Collections

Albert Leffingwell Collection
Papers of Dr. Albert Leffingwell, including diaries, letters, and manuscripts from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Cephas Breed MD Papers
This collection contains the diary and correspondence of Cephas Breed, who graduated from Geneva Medical College in 1850.
Christine Ladd-Franklin Diary

Diary of Christine Ladd-Franklin, Vassar College Class of 1869, and noted mathematician and logician.

Civil War Letters and Journal of Charles F. Weller
This collection consists of letters and a journal written by Charles F. Weller during his time as a soldier in the United States Civil War.
Cold Spring Whaling Company Assorted Papers (1842-1855)
The Anonymous Collection consists of various papers related to voyages made by the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Company vessels Alice, Edgar, Huntsville, Monmouth, Richmond, and Splendid between 1842-1855, as well as letters and financial documents related to the Abraham Bell & Son shipping firm.
Cover of the 1910 diary

Diaries written by Henry Wilcox in Oneonta, NY.

Diary Cover

The diaries of Jonathan Pearson, a notable Union College graduate who served as a professor, librarian, and treasurer at the college after graduating top of his class in 1835. It includes reflections on his time as both a student and faculty member, along with accounts of his travels.

Fred Walster Diary
This diary contains entries written by Fred Walster, who was a soldier in 153rd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, Company E. The diary spans from January through December 1865 and details his experiences during the war, as well as his civilian life shortly after the war ended.
“Private Journal of the Affairs du Vie, 1842-1852,” page 3

This collection contains the papers of Henry Darwin Didama, who became a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1872 and Dean of the College of Medicine beginning in 1888.

James E. Horton Collection
Three 19th century diaries of James E. Horton, resident of Newburgh, NY.
Greater Oneonta Historical Society Papers of Jessie Elvira Jenks

The Jenks family papers include letters written to Willard S. Jenks and his wife, Rhoda, from their daughter, Jessie Elvira Jenks. Jessie lived from 1873-1964.

John Burroughs Journals

A selection of journals from noted naturalist and author John Burroughs.

Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck Collection

Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck's diaries (1838-1841), and portraits of the Hasbrouck and Lawrence families.

Maurice Leyden Collection
The Maurice Leyden Collection consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, financial records, essays and military records of Maurice Leyden. The collection also includes twenty-two diaries, dating from 1860-1886 and written Sarah Woodruff Pottle, a relative of Mr.
Patrick Casey Collection
The Patrick Casey Collection consists of an autobiographical narrative and two diaries.
page of document

Letters received or collected by Samuel Jones from his family, friends, and associates, and Samuel Jones’ diary which he kept from 1821 to 1855.

War Diaries
This collection contains images of diaries belonging to American men who served in various wars, including the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.