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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

A. Carman Clark papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0054
Collection Scope and Content The A. Carman Clark Papers contain diverse material types: diary/journals covering 30 years; manuscript, draft and printed columns, articles and books; research files composed of clippings, notes, and correspondence; extensive correspondence; information on memberships, awards, teaching and conferences; and memorabilia including photographs, school papers and her typewriter. Audiovisual materials and books have been removed to their respective general collections.
Dates: 1917-2005; Majority of material found within 1960-2003

Blaisdell family letters

 Collection
Identifier: 0027
Collection Scope and Content A collection of 123 letters, most of which are addressed to either Mrs. F. W. (Lucy) Blaisdell or to her daughter Elizabeth Pierce Blaisdell Dolan. The collection also contains Elizabeth's 1942 diary.
Dates: 1879-1947

Blanche Willis Howard collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0161
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains samples of Howard's literary work in manuscript form, biographical information, correspondence, business papers with her publishers, and estate documents. Some items are in German.
Dates: 1847-1906

Chandler family letters

 Collection
Identifier: 0066
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes primarily correspondence to and from members of the Chandler family from 1870-1949. The bulk of the letters date from 1925-47, and are addressed either to Grace ("Bird") or Ellen ("Lulla" / "Kit"). Many of the letters document Grace's handling of the family's investments, as well as the financial challenges caused by the 1929 stock market crash. Correspondence to Ellen is of more personal nature, and includes a large number of letters from her future husband, James...
Dates: 1870-1949

Della May Noyes collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0260
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of 16 daily diaries dated 1926, 1929, 1930-1943; one "Old Maids' Retreat" log book of a camp/tent she frequented with friends, possibly on Pennesseewassee Lake in Norway, ME, dated 1893-1900; one record book of the meeting minutes of the Young People's Junior Union Universalist Church of Norway, ME, dated 1900 to 1904, for which DMN served as superintendent; one autograph book, illustrated with embossed cover, with one black feather enclosed, dated 1882-1884. Some of...
Dates: 1868-1970

Donna M. Loring papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0206
Collection Scope and Content The Donna M. Loring papers offer an in-depth perspective into the work of Maine's tribal representatives, and to Donna Loring's experience and work in the legislature, specifically. In addition to documenting her service in the legislature, the papers contain drafts of Loring's autobiographical work In the Shadow of the Eagle: A Tribal Representative in Maine (2008). There are materials related to the history of Maine's tribes, the Maine Indian Land Claims settlement, and Native arts and...
Dates: 1956-2016, undated; Majority of material found in 1990-2005

Dorothy Wright Simes papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0037
Collection Scope and Content The papers of Dorothy Wright Simes are contained in 30 diaries and 5 folders of family information. The diaries start in 1937 and finish in 1970. Some of the diaries are very complete with notations on fifty, sixty or even seventy percent of the days; but a few are minimal. Her most consistent years are the late 1940s through the 1960s. The diaries are a rare look into the private life of a wealthy Maine woman as they chronicle her marriage, children, son-in-laws and grandchildren, along with...
Dates: 1906-1970; Majority of material found within 1937-1955

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0060
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes manuscripts, diaries and notebooks, personal and professional correspondence and memorabilia, appointment books, scrapbooks, and other papers from Coatsworth's life. It is possible that Coatsworth used the scrapbooks she constructed of clipped images from magazines and other sources as inspiration for her own work. The scrapbooks also contain personal mementos from her family such as a short poem from her husband, Henry Beston, signed the Chimney Farm Farmer, a child’s...
Dates: 1854-1986

Elizabeth Willard collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0399
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes correspondence from Elizabeth Willard to her family while at camp and while attending Wheaton College. There is also a selection of letters written to Elizabeth from family and friends. Also included is a photograph of the girls at Camp Bendito, and composition books kept by Elizabeth and her sister Frances.
Dates: 1925-1929

Ethel Godfrey Loud collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0208
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains travel diaries, photographs, letters; Smith College (class of 1901) memorabilia, as well as a memorial album for her husband.
Dates: 1880-1959; Majority of material found in 1886-1953

Eva A. Twist and Bertha M. Connor diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 0017
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains 24 diaries; 22 diaries written by Eva Twist, two diaries written by Bertha Connor, and various newspaper clippings and receipts. Bertha Connor's diaries cover her daily life in rural Fairfield, Maine during the years of 1895 and 1896 when she was about 14 to 15 years old. Eva Twist's diaries document her life in rural Waterville, Maine between the years of 1921 and 1947, from age 16 to 42, with diaries for the years 1922, 1923, 1928, 1934, 1944, and 1945 unaccounted...
Dates: 1895-1948

Fannie M. Harford diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 0013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four diaries written during the years 1897-1900, 1915, and 1922. In these diaries, Fannie M. Harford records detailed accounts of daily weather patterns, including record-breaking weather events. She writes about her home and family life, recording visits to friends, travel to other cities, and time spent in the summer at their beach house. Harford discusses properties and the movement of tenants in the South Portland neighborhood where she lives. The family...
Dates: 1897-1922

Florence Burrill Jacobs papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0191
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes extensive files of Jacobs' manuscripts, both published and unpublished, as well as correspondence from publishers dating from the 1920s through the 1970s. Also in the collection is biographical information, including autobiographical notes, student essays about Jacobs, photographs and school-related notebooks and memorabilia. Material relating to literary organizations and poetry awards is found in folders 121-124. The collection also includes clippings and scrapbooks...
Dates: 1904-1976

Harriet Plimpton collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0278
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes typescripts, correspondence, photographs, a 1905-1909 diary, and memorabilia. Also in collection are an 1812 math exercise book once belonging to her great-grandfather Elias Plimpton and a small sculpture of a mother duck and five ducklings made of metal with a slate base.
Dates: 1812-1978; Majority of material found within 1940-1970

Helen Pitman collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0281
Collection Scope and Content Collection includes typescript carbon of account of Canadian trip, notebook with itinerary, postcards, and diary of 1957 European travels of Helen Pitman and Anna S. Perry.
Dates: 1957, undated

Hulda Greenwood diaries and Fellows family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0149
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains twenty diaries written by Hulda Greenwood, two diaries of Julia G. Brown, as well as photographs, genealogical data and correspondence pertaining to the Fellows family. The diaries of Hulda Greenwood and the Fellows family papers reflect rural living in Maine communities. Hulda Greenwood's diaries document her life in Farmington, Maine from 1868-1892. Greenwood's intimate written accounts detail the hardships of living in a rural Maine community. Greenwood frequently...
Dates: 1868-1902

Isabelle Maria Hoffses diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 0172
Collection Scope and Content These six diaries, written by Hoffses between 1862 and 1908, primarily record her deep concerns about her spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical state of being. Also included are pedagogical and Biblical notes of significance to her development. Most of the entries were written in Waldoboro or other surrounding towns where Hoffses taught school. Others were written in Massachusetts while she was studying at South Hadley Seminary and while visiting her sister in Newburyport. Also...
Dates: 1862-1908

Josephine Diebitsch Peary papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0283
Collection Scope and Content The collection consists of a large variety of historical items, including four important scrapbooks compiled by Rear Admiral and Mrs. Peary's daughter, Marie Peary Stafford, which place in chronological order, papers and photographs telling the story of their lives, the majority of the contents focusing on Josephine Peary. As in the scrapbooks, the collection contains letters of correspondence between Josephine and Robert as early as 1884 through 1910, publication and speech manuscripts, early...
Dates: 1861-2003

Laura Godfrey collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0152
Collection Scope and Content Includes travel diary, transcription of diary and dried flowers.
Dates: 1885

Linda Tatelbaum papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0375
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of manuscript material related to her books, poetry, essays, journals related to her teaching and proprioceptive writing.
Dates: 1972-2003

Lucy C. Williams diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 0445
Collection Scope and Content Lucy's diaries cover the years from 1980-1998 with the exception of 1981-1983, 1985 and 1997. A few of these diaries are not completely filled. They are written in daily planner style journals with small squares allotted for each day. Lucy records temperature and weather almost without fail. They include reference to Lucy's second husband, Anson, her grandsons Bill, Tim and Todd, as well as her daughter Pat. Significantly, she records the deaths of Anson, Bill's partner Lynn and her son-in-law...
Dates: 1980-1998

Manuscript Volumes collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0256
Collection Scope and Content The Manuscript Volumes collection is an artificial collection made up of diaries, albums, scrapbooks, ledgers, day books, copy and commonplace books written by various unpublished Maine women writers. The Manuscript Volumes collection includes writings by Kate Flora and Alice Douglass, Mrs. F.E. Grinuell, Eleanor Hamlen, Nancy Smith, F.M. Whittemore, Emma Whittemore, Abbie Buzzell, Grace Hoyt, Mrs. Bennett, Effie May Gray, Grace Merrill, Agnes Glover, Anne Maria Bracket, Eugenia Maude Mitchell,...
Dates: 1838-1952, undated

Margaret J. M. Sweat papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0350
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains manuscript material created by the author, including personal and travel diaries from numerous international trips, essays and unpublished writings, prose and verse papers, correspondence, and translations of classical works. There are also personal and themed scrapbooks, commonplace books, a recipe book, a drawing and a watercolor done by the author, photographs and a photographic album of the author and of the author's home. Included in the collection are the Annals...
Dates: 1835-2005, undated; Majority of material found within 1855-1908, undated

Marie Ahnighito Peary papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0348
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of a wide variety of material documenting Marie Peary Stafford's life. There is a large amount of manuscript material including typescripts of her many publications, both books and stories submitted to magazines. The collection holds the published copies, the publishers’ contracts, reviews of her writings, and Marie’s notes for her stories. Also included are drafts of her lectures and speeches, extensive memos about various responsibilities she accepted as the daughter...
Dates: 1862-1995

Mary Elizabeth Neal Copeland collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0073
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes a scrapbook of published poetry clippings, photocopies of her 1938 and 1947 travel journals and a brief biographical sketch.
Dates: 1925-1985

Mary T. Perley diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 0006
Collection Scope and Content In entries spanning the Civil War, the Centennial and the turn of the century, Mary Perley manages to fit decades of experience in two thin diaries. Rarely giving more than a few lines to a day, the journals cover the years between 1860 and 1904, inclusively. The diaries act largely as a record of her travels, with many names mentioned, but few details. On a trip up river from Jacksonville, Florida, her husband Henry dies after a short, non-specified illness. Afterward she writes, "Alone today...
Dates: 1860-1904

Mattie Fletcher diaries

 Collection
Identifier: 0045
Collection Scope and Content This collection is comprised of eight diaries written by Mattie Fletcher during the years 1911 and 1920. She was a young woman living at home with her parents and brothers. The diaries describe the events of her life on a farm in East Jay, Maine, which include domestic tasks, family life, visits with, and news about, friends and relatives, as well as sales of farm goods. She documents each day's weather and writes full entries most days.
Dates: 1911-1920

Mildred McKinley Abele papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0223
Collection Scope and Content The Mildred McKinley Abele Collection spans the dates 1912-1948. This collection includes personal correspondence, examination notes from nursing school, earlier education materials, graduation certificates as well as a diary, bank book and CD of scanned images. The correspondence begins in her first year as a probationary nursing student (1927) at Cary Memorial Hospital in Caribou, Maine. The bulk of McKinley's correspondence are written to her mother and sister in New Brunswick. These letters...
Dates: 1912-1948

National Woman's Party collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0263
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes numerous documents relating to both the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the National Woman’s Party. This encompasses personal diaries, organizational reports, legislative guides, posters, pamphlets, leaflets, and broadsides. These documents chronicle the development of both the national and Massachusetts chapters of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the National Woman’s Party.Some noteworthy items in the collection are an anonymous...
Dates: 1853, 1914-1923, undated

Perdita Huston papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0180
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes files documenting Huston's professional life, beginning with her journalism work with Time/Life in Algeria until her final work on the Global Family Project in the late 1990s. Included are research notes, interview transcripts, drafts of her writing projects, correspondence from throughout her career, and material on organizations and conferences she was involved with. Also included are clippings of published articles by and about Huston which she collected....
Dates: 1936-2007