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.
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George W. Lindsay Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/3940 Accessed November 22, 2019.