Inventory of the George W. Lindsay Diary 1858-1858 Lindsay, George W., Diary UA 5.033

Inventory of the George W. Lindsay Diary 1858-1858

A Collection in the
Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number UA 5.033


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George W. Lindsay Diary 1858
Alternate Extent Statement:
1 vol.
Lindsay, George W. arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

George W. Lindsay Diary, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center from Gift of B.W. Baker of Portsmouth, Virginia. on 02/24/1989.

Processing Information

Description of diary entries written by Vicky O'Brien, SCRC Staff, in April 2009.

Biographical Note

William and Mary student (1857-1859).  Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href=" W. Lindsay"> W. Lindsay</a>.

Scope and Contents

One dark brown memo book, 2.75" x 4", containing George Lindsay's diary from his time at the College of William and Mary and at home in Richmond. At the end of the diary is a list of names and list of expenditures. Lindsay’s activities include going on walks in the evening with friends; attending church every Sunday, either Episcopal or Baptist churches; taking lessons in math and history; attending parties such as Mrs. Tucker's; studying hard; and going on school picnics. His friend Sam is mentioned frequently. A few highlights: July 5: Commencement at the College of William and Mary.July 6: Leaves Williamsburg for his home in Richmond for the summer. While in Richmond, he mentions a lady he loves named Belle. They spend most of the summer together going to town and visiting nearby towns such as Newport News and Hampton. October 9: Returns to Williamsburg to continue with school.

Index Terms

    Family Name:

  • Tucker family.
  • Genre/Form of Material:

  • Diaries
  • Topical Term:

  • College of William and Mary--History--19th century.
  • College of William and Mary--Students.
  • Courtship--Virginia.
  • Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century.