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American diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Carrie Berry papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS29f
Scope and Content This collection contains four items including an original diary kept by Carrie Berry from 1864-1866; an original diary kept by her from 1868-1874; a friendship book published in 1870, which is titled Mental Photographs an Album for Confessions or Tastes, Habits, and Convictions; and a letter written to Carrie Berry and Blanche Hardin from Clement A. Evans dated 2 February 1872, which was written while Carrie was a student at the North Georgia Female Academy. In the diary kept from 1864-1866,...
Dates: 1864-1874; 1897

Frances Newman papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS812f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a diary Newman kept as a teenager in which she records descriptions of her life at home with her family, activities at school, and plays that she attended. The diary is signed on the front inside cover by Frances Newman and by her mother, Fanny Alexander Newman. The collection also contains correspondence and newspaper articles about Newman's life and novels.
Dates: 1896-1990

Jane Louisa Killian papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS447f
Scope and Content This collection consists of Jane Louisa Killian's 1865 diary. Of particular interest are entries that include her thoughts on the death of President Lincoln; the surrender of General Robert E. Lee; the day Confederate money was no longer legal tender; the return of captured Confederate prisoners to Atlanta, Georgia; and her reaction to her husband's murder.
Dates: 1865-1931, undated

Jane Swann Travel Diary

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS223
Scope and Contents of the Records The travel diary, a bound leather journal engraved “Jennie [sic] Swann, 1901,” documents Jane Swann’s summer travels through parts of the United Kingdom and Europe, June to August, 1901. Swann’s entries describe the various religious and cultural institutions she visited in cities and villages in Amsterdam, Brussels, England, France, and Scotland. Affixed and loose within the diary are commercially produced photographs and other printed material documenting her travels.
Dates: 1901

John S. T. Hall papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS778f
Scope and Content This collection contains military records, genealogies, and photocopies of family records written inside a bible. Of particular interest is Hall's diary (1863-1865), which contains financial records, notes, and a copy of a letter from his future wife. Also included are copies of John S. T. Hall's records in a Confederate Roll of Prisoners of War, and a copy of Hall's appointment as a notary public in 1875.
Dates: 1863-2003, undated

Mercy Van Vlack travel diary

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS888f
Scope and Content This collection contains a diary used by Mercy Van Vlack to document missionary trips she took with her husband. She wrote about travel conditions and described what they saw in each city they passed through, recounting in particular detail major cities such as London, Paris, Constantinople, and Port Said. The diary contains a note claiming that it may be a transcription and/or an abridgement of an unknown original.
Dates: 1911-1916, undated

Rosalie Howell papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS119
Scope and Content The bulk of the materials in the Rosalie Howell papers document Howell's career as a Red Cross nurse during World War I and her subsequent world travel. Items include a scrapbook; correspondence with former patients; official Red Cross documents; clippings concerning her receipt of the Croix de Guerre from the French government; and travel books, postcards, and ephemera (primarily from the United Kingdom). The collection has material about, or created by, other members of the Howell family;...
Dates: 1880-1970, undated

Samuel R. Belk diary

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS878f
Scope and Content The collection contains Samuel R. Belk's diary, which contains a page of recordings for every day of 1926. One page includes a newspaper clipping which mentions Samuel Belk by name. Entries focus mostly on everyday family life and religious matters from his work as a pastor at Trinity Church in Atlanta, Georgia. There are also notes on the memoranda pages at the end of the diary consisting of names, addresses, and times of day.
Dates: 1926, undated

Shaler Hillyer papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS885
Scope and Content This collection consists of correspondence from and to Shaler Hillyer. Also included is his journal, along with Captain John Freeman's estate inventory and the journals of Marian (also spelled Marion) Jean Hillyer, a descendant of Shaler Hillyer's, as a young girl documenting various trips her family took in the 1880s and 1890s.
Dates: 1797-1892, undated