Minute book, 1942, of the Adair's Club of Brooklyn, New York. Includes details of the invitation of new members to the club, induction of new members, planning of events, and events held by the club. Events typically include card games, food, and socializing. There is also discussion of former members and their reasons for leaving the club. Meetings were usually held in the homes of various members.
Letter from James W. Alexander, New York, New York with "Seacombe" heading, to his Uncle, Dr. J.L. Cabell about his daughter' Bessy's wedding and family news. November 6, 1887. Some pages missing.
Diaries, 1951-1980, of Hester Barrows of Fulton, New York. Diary entries include information about her daily life, her travels, weather, activities she participated in with friends, and other events.
Diary, 1914 of Ivan M. Baxter (b. 1896) of Smithville, Chenango County, New York. He appears to live on a farm where his family raises cattle and farms wheat and corn. Baxter, who was 17 at the time he wrote in this diary, describes daily work (e.g. helping with cattle, splitting wood, farming), weather and leisure activities such as church, dating, sleigh riding, cattle drives, automobile racing and dances. His daily income is recorded in the back of the diary.
Diary, 1851, of George W. Chesbrough, a Methodist minister from Niagara County, New York. Concerns Chesbrough's teaching of sabbath school, preaching, and attendence at religious conferences along the Lake Erie coast. Also details the people with whom he met, primarily other ministers, Bible passages upon which he wrote sermons, and the chores he did.
Diary, 1933-1937 of an unidentified woman who lived with her husband and two sons outside Binghampton, New York. Brief daily entries described chores, social visits, family events, etc.
The back of the diary was used to record births and deaths from circa 1930s-1946.
Diary, 1893, of an unknown member of the Kellogg family of Bowens Corners, New York. Includes details of their family, their tobacco farm, farming in general, visitors that they entertained, trips that they took, and other matters of daily life.
Diary, 1867, of an unknown teenager in New York. Includes information on his personal life, work on a farm, lectures that he attends, and a traveling exhibition show that he joins, led by Captain G. Williams.
Diary, 1862-1866, of an unknown woman from Pittsford, New York. Contains brief entries, often a sentence or less, about her activities for each day. Includes accounts of things that she buys, sewing, cooking, cleaning, a sickness that she has, and other matters.
Diary, 1866, of an unidentified teenager or young man from Tompkins Co., New York. In brief daily entries he mentions living at home, helping his father, working at the mill, going to school and to "the institute", working on the farm, and doing miscellaneous repair jobs.
Diaries, 1902-1910, of Mary L. Gilbert of Watertown, New York. Gilbert lives with her widowed mother, and describes events such as spending time on a yacht, spending winters in rented homes and cottages in Florida, and meetings with dignitaries, including members of the Cuban armed forces. There are also descriptions of people with whom she meets, events which she attends, and world events, such as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
Unpublished manuscripts, circa 2000s, of Richard E. Herbster of Falconer, New York. Contains four unpublished manuscripts that make up the Glencree Quartet. The books are "Glencree," which consists of three volumes; "Queen Jane," which consists of two volumes; "The Sun Singer," which consists of two volumes; and "Next Year In Jerusalem," which consists of one volume. Each of the volumes is comb bound.
Diary, 1866, of Horace Shepardson of Bainbridge, New York. At the front of the volume is an 8 page printed account entitled "Memorable Events in the Secession Rebellion together with Fluctuations in the Price of Gold," which gives a timeline of events during the Civil War. There is also entries which detail Horace Shepardson's life, including his travels throughout the state, his work on farms, and singing school, among others.
A two page letter from Katherine Anne Porter to Douglas Watson. She states that she hopes they can meet after seeing a play they are collaborating on.