Patten, Mary Elizabeth.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library13 v.Diaries and a scrapbook relating to Miss Patten's activities in Washington, D.C., society in the early 20th century, commenting on social functions and local gossip. Includes references to Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Weatherhead, Ellen M., b. 1817.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library3 items.3 diaries (1846-1848) of Ellen M. Weatherhead, who lived at home with her parents in a middle-class Protestant household. Her daily entries record her activities (sewing, baking, visiting friends and relatives, writing, singing, quilting, playing backgammon, and playing the piano). She attended several churches (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian) and belonged to local Sewing and Young Ladies' Societies. She was in love with a local doctor by the name of Swan, and felt deep sorrow when he moved to California in 1848.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Hare, Robert Hugh, 1867-1950.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library6 v.Diaries kept by a British Lieutenant during 6 years of active duty on the North West Frontier of India. The author recorded routines of military life, route marches, shooting matches, gymkhanas, dances, hunting, and social engagements. He also kept notes on expenditures and lists of letters sent and received. Many entries mention theatrical productions in which Hare participated. The diaries are recorded in 6 volumes of Letts's Pocket Diary and Almanac for respective years. The 1895 volume includes brief entries written during Hare's service with the Chitral Relief Force. In several entries Hare recorded bouts of fevers and dysentary.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Prestwood, William Thomas, 1788-1859.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library28 items.Twenty-five enciphered diaries (1803-1859) kept by Prestwood. Entries are very brief and reflect the everyday life of a farmer, teacher and surveyor in Burke and Caldwell counties, N.C. The code to the cipher is included in the collection. Also includes three unciphered items: an anecdote concerning an event in 1783; a book of notes on mathematics and philosophy; and a book of personal accounts, 1831-1839.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Clayton, Rebecca F.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library5 items (1 linear ft.)Diaries for 1889-1890, 1891, and 1893-1894, kept by a woman from Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., who recorded her religious feelings and daily family activities, especially interaction with her children. At the end of the diaries are a few memoranda and financial accounts. Included also are two miscellaneous loose items.Contact InformationCatalog Record
King, Joseph.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library2 v.Diaries concerning personal and family matters; King's farm at Havre de Grace, Md.; the Society of Friends, of which he was a member; migration to California; and his activities as a member of the board of trustees of a farm school, a house of refuge, and an orphanage.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Hiddingh, Joyce.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library30 items.Travel diaries for six years (1918, 1925-1929); letters to the sisters, mostly from Philo's apparent suitor, Arthur Pender; and a few photographs, presumably of the sisters.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Bell, Helen.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library1 v.Some portions of diary are written in French and German. Topics include her activities, her literary and linguistic interests, and the German poet Goethe. Also includes some poetry.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Hargrove, Marcellus M.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library29 items.Diaries, 1893-1908, of Hargrove concerning his work as a teacher in various schools in Virginia, particularly the Luray College for Young Ladies (Luray Female Institute). The collection also contains an address book, a college roll, and miscellaneous papers.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Thompson, Mary McCornack.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library96 items (2.4 lin. ft.)The Mary McCornack Thompson Diaries date from 1887 to 1962 and are arranged into two series: Diaries and Correspondence. The bulk of the collection consists of 90 journals that contain detailed accounts of Mary McCornack Thompson's work as a Presbyterian missionary and teacher with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in South Africa. During her 43 years as a missionary Thompson worked briefly at the mission station at Esidumbi in South Africa, but she spent most of her time at the Mount Silinda mission in the Melsetter region of Rhodesia ( Zimbabwe). In the diaries, Thompson wrote of her daily activities as a missionary, including building and expanding the mission, encounters with locals, learning Zulu, wildlife, meeting other missionaries, teaching and praying. These detailed entries offer a glimpse into the social conditions, race relations, and native cultures of various South African regions. Thompson also recounts her many travels throughout Africa, Europe, ... MoreContact InformationRelated MaterialCatalog Record
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