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Name of Author

Dates

MG #

Atterbury, Catharine Boudinot (1781-1877)

1801-1803

633

  • Journal entries are religious in tone.

Baldwin, Samuel (1754-1850)

1780

540

  • Kept as a civilian during the American Revolution

Barry, Lyman, Captain

1941-1947

1543

  • Contains diaries and photographs of Lyman F. Barry, a Budd Lake, N.J. native who served as a Captain in World War II.
 

Barton, William (fl. 1776-1779)

1779

232

  • Kept by a soldier during Major General John Sullivan's expedition against the Iroquois Nation during the Revolutionary War.

Baseball Team Travel Journal

1890

1555

  • Consists of a single small travel journal written by a member of the Brooklyn Bridegrooms baseball team, dated 1890.

 

 

Beekman (Cortelyou), Julia Ann (1804-1872)

n.d.

594

  • Entries are heavily religious in tone.

Bell, Andrew (1757-1843)

1778

45

  • Kept by a loyalist clerk in the office of the British Commander in New York during the American Revolution. Describes the march across New Jersey and the Battle of Monmouth

Bloomfield, Joseph (1753-1823)

1776

377

  • Journal kept by Captain Joseph Bloomfield of the 3rd New Jersey Regiment during the American Revolution.  Bloomfield was later Governor of New Jersey

Boyce, Thomas Jefferson (d. 1853)

1829-1852

55

  • Journal kept by a sail maker in the United States Navy.

Bradley, Joseph C. (fl. 1869-1923)

1869-1923

26

Bradley, Joseph P. (1813-1892)

1843-1891

26

  • Kept by a lawyer and later Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Campfield, Jabez (1737-1821)

1779

233

  • Journal kept from May-October 1779 during Major General John Sullivan's expedition against the American Indians

Canfield, Frederick Alexander (1849-1926)

1865-1926

249

  • Canfield's daily activities and notes on the weather

Canfield, Louisa Halsey (1839-1863)

1861-1862

883

  • Details the daily life of a young girl in Morris County, includes her time at a "water cure" spa for treatment for tuberculosis

Clark, Joseph (1751-1813)

1777-1783

256

  • Kept by a member of the Hunterdon County Militia during the Revolutionary War.

Condict, Jemima (1754-1779)

1772-1779

123

  • Kept by a young woman during the Revolutionary War

Condict, Lewis (1773-1862)

1795

348

  • Travel diary kept on a trip from Morristown, New Jersey to Greenfield, Kentucky

Condict, Ruth W. (1798-1815)

1815

324

  • Diary kept by a young New Jersey girl before her death

Condit, Caroline W. (b. 1830)

1844-1847

675

  • Young girl's daily school journal

Congar, Horace N. (1817-1893) ???

???

408

Congleton, John A. (b. 1825)

1870-1890

1093

  • Kept by a Newark salesman who spent much of his free time doing lay missionary work among prison inmates and factory workers

Cory, James (1801-1880)

1833-1858

19

  • Kept by a Hanover Neck, Morris County farmer

Curtin, Daniel M. (fl. 1775-1776)

1775-1776

341

  • Journal kept by a soldier during the Revolutionary War.

Cutbush, Ann

1797

800

  • Diary

Davey-Dodd Family

???

1340

Dayton, Elias (1737-1807)

1764

94

  • Journal kept an the expedition against the Indians near Detroit, Michigan

Dickerson, Mahlon (1770-1853)

1782-1809, 1832-1852

13

  • Daily entries, documents life as U.S. senator, secretary of the Navy, and an iron mine owner; includes service during the Whiskey Rebellion

Dickerson, Mahlon Ford (1794-1823)

1816-1822

13

  • Journal tracking mostly monetary events in Dickerson's life

Disbrow, Florence M. (1892-1918)

1908-1909

1531

  • Kept by a student at the Washington Street School in Newark

Elmer, Ebenezer (fl. 1776-1785)

1776-1779

38

  • Journal kept by an officer of the 3rd New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Army.

Endicott, George

1836

800

  • Ship log kept by Endicott

Evans, Jeremiah G.

1894

1515

  • Daily journal of an African American resident of Newark

Evans (Lynch), Sarah Viola O'Fake (d. 1901)

1871

1515

  • Daily diary of a young African American woman living in Newark

Fewsmith, Joseph Jr. (fl. 1837-1895)

1837-1895

765

  • Kept by a student at Yale University and later as pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Newark

Fish, Henry Clay (fl. 1841-1873)

1841-1851, 1857-1873

255

  • Kept by a Baptist minister

Flaherty, Stephen (fl. 1898)

1898

1314

  • Kept by a soldier during the Spanish-American War

Gould, William (fl. 1794)

1794

343

  • Kept by an officer during the expedition to put down the Whiskey Rebellion.

Green, Calvin (1765-1847)

1790-1844

221

  • Daily journal reporting town and church events and farming and livestock reports

Halsted, N. Norris (1816-1884)

1869-1872

248

  • Brief daily entries

Halsted, Nancy Marsh (1817-1891)

1859, 1863, 1869-1870, 1889-1891

248

  • Describes daily life, social visits, a trip to Europe.  Her 1863 diary refers to the Civil War.

Holmes, Jonathan (d. 1738)

1736/37-1738

282

  • Young man's diary in colonial New Jersey

Hunt, John (fl. 1770-1824)

1770-1800

1245

  • Kept by a farmer. Describes daily life, Friends meetings, and other events

Ives, Milton J. (1840-1924)

1862-1863

1162

  • Civil War diaries

Kinney, Thomas Talmadge (1821-1900)

1842-1846

785

  • Discusses family matters and the social life of Newark's young upper class.

Larter, John A. (1840-1893)

1862-1899

1686

  • Civil War diary.

 

Leddel, William (1747-1827)

1794, n.d.

129

  • Diary kept during the expedition to put down the Whiskey Rebellion

Lynch, Sarah Viola O'Fake (Evans) (d. 1901)

1871

1515

  • Daily diary of a young African American woman living in Newark

McDowell, William Anderson (1789-1851)

1811-1812, 1839; 1837

866

  • Journal of a Presbyterian minister; and a travel journal

McDowell, William Osborne (1848-1927)

1876-1923

866

  • Business diaries

MacLaren, Isabella W.

1890

824

Mills, Frank Barlow (b. 1871)

1888

597

  • Kept by a student at Centenary Collegiate Institute in Hackettstown, NJ

Munn, Henry Benson (1826-1910)

1850-1910

416

Morris, George Perry (1864-1921)

1905-1905

472

  • Notes on the Congregational protest against the solicitation of money from John D. Rockefeller
  • Daily diary kept by Benson, a patent lawyer and mayor of Portage, Wisconsin

Munn, Silas (1786-1873)

1854-1872

416

  • Diary kept a New Jersey farmer

Nettleship, Ichabod C. (fl. 1864-1882)

ca. 1864-1882)

208

  • Diaries kept by a Newark justice of the peace and secret service investigator.

Ogden, Jennie (1849-1880)

1871

1211

Ogden, John Jr. (1743-1815)

1787-1791

219

Parker Family (Perth Amboy, NJ) Collection

1676-1946

18

  • Correspondence, diaries, land surveys and transactions, legal papers, architectural drawings, wills, poetry, deeds, and indentures pertaining to the Parker family of Perth Amboy.

Pennington, William S. (1757-1826)

1780-1781

234

  • Kept as a soldier during the American Revolution

Price, Jeremiah (fl. 1835-1853)

1850-1853

158

  • Kept in Elizabeth, New Jersey by a deputy sheriff of Essex County

Reynolds, James

1772

800

  • Journal kept during a sea voyage from Philadelphia to England and back.

Rogers, Mary E. (fl. 1934-1953)

1934-1953

806

  • Diaries kept by an East Orange housewife.

Smith, Isabella MacLaren (fl. 1889)

1889

824

Smith, Mary L. (fl. 1865)

1865

824

Smith, Philip Henry Waddell (1896-1946)

1880-1893

824

Smith, S. Alice Waddell (fl. 1849-1919)

1849-1851, 1898-1919

824

Smith, W. H. H. (fl. 1851-1886)

1851-1886, with gaps

824

Spicer, Jacob (1716-1765)

1755-1756, 1756-1762 excerpts

59

  • Diary of a member of New Jersey's Provincial Assembly

Stevens, Basil M.

1949, 1956, 1957

409

Stevens, John

1767-1792

409

Stickel, Fred G., Jr. (1887-1969)

1913

1081

  • Journal containing observations on the Morris Canal.

Unknown

1808-1815

452

  • Kept by an employee of Martha Furnace, an iron foundry in Washington Township, New Jersey.

Unknown

1821

49

  • Journal kept on a voyage from Boston to Africa on board the schooner Alligator

Unknown

1937

1584

  • Work-related diary kept by a New Jersey physician describing appointments and patients.

 

Unknown

1925-1974

1595

  • Diary kept by a New Jersey lawyer, contains personal notes and records, and a printed Bar directory.

 

Unknown

1825-1829

455

  • Daily life of a worker at the Perth Amboy Wharf

Vail, Alfred (1807-1859)

1826-1829, 1850-1858

50

  • Diaries documenting the personal life and reflections of the co-inventor of the telegraph.

Vroom, Peter D. (1791-1873)

1850, 1862-1872, 1875

20

  • Diaries of a New Jersey lawyer, assemblyman, governor, and U.S. congressman

Waddell (Smith), S. Alice

1849-1851, 1898-1919

824

Willets, Edmund (b. 1800)

1820

1222

  • Kept while traveling to Friends' meetings in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland

 

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