Beginning on November 1, 1880, Jacob Henry Shibley (1815-1902) kept a diary during his visit to Adair County and later to Ralls County, Missouri (where he had lived prior to 1840). He had moved from Shibley's Point in Adair County to Van Buren, Arkansas about 1860 and had not returned to Missouri for a visit since that time. 

The link to Henry's diary is below.
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