Found 68 collections related to Diaries

Filtering on: x1751 - 1800
Kearny, Ravaud, 1739-1806
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1626
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary, probably kept by Ravaud Kearny of Perth Amboy, NJ, containing farm notes, receipts, and prescriptions for home remedies. Mentions various wagers laid upon the success of the British Army. About 25 pages partially written on pages from... more
Lewis, Oliver, 1757-1784
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1746
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace book of Oliver Lewis, containing copies of his essays and orations at Yale College and the orations of others, 1777-1782; a genealogy of the Lewis, Burnham, and Curtis families of Connecticut; and O. Lewis' journal or autobiography to... more
Egede, Niels
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 908
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This diary, written in Danish, was kept by Niels Egede in Holsteinborg, Greenland between July 1, 1770 and June 30, 1771
Parsons, William Sterling, 1901-1953
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2347
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
The Reverend William Parsons kept this diary between 1737 and 1772, recording observations of the weather and the places he preached in Rockingham County, New Hampshire and the vicinity. He also refers to the texts used in his preaching. Diary is... more
Owen, William
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2321
.4 linear feet (2 volumes)
This diary of William Owen contains entries made between July 20, 1761 and June 17, 1771 about his travels in England; to Halifax, Nova Scotia; New York; Boston; Philadelphia; England; France; Belgium; Campobello, Nova Scotia; and back to England
Hartshorne, William
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1340
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary of a journey from New York to Detroit with other Quakers to treat with Indians. The route lay through Albany, Oswego, Niagra, and Fort Erie, returning through Kingston, Montreal, Skeensborough and Albany. Includes observations upon the... more
Adams, Samuel, 1745-1819
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19
.3 linear feet (1 box); 3 microfilm reels
Samuel Adams (1745-1819) was an American physician who served during the U.S. Revolutionary War. Collection consists of Adams's diary and miscellaneous papers. Diary describes his early life in Connecticut, colonial army service, job as a teacher,... more
Grosvenor, Thomas, 1744-1825
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1260
.3 linear feet (2 v.)
Thomas Grosvenor (1744-1825), a lawyer, was a Revolutionary War officer and public official of Pomfret, Connecticut. Collection consists of correspondence, military records and diary. Commonplace book, 1779-1783, contains records of Connecticut... more
Adams, Thomas Boylston, 1772-1832
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Thomas Boylston Adams (1772-1832), one of the sons of U.S. president John Adams, was a representative to the Massachusetts legislature from 1809 to 1811 and served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. Collection consists of... more
Newell, Timothy
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2238
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Journal kept during during the time Boston was shut up in 1775-1776 by selectman Timothy Newell
Scudder family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18041
3 v, 30 cm. or smaller; 3 v, 30 cm. or smaller
Papers consist of two volumes of collected original deeds, indentures, leases, wills, and miscellaneous correspondence of the Scudder family of Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, and a family journal and scrapbook in one volume.... more
Mifflin, Benjamin, 1718-1787
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4546
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Record of a journey on horseback taken by Philadelphia merchant Benjamin Mifflin (1718-1787) from Philadelphia to Dover, Delaware, between 26 July and 14 August, 1762. Mifflin traveled through Chester, Wilmington, Ogletown, and Charlestown,... more
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 814
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary of a trading voyage from Burlington and Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina from 23 October 1772 and 18 January 1773 by William Dillwyn, an American-born Quaker who returned to England in 1774. Entries discuss his social and business... more
Dennett family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 771
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence, diary, deeds, and other papers of Alexander, John, Mark, Sylvester J., and William Dennett, of Kittery, Maine; of Benjamin, John and Joseph Kingsbury, of York County, Maine; and of the Remick family.... more
Tilden, D
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2992
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
D. Tilden, master mariner of Boston(?), Massachusetts, kept this diary from February 23-December 6, 1769 in a copy of Edes & Gill's North-American Almanack for the same year. Entries relate to shipping in Boston and Scituate, Massachusetts
Upton, Daniel
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3117
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Daniel Upton kept this diary from July 1-September 17, 1758 while with the British troops at Lake George, Lake Champlain, and environs. Entries, which are brief and irregular, give the number of troops killed, wounded, and missing after the Battle... more
Bigelow, John, 1854-1936
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 300
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Collection consists of photoreproductions of documents about Columbus made by Bigelow during the 1920s from originals at the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid and the Archivo General de Indias in Seville. Materials include copy of journal abstract,... more
Sawyer, Ebenezer
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2684
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary, June 8, 1778 to April 6, 1779, kept on a march from a point forty miles from Berwick, Maine, to Fishkill and West Point, New York, passing through Newmarket, N. H.; Haverhill, Concord, Worcester, and Springfield, Mass.; Simsbury and Kent,... more
Winslow, Edward, 1722-1780
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3360
1 v. (97 [1] p.), 20 cm; 1 v. (97 [1] p.), 20 cm; 1 item (123 p. in case), 20 cm; 1 item (123 p. in case), 20 cm
Edward Winslow (1722-1780), a native of Boston and the son of Joshua and Elizabeth Winslow, graduated from Harvard College in 1741 and was ordained an Anglican priest in England in 1755, where he was appointed by the Society for the Propagation of... more
Grant, Francis
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1195
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Journal of a tour from New York to Albany, Niagara, Montreal, Quebec, Lake Champlain, and Lake George, with an account of the country and Indian trade to the west of Lakes Michigan and Superior, dated April 27 to July 21, 1767. 71 page typewritten... more
Wells, Edmund
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Edmund Wells was a captain in the Connecticut Militia. Diary was kept by Wells on the march from Hartford, Conn., to Fort Edward, N.Y., April 28 to Nov. 13, 1757.
Bancroft, George, 1800-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 195
60 linear feet (432 v. and 15 boxes)
George Bancroft (1800-1891) was an American historian, diplomat and public official who wrote the ten-volume History of the United States. Bancroft's positions included Collector of the Port of Boston, Secretary of the Navy under Polk, Minister to... more
Stillman, George, 1751-1799
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2890
.21 linear feet (1 box)
General George Stillman was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1751. He defended the coast of Maine from British attack during the American Revolution. He died in Machias, Maine, in 1799 Stillman's papers include his diary (1775-1776), which... more
Livingston, Henry, 1748-1828
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1782
.25 linear feet (2 volumes)
Journal of Canadian campaign with the Continental Army, August 25-December 22 1775. Transcript in the handwriting of Abraham Tomlinson
Eells, Jeremiah B
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 906
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary kept while imprisoned in a sugar house prison, New York City, from March 14 to November 24, 1777. Describes trip from Huntington, L.I. to New York City; prison life; work, illnesses, etc. Also includes miscellaneous army and mercantile... more
Lyons, Jeremiah
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1822
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Jeremiah Lyons of Colrain, Massachusetts kept these diaries for the years 1788, 1794, and 1795. The entries were taken from editions of Thomas's Massachusetts and Connecticut Almanacks, with which they were formerly bound, and contain memoranda... more
Menzies, John.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1965
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
John Menzies of Philadelphia created this volume. The first section contains an account of his adventures (using the alias John Little) beginning in the years 1793-1794, including those on a slave-trading ship from Liverpool to the Congo, thence... more
Gordon, James, 1739 - 1810
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1178
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Recollections and Letters of James Gordon, including his arrival in America, 1758; business ventures; trip to Sandusy, Pittsburgh, Niagra, Oswego, etc.; his trade with Robert Rogers' rangers to Montreal; his capture by Sir John Johnson's corps... more
Wolfe, James, 1727-1759
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3371
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary kept by Major-General James Wolfe of the British Army while in command of the expedition against Quebec, May 10 to August 7, 1759. The diary describes maneuvering of fleet and troops; conflicts with French and Indians along the St. Lawrence... more
Lady Penrhyn (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1415
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
The author of this logbook and diary is unknown; it was possibly kept by either Daniel Osborne or Holbrook Gaskell. It describes a journey from Kilkenny, Scotland to Liverpool, England, thence on board the Lady Penrhyn to Philadelphia via Madeira,... more