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M.C. Webb Diary

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2009.531
Scope and Contents Diary of M.C. Webb of Virginia, 1942 to 1953, titled: "“a line or two a day.” M.C. Webb mentions her chores around the house, part-time work in a shop, going to church, singing in a chorus, reading, attending plays and concerts, visiting with friends, and helping with the war efforts. Also mentions correspondence and visits with her son Robert, who was a fighter pilot during World War II. All entries are very shot and often abbreviated. The following information was provided by the...

Walter F. Wescott Diary

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Identifier: SC 00225
Scope and Contents Contains the diary of Walter F. Wescott while stationed on board the USS Comstock (LSD-19) during the Korean War. In the diary, Wescott give a day-by-day account of a deployment during the Korean war (198 days total). Wescott gave detailed accounts of significant events during the Korean War to include, but not limited to: LSD-19's entrance into mine squadron 3, USS Chief shelling on the USS Grapple, Typhoon Karen (1952), sinking of the USS Sarsi, enemy fire at LSD-19 and other naval vessels,...

Mattie J. West Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D32
Scope and Contents Diary, 1869-1871, of Mattie J. West, a teacher, at Gravel Hill, Buckingham County, Va. The volume discusses her work, religion, and includes poetry and recipes.

Westfall Family Diaries

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Identifier: SC 01005
Scope and Contents Contains diaries, 1924-1935, of the Westfall family of Garfield Heights, Ohio.  Topics include family finances, genealogy, drawings, wildlife, family names and birthdays, and a few notations of daily life, among other topics. Also contains a book of telephone numbers.

Whittle-Greene Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 W61
Scope and Contents Papers of Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene. Mostly diaries, 1855-1924, before and after her marriage to John Newport Greene. Also includes printed cards, photographs, verse, newspapers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and prints of colonial and Civil War figures. Topics covered by the diaries include secession, Civil War, Reconstruction, travel, life in Norfolk, Virginia and marriage.

Claire Lillian Wight Diaries

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Identifier: SC 00803
Scope and Contents Two diaries, 1907-1908 kept by Claire Lilian Wight (b. 1894) of  Kalamazoo, Michigan. Claire Wight was 13 years old when she began her first diary in 1907. Claire records daily activities such as school visits, reading, attending concerts, social and family activities, vacations, taking music lessons and playing tennis and going to the YWCA. Also included are two calling cards, one of Claire's and one of her uncle as well as a newspaper clipping for the "Tennessee Colored Jubilee Singers,"...

H.T. Wilbur Diary

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Identifier: SC 00839
Scope and Contents Diary of a medical doctor who served in the U.S. Navy beginning July 5, 1942, when he reported for duty at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The name given on the front of the diary is H.T. Wilbur which suggests him as the author. Wilbur was detached for duty to the U.S.M.C. recruiting station, also Washington, D.C.  He writes extensively on medical issues and cases and events encountered during his tour of duty. At the start of his diary he also reflects on his career decision and discusses...

Wilda Whitman Diary

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Identifier: SC 01131
Scope and Contents Diary of Wilda Whitman, a high school student at Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. Primarily concerns her day to day activities, including her relationships with her friends Susie and Bruce, trips that she takes with her family, and her schoolwork. There are some mentions of the events of World War II, but they are brief and scattered.

Richard Williams Papers

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Identifier: SC 00912
Scope and Contents Papers, circa 1940s, of Richard Williams, an African-American soldier stationed in Alaska during World War II. Includes a diary, in which he describes the weather, fishing and other recreational activities, and his duties. There are photographs and postcards that have been glued into the diary, which depict the local post office covered in snow, the towns of Juneau and Sitka, as well as Williams and other people that he met. There are also loose photographs, which seem to have come out of the...

Dorothy Lee Willmering Diaries

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Identifier: SC 00812
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1930-1931 of Dorothy Lee Willmering (b. circa 1915) of Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa. Dorothy, who was about 15 when she started her diaries, lived with her mother and older sister. Dorothy mentions visiting her father (her parents were divorced) and receiving letters from him. She also mentions her group of friends, boy friends, social activities and not doing well in school. For a more detailed description and excerpts, both provided by the seller, see...

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