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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to books containing the daily, personal accounts of the writer's own experiences, attitudes, and observations. Use "journals (accounts)" when referring to an individual's or an organization's account of occurrences or transactions.

Found in 325 Collections and/or Records:

Cummings family papers

Call Number: MS 860
Overview: The principal figures are Charles Cummings, a minister in Sullivan, New Hampshire and his daughter Anna Gove Cummings Boyden. Included are notebooks, account books, and diaries kept by Charles Cummings and schoolbooks of his daughter before her marriage in 1838. Also in the papers are family correspondence and legal and financial papers.
Dates: 1794-1886

Curtis family papers

Call Number: MS 864
Overview: Correspondence, deeds, account books, diaries and miscellaneous papers of the Curtis family of Connecticut and allied families Adams, Hallam, Poole and Pygan. In the correspondence is a Benedict Arnold letter (1768), drafts of letters by Jonathan Trumbull (1774), and a number of letters relating to military activities during the American Revolution. The papers of Benjamin Trumbull included here contain letters from Samuel A. Peters and William Winthrop, as well as notes probably collected for...
Dates: 1695-1912

Lewis Perry Curtis family papers

Call Number: MS 587
Overview: The papers consist of four series of professional and family material. Series I (1912-1976) contains professional correspondence and research materials of Lewis Perry Curtis. Series II contains Curtis family correspondence (1912-1976). Series III holds the correspondence of the Sullivan family (1916-1980). Material in Series IV consists of correspondence (1797-1914) and personal papers of several generations of family members, and business papers (1793-1914). The addition, Accession 1997-M-063,...
Dates: 1739-1980

Reuben L. and Marcionella V. Curtiss papers

Call Number: MS 853
Overview: Correspondence between Reuben L. and Marcionella V. Curtiss during World War II when each was serving in the United States Army make up the bulk of the papers. Reuben L. Curtiss's letters are sent from various parts of the United States, Africa, India, and China. Marcionella V. Curtiss's letters reflect her service in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. There is also a diary kept by Reuben L. Curtiss (1944-1945), and a biographical sketch written by Marcionella V. Curtiss in 1979.
Dates: 1942-1979

Cushman family papers

Call Number: MS 161
Overview: Letters, diaries, writings, sermons, letter books, business papers, and memorabilia of David Cushman (1795-) of West Exeter, Otsego County, New York and members of his family. The papers relate primarily to personal, family, and business matters, although there is some material on the anti-slavery movement and some Civil War papers of George C. Cushman. Other material of interest includes some papers relating to the Poughkeepsie Collegiate School and a series of business letters written from...
Dates: 1832-1868

Darrach family papers

Call Number: MS 167
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, record books, school essays, lectures, and other papers of James Darrach, 1806-1889, who established an academy in Fishkill, NY, and from 1855 to 1864 served as superintendent of the New York Hospital. Correspondents include Darrach's wife, Helena White Darrach, and his sons Bartow and William. Additional correspondence is from Mary Darrach Craig, James Darrach, Thomas Raftery, and members of the Craig family. Bartow Darrach is represented by 125 letters to members of...
Dates: 1810-1908

Donald Davie papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 439
Overview: Correspondence consists mainly of letters to Davie from poets, literary critics, and publishers discussing the literary world, the academic environment, Davie's writings, and the writing of others. Writings include research materials, drafts, and clippings of reviews for books by Davie; drafts of articles, lectures, poems, and reviews by Davie; and writings by others. The collection also includes journals and notebooks by Davie that contain notes and drafts of writings. There are some personal...
Dates: 1926-2005, bulk 1970-1990

John William Davis papers

Call Number: MS 170
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, photographs, extensive material from the presidential campaign of 1924, and material relating to John W. Davis's law practice and public activities. Correspondence makes up two-thirds of the papers including early letters by Davis to his family and his first wife, and letters while ambassador to Great Britain (1918-1923). The largest part of the correspondence is for the period 1924-1955 and concerns Davis's civic and...
Dates: 1846-1959

W. Curtis Carroll Davis papers

Call Number: MS 1437
Overview: The papers consist of a typescript of a travel journal and scrapbook from a cross-country automobile trip made by W. Curtis Carroll Davis, Yale Class of 1938, and Hooker Stoughton, Yale Class of 1939. There are also two scrapbooks of memorabilia compiled by Davis while a student at Yale University.
Dates: 1934-1938

Day family papers

Call Number: MS 175
Overview: The Day family papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, journals, lectures, manuscripts, notes, sermons, and related papers of the Day family, 1767-1929. The personal lives, academic activities, and professional careers of several family members are documented, including Reverend Jeremiah Day (1737-1806), Reverend Jeremiah Day (1773-1867), Henry Noble Day (1808-1890), Mills Day (1783-1812), and others.
Dates: 1767-1929

Gad Day family papers

Call Number: MS 1225
Overview: Four generations of a Connecticut and Massachusetts family, beginning with Josiah Day who is represented by his surveyor's notebook, 1742-1743. The principal figure is his great-grandson, George Edward Day,clergyman and professor at the Yale Divinity School, 1863-1895. Included in the papers are his correspondence, a diary (1832-1837), genealogical notebooks and the account book of his estate. Also represented are his father, Gad Day, with correspondence, accounts and deeds (1811-1844), his...
Dates: 1742-1910

Lee De Forest papers

Call Number: MS 1210
Overview: Largely writings of Lee De Forest including typescripts of his diary, of his published autobiography, and of an article on turbines. The small amount of his correspondence includes a series of letters to Jessica Wallace Millar.
Dates: 1896-1971

Diaries (Miscellaneous) collection

Call Number: MS 181
Overview: An artificial collection of diaries relating to Connecticut and other states and regions in the United States. Topics including farming, religion, military life, student life, travel, and the weather are documented.
Dates: 1681-1945

Diary, 1851 September – 1853 January

 Item — Vol. 1: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, labelled: “E.A. Porcher. Notes on Ports Visited in H.M.S. CLEOPATRA, September 1851 – circa 1853”. Includes the following small pen and ink drawings: “purchase for hauling vessels up at Jardine’s slip” (page 7), chart (18), map of Labuan (20), diagram (25), 2 sketches (26), sketch of a lighthouse (45) and a map of Amoy (55).Porcher provides general descriptions of the ports visited by the Cleopatra, including hydrographical information, natural resources, natural...
Dates: 1851 September – 1853 January

Diary, 1847 September 1-1850 May 9

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 11, Series I
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, including personal accounts of Norris' daily activities and observation of life in South Africa.Several pages at various intervals appear to have been torn out of the diary. It is not clear whether they contained any portion of text.The fly-leaf features a pen and ink drawing of a barking dog, along with Norris's name and regiment. It is dated August 22, 1846. "Cork Barracks" is listed as the location. Four graphite sketches, including one labeled "Cape...
Dates: 1847 September 1-1850 May 9

Diary, 1848 September 8-1851 October 9

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 11, Series I
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary, including an alphabetical roll of British squads, personal entries and notes about Norris' debts and expenditures, some graphite sketches, and one pen and ink sketch.The diary's fly-leaf has pen and ink drawing of a barking dog and the inscription "R.P. Norris." It contains various types of entries, the first being an alphabetical roll of "No. 2 Squad of 'B' or Captain E. Staunton's Company, 22nd Sept. 1847." Soldiers' vital statistics (age, height, marital status,...
Dates: 1848 September 8-1851 October 9

Diary, 1854 August 23-September 14

 Item — Vol. 1: [39002106142301]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes nineteen pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes, all of which illustrate journal descriptions. Inscribed on the verso of the front cover: “Mrs. Fenton / Haven Green House / Ealing / London”. Also includes playbill for the ‘opera comique’ Les Diamans de la Couronne, and a funeral announcement. A watercolor of “Kitty Kirby” in miniature...
Dates: 1854 August 23-September 14

Diary, 1856 August 2-August 20

 Item — Vol. 3: [39002106142327]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes twenty-five pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. This volume includes a program for the “Procession Générale de l’Assomption et de la Station en l’honneur de N. – D. de Boulogne,” which Fenton also translates into English (with her own annotations), bound with the journal. In her entry for Saturday August 2nd, 1856, Fenton...
Dates: 1856 August 2-August 20

Diary, 1856 August 20-September 2

 Item — Vol. 4: [39002106142335]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: A continuation of Ellen Fenton’s holograph journal describing a family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes twenty pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. This volume contains three playbills, for: Une femme qui se jette par la fenetre, La Dame de St-Tropez, and Le Bonhomme Jadis. Also containing: a letter from Mr. Atkinson; a hand-drawn music score “From...
Dates: 1856 August 20-September 2

Diary, 1856 August 2-26

 Item — Vol. 5: [39002106142343]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: Holograph diary describing Ellen Fenton’s family vacation at Boulogne-sur-mer, 1857. This first volume would be later worked up into Fenton’s fair copies of her 1856 diaries (Volumes 3 and 4). The existence of this draft version suggests that Fenton created preliminary drafts for all of her journals, though this is the only one present. The handwriting, as well as prose style, is less legible in this draft volume than in subsequent volumes. She also sometimes uses different names for her...
Dates: 1856 August 2-26