These are historical diaries and journals from the state of Massachusetts. The original writers of these diaries and journals either lived in Massachusetts or spent extensive time in Massachusetts during the period in which the diary was written.

Diary of an 1829 Visit to Coastal Maine

Background This is a journal written by Edgar J. Doolittle in the summer of 1829 as he visits a small island off the coast of Maine, explores Thomaston on the mainland nearby, and visits Boston on his way back home to Wallingford, CT. Though only 19 years old, he is […]