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My Mother's diary - Betty Burkhart Patterson, 2011

 File — Container: 221, Folder: 2

Scope and Contents

From the Foreword "What follows is an unedited copy of my mother's diary, kept from January 1, 1912, until 1914. The original diary has been preserved but is too fragile to be shared with readers. My mother Frances (called Fannie by new family and friends) Adelaide Lloyd and father John Newton Burkhart were married on September 20, 1911 in Dallas Center, Iowa. They left Anita Iowa on October 3, 1911, to begin their trek to their new home in Mission, located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, and enroute they visited San Antonio, Galveston, and Corpus Christi and Daddy enjoyed his first swim in the Gulf. Fannie and John arrived in their new home as genuine Valley pioneers. They were to invest the rest of their lives, rear their two daughters, and establish a successful farming and citrus business in the Valley."


  • 2011

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 2 Folders

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Physical Description

Diary includes photocopies from original diary.


Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

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