Found 74 collections related to Diaries

Filtering on: x1751 - 1800
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
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
Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 755
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) of New Hampshire was an an American army officer and statesman. He fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, attaining the rank of senior Major General in the U.S. Army. Dearborn was U.S. Congressman from... 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
Dering, Henry Packer, d. 1822
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 775
.5 linear feet (1 box, 2 v.)
Henry Packer Dering (d. 1822) was a collector of customs, postmaster and military storekeeper in Sag Harbor, Long Island. He also traded at Aux Cayes, Haiti, as an agent of Nat Gardinier, during the 1780's. Collection consists of correspondence,... 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
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
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
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 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
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
Hyslop, John, 1827-1911
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1472
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
John Hyslop was a Scottish baker who emigrated to New York in 1793. The John Hyslop diary, dated 1793, records his journey from New York City to Springfield, Massachusetts, and his sojourn there, during the months of June and July. Hyslop traveled... 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
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
King, Rufus, 1838-1924
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18162
4.83 linear feet (12 boxes)
Rufus King (1838-1924) was a banker by profession as well as a respected genealogist. The son of Rufus Sylvester and Phoebe Odell King, his New England ancestors included the revolutionary war veteran and New York State Senator Rufus King, after... 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
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.
Backus, Standish, 1875-1943
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18073
1.08 linear feet (1 box, 5 volumes)
Standish Backus (1875-1943) was a corporate lawyer and president of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company from 1920 to 1943. The collection is composed of correspondence concerning his genealogical research on the Standish, Backus, and related... more
Thompson, Samuel, 1738-1811
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2982
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Samuel Thompson (1738-1811) was a farmer and physician of Setauket, Long Island, New York. Collection consists of Thompson's diaries with transcripts and some family papers. Diaries, 1800-1808, chronicle events in the life of Thompson's family and... 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
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
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
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.
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
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