Scope and arrangement
The diaries, 1861-1969, recollect the personal experiences of John C. Whiting and his daughter Elizabeth F. P. Whiting. John C. Whiting diaries, 1861-1863, were kept by Whiting during active military service during the United States Civil War, 1861-1865, as Lieutenant of the New York 31st. Regiment. The diaries recall military duties, work conditions, colleagues and officials.
The diaries, 1924-1969, were kept by Betty F. Whiting as an adult and homemaker for over four decades. Through short entries, every day events are recorded such as social and domestic affairs, family, friends and the weather. The papers also contain a muster roll of the 31st New York Regiment dated May 1861.