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Anna Chavannes Journal

Identifier: MS-0418

Anna Chavannes begins her account of her emigration from Switzerland to Wartburg, Tennessee with her family's departure from Havre on May 3, 1848. She goes on to describe their boat trip with the Gouffon, Guyaz, and Sterchi families, their landing in New York and transfer to the Southerner, and their overland trip through Chattanooga to Wartburg, Tennessee. This item is a transcription of the original and was translated from the French by Emma S. Robinson in 1930.

Dates: 1848 May 9-July 14

Archibald D. Paul Diaries

Identifier: MS-1081

This collection consists of two handwritten diaries belonging to Archibald D. Paul with daily recordings of his activity on his farm between 1834 and 1864.

Dates: 1834-1864

B. F. Roy Diary

Identifier: MS-1272
Abstract This collection consists of one handwritten diary by B. F. Roy from 1848 to 1851. Topics of entries include thoughts on national news, politics, and figures of the time such as Sam Houston, the Mexican-American War, the annexation of California, and the death of Zachary Taylor. Other writings are more general and talk about Roy's daily life in Nashville, Tennessee, family matters, his health, visiting friends such as John Overton, Jr., and his love for Mary "Molly" Maxwell. The majority of...
Dates: 1848-1851

Dr. John Willard Hill Collection

Identifier: MS-0874
Abstract This collection consists of two diaries written by Dr. John Willard Hill when he was twelve years old and living in Knoxville, Tennessee. The contents span two calendar years, beginning on January 1, 1865 and ending on in December 31, 1866 with a gap between July 9 and December 31, 1865. Many of the entries address Hill's daily school lessons, visits from tutors and family friends, as well as domestic affairs like cleaning the horses and his mother’s new shoes. A number of his entries...
Dates: 1865 January 1-1866 December 31, 1984 March 8

Eleanora Willauer Diary

Identifier: MS-2940

This collection consists of the Confederate diary of Eleanora Willauer, of Dickson County, Tennessee, written between October 1, 1862 and November 9, 1869.

Dates: 1862 October 1-1869 November 9

Elizabeth Baker Crozier Journal

Identifier: MS-1048
Abstract In this journal, Elizabeth (Baker) Crozier describes life in Knoxville during the siege of 1863. She recounts Union troops plundering and burning her home as well as destroying the homes of her friends and neighbors. She also recalls the kindness of others as she and her husband attempted to reestablish a home and life for their family. In a small excerpt at the end, Crozier also writes of the death of her brother, Dr. Henry Baker, at the hands of Union troops. This document is a typewritten...
Dates: 1863-1864

James B. David Diary

Identifier: MS-2141

This collection houses the diary of Private James B. David of the 89th Illinois Infantry Regiment. The diary documents entire year of 1864, but it only has a few references for the months of November and December. The first pages of the diary list the addresses of some of the soldiers who served with David.

Dates: 1864

Jeremiah S. White Journals

Identifier: MS-3868

Jeremiah S. White's account of his experience in the Civil War as a special courier under General Nathan Bedford Forrest of the Confederate Army.

Dates: circa 1899

John A. Curran Diary

Identifier: MS-3010

This collection consists of a transcription of an 1864 Civil War diary, written by John A. Curran of the 32nd Iowa Regiment, Co. B. It covers the time period from July 11, 1864 to February 11, 1865.

Dates: 1864 July 11-1865 February 11

John Ibaugh Civil War Diary

Identifier: MS-3219

In this diary, John Ibaugh writes primarily of his movements between Philadelphia and Washington D.C. during the closing months of the Civil War. He also describes his service at the Battle of Nashville, the Battle of Chattanooga, and the Union Army's final march in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1864 December 3-1865 May 25

John M. Hollis Papers

Identifier: MS-3222

The diary housed in this collection documents John M. Hollis's Civil War service, including his enlistment and training and his unit's marches through Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. Of particular interest are the descriptions of fierce battles at Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Perryville, Kentucky.

Dates: 1861 August 12-1863 April 27

John M. Nugent Diary

Identifier: MS-1907

Collection consists of a photocopied version of John M. Nugent's diary, written from 1864 to 1865 while he fought in the American Civil War. Nugent served in the 29th Missouri Regiment as a corporal in Company B. He recorded letters he sent and received, dates of battles he fought in, and weather conditions in his diary.

Dates: 1864-1865

John Sevier Diary

Identifier: MS-1782

This collection consists of a typescript of a diary of John Sevier, spanning from 1790-1815.

Dates: 1790-1815

John Thompson Diary

Identifier: MS-1271

This collection consists of a handwritten diary of John Thompson's with entries dated between 1803-1811. Included is a travel account of Thompson's journey by boat from Nashville, Tennessee, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and his return on land via the Natchez Trace. Other entries include recipes, remedies, and miscellaneous tales. Typed notes about his entries accompanies the diary.

Dates: 1803-1811

Julia Francis Hammond Spring Diary

Identifier: MS-1316

This diary was kept by Julia Frances Hammond Spring and covers a period from 1852-1878. Much in the diary is of a religious nature, regarding the Methodist Church, mentions of preachers, and sermons. Also in the collection is another handwritten book that appears to be her daughter's first school exercise book.

Dates: 1852-1878

Ledger Book

Identifier: MS-0463

The collection consists of one record book from 1885 with daily entries by an unidentified creator.

Dates: 1885 January 1-May 23

Lynn Family Diaries

Identifier: MS-1698

This collection houses 18 volumes documenting the lives of three members of the Lynn family living in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1879-1960

Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey Diary

Identifier: MS-0322
Abstract Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey kept this diary while she was in exile in North Carolina during and shortly after the Civil War. In it, she describes the destruction of her home in Tennessee, her journey to and life in North Carolina, the churches she attended, her religious views, her homesickness for her life in Tennessee, and her feelings toward the Union Army. She also relates family news, including news of her sons and other family members serving in the Confederate Army. This document...
Dates: 1864-1885

N. E. Prentice Diary

Identifier: MS-0722

N. E. Prentice's diary covers approximately seventy pages and dates from January through July of 1865. The entries discuss such topics as the foraging his unit has done, deserters, Union prisoners, African-American refugees, mustering out, Prentice's travel home, and his work after returning home. The diary also contains approximately seventeen pages of autographs from fellow soldiers and several pages of miscellaneous lists and notes.

Dates: 1865 January-October

Nelson E. Prentice Civil War Diary

Identifier: MS-3767

This collection consists of Nelson E. Prentice's Civil War diary which details operations in Ohio and in the Eastern Tennessee/Knoxville area. Prentice served in the Ohio 1st Heavy Artillery from 1863-1865.

Dates: 1864

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