Guide to the Rufus E. Cox Diary of Travels and Employment, 1896-1904

Summary Information

Title: Rufus E. Cox Diary of Travels and Employment, 1896-1904
Collection: AC.771
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Rufus E. Cox Diary of Travels and Employment collection is a tiny 2-1/2x 4 red pocket diary that documents Mr. Cox's travels over much of the eastern United States, and gives his accounts of his myriad of jobs.

Creator: Cox, Rufus E.

Biographical/Historical Note

Biographical information concerning Rufus E. Cox is unknown.

Scope and Contents

This Diary of Rufus E. Cox testifies of his many travels, North Carolina to Bluefield, West Virginia to Omaha, Nebraska, as well as to many other places. He had many different jobs and living arrangements during his travels, all occurring between 1896 and 1904.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2010. Accession number AC.2011.078

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.771: Rufus E. Cox, Diary of Travels and Employment, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Diary, 1896-1904 ACSC_Box 26, Folder 2