Diaries : Links & References
Vermont Diaries Online
This website includes transcriptions of portions of the diaries of two Vermont teens (1873 and 1894) as well as teaching activities.
This is a large collection of diaries and letters of pioneers migrating westward. A search using the keyword “Vermont” brings up several diaries of Vermonters heading west.
This website is based on the diary of Martha Ballard, a midwife from Augusta, Maine. This website has excellent information about how to build context around a diary and how to tell a story. There are also tips about how to read old handwriting.
Diary of a Christian Soldier: Rufus Kinsley and the Civil War
by David C. Rankin
Jonathan Carpenter’s Journal: Being the Diary of a Revolutionary War Soldier and Pioneer Settler of Vermont
edited by Miriam and Wes Herwig
Little Girl’s Diary, A: Life on a Farm in Rural Vermont
by Alice Bushnell; edited by Marcia Cowles Bushnell