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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Genreform

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Louise Decker Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3799
Scope and Contents Louise Decker was born in 1912 in Otsego, Michigan. While writing this diary, she lived on Washburn Street and Dayton in Kalamazoo Michigan. She died on July 16, 1998 in Kalamazoo.She kept this diary over five years between 1939 and December 1942. She recorded an entry of three or four lines almost every day. Every day she wrote about what she and her husband, Frank, did and about the weather. Most of the entries are about cleaning the house, shopping with her sister, visiting...
Dates: 1939-1942

Margaret Poinier Bird

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3597
Abstract

This collection is composed of 4 diaries detailing the daily activities of Margaret Poinier Bird, her husband, Charles Harold Bird, and their two daughters Margaret and Barbra Bird. The diaries document their travels across the United States and most of Europe from 1930 - 1932. In addition there is a large scrap book with many postcards and some photographs from their travels.

Dates: 1930-1932

Marian Bugbee Patterson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3712
Abstract

This collection is composed of two diaries from Marian Bugbee, written in 1862 and 1863.

Dates: 1862-1863

Michael Shoemaker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3766
Scope and Contents In the diary, Shoemaker discusses the weather daily. He takes accounting notes of both of his farms, oil company, and real estate. Shoemaker recorded the letters he mailed and received in the diary, as well as the health and location of his family members and household members. Shoemaker records the conditions of his farms and home. He writes about the different vegetation grown, the conditions of the animals, and the amount of product produced. The writing for each date ranges from a few...
Dates: 1894

Mrs. Paul Noecker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-1262
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters of John C. Forbes, a Civil War veteran and native of Rome Township, Bradford County, PA. Forbes served successively with the 50th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers and 15th New York Engineers from September 9, 1861 until his second discharge in June 1865. A veteran of both the Siege of Fort Pulaski and the Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam, Forbes’ service mainly involved the construction of fortifications, earthworks, or infrastructure projects....
Dates: 1777-1881

Nathaniel Bacon Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3767
Scope and Contents In the diary, Judge Bacon discusses various court cases and the mode of travel he uses to get to each of the cases. He discusses traveling with the Union Army and going to different forts during the Civil War. He also reviews the daily weather, and takes accounting notes for his farm. The writing for each date is between two and three statements, which are often written in fragments. The diary is helpful to see the different cases and duties of a Circuit Judge and to track different forts...
Dates: 1861

Norton H. Pearl Diaries

 Series
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Most of the correspondence is letters to Norton Pearl, Betty Beeby, and Jane Beeby, but letters to other family members (Ethel, Myrtle, and Dorothy Pearl, etc) are included as well. In addition, the collection also consists of letters to Loran Post, the Dahne family, Henry Graves, the Waite family, and the Yunker family. The diaries belong to John W. Pearl, Norton Pearl (ranging from 1890 to1954), Alice Pearl, and Myrtle Pearl. The bulk of the photographs are from Glacier National Park and...
Dates: 1820-1970

Orville Sternburgh Police Journals

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3375
Abstract

The collection is composed of four journals compiled by Detective Orville J. Sternburgh of the Kalamazoo Police Department from 1922 until 1929.

Dates: 1922-1929; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2003

Patrice Racette Sundstrand Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3384
Abstract

The collection is composed of eleven diaries from 1935 to 1953 written by Patrice (Patsy) Racette Sundstrand (1924-2009) who lived in Paw Paw, Michigan.

Dates: 1935-1953

Philip M. Farnsworth Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3399
Scope and Contents The first diary runs from 1854 to 1858. It appears Philip along with being a farmer worked in the lumber industry as he notes a day to day schedule of what he did, how long he did it and how much he was paid. That part of the diary goes from 1854 to 1856. In 1857 and 1858, Farnsworth covers his daily activities.The second and third diaries cover the period September, 1870 to December 2, 1870 and December 2, 1870 to August, 1871. He notes in the second diary that it was purchased...
Dates: 1854-1871