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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

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3.1: Personal Journals , circa 1886-1939

This subseries consists of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's journals of a more personal nature. Personal journals range from ones she kept as a child and adolescent to ones she kept during her engagement and honeymoon to ones she kept as an adult, and include travel journals, impression books, diaries, confessions album, writing journals, and "A Line A Day" books. Personal journals record Whitney's trips abroad and time spent in Newport as a young girl, her impressions of people, her experiences with friends, her honeymoon trip to Japan, certain early writing efforts, her "thoughts relating to art, subjects for statues, composition symbols, all manner of substances which affects [her] artistic life" (from Art Journal, 1906-1907), her work with the Juilly Hospital in France during the First World War, trips to Spain in 1920 and 1928-1929, and daily events and impressions for certain periods of time.
Personal journals are arranged chronologically.
Series has been scanned in entirety.
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Journal, Crossing the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York, circa 1886
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22
Journal (unbound), 1890 April 20-28
9
23
Journal, "Across the Atlantic,", 1890 May
9
24
Journal, Vol. I, 1890 May-September
9
25
Journal, Vol. II, 1890 September-December
9
26
Journal, Vol. IV, 1891 March-August
9
27
Album, "Confessions", 1891-1894
9
28
Diary, 1892-1893
9
29
Impression Book, "People I Meet", 1893-1894
9
30
Journal, "People", 1894
9
31
Diary, 1894-1895
9
32
Diary, Vol. II, 1895-1896
9
33
Diary, Engagement to Harry Payne Whitney, 1896 April-August
9
34
Journal Kept on Honeymoon, "My Trip Abroad", 1896-1897
9
35
Journal, Vol. III, 1903-1905
10
1
Journal, 1904-1911
10
2
Art Journal, 1906-1907
10
3
Journal, 1906
10
4
"My Motor Log Book", 1906-1924
10
5
Journal, 1906 October 9-27
10
6
"A Line A Day" Book, 1907-1911
10
7
Journal, circa 1908
10
8
Journal, Paris, 1910-1911
10
9
Flora Whitney's Journal, "Record of Plays Seen", 1910-1913
10
10
Journal, circa 1912-1914
10
11
Journal (unbound), 1918, 1913
10
12
"A Line A Day" Book, 1914
10
13
Journals (2), Juilly Hospital, 1914
10
14
Desk Diary, 1914
10
15
Journal, Spain, 1920 September-October
10
16
"A Line A Day" Book, 1926
11
1
Journal, Spain, 1928-1929
11
2
Journal, Letter to "Dearest", 1930
11
3
"A Line A Day" Book, 1939
11
4

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