1880) of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, concerning his efforts as part of the Freedmen's Bureau to establish schools for freedmen in Lynchburg and its surrounding counties and his efforts to establish a school for elocution in Philadelphia. Diary contains reflections on social life, politics, religion, and Shoemaker's personal life. Transcript by Catherine Westergaard
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Biographical or historical data
Jacob W. Shoemaker was born 18 April 1842 in Pennsylvania. He attended the Millersville Normal School and became a teacher. After the Civl War, he served as an educator for the Freedmen's Bureau in Lynchburg and Appomattox and Augusta Counties, Virginia, for a brief period. Moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he opened a school for elocution. Shoemaker married Rachel Walter Hinkle (1838-1915) 27 June 1867 and they had two children. Shoemaker died in Philadelphia in 1880.
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VIC
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Jacob W. Shoemaker diary
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
64
Governing access note
Photocopying is strictly prohibited
Immediate source of acquisition
Westergaard, Catherine
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001630242
Reproduction note
Transcript.
Terms governing use
Donor maintains copyright. Photocopying is strictly prohibited.
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p.

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