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Robert Page Waller Diaries

Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad209-223

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Diaries, 1858-1872, of Dr. Robert Page Waller of Williamsburg, Va. Although Waller was a medical doctor, these diaries do not relate to the practice of medicine. During the period from October 1862 to July 1865, Waller lived in Lynchburg, Va. The diaries concern farming, his ill-health, family, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Note:  The diaries were numbered by Waller and some volumes are not present.

Msv Ad209   Vol. 1:  August 16, 1858 to October 7, 1858

      Volumes 2 and 3 were not received.

MsV Ad210   Vol. 4:  October 14, 1858 to March 20, 1859

MsV Ad211   Vol. 5:  March 21, 1859 to June 21, 1859

MsV Ad212  Vol. 6:  June 22, 1859 to February 11, 1860

MsV Ad213  Vol. 7:  February 12, 1860 to September 16, 1860.

MsV Ad214  Vol. 8:  September 18, 1860 to March 31, 1861.

    Volume 9 was not received.

MsV Ad215  Vol. 10:  October 2, 1862 to October 28, 1863

MsV Ad216  Vol. 11:  November 5, 1863 to May 8, 1865

MsV Ad217  Vol. 12:  May 12, 1865 to December 24, 1866

MsV Ad218  Vol. 13:  December 25, 1866 to July 30, 1867

MsV Ad219  Vol. 14:  July 31, 1867 to April 15, 1868

MsV Ad220  Vol. 15:  April 16, 1868 to June 23, 1869

MsV Ad221  Vol. 16:  June 24, 1869 to January 21, 1870

MsV Ad222  Vol. 17:  March 18, 1872 to July 21, 1872

MsV Ad223  Oversize Vol. 18:  November 23, 1870 to March 12, 1872


  • Creation: 1858-1872

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Robert Page Waller


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Guide to the Robert Page Waller Diaries
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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