Did you read the feature in the News & Record on a Greensboro College student’s pre-Civil War diary? It was performed as a play last weekend.
Barry Miller in UNCG Libraries read reporter John Newsom’s piece with great interest. He knew the subject, Mary Elizabeth, was his great-grandmother.
He went with family members to see the play last weekend.
Greensboro College owns the diary. Miller has something he himself treasures. “I have typed copies of the adult Mary Elizabeth’s handwritten letters to her own daughter about 1900,” he told Campus Weekly.
See Newsom’s N&R story: http://m.news-record.com/news/article_7dc8fc56-ba17-11e3-9329-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm
and his blog post about the diary: http://www.news-record.com/blogs/the_syllabus/article_7822b63c-ba7d-11e3-9c8d-0017a43b2370.html