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The collection consists of diaries kept by Richard V. Hayden from 1821 through 1867. The title page of the first diary has the notation: "Some of the little incidents that have occurred in the life of R.V. Hayden." The diaries give very detailed information about Hayden's daily life, including the weather, his varied work activities, and local and national events. Information about the lives and deaths of his friends and neighbors in Robbinston, Perry, and Eastport, Maine is also noted. Diary number 36 and numbers 41 through 46 are not included in the collection. Photocopies of each diary present are also available.
The collection also contains several daybooks, 1827-1836 and 1850-1857, outlining work done by Hayden in a variety of occupations.
Social Life and Customs
Size of Collection
2 boxes (2 cubic feet)
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 0233
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Hayden (Richard Vose) Papers, 1821-1867" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 128.