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August Sommer Diary

Identifier: SC 00687

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Scope and Contents

Diary, 1912-1913, of August Sommer a Lutheran minister of Niagara Falls, New York. Primarily concerns his ministry, his studies at Concordia Seminary in Illinois, beer, his contraction of typhoid fever and its treatment, and his teaching of school. There is also information about his daily activities, including people with whom he meets.


  • Creation: 1912-1913


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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in May 2012.

Guide to the August Sommer Diary
Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository