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Series II: Diaries, 1868 - 1887


Scope and Contents

The Diaries series includes two diaries of the years 1868 and 1887. During this time, Horace Austin had already established himself in South Dakota’s political picture. The diaries are typical daily registers, usually recounting specific events, weather and daily happenings. The diary of 1868 is re-printed in the Printed Materials series, as “The Year 1868 from the Diary of Horace J. Austin.” It is during the latter part of 1868 that Austin meets Rachael and begins his courtship of her.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1887


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.


From the Collection: 1.0 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository