George W. Lindsay Diary, 1858
Scope and Contents
One dark brown memo book, 2.75" x 4", containing George Lindsay's diary from his time at the College of William and Mary and at home in Richmond. At the end of the diary is a list of names and list of expenditures.
Lindsay’s activities include going on walks in the evening with friends; attending church every Sunday, either Episcopal or Baptist churches; taking lessons in math and history; attending parties such as Mrs. Tucker's; studying hard; and going on school picnics. His friend Sam is mentioned frequently. A few highlights: July 5: Commencement at the College of William and Mary.
July 6: Leaves Williamsburg for his home in Richmond for the summer.
While in Richmond, he mentions a lady he loves named Belle. They spend most of the summer together going to town and visiting nearby towns such as Newport News and Hampton.
October 9: Returns to Williamsburg to continue with school.
- Creation: 1858
- Lindsay, George W. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
0.1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Description of diary entries written by Vicky O'Brien, SCRC Staff, in April 2009.
- Guide to the George W. Lindsay Diary
- Special Collections Staff.
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