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Samuel K. Thompson Diary

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Identifier: SC 00945
Scope and Contents Diary, 1870 of Samuel K. Thompson, 2nd Lieutenant of the 25th Regiment of the U.S. Infantry, which was one of the all African-American regiments founded in 1866, that are also referred to as "Buffalo Soldiers." Thompson was a white commanding officer of the regiment. The diary starts out in early 1870 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the regiment had its headquarters. Thompson then describes marching to Ft. Davis, Texas. His entries are regular and often detailed and give a good...

Charles Tillotson Diary

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Identifier: SC 01034
Scope and Contents Diary, 1848-1858, of Charles Tillotson of Elkhart, Indiana. Includes detailed entries about key events in Tillotson's life. There is a description Tillotson leaving school and returning to Elkhart, Indiana, from Cleveland, Ohio, including details about jobs he worked on the way. Tillotson also went on a 2,400 mile trip across the country looking for work, eventually being trained as a tinsmith. Finally, Tillotson writes about the death of his friend Charles Beldon, who claims that he was...

Henry Toler Diary

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Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV D2
Scope and Contents This small diary was kept by Henry Toler from December 21, 1782 through October 20, 1783 and from April 21 through November 6, 1786.  The diary begins with Toler leaving Philadelphia, where he had received his training as a minister, and traveling back home to Virginia, where he took up the life of an itinerant Baptist preacher.  Funding for his education and his first horse had been provided by Baptist-convert Robert Carter of Nomini Hall, whom Toler frequently visited.  Toler rode circuit...

Silas Totten Papers

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Identifier: 00/06/UA 6.031
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, diaries, speeches, and other material written by Silas totten, a professor at the College of William and Mary. Included in the collection is a letter from Silas Totten to Ebenezer Faxon requesting him to come to the college and draw architectural plans for a new college building after the 1859 fire. Other letters in the collection were written by and to members of the Totten family. A certificate of Silas Totten's admission to the Holy Order of Priests and...

Mabel Towne Diary

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Identifier: SC 00806
Scope and Contents Diary of Mabel Towne (b. 1873), of Norway, Maine, for the year 1887. In brief daily entries, Mabel records weather, family life and social activities.

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Travel Diaries (Europe)

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.023
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1977, 1980-1983, 1985, 1987, 1989 and undated of unidentified female traveler orginially from Ohio and later Florida. Among the countries visited are Austria, Germany, France, The Netherlands and Italy. Descriptions cover food, observations of people and sites visited including describing traveling through the checkpoints between West and East Germany. Also included are ephemera, like wine labels, brochures, receipts, etc. Some of the later trips were taken together with...

Travel Diary

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Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV Tr9
Scope and Contents Diary, ca. 1830-1860, of an unidentified traveler in India, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece.

Travel Diary (Darien, Ga.)

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Identifier: SC 01120
Scope and Contents Travel diary (10pp), November-December 1950, describing the town of Darien, Georgia.  The cover carries the title "Trip No. 14, Jacksonville, Fl. to North Ga. and S. (?) of Main, additional detailed notes and impressions, Nov. 21, 1950,"  but only Darien is mentioned in this volume. Observations seem to have been made from aboard a boat and the writer describes in detail the coast,  river and town, the fishing docks, the shrimpers and fishermen,  dock laborers, the stores, and...

Travel Diary (Europe)

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Identifier: SC 01004
Scope and Contents This diary documents a trip to Europe by an unknown individual in 1926. The diarist mentions traveling through German locales; other places may be mentioned as well. The exterior cover of the diary appears to predate the diary entries.

Travel Diary "The Smokies, North and South Carolina, etc."

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Identifier: SC 00737
Scope and Contents Travel diary, April 1960 of an unidentified author, who describes day-by-day impressions of people met, food, crops, etc.  Among the states visited are North and South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana and Illinois, which seems to be the state where the author and his or her travel companion reside.

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