Found in 331 Collections and/or Records:
Diary, 1877 October 11-December 17, of Anne Christian of [Richmond, Va. ?] The diary includes a description of Rutherford B. Hayes to the Virginia State Fair; and discusses the courtship of friends.
Papers, 1887-1900, of Pennsylvania sawmill worker S.H. Cleveland. The collection takes the form of 13 diaries and several deposit slips. The diaries chronicle the daily activities of S.H. Cleveland. Cleveland writes of work, his engagement and marriage, travels, and various other aspects of his life.
Diary, 1847-1863, of John Davenport of Canton, Massachusetts. Davenport farmed, made and delivered shoes, cut and sold firewood, and sold posts and hoops. Entries include details about his day to day activities, his sale of goods, medical treatment and the death of his wife Hannah in 1855, his attendence of Unitarian services, reading, and visits by friends, among others.
Diary, 1877-1884, of Edmund Dean of South Dakota. Includes description of Dean's life at college, his marriage, the birth of his children, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, and other current events. There is also an account of his move from Iowa to South Dakota, including interaction with others on the road. Dean also describes a lecture that he attended that was led by Eliza Stewart, one of the leaders of the Temperance movement.
Diary, October 5-November 11, 1863, of Robert C. DeCordy, acting as 3rd assistant engineer, U. S. S. Philadelphia, while the side-wheeled steamer was serving in the Union blockade squadron near Charleston, South Carolina. The volume includes sketches of maps of Charleston, sketches of ships, and newspaper clippings relating to the siege of Charleston.
Diary, 1881, of a Singer Sewing Machines salesman from Lisbon Falls, Maine. Describes daily activities, work-related and private. Accounts are kept in back of diary.
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Diary, circa 1930s, of a teenager named Darlene from Colfax, Washington. She discusses such topics as relationships, friends, movies she watches, and events which she attends, among other items. She also describes her activity as a baton twirler. For excerpts provided by the seller, click on the Finding Aid link below.
Five-year diary, 1945-1949 by an unidentified author. The entries describe activities typical of a homemaker, which suggests that the writer was a woman.
Entries were made on a daily basis and describe weather, cooking and baking, social visits, health, trips, etc. Although no place of residence is given, place names mentioned in the entries like Bridgewater, Bridgeport, Terryville, New Haven, and Roxbury, suggest Connecticut as the writer's state of residence.