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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 225 Collections and/or Records:

William Riley Huston diary and obituary

 Collection — Folder S2689
Identifier: S2689
Scope and Contents There is one diary in the collection, dated April 1, 1896 to September 30, 1903. The book proceeds with daily entries of an average length of two lines. The entries remark on employment, household chores, and weather, good and bad. Huston seems to have worked intermittently as a manual laborer. As a result, many of the buildings of Winchester at the turn of the 19th century into the 20th century are named (e.g., the orphans' home, the central school building). Entries also provide personal...
Dates: 1896-1903

William S. Bradford papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0155
Scope and Contents This collection includes original letters and photocopied diary entries from William S. Bradford of Indiana from 1861 to 1862. It also includes a tintype photograph and print of tintype of William S. Bradford, a carte de visite of Lucy Bradford, newspaper clippings (), and a metal stencil of Capt. Bradford's name, rank, and regiment, likely used for military documentation and communication.
Dates: 1861-1862

William W. Thumser collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1148
Scope and Contents This collection contains 12 monthly pocket diaries that William W. Thumser used to record his experiences while traveling the "All-Canadian Route" to the Klondike Gold Rush. His diary entries begin with his departure from Athabasca Landing on May 2, 1898 and continue daily as he describes his travels on the Slave, MacKenzie, and Rat Rivers, wintering at Shacktown, and ends at his camp near Bell City on April 30, 1899. He describes the rain, snow, and bitter cold weather; mosquitos, bear...
Dates: 1898-1899

William Wilson diaries

 Collection
Identifier: V156
Scope and Contents This collection includes 16 volumes containing the diaries of William Wilson of Clinton County, Indiana. Ranging from 1880 to 1920, the diary entries include descriptions of farm life, social activities, and economic conditions along with personal finance notations and copies of affidavits regarding his disablity from his service in the Civil War. The first volume was originally a ledger used in 1859 and Wilson's first diary entry on December 29, 1880 mentions that he went to visit Sam Holiday...
Dates: 1859-1920

Zerilla L. Kimberling collection

 Collection — Folder S2361
Identifier: S2361
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diary of Zerilla L. Kimberling written in the 1878 purchasers' pass book, "Leading Business Firms of Shelbyville, Ind." The diary entries mention the weather, church activities, and her paternal grandparents' genealogy and range from 1879 to 1881. The collection also includes photocopies of letters to Zerilla and her sister, Estella, and range from 1883 to 1905. The bulk of the letters were written to Zerilla from her friend, Iva Rice Beard, and discuss love,...
Dates: 1883-1904