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Alfred Moore Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8010
Overview A manuscript Civil War diary of Confederate States Army lieutenant Alfred Moore, written as a member of Co. I, 11th Virginia Cavalry. Moore's entries extend from September 1864 to February 1865: events covered include Hampton's cattle raid and Rosser's raid on Beverly, West Virginia.
Dates: 1864-1865

Anna Quincy Thaxter Cushing Diary

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Identifier: MSN/EA 8019-1-B
Overview A diary maintained by Anna Quincy Thaxter Cushing (1825-1900) of Dorchester, Massachusetts, with daily entries running from March 1858 to August 1861. The entries describe Cushing's personal, family, and social life in considerable detail.
Dates: 1858-1861

California-Oregon Trail Diary

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Identifier: MSN/EA 8014
Overview An 1850 overland diary recording an emigrant's passage from Dubuque, Iowa to the Salt Lake Cutoff.
Dates: 1850

Captain James Martyn Eaves Papers

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Identifier: MSE/MD 6417
Scope and Contents This collection contains the World War I papers of Captain James Martyn (J.M.) Eaves, spanning just before his service, through the war, and into post-war Occupied Europe. The collection contains five diaries in Eaves’ hand specifically detailing his day-to-day experiences in the war. In the back of the diaries, Eaves wrote notes and letter drafts, and enclosed photographs and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection consists of letters sent to and from Captain Eaves. The majority of the...
Dates: undated; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1916

Corkins Family Manuscripts

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Identifier: MSN/EA 8013
Overview Three manuscript journals and albums kept by female members of the Corkins family of Vermont and Massachusetts. Included is a personal journal of Sarah Corkins Towslee (1833-1898), describing her years as an operative in the mills of the Connecticut River Valley.
Dates: 1824-1886

David B. Arthur Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8001
Overview A Civil War manuscript diary kept by David B. Arthur of Grant County, Wisconsin, as 1st sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Co. I, 20th Wisconsin Infantry. Entries range from October 1862 to June 1863, when the regiment was serving in Missouri and Arkansas.
Dates: 1862-1863

Dr. George Marshall Oakden Collection

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Identifier: MSE/MD 3820
Overview The manuscript diaries of Surgeon Lieutenant George Marshall Oakden, who served in the British Navy from 1914 to 1919, and the letters of his brother, Arthur, who died in the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.
Dates: 1915-1917

Durand Family Papers

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Identifier: MSH/LAT 0002
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of members of the Durand family, including Augusto Durand and José Durand. Also included are papers of Augusto’s friend and colleague, Dr. Ricardo Flores. The collection spans from the mid-nineteenth century to José Durand’s death in 1990. Materials include correspondence, postcards, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, literary drafts, notebooks, and certificates.
Dates: 1858 - 1990

George H. Murphy Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8011
Overview A manuscript Civil War diary of Confederate States Army lieutenant George H. Murphy, written as a member of Co. D, 23rd Virginia Cavalry. Entries extend from 1 March to 13 April 1865, and recount the author's movements up and down the Shenandoah Valley.
Dates: 1865

Gomberg-Verzhbinskaia and Rabinowich Papers

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Identifier: MSE/REE 0013
Overview Eleonora Petrovna Gomberg-Verzhbinskaia was a well known art critic and historian of art, and the collection consists of documents, diaries, correspondence, written drafts, photographs, books, and slides. Gomberg's daughter, Nina Rabinowich, is a practicing artist, and her husband, Boris Rabinowich, was an important non-conformist artist. The family emigrated to Vienna, Austria, in 1977, and the collection includes catalogs, brochures, and posters for art exhibits of both Boris and Nina as well...
Dates: 1900-2014; (bulk 1930s-1990s)

H. H. Wiseman Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8022
Overview A manuscript diary maintained by Confederate States Pvt. H. H. Wiseman, Co. B, 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, recounting Wiseman's experiences in Union prison camps at Governors Island and Elmira, New York in 1864-1865.
Dates: August 1864 - February 1865

Jacob P. Russel Diary

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Identifier: MSN/EA 8003-01-B
Overview A manuscript diary kept by a young Philadelphia drug store worker named Jacob Russel, from October 1857 to February 1859.
Dates: 1857 - 1859

James Boardman Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8000
Overview A short-entry Civil War manuscript soldier's diary for the calendar year 1863, kept by James Boardman, Co. B, 3rd Minnesota Infantry.
Dates: 1863

James C. Woodworth Collection

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Identifier: MSN/CW 1014
Overview Civil War papers and realia of James C. Woodworth of Worcester, Massachusetts, who from 1861 to 1864 served in Co. H of the 25th Massachusetts Infantry, rising to lieutenant. Included in the collection are a 6-volume wartime diary and an album containing 73 tintype portraits of members of Co. H.
Dates: 1861-1900; Majority of material found in 1861-1865

John Curtice Diary

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Identifier: MSN/COL 9101-01-B
Overview An eighteenth-century manuscript copy of a diary kept by Capt. John Curtice of the Massachusetts militia in 1745-1745/6, during the siege and occupation of the French fortress of Louisbourg.
Dates: 1745-1746

Mary Huntington Morgan Diary

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Identifier: MSN/MN 8008
Overview A manuscript diary of some 80,000 words kept by Mary Huntington Morgan (1873-1966) in Washington DC during the year 1896. Morgan was the unmarried 23-year-old daughter of Daniel Nash Morgan (1844-1931), Treasurer of the United States under Grover Cleveland.
Dates: 1896

Ostrom Stephen Lont diary

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Identifier: MSN/EA 8004
Overview A manuscript diary for 1860 kept by a doctor named Ostrom Stephen Lont, from Mazeppa, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Accompanying the diary are around 40 unidentified carte-de-visite portrait photographs and two Lont family bibles.
Dates: 1860

Strunsky-Walling Collection

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Identifier: MSN/MN 0509
Overview A collection of personal papers of the "millionaire socialists" Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling and their family, mostly dating from the 1920s and 30s. Included are more than 500 letters to, from, and between Strunsky-Walling family members, and two diaries of Anna Strunsky Walling.
Dates: 1906-1967; Majority of material found in ( 1925-1937)

Sydney Hobart Ball and Family Papers

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Identifier: MSN/MN 0513
Scope and Contents The collection documents both the personal life and the professional activities of Sydney Hobart Ball. It includes more than 1,600 of Ball's letters, mainly written to family members while on mining trips around the world, as well as over 1,000 photos taken by Ball during these trips. There are also reports, articles and notes written by Ball on mining, as well as maps of places he visited. Also present in the collection is correspondence belonging to Ball's wife Mary, and to his daughters Mary...
Dates: 1885 – 1991; Majority of material found in 1905 – 1949

Theresa Milburn Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8021
Overview A manuscript diary kept during the Civil War by Theresa Milburn, a young woman living on a plantation in Avoyelles Parish in central Louisiana.
Dates: 1863-1878; Majority of material found in 1863-1865

Thomas Benton Alexander Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8003
Overview A short-entry Civil War manuscript diary of Confederate States soldier Thomas Benton Alexander, written as a member of the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Regiment, Company B (3rd). Much of the content dates from the final year of the war, when Alexander was captured at Mobile Bay and imprisoned at Elmira, New York.
Dates: 1861-1865

Thomas F. Mason Letters on the Cotton Trade

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Identifier: MSN/CW 5111
Overview Four manuscript letters addressed to New York investor Thomas F. Mason, discussing the cotton trade conducted by northern merchants with Confederate held areas along the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.
Dates: 1863-1864

Thomas J. Barb Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8002
Overview A Civil War manuscript diary of Confederate States trooper Thomas J. Barb, written as a member of the 1st (Dobbin's) Arkansas Cavalry Regiment. Entries extend from 18 June to 11 September 1863 and include accounts of several key engagements in Arkansas, including the attack on Helena and the defense of Little Rock.
Dates: 1863

Thomas Kemp Cartmell Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8018
Overview A personal diary maintained by Confederate veteran Thomas Kemp Cartmell, mostly during the late war years and Reconstruction, 1864-1866. The entries were written at the Cartmell family estate, "Retirement," in Frederick County, Virginia.
Dates: 1864-1872; Majority of material found in 1864-1866

Watson Family Papers

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Identifier: MSN/EA 10011
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscript material created by or related to the Watson Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Included are various autograph manuscripts, indenture releases and a mortgage, poetry, legal manuscripts, a passport, two diaries belonging to John and Martha Watson, and a manuscript containing a personal memoir and a Native American speech.
Dates: circa 1700, 1792-1878

William Cline Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8007
Overview A volume including manuscript diary entries dated from August 1863 to October 1864 written by Civil War soldier William Cline, as a member of Co. B, 73rd Ohio Infantry. The book also includes a 53-page memoir chronicling Cline's service from 1861-1863.
Dates: 1863-1864

William H. Zerbe Diary

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Identifier: MSN/EA 8000-1
Overview A manuscript diary recording the experiences during the California gold rush of William H. Zerbe of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1850-1852

William Judson Howe Papers

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Identifier: MSN/CW 1015
Overview The Civil War letters, wartime manuscripts and postwar family papers of William Judson Howe (1838-1925) of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, who served in Company C of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry from 1862 to 1865.
Dates: 1857-1993; Majority of material found in 1861-1865

William Shepherd Diaries

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Identifier: MSN/EA 8005
Overview Three diaries with daily entries for 1854, 1855, and 1859 kept by William Shepherd, a textile factory worker from Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts. A fourth volume in the group is a sort of mourning notebook kept by Shepherd in the 1850s.
Dates: 1851-1862