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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 333 Collections and/or Records:

W. B. Osgood Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01036
Scope and Contents Diary, 1865-1867, of Warren Bates Osgood (1844-1880), a Methodist preacher based in the Chicago, Illinois area. During the period in which this diary was written, Osgood was working as a teacher to support himsself through his studies.  The diary contains detailed, daily entries by Osgood related to religion, methodism,  looking for a teaching position, the treatment of individuals who have fallen ill, the differences between the North and South after the Civil War, and various sermons he...
Dates: 1865-1867

Otto A. Bley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00868
Scope and Contents Papers of British Engineer Otto A. Bley, consisting of a manuscript volume (77 pp.), 1898-1902, and 31 letters and certificates, 1892-1902. The manuscript volume served both as diary and account book and  pertains to mining exploits in Oregon and Washington State, documenting also the preceding journey across the Prairies to Calgary, then to Banff and Lake Louise and finally to the mines. The letters and certificates provide details of Bley's employment and service on numerous vessels in the...
Dates: 1892-1902

P. R. Page Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D39 Oversize
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1856-1861, of P. R. Page, of Gloucester County, Virginiaa. which concerns his farm and weather.

Dates: 1856-1861

Page-Saunders Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 P15
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers of members of the Page and Saunders families. Includes correspondence of Margaret Lowther Page of "Rosewell," Gloucester County, Va. and Williamsburg, Va. with her daughter Lucy Burwell Page Saunders and her son-in-law Robert Saunders. The collection includes a diary, 1826, of Robert Saunders while on a trip from New York to Le Havre; published stories of Lucy Burwell Page Saunders; manuscript stories by Roberta Saunders; and correspondence of Robert Page Saunders....
Dates: 1790-1932

Coral Patridge Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01151
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1920s-1941, of Coral Patridge of New York, New York. Includes a travel diary of a trip she took by train from New York to New Mexico in the 1920s.  Also includes 29 photographic prints, 9 of which feature New York City; some of the photographs also have descriptive information on the back.  There is also an address book, a postcard sent from Germany, and a card with the history of the name "Patridge."

Dates: circa 1920s-1941

Richard H. Patchin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2008.57, 2009.194, 2010.406
Scope and Contents Papers of Richard H. Patchin of Marlborough, Ulster County, N.Y., who was a teacher, clothing sales clerk, farmer and public lecturer. Largely includes accounts of Patchin’s daily activities and personal reflections.  Correspondence and professional documents also make up a portion of the collection.  The materials document Patchin’s work as a teacher, farmer, clothing sales clerk, and lecturer in and around Marlborough, New York during the mid and late 19th century.  The...
Dates: 1829-1902; Majority of material found in 1860-1890

Jack Paton Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00843
Scope and Contents Diary of Jack Paton (1903-1972) for the year 1923. In daily entries Paton talks mainly about his work as a scout leader and about jobs he had playing music, mostly in the evenings, attending church, being homesick, etc. Some entries mention his job at a large oil company. He also records his monthly wages, income from music as well as his expenses: board, money sent home and general expenditures. Mentions his membership in a Scottish organization. Entry on the back cover...
Dates: 1923

Peachy Ridgeway Grattan Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D7
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1822-1834, of Peachy Ridgeway Grattan, Harrisonburg, Virginia.] which includes poetry and religious writings.

Dates: 1822-1834

Eleanor W. Perrin Diaries

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Identifier: Mss. 96 P42
Scope and Contents Diaries; 1922-1967, of Eleanor Wormley Perrin of "Goshen," Gloucester County, Va. These forty-five diaries span nearly a half century, from 1922 to 1967, and document life in 20th century Virginia. Perrin's diaries discuss local events, female social life, national events such as wars and politics, hurricanes, the death of family and friends, and other topics. Toward the end of Perrins's life her diary entries increase in length and intimateness, often expressing loneliness and reflecting...
Dates: 1922-1967

John Tayloe Perrin Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 P42
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1770-1931, of the Perrin family of Gloucester County, Va. Chiefly the diaries and writings of John Tayloe Perrin. Includes farm books, scrapbooks, accounts, wills, and articles by Perrin.

Dates: 1770-1931

Person Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS ACC 2005.56
Scope and Contents The collection contains papers ranging in date from 1872 to 2002 documenting the Person family. Materials includes account books including those of both Charles Person and William Person, Sr. Other papers and photographsd illustrate family life in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia in the early-to-mid 1900s. Artifacts, including fans, Williamsburg Laundry thermometer and a charcoal drawing of a residence are also included.Box 5 (oversize) includes material from the addition...
Dates: Circa 1872-2002

Carrington Phelps Diary

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Identifier: SC 00894
Scope and Contents

Diary of Carrington Phelps, owner of the historic Phelps Tavern of Colebrook, Litchfield County, Connecticut, for the year 1931. In daily entries Phelps describes weather and activities like reading, milking, and sawing timber. For excerpts, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.

Dates: 1931

Philip Slaughter Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D1
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a diary, 1777, kept by Philip Slaughter probably while serving in the 11th Virginia Regiment which concerns the campaign in Pennsylvania. The diary mentions John Marshall and also includes Slaughter's account for 1837.

Diary of Philip Slaughter, 1807-1816, in Swem Library’s microforms area, 1 reel, call number HD1471 .U5 R43.

Dates: 1777-1837; Majority of material found in 1777

Robert Pleasants Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ame102
Scope and Contents

Pleasants' account book kept in Henrico County, Va. covers the years, 1771-1778, and concerns the export and shipping of tobacco and other crops. It includes the religious diary, 1821-1824, of Mary W. (Pleasants) Mosby. 157 p. : bound volume ; 25 cm.

Dates: 1771-1824; Majority of material found in 1771-1778

Nell J. Poehlmann Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00646
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1947-1948 and 1952, of Nell J. Poehlmann of Petaluma, California. The 1947 diary primarily concerns the trip of Poehlmann and her husband Max Poehlmann from San Francisco to Buenos Aires by going through the Strait of Magellan. Poehlmann then spends a month and a half in Buenos Aires before returning to San Franscisco by going through the Caribbean Sea and the Panama Canal. The 1952 diary concerns Poehlmann's trip to Mexico City, the people with which she travels, and the activities...
Dates: 1947-1948, 1952

Elizabeth D. Saunders Poellnitz Memorandum Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Me5
Scope and Contents

Memorandum book, 1844, of Elizabeth D. Saunders Poellnitz of "Rocky Hill," [near Courtland, Ala.] which includes a diary, 10-14 January 1844, recipes and accounts for pork.

Dates: 1844

Stephen Pregun Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.532
Scope and Contents Papers of Stephen Pregun (1904-1985) of Passaic, New Jersey, including a diary, 1927-1929; a minute book for the American Rusin Falcon Chorus, New York District, Passaic Branch, 1927-1929, for which Stephen Pregun was secretary from 1928-1929; and a notepad, 1924, recording the work of a debt collector. It has not been determined if Stephen Pregun is the creator of the latter item as well. The diary is very detailed and contains daily entries regarding work, church, family (he...
Dates: 1924, 1927-1929

Presbyterian Education Society Travel Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Tr4
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1833, of either [John Spaulding or Franklin Y, Vail ?] while serving as agent for the Presbyterian Education Society in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Dates: 1833

Maude M. Presslor Papers, 1913-1972

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.593
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diaries, correspondence, and biographic material of Maude M. (Mathas) Presslor (1898-1972) of Montezuma, Indiana from 1913-1970. Earlier papers and material relate to Presslor's life as a teenager and young adult during the World War I period. Letters from friends serving in France and a baby book detailing the early years of her three children, Betty Jean (Presslor) Montgomery, Frank Richard Presslor, and David Lowell Presslor, date from this period. Later...
Dates: 1913-1972; Majority of material found in 1943-1972

Prudence Saunders Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Nfr2
Scope and Contents

Notebook, 1863-1864, of "Prudie" (Prudence)] Saunders of "Rocky Hill," near Courtland, Alabama, a student at Tuskaloosa [sic] Female College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The book which contains French exercises, also includes a diary, April 1-23, 1864, verses, and a list, May 1, 1864, of students at the college.

Dates: 1863-1864

Thomas E. Pugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00005
Scope and Contents The papers of Rev. Thomas E. Pugh, who was the minister of the Williamsburg Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1952-1981. Collection includes both personal and ministerial related material.  Early photograph albums show Pugh's childhood but his correspondence and papers begin with his student days at the University of Richmond in 1940.  He attended Crozer Theological Seminary and Harvard University Chaplain School before becoming an Army Chaplain in 1944.  His first...
Dates: 1914-2001; Majority of material found in 1941-1998

Rufus S. Read Civil War Diary

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Identifier: SC 00735
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1861-1864 of Rufus S. Read (b. 1840) a Union soldier of Pennsylvania. He mustered into Company "K", Pennsylvania 31st Infantry on 5/27/1861 as a musician, and into 2nd Company, U.S. Light Artillery in 1862. For a preliminary description, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.

Dates: 1861-1864

Reichsarbeitsdienst Photo Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00984
Scope and Contents Photo diary (36 pp.; 59 photos), of an unidentified member of the German Reichsarbeitsdienst (RDA), which was founded by the National Socialist government. Describes training, inspection, leisure activities and documents work assignments. It begins with the swearing-in of the group and ends with its dismissal at the end of the 6-months obligatory service. Common work projects for the RAD were highways, general construction and agricultural labor.After their initial training, this...
Dates: 1939 April-November

Anthony Reiff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00633
Scope and Contents

Two incomplete speeches of Anthony Reiff, President of the Musical Mutual Protective Union, New York and an incomplete diary (journal), written as if a book with chapters and page numbers, of a trip beginning in 1856 where he traveled in the United States and Europe. He talks of music venues, performers, composers and his personal experiences.

Dates: 1856 and undated

Renick Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5.350
Content Description The Renick Family papers include farm account books, newspaper clippings, obituaries, genealogical materials, photographs, correspondence, and artificats documenting the lives of the Renick Family. Family members documented include Dewey Campbell Renick, Fern Cooley Renick, Jean Renick, and Dewey C. Renick Jr. The farm account book, circa 1942-1962, includes accounts of Kings Mill Farm (Thomas M. Brooks), Carter’s Grove Farm, Evelynton Plantation, Kings Mill Dairy Farm (operated...
Dates: Circa1900-2007