Letters and Diaries from Northwest Ohio
"Letters and Diaries from Northwest Ohio" is a compilation of digitized letters and diaries written by or relating to individuals and/or families living in Northwest Ohio during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Items featured in this digital collection have been brought together from numerous original source collections at the Center for Archival Collections; each item's original source collection is indicated in the Source metadata field of each item record.
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Each handwritten letter or diary is accompanied by an associated typed transcript.
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John Welk diary
An account by John Welk of his time in the Union Army. This daily account is especially focused on Welk's activities and the conditions that he faced.
Letter from James Whitmer to a friend
Letter from James Whitmer to a friend describing camp situation in Kentucky, enthusiasm for battle, and reference to other soldiers in his company.
William Shanks diary
Handwritten diary of William Shanks, a private with the 21st O.V.I. during the Civil War. Entries detail camp life, troop movements, and information on other members of the regiment.
Leander Coe Diary
Diary of Leander Coe about his experiences and duties during his time serving in the 123rd Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Letter from Conrad Cramer to his mother and father
Letter from Conrad Cramer to his mother and father about the weather, the possibility of war with Mexico, and his location.
Letter from Conrad Cramer to his parents and his sister Catherine
Letter from Conrad Cramer to his parents about the cost of food and the wellbeing of mutual acquaintances, and to his sister about the possibility of returning home soon.
George Kryder Diary 1864
Diary of George Kryder detailing his experiences and duties while serving in the 3rd Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the year 1864.
Henry Ellsworth letter to Mrs. Tschan, November 11, 1918
Letter from Henry Ellsworth to Mrs. Tschan regarding the health of her son, Albert W. Tschan, a soldier in the 158th Depot Brigade who contracted influenza while stationed at Camp Sherman, Ohio, during World War I. Ellsworth describes his efforts to help Albert Tschan recover from his illness, and…
George Kryder Diary 1865
Diary of George Kryder detailing his experiences and duties while serving in the 3rd Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the year 1865.
Henry Ellsworth account of life at Camp Sherman, Ohio
Personal account of Henry Ellsworth of Bowling Green, Ohio, regarding his service in Company 8, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade, at Camp Sherman, Ohio, during World War I. Ellsworth details a fatal influenza outbreak at the camp and reflects on the place of Christianity in public life,…