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Creator:Tupper, Samuel, Reverend, active 1865
Title:Diary of the Reverend Samuel Tupper
Date(s):1865
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0110
Abstract:This is an American Civil War diary belonging to Reverend Samuel Tupper, describing his volunteer work with the U. S. Christian Commission in diary entries created between May 24 and[...] June 30, 1865, near Alexandria, Virginia.
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Subjects:Chaplains--Diaries | Chaplains | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Chaplains | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief | More Subjects
Creator:Grover, John C. (John Charles), 1844-1903
Title:John C. Grover Civil War journal
Date(s):1861-1865
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0032
Abstract:This journal was owned by Private John C. Grover of the Massachusetts 17th Infantry and chronicles his experiences fighting in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Grover's journal[...] contains frequent, autograph entries chronicling his experiences as a Union soldier in the Civil War from September 18, 1861, to July 27, 1865. Entries are short, but they provide information on troop movements, battles (occurring in North Carolina), orders, Grover's pay, the supplies he received, his daily activities, and news from other regiments. He also mentioned many soldiers dying of fever.
Subjects:Soldiers--United States--Diaries | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | More Subjects
Creator:Herbert, Charles, 1757-1808
Title:Charles Herbert Revolutionary War journal
Date(s):1776-1780
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0037
Abstract:Charles Herbert’s journal chronicles his time as a prisoner of the English during the Revolutionary War. It describes his daily activities and the hardships of prison. Many sections of the[...] diary have been written in code. A cipher is provided.
Subjects:Prisoners of war--England--History--18th century--Diaries. | Cryptography--History--18th century | Prisoners of war | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Durfee, P. B.
Title:My Journey to Memphis
Date(s):1866-1867
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0024
Abstract:This journal belonged to P. B. Durfee and chronicles two trips from Providence, Rhode Island, to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as a clerk during the 1860s.
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Subjects:Railroad travel--United States--History--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Clerks of the works--Diaries | Clerks of the works | More Subjects
Creator:Smith, James E., active 1864
Title:Pocket diary
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0059
Abstract:This diary was kept by a member of the 56th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, possibly named James E. Smith, from January 1 to May 5, 1864, during the U.S. Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers | Provincetown (Mass.)--History--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:White, Mary Avery, 1778-1860
Title:Mary Avery White journals
Date(s):1805-1855
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0084
Abstract:These three manuscripts are volumes of a journal kept by Mary Avery White (1778-1860) of Boylston, Massachusetts. White wrote extensively about life in rural Massachusetts, including observations on the weather,[...] notes about daily work and social visits, meditations on religion, and information about her involvement in various reform activities, including abolitionism and the temperance movement.
Subjects:Abolitionists--Massachusetts--History--19th century | Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century | Women--United States--Diaries | Climatology--Observations--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Garrigues, Mary
Title:Mary Garrigues journal
Date(s):1764-1782
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0132
Abstract:This journal was created by Mary Garrigues, who described her experiences at Quaker Meetings in the Mid Atlantic, her travels to those Meetings, and her preaching against slavery. She also[...] copied a portion of a 1759 manuscript by English Quaker Christopher Wilson.
Subjects:Quaker women | Quaker abolitionists | Quaker preaching | Slavery--Maryland | More Subjects
Creator:David, B. B.
Title:David, David, and Smith travel and real estate journals
Date(s):1851-1906
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0019
Abstract:These diaries, contained in four volumes, highlight daily life and travel to Wyoming, social activities, and real estate business, primarily in Iowa and Wyoming between 1851 and 1906. Individuals named[...] B. B. David, E. C. David, and William W. Smith produced three of these four volumes. The final compiler of the diaries is unknown.
Subjects:Travel writing--United States--History--19th century | Real property--Iowa--History--19th century | Surveyors | Travelers | More Subjects
Creator:Vinton, John Rogers, 1801-1847
Title:Private Journal No. V
Date(s):1827-1828
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0062
Abstract:This diary of American soldier and painter John Rogers Vinton (1801-1847) covers the period September 20, 1827, to March 22, 1828, and provides a detailed look into the political and[...] social atmosphere of Washington, D.C., in the late 1820s. Vinton discusses Washington, D.C., politics (including the upcoming 1828 election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson), his duties as an officer in the military, as well as his social life, interest in painting, fashion, and theatrical performances.
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Subjects:Courtship--United States--History--19th century | Military officers | Artists (visual artists) | Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Warren, S. Edward (Samuel Edward), 1831-1909
Title:Journal Vol. I S.E.W.
Date(s):1846-1849
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0079
Abstract:This journal contains autograph entries documenting the life and education of Massachusetts resident Samuel Edward Warren from the years 1846-1849.
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Subjects:Education--United States--History--19th century | Student activities--United States--History--19th century | Students | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Kimball, Ella Pultz Mann, 1846-
Title:Journal of Ella Pultz Kimball
Date(s):1881-1887
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0048
Abstract:This diary was kept by Ella Pultz Kimball from May 8, 1881, to May 31, 1883. The 262 page volume documents the daily social and domestic activities of a wealthy[...] New York City-area family in the early 1880s.
Subjects:Manners and customs--History--19th century | Housewives (people) | Jersey City (N.J.)--History--19th century | New York (N.Y.)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Strickland, Peter, 1837-1921
Title:Peter Strickland papers
Date(s):1857-1912
Call No:MSS 0171
Abstract:Peter Strickland (1837-1922) was a shipmaster, merchant, and U.S. consul in the French colony of Senegal. Diaries and letter books of Peter Strickland dating 1857 to 1912. While varying in[...] content, the diaries center around Strickland’s life as a merchant, both on the sea as well as in Senegal. Issues of two French colonial weekly newspapers contextualize the events of the French colony during Strickland’s time there.
Subjects:Shipping--United States--History--19th century | United States--Foreign relations--Africa | Agents (commercial representatives) | Dakar (Senegal) | More Subjects
Creator:Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
Title:Kay Boyle papers relating to the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia
Date(s):1960-1979
Call No:MSS 0262
Abstract:Kay Boyle, born in 1902, is best known for her work and accomplishments as a poet, short story writer, novelist, journalist, teacher, and political activist. One of the prominent American[...] expatriates during the 1920s and 1930s, much of Kay Boyle's work reflects the influences of that literary circle. The Kay Boyle papers relating to the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia, spanning from 1960-1979, consists of diaries, correspondence, books, periodicals, news clippings, reports, speeches, audio recording tapes, a photograph, and poems, documenting controversial aspects of the ground war in Vietnam and its possible expansion into Cambodia through the recorded thoughts and actions of Kay Boyle and the Citizens' Mission to Cambodia. Additional items capture the evolution of political Cambodia well into the 1970s through various publications and articles.
Subjects:Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | International relations | Vietnam--History--20th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | More Subjects