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Diaries and journals.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 149 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Solomon White Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1732
Overview The manuscript diary of Henry Solomon White, a Corporal and Orderly Sergeant in Company N, Sixth Regiment, [West] Virginia Volunteer Infantry, covering the period of 24 September 1861 to 26 September 1864. Company N was organized at Camp White, in 1861 for a three-year tour of duty guarding the B.&O. and North Western railroads. The company was stationed at various times at Burton, Littleton, Barrackville, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Grafton, and Webster. Squads of this company...
Dates: 1861-1865

J. H. Kelley, Physicians' Accounts

Collection Number: A&M 2688

Four volumes titled "Physician's Visiting List," dated 1886, 1891, 1905, and 1906, for the Parkersburg, West Virginia, area. The 1891 copy contains a prescription written by J.H. Kelley, M.D. of Parkersburg, suggesting that all volumes were Kelley's. They contain numerous names, addresses, charges, and treatments, as well as other miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1886, 1891, 1905-1906

Jackson County, West Virginia Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 2661

Diaries kept by Luther Wolfe, C.A. Wolfe, and Mary Kinser, of Jackson County, which mention weather conditions, community events, family news, and events of national importance.

Dates: 1894-1896

Jacob M. Campbell Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1109
Scope and Contents Military orders, telegrams, military correspondence concerning Campbell's command, lists of Confederate deserters, ordnance and quartermaster returns, additional military records, and a personal diary of Colonel Campbell, commander of the Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers which operated along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Cumberland, Maryland, and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Subjects include civilian-military relations; guerrilla activities of John D. Imboden, the...
Dates: 1861-1888; Majority of material found within 1861-1865

Jacob M. Campbell Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1267
Scope and Contents

Facsimiles of letters, a deposition, and an indenture related to civilian affairs under Colonel Campbell's command. The collection also includes a letter dated July 20, 1796, from Lancaster, to a Miss Mary Witmer, Berkeley Springs who is visiting the baths.

Dates: 1796, 1862-1863

Jacob S. Hayden Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2302

Chronicle written by Hayden, Mayor of Fairmont, of his trip to the west coast. He describes the perils of a steamboat trip from Pittsburgh to Independence, Missouri, and the joys and hardships of travel by wagon across the Great Plains to California. Indian encounters, river crossings, inclement weather, scarcity of water, thieves, and firing squads are some of the topics noted.

Dates: 1852

James Howard Patterson Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 2866

Eleven years of diaries of James Howard Patterson, a Glen Roy, Ohio, teacher. Describes weather, daily school routines and lessons, and general affairs of his personal and social life. Diaries are for years 1904, 1911, 1913, 1921, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1938, and 1944.

Dates: 1904-1944

James William Kuykendall Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1180

Papers of a land surveyor from Hardy County include family and business correspondence, 1888-1926; letters from George Benson Kuykendall on family genealogy, 1911-1914; Kuykendall's correspondence as a member of the county board of education, 1908-1915; account books, diaries, surveying notes, Sunday school class book, 1876-1923; and plats, surveys, and deeds of land in the Hardy-Grant County area.

Dates: 1765-1926

James Wilson, Farmer, Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2533

This diary shows the daily activities of a farm family in Short Run, Maryland. The entries are continuous from 1 January 1915 to 21 July 1915 and intermittent from 22 July until the final entry on 2 October. In the diary Wilson discusses weather conditions, farm work performed by himself and his siblings, trips to neighboring towns and to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, illnesses and death, and social occasions.

Dates: 1915

James Z. McChesney Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2051
Overview Typescript copies of correspondence, diary entries, biographical sketches of Confederate veterans, manuscripts recounting battles, rosters of Confederate cavalry and infantry companies, and newspaper clippings of Pvt. James Z. McChesney of the Confederate States Army. Subjects include Confederate military activities, military activity in the Shenandoah Valley, McCausland's march on Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and information on various units and battles. Addendum of 2004/05/06 includes...
Dates: 1853-1959