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John Alonzo Frenger Diary and Acccount Book, 1876-1879

John Alonzo Frenger Diary and Acccount Book, 1876-1879
Mss. Acc. 2010.263
0.05 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Diary and account book, 1876-1879 of John Alonzo Frenger of Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. The accounts are for farming and household expenses and the diary entries describe  farming, trips to town, social visits, health, family life, church related events and also comment on economic developments and political events. 

Also included is a 1881 clipping from the Alleghany Tribune, that shows that a relative of John Alonzo Frenger, W.H.H. Frenger was editor and proprietor at the time. He is also mentioned in diary entries.

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Frenger, John Alonzo
Farms--Virginia--History--19th century
Staunton (Va.)--History--19th century
Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century
Account books
Clippings (information artifacts)

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John Alonzo Frenger Diary and Acccount Book, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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