Found 74 collections related to Diaries

Filtering on: x1751 - 1800
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
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Browning, EB [Text]
609 items
This is a synthetic collection that consists of manuscripts, a typescript, correspondence from, to, and about the author, diaries, notebooks, financial and legal documents, portraits, and pictorial works.
Bleecker, Elizabeth De Hart, 1781-1864
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 318
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker (1781-1864) was the daughter of Anthony Lispenard Bleecker and Mary Noel of New York City. In 1800 she married Alexander Lewis McDonald (1772-1864), a Manhattan lawyer from Bedford, New York. The Elizabeth De Hart... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1109
211 linear feet (368 boxes, 153 volumes, 12 oversized folders)
The collection consists chiefly of papers of members of the Gansevoort, Lansing and Melville families and reflects the social, business, and political interests of the families, their friends and associates. Also included are some papers of... more
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
Methodist Episcopal Church
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1978
70 linear feet (490 boxes); 40 microfilm reels
The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in the U.S. in 1784. The first general conference was held in 1792 and the constitution was adopted in 1900. In 1939 the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the... more
Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1360
.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Joseph Hawley (1723-1788) of Northampton, Massachusetts, a lawyer, legislator and militia officer, was one of the foremost political leaders of the American revolutionary movement in Massachusetts. The Joseph Hawley papers, dating 1653 to 1804,... more
Johnson, Joseph, 1751?-1777
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1572
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
The Joseph Johnson diary, dated November 18, 1772 to February 1, 1773, was kept by Mohegan preacher Joseph Johnson during his time teaching children of the Tunxis tribe in Farmington, Connecticut. At least one child of European settlers also... more
Anderson, Donna K.
Music Division | JPB 21-01
31.58 linear feet (77 boxes, 1 tube); 655.2 megabytes (478 computer files)
Donna K. Anderson (1935-2018) was an American musicologist who dedicated her career to researching the life and music of Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920). The Donna K. Anderson research files on Charles Tomlinson Griffes hold scores, research... more
Ford, Emily Ellsworth (Fowler), 1826-1893
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1038
6.34 linear feet (16 boxes)
Emily Ellsworth (Fowler) Ford was an educated nineteenth-century women who wrote prolifically from adolescence until her death in 1893. Her work was published in a variety of contemporary literary journals, magazines, and newspapers. She was the... more
Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Arblay
6,351 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence from 1759 through 1894, diaries kept from 1786 to 1846, journals for 1768 through 1777 and 1795, notebooks dating from 1786 to 1839, scrapbooks with material dating from 1653... more
Montague, Gilbert Holland, 1880-1961
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18136
.4 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder)
The Gilbert H. Montague Collection of Robert Fulton Manuscripts contains correspondence, writings and drawings by the famed American civil engineer and inventor.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1144
.84 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 volumes, 1 other item)
The Gerry-Townsend family of Massachusetts included statesman Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814). The collection consists of correspondence of Elbridge Gerry, 1773-1814, and his son-in-law David S. Townsend, 1812-1846); legal papers and accounts of Eliza... more
Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Hawthorne, S
1,525 items
This is a synthetic collection that consists of manuscripts and a typescript, correspondence, diaries for 1829 and 1859, seventeen journals kept from 1829 to 1869, notebooks, commonplace books, financial documents, and pictorial works.
Field, William B. Osgood
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6090
112 linear feet (274 boxes, 1 volume, 1 map case folder)
William Bradhurst Osgood Field and his family were prominent members of New York City and Lenox, Massachusetts society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Field was an avid book collector, gentleman farmer, and philanthropist who sat on... more
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2701
19.79 linear feet (55 boxes, 17 volumes, 15 oversized folders)
Philip John Schuyler (1733-1804), a Revolutionary War general and statesman, was a prominent member of the landed aristocracy of New York State. The collection consists of correspondence, accounts, military records, land records, and other papers... more
Smith, William, 1728-1793
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2796
4.18 linear feet (6 boxes, 10 volumes)
William Smith Jr. (1728-1793), an American Loyalist of New York and Quebec, was a prominent jurist, statesman, journalist and historian. The William Smith Jr. papers comprise the papers of William Smith Jr., 1683-1793; those of his son William... more
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1695
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Henry Laurens (1724-1792) was a South Carolina merchant, plantation owner, and Revolutionary-era statesman. The Henry Laurens diary, 1780 August 13-1781 December 6 (1 volume) is a manuscript notebook recording his voyage to Europe as U.S. envoy to... more
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | Berg Coll MSS Hawthorne, N
351 items
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, as well as his Italian diary kept in 1859, journals for 1842 through 1855, a notebook for 1858, a commonplace book, and financial and legal documents.
Schieffelin family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2690
Papers document the career of Jacob Schieffelin as merchant landowner and Loyalist; travels and literary activities of his wife, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin; and the careers of their son, Richard Lawrence Schieffelin, and grandson, George Richard... more
Van Cortlandt family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3130
3 linear feet (7 boxes); 3 microfilm reels
Members of the Van Cortlandt family were major Westchester County landowners and New York politicians from the 17th to the 19th century. The Van Wyck family was related to them by marriage. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, legal... more
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1524
15 linear feet (25 boxes, 10 v.); 7 microfilm reels
Washington Irving (1783-1859), the American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American... more
Webster, Noah, 1758-1843
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3258
6.2 linear feet (8 boxes, 15 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
The Noah Webster papers consist of correspondence, writings by Webster on various topics, diaries, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence, 1776-1843, and diaries, 1784-1820, relate to his career as lawyer, educator, editor of newspapers,... more
Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3221
2.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Samuel Ward (1814-1884) was an American lobbyist, financier, author, and adventurer. He was the son of the banker Samuel Ward (1786-1839) and the grandson of Samuel Ward (1756-1832) soldier and merchant. His sister was Julia Ward Howe, author of... more
Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1235
3 linear feet (6 boxes, 11 v.)
Francis Vinton Greene (1850-1921) was an American soldier, engineer and author. His military duties included serving as military attaché in Russia in 1877, teaching at West Point, and commanding volunteers during the Spanish-American War. In 1903... more
Ferguson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18092
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
The Fergusons were an English family that settled in New York City beginning around 1802. The patriarch, Samuel Ferguson, was a prosperous merchant who established familial and commercial relationships with other wealthy and socially prominent New... more
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2069
1.2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), a Congregational clergyman, was known as "the father of geography". His lectures on geography included Geography Made Easy (1784), the first geography publication in the U.S. Morse established the Andover Theological... more
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
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