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Diaries --19th century

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Albert V. B. Phillips papers

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1171
Scope and Contents Minutes from the debating society, 1860-1861, discuss topics debated and outcomes. Constitution and by-laws, ca. 1861, of the Farmer Boys Association, which allowed boys and girls over the age of fourteen to join. Four diaries, Dec., 1861-Feb. 1864, give accounts of daily activities within his company, troop movements, weather, involvements in skirmishes or battles. One letter, Feb. 12, 1865 from Sergeant A.D. Brown of the 23rd, Co. C in Virginia, telling him the news of the regiment. Diary of...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1872

Benjamin L. Wiley diary

 Collection — Box 97
Identifier: MS-SC1656
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of diary kept July 6-December 27, 1847 describing the 1st Illinois Infantry's march from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then part way to El Paso, Texas. Discusses terrain, weather, standing guard, and distances marched.
Dates: Created: July 6 - December 27, 1847

David B. Tower diary

 Collection — Box 91
Identifier: MS-SC1553
Scope and Contents Typed copy of diary tells of trip to Mexico, marching through the country with the different towns they pass through. Describes the country, vegetation and crops, people they come in contact with, some small fights, his wounding with brief entries during hospital stay and the trip home. After returns home writes minimal entries about activities and people.
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1854

David Swales diary and letter

 Collection — Box 88
Identifier: MS-SC1512
Scope and Contents Diary talks of his work, personal affairs, weather and life in Jacksonville. He mentions the changes in the town, new buildings, old buildings torn down, deaths of prominent and regular folk, murder and other criminal news in the city, modernization changes, civic and entertainment activities. Refers to the "Institution" several times. Discusses his home and family, their activities, gardening, changes to and new purchases for their home and the costs. Interactions with friends and...
Dates: Created: 1863 and June 18, 1881-November 1890

Diary of tour of Canada, the United States, & Cuba

 Collection — Box 91
Identifier: MS-SC1552
Scope and Contents Unknown author, references to England and is probably from there. Diary kept of travel through Quebec, Ottawa, Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago, down the Mississippi to New Orleans, to Cuba and back to Charleston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Gives descriptions of each city, its buildings, the people, the businesses and his opinion.Chicago is a "fine city", but the more he saw of New York "the more I dislike its accumulation of filth..." He attended the theater in New York...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1857

Franklin Starr papers

 Collection — Box 85
Identifier: MS-SC1476
Scope and Contents Letter, May 26, 1846, to his mother while at Illinois College discussing his plans to spend the winter at "the Theological Seminary at Yale" and "earn a living preaching". His diary, March 22-Aug. 23, 1849, is a well written and detailed account of his trip. He describes the country they travel through the trees, rivers and animals they see. He writes often of elk, antelope, buffalo and several experiences with wolves. Met with a hunting party of "Sioux and Cheyenne after Pawnees", describes...
Dates: Created: 1846 - 1850

Gallus Ruegg diary and account book

Identifier: MS-SC4018
Scope and Contents Gallus Ruegg (c. 1845-1914) was a bookkeeper who immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1869. Ruegg lived in Butschwil, Switzerland before he came to Hoboken, New Jersey in August 1869. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in September of the same year, where he was joined by his brother Paul. Paul Ruegg struggled to find work in Chicago and instead moved to Nebraska in December 1869, and Gallus followed several months later. By the 1880s, Gallus Ruegg had moved to California, living in...
Dates: 1869 - 1870

George N. Tatham journal

 Collection — Box 89
Identifier: MS-SC1521
Scope and Contents Journal kept while traveling from Philadelphia to Illinois and Michigan on business. Traveled through New York, Ohio, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, giving descriptions of his mode of travel, sights and experiences along the way. Also includes a daily listing of accounts for transportation, lodging, food and other expenses.
Dates: Created: October 1836 - June 1837

Henry A. Griswold Papers

Identifier: MS-BC260
Abstract The Henry A. Griswold papers are a compilation of diaries, financial records, autograph albums, catalog, scrapbooks, a minute book, household receipt book, notes, instructions, and estate settlement papers which document farm life in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois after Griswold's father and uncle moved from Vermont in 1820 to establish a farm and wagon-making shop.  Materials are created by Griswold, his daughter Mamie E. Griswold, and additional family members.
Dates: Created: 1814-1943; Other: Majority of material found in 1838-1937

Jacob Stelle diary

 Collection — Box 85
Identifier: MS-SC1479
Scope and Contents Typed transcipt of diary. Daily entries describe the weather, road conditions, prices and lodging along with his personal sentiments on these and other occurrences. Describes problems they have with their wagons and his own illness. Describes the house they are settled in on arriving in Jacksonville. Contains excerpt of letter,1948, by Mable Hall Goltra explaining relationship between the Stelle and Goltra families.
Dates: Created: October 9 - November 21, 1837