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John Kelley Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00171

Scope and Contents

Three diaries, 1868-1875, of John Kelley, a minister from Bay City, Michigan. The first volume includes books from the Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible copied by hand, diary entries for 1868, copies of letters written by Kelley, and drawings of various holy sites in Israel and elsewhere as well as drawings of religious iconography. The second volume includes the same types of entries but also includes a section at the end entitled "Rudiments of the Latin Language." The final volume is also diary, but includes the alphabets of various different languages, such as Greek, Hebrew, Phoenician, and others. Kelley also has lists of "Happy Thoughts" near the end of the third volume.

Dates

  • 1868-1875

Creator

Language of Materials

English Latin

Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

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Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in November 2012.

Creator

Title
Guide to the John Kelley Diaries
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
Date
2012-11-30
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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