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Lillie Jacob Baum Baum Diaries


Lillie Jacob Baum was born on April 6, 1868 in the Blackwater Community of Princess Ann County, Va. In 1892 she married her cousin, Dr. Julius Cephas Baum. She kept diaries from 1900 until 1948 about daily life on Pine Island on the Currituck Banks.Baum documented everyday life in a world that was changing rapidly. Her insights span domestic life (cooking, sewing, etc.) to her first ride in an automobile. The collection contains 46 diaries including genealogy notes and personal accounts.

Title

Lillie Jacob Baum Baum Diaries

Collection Number

PC.5004

Date(s)

1900-1948

Box 1Box 2Box 3Box 4Box 5
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
1.75
Abstract

Lillie Jacob Baum was born on April 6, 1868 in the Blackwater Community of Princess Ann County, Va. In 1892 she married her cousin, Dr. Julius Cephas Baum. She kept diaries from 1900 until 1948 about daily life on Pine Island on the Currituck Banks.Baum documented everyday life in a world that was changing rapidly. Her insights span domestic life (cooking, sewing, etc.) to her first ride in an automobile.

The collection contains 46 diaries including genealogy notes and personal accounts.

Physical Location

2D1

Creator

Baum, Lillie Jacob Baum

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


The diaries are arranged in chronological order by year.


Available for research.


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Processed by Sarah S. Downing

Encoded by Christine A. Dumoulin, December, 2007


Lillie Jacob Baum was born on April 6, 1868 in the Blackwater Community of Princess Ann County, Va. Her parents were Jacob Mercer Baum and her mother Anne But Smith Baum. She was educated at home and at the Norfolk College for Young Ladies. In 1892 she married her cousin, Dr. Julius Cephas Baum.

For the next ten years, they lived at  "The Land of Promise" in Princess Ann County, where Julian practiced medicine and farmed. They had three sons Julian, Alan and Edward Ossian or  "Jack". In 1902, the family moved to Pine Island on the Currituck Banks so that Julian could help his father, Josephus Baum, farm his land near Grandy and on Pine Island. The elder Baum was engaged in farming, market hunting, and the operation of a hunt club. Lillie Jacob Baum Baum devoted her life to her family as a homemaker.


[Identification of item], PC.5004, Lillie Jacob Baum Baum Diaries, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.


Donated by Wesley L. Baum.


The collection contains 46 diaries including genealogy notes and personal accounts. Lillie Baum began her diaries in 1900 and continued until 1948. There is also a diary dated from 1883 to 1888 written by a Lloyd Baum.


  • Baum, Julius Cephas
  • Baum, Lillie Jacob Baum--Diaries
  • Baum, Lloyd
  • Commodities-North Carolina
  • Genealogy
  • Currituck County (N.C.)
  • Pine Island (N.C.)