Smith, Homer (1827-1886). Diary, 1846 (or 1851)
Homer Smith was born in Connecticut. His family moved to St. Mary Parish in the 1840’s where his father, Simeon, set up a mercantile and trading business in Franklin. Simeon died in the 1853 yellow fever epidemic. Homer remained in Connecticut to complete his college education and then took a European tour, which was a common experience for well-to-do young men. He then moved to Franklin, LA. He died there on 23 March 1886.
The diary recounts his European trip. It is a handwritten bound volume in poor condition with loose boards. The signatures are intact.
Donated by Dale Faulk.