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Diaries and journals.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 149 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret V. Watson Diary

Collection Number: A&M 3671
Overview Diary of Margaret V. "Jennie" Watson, a resident of northern West Virginia, with most entries dating from 1877 to 1879 during the period of her single life. These entries provide a glimpse of the day-to-day life of the author, including giving music lessons, sewing, entertaining, traveling by horse-drawn carriages and trains, and her courtship with Clarence Smith, whom she married on 21 May 1879. A 26 June 1877 entry mentions the "Mystics" having a "Grand Meeting" at Governor Pierpont's. On...
Dates: 1877-1882; Majority of material found in 1877-1879

Martha Dent Watson (1837-1905) Diary

Collection Number: A&M 1798

Diary written in Fairmont by an unmarried daughter of Thomas Watson and Rebecca Haymond Watson, the youngest sister of James Otis Watson. Comments concern the Civil War, the Southern cause, Lincoln and his assassination, and the attitudes of Fairmont residents toward Southern sympathizers and returning Confederate soldiers.

Dates: 1864 December 31 - 1865 December 21

Mary Behner Christopher, Missionary, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3131
Overview The microfilm collection contains 10 diaries and inserted supplementary letters, clippings, and photographs kept by Presbyterian missionary Mary Behner during her years as the first director of The Shack, a settlement house in the Scotts Run Area of Monongalia County. In addition to the microfilm, there is an addendum to this collection dating from 2006. It includes a photograph album kept by Anna Santore DeLancy, who was a Sunday School teacher at the Shack, a Presbyterian neighborhood...
Dates: 1928-1937

Max Mathers Collection Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2386
Overview Correspondence, financial papers, diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to the Max Mathers family and Monongalia County, West Virginia. The activities of Anna DeGant Mathers, wife of Max Mathers, and Margaret Mathers Barrick, his daughter, as well as of Margaret's two sons, William Mathers Barrick and George Milton Barrick, Jr. are well represented in the family papers. Max Mather's own papers document his personal life, Republican party activities, genealogical...
Dates: 1821-1957

Maxwell Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0010
Overview Papers of Hu Maxwell (1860-1927), historian, editor, and author of several county histories of West Virginia, along with papers and records of other family members. There are manuscripts of fiction, verse, and local history written by Maxwell, as well as a number of his manuscripts and publications dealing with forestry which were prepared while he was a member of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Maxwell kept a diary during the years 1901-1919 while residing...
Dates: ca. 1845-1950, 2017; Majority of material found within ca. 1845-1950

Meade Arble Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2464

The collection consists of unrevised, bound proofs of an unpublished book, 'The Long Tunnel: A Coal Miner's Journal', by Arble (October 15, 1976) and a photocopy of his article, 'Notes from a Coal Mine,' published in the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, Jan. 12, 1975.

Dates: 1975-1976

Mrs. Lawrence M. Cox Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1206
Scope and Contents Genealogical records compiled and collected by Mrs. Cox include correspondence, Revolutionary War records of Monongalia County veterans, Bible records of various West Virginia families, and the records of the Thomas Cox, James Curtis, George Dement, John Devore, Lewis Frankenberry, Dennis Springer, Joseph Bennett, John Burrough, Ulwrick Hostetter, Samuel Hyman, James Coburn (Cobun), Daniel Vanata, David Wherry, Whitham, and Jacob Wolfe families. The collection also includes the diary of J.H....
Dates: ca. 1816, 1859, 1924-1940

Nicholas Marmion, Physician, Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1071
Overview Personal, medical, and business papers, account books, and daily journals of a Harpers Ferry physician (d. 1883). Subjects include the practice of a small town doctor, his related business interests, and the education and careers of his children, three of whom became medical doctors. Included are the papers of William V. Marmion (1840-1922), who studied eye surgery in Vienna and established a practice in Washington, D.C. There are letters from George Marmion, acting surgeon and secretary of...
Dates: 1798-1951

Ohio Historical Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1202

Papers relating to the early development of Marietta and the Ohio Valley include the journal, 1784-1790, and correspondence, 1776-1824 (3 vols.), of a Revolutionary War officer and organizer of the Ohio Company, General Rufus Putnam; papers of Samuel Prescott Hildreth entitled: "Early Events in the Valley of Ohio, 1787 to 1847" (2 vols.); letter from Nathan Goodale to Rufus Putnam, 15 March 1788; journal of Joseph Buell, 1785-1789; and a journal of John Mathews, 1786 (holograph copy).

Dates: ca. 1776-1872

Ordner Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2006

A genealogy of the Ordner family which indicates its relationship to the Carrolls of Carrolton, Maryland; and a Civil War diary of George W. Ordner of Company B, Fifth Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry, relating its movements, encampments, skirmishes and battles. His unit served mainly in West Virginia, fighting at Droop Mountain and driving the Confederates from Mercer County in the 1864 campaign.

Dates: ca. 1956