The diaries, journals, and ships' logs housed in these collections are personal narratives and records acquired singly by the University of Delaware Library. A number of recipe books, travel narratives, memoirs, and other individually composed accounts are found in this collection.
This typed transcript of a diary kept by Delaware College student Joseph Cleaver for the period 1853-1854 describes student life at the college, the curriculum, and Cleaver’s involvement in the Athenaean Literary Society.
This booklet contains miscellaneous, handwritten notes kept by Delaware College professor Elisha Conover, for the period 1897-1899. The notes consist of lists of expenditures by month during the two-year time period and undated entries on various subjects, such as etiquette and literature.
This small notebook contains brief, sporadic notes taken by Newark, Delaware, resident Mary J. Evans from 1904 to 1906. The entries document monetary transactions, home life, and events in the community over the two-year period.