Manuscript Group 1565, Guide to the George E. Burns Diary 1863

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Diary


Guide to the George E. Burns Diary 1863
MG 1565

The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Jeanette Cafaro.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

  Creator: George E. Burns
  Title: George E. Burns Diary
  Dates 1863
  Abstract: This collection consists of a pocket diary from the year 1863, kept by George E. Burns.
  Quantity: .01 linear feet/ 1 folder
  Collection Number: MG 1565

Biographical Note

Not much is expressed in this diary about George E. Burns. It is clear that he resided in New Jersey and kept a diary of his daily activities in 1863.

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Scope and Content Note

This small collection consists of just George E. Burns’s pocket diary that he kept in 1863. The diary includes a calendar, rates of postage, eclipses in 1863, and pages for journal entries for each day of the year. In the entries George wrote about what his activities were for the day, who he came in contact with, and if the weather was pleasant or not. George spoke of a man named Whitman in a few of the entries, and took note that he went to church every Sunday.

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Access Points

  The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
  Subject Names:
    Burns, George E.
  Document Types:
    Diaries

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscipt Group 1565, George E. Burns Diary, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Clarke Historical Society (Mich.), Oct. 1988.

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Container List

Diary
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 George E. Burns’s Pocket Diary 1863

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