Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Roland Pittman Papers

Identifier: MSS.0334

This collection contains 1 diary written by Alfred Roland Pittman, a minister in Robeson County, North Carolina, from 1864 through 1865. It chronicles his activities, including number of baptisms performed, which scriptures were read at church, and the weather.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

Nettie Hale Rand Diary Collection

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081048299055]
Identifier: MSS.0355

Contains a copy of a diary written by Nettie Hale Rand while she was in Europe.

Dates: multiple

Annie P. Ransom Collection

Identifier: MSS.0356
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, a diary, a daily devotional book, newspaper clippings, and hospital insurance papers belonging to Annie P. Ransom, daughter of John Crowe Ransom.

Dates: 1878 - 1965

James Merrill Safford Collection

Identifier: MSS.0380

This collection on James M. Safford includes biographical information, field notes on his geological work within the state of Tennessee, map etchings, financial expenses, and a diary. Also included are transcriptions and research on Safford.

Dates: 1850 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1893

Joe Thompson, Jr., Papers

Identifier: MSS.0449
Scope and Contents Note: 4 folders of outgoing correspondence added, 10/6/69, at end of box 2, containing 27 letters and one undated Christmas card to Mrs. Sam Orr, Sept. 12, 1942 to July 8, 1945. Includes 14 V-mail letters (4 of which are holograph); the rest are typewritten. Subject Entries Berchtesgaden, Germany Coins Diaries Eisenhower, Dwight David Nashville, Tennessee - Description North...
Dates: 1940s

Elizabeth Chapman Denny Vann Papers

Identifier: MSS.0476

This collection contains the papers of Elizabeth Chapman Denny Vann (1884 Jan. 7 - 1977 March 20). Elizabeth Vann was a Vanderbilt graduate (B.A. 1904, M.A. 1905) and New Jersey State Director of the Women's and Professional Division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s, among many other jobs. She was also involved in a number of civic organizations, including the Leonia Women's Club, the Civic Conference, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dates: 1890 - 1977

Bernard Whitman Brazil Travel Diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081047172865]
Identifier: MSS.0925

An original handwritten travel diary of a trip by an American Railroad Engineer to South America and down the wild, immense, and untamed Amazon River into the interior of Brazil, dated 1867-1868.

Dates: 1867 - 1868

Eliza P. Wilson Collection

Identifier: MSS.0512
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one handwritten diary of devotions, hymns, and poems belonging to Eliza P. Wilson. It is dated from May 11, 1827 to February 22, 1836.

Dates: 1827-1836

WWII Homefront Diary

Identifier: MSS.0970

This collection contains a 5-Year diary written by a North Carolina woman in the Raleigh area at the outset of WWII. She details an active life marked by frequent car trips, bridge club meetings, and duties around the home.

Dates: 1939 - 1943


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