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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 337 Collections and/or Records:

Edmonds Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 Ed6
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1790-1871, of the Edmonds family. Includes ledger, 1790- 1794, of John Edmonds, Sr. kept near Quantico and Dumfries, Prince William County, Va.; commission, 1809 February 23, of Elias Edmonds signed by Thomas Jefferson; letter, 1844 April 22, of John F. Edmonds, Macon County, Mo. to his father Elias Edmonds, Upperville, Va.; and diary, 1870-1871, of Joseph Addison Edmonds of Lexington, Mo. kept on a trip to Texas.

Dates: 1790-1871

Heinz and Gertrud Siegel Elber papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00391
Content Description

The Heinz and Gertrud Siegel Elber papers consist of a scrapbook and a guestbook documenting their social life and Heinz Elber's professional career as a kapellmeister (bandmaster) in Dresden, Germany. Heinz Elber (30 April 1882-5 December 1969) and Gertrude Siegel in 1951.

Also included is biographical background information provided by relatives in form of diary excerpts, correspondence and a newsletters article about Heinz Elber's life and violins.

Dates: 1918-2012

Elizabeth Todd Gilmore diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01762
Content Description

A hundred and eighty page diary kept by Elizabeth Todd Gilmore while on a trip to Europe in 1934. Gilmore traveled with her friend Rhea through Austria, England, Italy and Germany. While in the last two countries, Gilmore remarked upon the conditions of the Fascist and Nazi controlled tourist sites she visited.

Content warnings for anti-Semitism

Dates: 1934 August

Nathan A. Eubank Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.598
Scope and Contents 4 diaries, 1925-1926, 1942-1943, and 1946-1947 of Nathan A. Eubank of Pulaski, Prospect, Nolensville and Nashville, Tennesse. According to information recorded in the 1925-1926 volume, Eubank began keeping diaries in 1923. He titled the 1925-1926 diary: "A record of my daily writings of things I learn know and see. Volume No. 3." The entries are often lengthy and include comments on weather, health, family, happenings in the community as well as opinions and statements on local, national and...
Dates: 1925-1946; Majority of material found in 1925-1926, 1942-1943, 1946-1947

Fanny Kean Leake Patton diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01903
Content Description Collection contains a single diary of American woman Fanny Kean Leake Pattaon (1867-1939) during her time with the American Episcopal Mission in Kyoto, Japan. She and her husband Rev. J. Lindsay Patton (1966-1915), worked in Japan as missionaries for fifteen years starting in the late 1880s. By the time the diary was written, they had been overseas for several years and had five children, some of whom were born in Japan. The diary includes documentation about Fanny and her husband's...
Dates: 1891 February 26 - 1891 June 27

Fanny Kean Leake Patton diary

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2024.138
Dates: 1891 February 26 - 1891 June 27

Farm Diaries (Virginia)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.265
Scope and Contents Twenty-two diaries kept by unidentified farm owner or manager for the years 1923-1944 and 1954. Entries are mostly brief and note daily weather and chores performed on the farm, which employed 6-8 men year round and up to 60 on the orchard during picking season. Most entries give the full names of workers employed each day and broken down by task. The identity of the farm and location have not been positively established at this point: The seller notes that the farm was assumed...
Dates: 1923-1944, 1954

Farmer's Account Book, V

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Af22
Scope and Contents

Account book, 1894-1913, of an unidentified farmer which includes various notes, diary entries, and songs.

Dates: 1894-1913

George W. Fetterman Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.498
Scope and Contents Contains a sixty-year account of the life of George W. Fetterman, a western New York farmer. He started out as a laborer in Clarkson, NY, working for local farmers, including the Dennison, Garland, Garrison, Moore, Green, and King families. He later moved to Pendleton, NY, where he had a farm with his wife Eliza Prosser and daughter Dorothy. He frequently mentioned the nearby city of Lockport where he conducted business.The brief daily diary entries describe events of the day, chiefly work...
Dates: 1890-1950

Sallie and Stephen Fisher Travel Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00784
Scope and Contents

The following description was provided by the seller:

"These two manuscript travel diaries present detailed information about Amish communities throughout the United States in the 1940s and 1950. The diaries were written by a middle-age Amish couple from Honey Brook and Ronks, Pennsylvania: Stephen King Fisher and Sallie L. Fisher.

Dates: 1940-1950

Henrietta S. Fitzhugh Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00924
Scope and Contents Diary of Henrietta S. Fitzhugh of a trip. Includes letters concerning the diary, the Washington, Fitzhugh and Meade Families genealogy, news clippings concerning Washington land, Washington royal blood and family obituaries, pencil drawing of a Washington silhouette, letter with Fitzhugh/Meade genealogy information, Colonial Dames invitation to unveiling of tablet in memory of George Washington at Ravenswood, West Virginia (1932), and correspondence with Mrs. Archie Q. Brockenbrough of New...
Dates: 1827-2003; Majority of material found in 1827, 1930, 1932, 2003

Fletcher Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00216
Scope and Contents Three letterpress copy books of the Fletcher Family.  The books are written by a woman, possibly from Georgia. The writer is an ancestor of the donor, Dr. John S. Fletcher.  Partial signatures suggest Joan and Hownick. Msv. 1 has some water damage and much faded ink.  Cover unattached.  Includes a few pages of transcript from letters written from Richmond, Virginia from July 22-26, 1861.  Carbon paper in back of book.  July-September 1861. Describes traveling from...
Dates: 1861-1867

Macy E. Flinn Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00804
Scope and Contents Diary of Macy Flinn (b. ca. 1896) of Maine for the years 1909-1910. Macy Flinn, who lived near the towns of Waterville and Sidney, Maine, was starting high school at the time she began her diary. In brief daily entries she records weather, helping her parents with the business, social activities like playing games with friends, taking trips to town, books she read, horseback riding, etc. There are also two poems following the last  entries.  From time to time Macy uses Greek characters for...
Dates: 1909-1910

Alma Fontaine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 84 F73
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks, 1923-1926, kept by Alma Mae Clarke Fontaine while a schoolgirl in New Rochelle, N. Y. containing clippings, reviews and programs from theater productions in New York, N. Y. as well as excerpts from her diary pertaining to the New York theater.

Dates: 1923-1926

John Foster diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 2023.061
Content Description

Five handwritten diaries written from 1978 to 1982. The diaries belonged to John Foster, a Hamilton college student in Schenectady, New York. The diaries cover a period of John’s life in which he worked a summer job as a dishwasher at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolten Landing, New York and as he studied abroad in Aberdeen Scotland. Within the diaries, John also ponders his friendships and sexual identification. A single letter is also included in the collection

Dates: 1979-1982

Frances Forrester-Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01886
Content Description

This collection contains the manuscript diary kept by Frances Forrester-Brown while living and working in Guatemala in 1910. It includes a wealth of everyday details of her life in Guatemala, her interactionpublic officials, her domestic and managerial duties, her work as a local

Dates: Broadcast: 1910-2014

Frankie E. Carper diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01904
Dates: 1853 October 20 - 1855 May 29

John Alonzo Frenger Diary and Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00659
Scope and Contents Diary and account book, 1876-1879 of John Alonzo Frenger of Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. The accounts are for farming and household expenses and the diary entries describe  farming, trips to town, social visits, health, family life, church related events and also comment on economic developments and political events.  Also included is a 1881 clipping from the Alleghany Tribune, that shows that a relative of John Alonzo Frenger, W.H.H. Frenger was editor and proprietor at...
Dates: 1876-1879

G. B. Keeler Diary

 Collection — Small Collections Box 120, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01755
Content Description

A hundred page handwritten diary kept by G. B. Keeler. Keeler worked and lived in Petersburg, VA. The diary contains details of his home life and mentions of his work as a contractor and mason.

Content warning for derogatory language directed towards Black individuals.

Dates: 1879 - 1887

Phyllis Gabowitz Diary and Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00841
Scope and Contents Diary of Phyllis Gabowitz of Highland Park, Middlesex County, New Jersey. She was a 6th grade student at the time she wrote her diary in 1958. The "Ponytail" diary measures 4" x 5 1/2", and has 123 handwritten entries. Included with the diary is a 5" x 7" photograph of the author and her classmates, and on the back of the photograph she gives the names of her those shown in the picture. The following description was provided by the seller: "Phyllis writes of watching TV shows...
Dates: 1958

Lena Pomeroy Galanis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00893
Scope and Contents Lena Pomeroy began her diary on July 31, 1924, when she was just 15 years old. It is a small one, written at the beginning of a composition book that is approximately 6" X 8" in size (15.24 cm X 20.32 cm). She numbered the pages of her diary. When she started it, she was pregnant, and going away from her home in Bartlesville to “the Mother Lee Home.” She made her last entry on December 5, 1924. The diary entries consistently show how much she missed her family. They also reflect...
Dates: circa 1922-1924

James Galt Diary, 1835-1844

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D10
Scope and Contents

Diary of James Galt, of "Point of Fork," Fluvanna County, Virginia which concerns farm management on several plantations, activities of himself and his family and includes lists of clothing given out to slaves (slaves listed by family group) and includes an incident concerning the alleged poisoning of slaves (entry for 18 January 1839.)

Dates: 1835-1844

Galt Papers (I)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G13
Scope and Contents Professional and personal papers; 1745-1892; of the Galt family of Williamsburg, Virginia. Papers primarily concern the Galt family's work at the Eastern State Hospital, including apothecary shop daybooks, account books, medical daybooks, clinical notebooks, weather diaries, commonplace books, reports, medical notes, lecture notes, correspondence, and other. The personal papers consist of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, school notes, financial papers, memoirs, and other material....
Dates: 1745-1892

Galt Papers (II)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G13 (II)
Scope and Contents Papers, 1840-1862, of John M. Galt II concerning his work at the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. Includes correspondence, reports, clinical notes, medical diaries, financial papers, and printed material. Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings were added to the collection in 2011 and are in Box 17. The subject matter is mental health with topics such as insanity, murder, suicide and criminal behavior.  Some clippings are about Eastern State Hospital (Virginia...
Dates: 1840-1862

Galt Papers (III-A)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 78 G13 (III-A)
Scope and Contents

Papers of Alexander Galt, Jr. and his family.  Mostly correspondence but also includes contracts, financial records, diaries, notebooks, sculptures and ephemera.  Most items written to, or by, Alexander Galt, Jr. when he was living in Florence, Italy.  Alexander Galt's sketchbook which includes photograph of Galt's sketch of General Stonewall Jackson.

Dates: 1848-1917