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Collection Details


Collection Name: Thomas R. Booth Diaries
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/booth_tr.htm
Dates Spanned: 1855-1860
Description: The Thomas R. Booth diaries consist of six volumes spanning the years 1855 to 1860. They chronicle his time spent working and living in Missouri as an engineer for the Pacific Railroad and for the Southern Kansas Railroad. The daily entries consist predominantly of records of professional and social events and activities. Consistently, he notes the weather, his health, any correspondence received or sent, people he called on or dined with, and his church attendance on Sundays. Usually, in the back of his diaries, he accounted for any debts accrued or paid off and the amount spent on various services or items. He also frequently drew diagrams and calculated measurements which related to his job for the railroad.
Broad Subjects: Biography; Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Diaries; Railroads--Employees; Railroads--United States; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004664