Finding Aid of the Lillie Jacob Baum Baum Diaries, 1900-1948, PC.5004

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Finding Aid of the Lillie Jacob Baum Baum Diaries, 1900-1948, PC.5004

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lillie Jacob Baum Baum Diaries
Call Number
PC.5004
Creator
Baum, Lillie Jacob Baum
Date
1900-1948
Extent
1.75 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

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

Collection Overview

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

Arrangement Note

The diaries are arranged in chronological order by year.

Biographical Note

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. Josephus was engaged in farming, market hunting, and the operation of a hunt club. Lillie served as a homemaker on the farm.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
1900, 1900
Box 1
1901, 1901
Box 1
1904, 1904
Box 1
1905, 1905
Box 1
1906, 1906
Box 1
1907, 1907
Box 1
1908, 1908
Box 1
1909, 1909
Box 1
1910, 1910
Box 1
1911, 1911
Box 1
1912, 1912
Box 1
1913, 1913
Box 1
1914, 1914
Box 1
1915, 1915
Box 1
1916, 1916
Box 1
1917, 1917
Box 2
1919, 1919
Box 2
1920, 1920
Box 2
1921, 1921
Box 2
1922, 1922
Box 2
1923, 1923
Box 2
1924, 1924
Box 2
1925, 1925
Box 2
1926, 1926
Box 2
1927, 1927
Box 2
1927, 1927
Box 2
1928, 1928
Box 2
1929, 1929
Box 3
1930, 1930
Box 3
1931, 1931
Box 3
1932, 1932
Box 3
1933, 1933
Box 3
1934, 1934
Box 3
1935, 1935
Box 3
1936, 1936
Box 3
1937, 1937
Box 4
1938, 1938
Box 4
1939, 1939
Box 4
1940, 1940
Box 4
1941, 1941
Box 4
1942, 1942
Box 4
1943, 1943
Box 4
1944, 1944
Box 4
1945, 1945
Box 5
1946, 1946
Box 5
1947, 1947
Box 5
1948, 1948
Box 5

Subject Headings

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

    Donated by Wesley L. Baum, January 2003.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Sarah S. Downing
  • Encoded by Christine A. Dumoulin, December, 2007