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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Diary of David M. Austin

 Series — Box 1: [aspace.r.489.Box.1]
Identifier: RHC-63
Collection Description Handwritten diary maintained by David M. Austin of Elsie, Michigan. The diary is written in a day book. Entries begin on January 1, 1913 and conclude on December 31st 1916. Austin records the details of his everyday life including the weather, his work around the farm and jobs he is hired to do, and details of friends and family.

Inserted in the diary are a newspaper article, a poem, and a program from a Merchant of Venice performance.

Correspondence and diaries of Civil War surgeon, John Bennitt

 Collection — Box 1-2: [aspace.r.470.Box.1-2]
Identifier: RHC-43
Collection Description The collection consists of over 200 letters from John Bennitt to his wife and daughters. In them he shared his life as a student at the University of Michigan and detailed observations of army life, including dramatic battles, his medical trials in the field and army hospitals, and character sketches of his regimental comrades, captured Confederates, and local southern citizens. Three diaries accompany the correspondence. The first volume (Sept. 1, 1863-Jan. 26, 1864) details...

Roy Kinsley Cronkhite diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [aspace.r.442.Box.1]
Identifier: RHC-10
Collection Description The collection consists of seven handwritten bound diaries maintained from October 23, 1906 to July 30, 1957. Diaries were maintained routinely throughout this time with gaps from 1918 to 1922, 1936 to 1944, and from 1949 to 1953 indicating that some volumes may be missing. He writes about his work, the weather, and his family. Mr. Cronkhite traveled as far as New York and Colorado for his work. He mentions creating drawings of turpentine stills for the C.W. Thomas turpentine refinery in Nolan,...

Fei Hu Films research and production files

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-88
Collection Description Collection contains production records, research files, and audiovisual materials created and collected by Fei Hu Films in the development and production of documentary films about the history of the American Volunteer Group, "Flying Tigers," and the Civil Air Transport airline, later named Air America. The materials span in date from the early 1940s to 2007, and are organized in four series.Series 1. Fei Hu: the Story of the Flying Tigers...

Humphrey family World War II papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-86
Content Description Collection contains correspondence and personal papers of Frederick G. Humphrey and William F. Humphrey, Jr. relating primarily to their military service during World War II. Also included are photographs of the twins as boys and in their uniforms. The collection also contains additional family papers including a diary with entries dating from 1942-1943 from the twins' first cousin, Eloise Jennifer Humphrey and World War I era post cards to their aunt, Pearl (Humphrey) Keene, from her future...

William Mercer diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-91
Collection Description Collection contains twelve handwritten daily diaries by William Mercer, dating from 1877 to 1897. The diaries contain brief entries with details of the weather, his travels and activities, court cases and the incidents of daily life in Hillsdale County, Michigan. The diaries also contain miscellaneous receipts and notes.

Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas

 Collection — Box 1: [aspace.r.478.Box.1]
Identifier: RHC-51
Collection Description In the diary Peticolas details his farm work, crops, family, neighbors, and social life. He also names the varieties of fruit grown on his farm. He maintains meticulous records of the weather, using a system of symbols and noting the temperature three times a day. The diary ends shortly after the death of his son.

Whitley Read Civil War diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RHC-52
Collection Description This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda and cash accounts.

William Welsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-89
Scope and Contents The collection contains six journals kept by William Welsh, containing entries dating from 1855 to 1908 and one folder of loose letters, notes, and newspaper clippings. The journal entries document the activities of Welsh, including his teaching and surveying activities in Knox County, Ohio, farming, weather, and personal observations. Entries occasionally mention the Civil War and other important matters of the time. The journals also contain a variety of newspaper clippings, genealogical...

Floyd E. Westfall papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-61
Collection Description Collection includes diaries kept by Westfall during high school and college, cash account books kept in high school until 1925, and a small notebook of unidentified code; insurance and legal records, and a small brown medicine bottle make up the rest of the collection.