Guide to Diaries in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, by NEHGS; paperback; 120 pp; 6 x 9; 2008; ISBN: 978-088082-217-6; Item NE10
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.