Guide to the Captain William Royal Journal and Account Book, 1867-1883

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Captain William Royal Journal and Account Book
Dates: 1867-1883
Identification: SC/WRJ
Creator: Royal, William
Physical Description: 0.20 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: Captain William Royal was a local official in southeast Georgia from the mid-1860s to mid-1880s. He kept a journal and account book in which he detailed his work with the African-American and white communities in the immediate aftermath of the US Civil War. He writes about attending a meeting for the establishment of a school for African-American children, and attending other meetings of local African-Americans. He also traveled around the region, especially to Blackshear in Pierce County, Georgia, but also to Waresboro, Coffee County, and Savannah, among other locations, to hear complaints regarding illegal bondage of African Americans following the war, and other matters.

Biographical Information:

Captain William Royal was a local official in Georgia from the mid1860s to mid-1880s.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Diaries

Personal Name:

Royal, William, Captain

Topical Term:

Slavery -- United States -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Captain William Royal Journal and Account Book , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

Captain William Royal was a local official in southeast Georgia from the mid-1860s to mid-1880s. He kept a journal and account book in which he detailed his work with the African-American and white communities in the immediate aftermath of the US Civil War. He writes about attending a meeting for the establishment of a school for African-American children, and attending other meetings of local African-Americans. He also traveled around the region, especially to Blackshear in Pierce County, Georgia, but also to Waresboro, Coffee County, and Savannah, among other locations, to hear complaints regarding illegal bondage of African Americans following the war, and other matters.