Found in 205 Collections and/or Records:
This collection includes materials from Joseph Kirkbride Potts, Mary Potts, Anna Potts, and Elizabeth Potts. and contains materials in five series: “Journalsand Diaries,” “Commonplace Books,” “Scrapbook and Photographs,” “Estate of Joseph Potts,” and “Miscellaneous Materials.”
This collection is comprised of the papers of Isaac Proctor. The majority of the collection is composed of the personal correspondence of Proctor from the end of the 18th century, but also includes a single, small diary, and a single folder of his financial records.
The first pages of William G. Rhoads's diary ask a series of questions concerning moral behavior and manners, which Rhoads subsequently answers in each entry. Entries also detail Rhoads's apprenticeship as a book keeper, social calls, and Quaker meetings he attended.
John M. Rice's diary entries describe his voyages with the Navy, including information about the weather and caring for sick sailors. He appears to have been stationed near New Orleans, Louisiana, during the end of the War of 1812, and entries include news of military defeats during the war. Later entries describe his visit to family in Philadelphia and his attendance at social gatherings.