Michigan Daily records: 1950-2006
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Diaries 1854-1917 [series] (46 volumes (in 5 expanding files))

The last series consists of Lewis's Diaries which span 1854 to 1917 with a few years missing. With far fewer gaps and more regularity than most of the Correspondence, this series is the most important one in this collection. It offers an informative view of a long and active life. In the earlier diaries, William wrote mostly of daily life. Diaries that cover the Civil War usually contain the briefest entries, but are still almost always on a daily basis. The entries usually discuss maneuvers, battles, and skirmishes. From 1865 until 1890, the diaries again record daily events. After Fred's death in 1890, the entries slant heavily towards William's son, Fred. Special court cases he was involved in, and family gatherings or visits receive more detail, especially after 1900.

Box   2  
1854-1855

(typescript copy available)

Box   2  
1856
Box   2  
1857
Box   2  
1857

(in 1 volume)

Box   2  
1858
Box   2  
1859
Box   2  
1860
Box   2  
1862-1864
Box   2  
1862-1863, 1900-1902

(in 1 volume)

Box   2  
1866
Box   2  
1867
Box   2  
1869
Box   2  
1872
Box   2  
1873
Box   2  
1875
Box   2  
1891
Box   2  
1892
Box   2  
1894
Box   2  
1897-1900
Box   2  
1902-1903
Box   2  
1903-1904
Box   2  
1905
Box   2  
1906
Box   2  
1907
Box   2  
1908
Box   2  
1909 (2 volumes)
Box   2  
1910
Box   2  
1911
Box   2  
1912
Box   2  
1913
Box   2  
1914-1915
Box   2  
1916-1917
Box   2  
1917