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Primary Sources: Letters, Diaries, etc.

Diary of Samuel Pepys

This web site republishes Pepys famous diary on a day by day basis.

Letters, Diaries, etc.

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Examples of Letters, Diaries and other Writings

D769.1.H36 2005  American Home Front in World War II: Primary Sources

D743.P95 1986   Ernie’s War: The Best of Ernie Pyle’s World War II Dispatches

E118.C725 1989b The Journal of Christopher Columbus

E487.C5   Mary Chesnut’s Civil War

E185.97.K5A2 1992   Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (3 vols.)

PS3519.E27 Z53   The Selected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, 1897-1962.

D811.A2M76 2004  War Stories: Remembering World War II

E312.7 1931  Writings of Washington (39 vols.)