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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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