Peter Warren papers  1738-1764 (bulk 1744-1751)
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Diaries and Notebooks, c.  1825-1880 [subseries]:

Scope note: The diaries and notebooks series is comprised 24 items, spanning 1825 to the 1880s. Townshend’s two school notebooks document his education at Bitteswell School in England, and are interesting in light of his strong emphasis on practical education later in life. They are also the only manuscript items in the collection representing Townshend’s childhood. The bulk of the subseries consists of Townshend’s diaries, which for the most part contain fairly short, terse entries describing his work, weather, and travel. The exception is his 1848-1853 "Memoranda Book," which is made up of long and fascinating entries on such topics as skepticism of Spiritualists, the funeral of Henry Clay, meeting and befriending the poet Grace Greeenwood, and other subjects. The diaries Townshend kept during the Civil War sometimes mention Thomas and Miriam Easterly, whom Townshend visited while stationed in St. Louis. Townshend also kept notebooks based on topics, and these are placed at the end of the series, and concern lessons that Townshend taught as a Sunday School teacher and thoughts on agricultural and veterinary topics.

 
School notebook,  1825
 
School notebook,  1828
Box   11  
"Memoranda Book",  1848-1853
 
Diary,  1849
 
Diary,  1857
 
Diary,  1858
 
Diary,  1859
 
Diary,  1860
 
Diary,  1861
 
Diary,  1862
 
Diary,  1863
 
Diary,  1864
 
Diary,  1865
 
Diary,  1866
 
Diary,  1867
Box   12  
Diary,  1868
 
Diary,  1869
 
Diary,  1870
 
Diary,  1871
 
Diary,  1875
 
Antislavery and temperance notebook,  1840
 
Sketches of Bible class lessons,  1867-1868
 
Composition book, [n.d.], c.  1870s-1880s
 
Agricultural and veterinary notes,  1879