Guide to Diaries in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
From the seventeenth century to the present, the diaries in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections — written by men and women from their teens to their nineties — record details of historic events and of their private lives, giving us fresh insight into the past. This new paperback lists the diaries (approximately 300) currently in the NEHGS archives; images of actual diary pages are included. Perusing the contents, the reader will get an idea of the depth and variety of the collection and also a sense of the rich historical detail the diaries and journals contain. A comprehensive index lists all personal names and place names and thus is useful to anyone researching a specific family or geographic area.