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Diaries and journals.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 149 Collections and/or Records:

Lewis Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0551
Overview Personal and business papers of the Lewis family, mainly of John D. (1800-1882), Charles C., Sr. (b.1839), and Charles C., Jr. (b.1865), of Kanawha County. For the period 1825-1875 there are papers of various members of the Ruffner, Dickinson, and Wilson families of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and other states. The business papers relate to farming operations, the purchase and sale of slaves, salt manufacturing and trade, the Old Sweet Springs Company, coal, iron, oil,...
Dates: 1825-1936

Lewis Francisco Diary

Collection Number: A&M 0230

Diary and commonplace book with miscellaneous entries showing: types of employment in Parkersburg and Charleston; weather conditions; and prices of clothing, room and board, tools, and wages.

Dates: 1841-1865

Lewis Schaeffer, Soldier, Civil War Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 1540
Overview Civil War diaries of Lewis Schaeffer (b. July 4, 1833), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who served in Company A of the 68th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers (Scott Legion of Philadelphia) from September 1862 to June 1865. Collection consists of three pocket diaries on microfilm. They cover the periods from September-December 1862; 1863, and January-June 1865. There is no diary for 1864. Schaeffer provides only brief descriptions of his combat service, but offers a detailed record of army...
Dates: 1862-1863, 1865

Logan Osborne Family and Business Records

Collection Number: A&M 2941
Overview A ledger and financial records of Logan Osborne (1836-39) also containing the will of Balamm Osborne. The ledger contains accounts of an assortment of general store goods from perishables such as food and candles to durable goods such as tools and carriages. There are Osborne family deeds, land contracts and letters about family matters and debt (1808-89). There are early nineteenth century state bank script from Louisiana, Virginia, and North Carolina. There are land indentures and legal...
Dates: 1761-1982

Luke Wilcox (1795-1854) Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2015

Diary of Luke Wilcox, a Kanawha County farmer, merchant, salt well and furnace owner and operator, written in memorandum form except for scattered entries giving more information on specific subjects, such as the weather, churches and ministers, farm operation, travel, salt wells and furnaces, slaves, names of personal and business correspondents, coal, and land purchases. There is also an addendum regarding the Wilcox family bible. See "Scope and Contents" for additional information.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1843-1854; 1795-1879

Luther Haymond, Surveyor, Diary and Surveyor's Book

Collection Number: A&M 0772
Scope and Contents

A hand written journal kept by Col. Luther Haymond of Harrison County, [W.] Va., from 1830-1833, telling of his travels and experiences at the time. The journal notes Haymond’s observations while traveling by horse from Harrison County, West Virginia, to Baltimore, Maryland. There are descriptions of Baltimore, Romney, Charles Town, and other places.

Dates: 1830-1833

Lyman Stedman, Farmer and Politician, Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2042

Diary of Lyman Stedman (1824-1916), a farmer and former member of the House of Delegates, 1877, from Brown's Island, Hancock County. Entries concern farm operation, Republican political activities on the district and county level, comments on state and national organizations, floods on the Ohio River, steamboat and barge traffic, Hopedale School, Methodist Episcopal Church, railroad travel, circuses and fairs, taxes and land valuations, and Memorial Day.

Dates: 1880-1885

Marcia Louise Sumner Phillips, Journal of an Upshur County Resident Regarding the Civil War

Collection Number: A&M 1846
Overview Photocopy of typescript transcription of the manuscript journal kept by Marcia Louise Sumner Phillips of French Creek and Buckhannon, Virginia (West Virginia). It contains commentary on local and family affairs, and on Civil War military activities in the western Virginia and Virginia areas. Other subjects include churches, travel, elections, holiday celebrations, and the 1863 statehood convention in Parkersburg. There are descriptions of and quoted conversations with officers of both the...
Dates: 1861-1863

Margaret M. Simon, Compiler, "Trips from Ohio to New Germany in Preston County, Virginia 1826, 1833, 1835"

Collection Number: A&M 3550
Overview Transcript of "Trips from Ohio to New Germany in Preston County, Virginia 1826, 1833, 1835; Journal entries taken from the Tagebuch [Diary] of David Simon, Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio; translated from the German original with an introduction and indexes by Margaret Miller Simon." The journal entries record the travel experiences of David Simon from Mahoning County, Ohio to Washington, Pennsylvania and New Germany in Preston County near present-day Aurora; includes a record of...
Dates: 1825-1986

Margaret Prescott Montague, Author, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1110
Scope and Contents Correspondence, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, diaries, press clippings, photographs, and printed material of a West Virginia essayist, short-story writer, poet and novelist, who won the first O. Henry Memorial Prize in 1919 for her short story, "England to America." The papers include correspondence from editors, publishers, agents and critics; readers' correspondence; family letters; manuscripts of short stories and other works; outlines, plots, and drafts; and diaries and notebooks...
Dates: 1893-1958