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Diaries

 Subject
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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Beecher Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 71
Overview: Correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries, clippings, printed matter, sermons, and other papers of two centuries of Beecher family members. The papers relate principally to Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), popular 19th century clergyman and orator, and members of his family. Among those represented are his father, the Reverend Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), clergyman; his brothers, Edward Beecher (1803-1895), educator and antislavery leader, and Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824-1900) and Charles...
Dates: 1704-1964

James Wesley Cooper papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 791
Overview: Chiefly correspondence and diaries of James Wesley Cooper documenting his career as a Congregational minister, and his service as a Fellow of Yale University (1886-1916). The only personal correspondence are forty-four letters from Cooper to his fiancée in 1865 and fourteen additional letters (1877-1905). The diaries (1869-1914) provide a daily record of his work as a minister and of his visits to churches and schools in the South supported by the American Missionary Association. He was an...
Dates: 1787-1925, bulk 1787-1916

Gilman Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 240
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, writings, financial records, photographs, clippings, and other papers relating to the Gilman and Coit families of New England. The bulk of the collection relates to Edward Whiting Gilman (1823-1900), his family and his work as a clergyman and foreign secretary of the American Bible Society.
Dates: 1659-1935

Newman Smyth papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 623
Overview: Correspondence, writings, diaries, sermons, and other papers of Newman Smyth, theologian, author, and pastor. The papers relate largely to Smyth's interest in and work on behalf of Protestant unity; there is little material for the period prior to his retirement from the ministry in 1908. Important correspondents include bishops and officials in the Anglican and Protestant Episcopal churches, other churchmen and theologians, and laymen interested in his work, most notable George Wharton Pepper...
Dates: 1874-1924, bulk 1908-1924

Mabel Loomis Todd papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 496C
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, notebooks, diaries, lectures, financial records, scrapbooks, subject files, and memorabilia documenting the personal life and professional career of Mabel Loomis Todd. Correspondence and diaries detail Todd's personal attitudes and feelings toward her family, her relationship with William Austin Dickinson, her travels with her husband, David Peck Todd, and other matters. Legal and financial papers document court battles over her status as editor of Emily...
Dates: 1863-1948

George Leon Walker and Williston Walker Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 51
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, notes and writings of George Leon and Williston Walker form the core of the collection and provide extensive biographical information. They detail the activities of a typical New England clergyman during the second half of the 19th century and provide information on national news, political events, the Civil War, slavery, financial news on currency and taxes, and daily weather conditions. Also included are records of sermons preached and pastoral records. George Leon...
Dates: 1722-1979