J. Walter Thompson Company.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library375 items (0.6 linear ft.)The diaries of William James Carlton span the years 1862 to 1877; the biography dates to about 1964. There are transcripts of the diaries and a draft manuscript of a biography, "A Portrait of William James Carlton, 1838-1902," by Frankie Mckee Robins. The transcripts are slightly annotated. For the years from 1862 to November 1864, the diaries chronicle William James Carlton's participation in the United States Civil War. From 1864 to 1877, the diaries primarily describe family events and church-related activities. A December 1873 entry indicates that no diaries were kept for the years 1865 to 1872. The bulk of the biography describes the years from 1861 to 1862.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Riddell, Ettie Crystal, 1878-1968.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library2733 items (10 lin. ft.)Collection contains correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials relating to Riddell and her husband, Louis Riddell. The materials document not only Riddell's personal life as the wife of a minister and her involvement in the Disciples of Christ ministry, but also the evolving role of women in American religious communities. Notebooks contain sermons that Ettie Riddell delivered to women's groups. Her diaries chiefly from the 1930s to the 1960s, but there are also two early diaries from 1894 and 1896. Other materials, especially correspondence, clippings, and sermon notes, document the ministry of Louis Riddell and the lives of other Riddell family members.Contact InformationRelated MaterialCatalog Record
Sizemore, Chris Costner.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library2758 items.Personal correspondence, diaries, clippings, drafts and galleys, video cassettes, and a film of interviews, all relating to Sizemore, whose life story was the basis for the movie "The Three Faces of Eve." Early correspondence is between Sizemore and her physicians, while later correspondence is with family and friends, and organizations for which Sizemore was guest speaker. Much of the material relates to her autobiography, "I'm Eve." Clippings deal chiefly with publicity her case received in the seventies. Includes photographs of Sizemore.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Anderson, James B.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library10 items.Collection consists chiefly of diaries from the years 1861, 1873, 1874, 1879, 1880, and 1898 pertaining to Anderson's business, social activities, and travel. Anderson's activities centered around New Orleans from 1874-1880. He also traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas, with prolonged stays in Egypt and England. Each diary except for 1898 includes an epistolary ledger and lists of accounts. The diary for 1897 is a school diary kept by Ethel F. Anderson, perhaps Anderson's daughter.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Hayne, William Hamilton, 1856-1929.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library297 items.Correspondence, 1894-1913, consists of business letters to Hayne; some discuss his father, Paul Hamilton Hayne. There are manuscripts, typescripts, printed copies, clippings, and sheet music of Hayne's poems and articles, and notes on the publication of his poems, biographical material, and other papers. Diaries, 1877-1878, describe social life and customs in Charleston. A literary ledger, 1882-1895, lists titles and publication information on Hayne's writings and payments received. There is also a notebook, 1877; literary notebooks, 1887-1916, which resemble diaries, and include copies of correspondence relating to the publication of Hayne's works with many references to leading literary figures; and two scrapbooks of clippings.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Fowler family.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library2 v.Collection contains two volumes. The first volume contains a journal and notebook in which a variety of entries were made, and also several diaries. One was the diary of a father writing about his sons' behavior. Another part of this volume consists of diaries by children. The volume also contains weather records. One son, John, is mentioned and may be John Fowler, inventor of the steam plow. The second volume is a collection of Quaker Correspondence. It has the names Mary Gurney and Robert Fowler in it. She may be Mary Fowler Gurney, second wife of philanthropist and religious writer Joseph John Gurney, and daughter of Robert Fowler, a prominent Quaker resident of Elm Grove, Melksham. This volume contains letters of individuals and also by Quaker meetings. Two are from Samuel Fothergill.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Gibbs, Alvin J.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library2 v.Two small manuscript diaries (1885, Jan.-1886, Dec.) focusing on the Gibbs Lawn Rake Co. The diaries provide insight into industrial history during a time when it was shifting from a rural to an urban base. Also includes some information on Gibbs' social and cultural life.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Chamberlain, Georgette A.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library5 items.Four travel diaries (1877 Sept.-1917 July) and a genealogical album (1785-1893), the bulk dating 1877-1897, kept by Georgette A. Chamberlain of Washington, D.C. The diaries document her trips to New England (1877), the Southern States (1881 and 1886) and to Europe (1880, 1882, and 1897). The genealogical album includes material about the Varnum and Tenney families, Franklin Tenney (her father) and the National Hotel, Wsshington, D.C., where her father was proprietor for many years. Interspersed throughout the volumes are photographs, letters, and paper ephemera. During her travels to Germany (1897) she stayed and traveled with Princess Salm-Salm (Agnes Elizabeth Winona Leclercq) an American adventures, and widow of Prussian nobleman, Prince Felix Salm-Salm.Contact InformationRelated MaterialCatalog Record
Crawford, Martha Foster, 1830-1893.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library7 v.Diaries of Martha (Foster) Crawford as a young woman in Alabama, 1845-1851, and later as a Baptist missionary to China. Topics include conditions in Shanghai from 1852 to 1864 and afterwards at Tengchow, Shantung, and her reactions to the Civil War in the United States. Her diary shows the impact of the American Protestant missionary on China with a day-by-day record of her life. The Shanghai period covers the Taiping rebellion and discusses the hope that the rebellion might furnish a means for converting the Empire to Christianity. Included also are several printed pamphlets and an original manuscript history of missions in China.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Handy, Frank A.Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library7 v.Diaries kept by Handy as a lieutenant in Company C, 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The diaries give accounts of the celebration held in Nashville, Tenn., over the capture of Atlanta; an interview with General W.S. Rosecrans; a trip to Washington; attempts to gain a higher commission; business transactions of the company; and social life, customs, and outstanding plantations near Nashville.Contact InformationCatalog Record
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