Diarists

Diaries in Museums and Archives Across Ontario

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Adams, Thomas and Sophia 1880 1900 Delaware Middlesex Irish Farmer No
Allan, David 1862 1876 Guelph Wellington South Scottish Miller, Distiller, Farmer Yes
Andress, Henry M. 1861 1861 Lansdowne Leeds English Miller No
Andrew, Amos 1930 1931 Auburn Huron English Farmer No
Arner, Alfred 1907 1909 Colchester S./Gosfield Essex German Farmer No
Atkins, Vivien Agnus Maud 1902 1905 South Dumfries Brant Irish Farm Woman No
Awrey, Mary Ellen 1910 1916 Erin Wellington English Drugstore Yes
Bagg, Solomon D. 1858 1865 Cornwall Stormont English, French Farmer No
Baker, Lenna 1901 1901 Woodhouse Norfolk English Teacher Yes
Barker, Jean 1926 1926 South Dumfries Brant English Farm Woman No
Barnes, William Francis 1834 1836 Norwich Oxford Yes
Barrett, Theobold (Toby) 1911 1941 Woodhouse Norfolk Irish Farmer No
Bauman, Angus 1904 1952 Peel Wellington German Farmer Yes
Beaton, Velma 1930 1988 Puslinch Wellington Scottish Farm Woman No
Beattie, William 1866 1902 Nichol Wellington Scottish Farmer Yes
Beattie, David M. 1925 1989 Nichol Wellington Scottish Farmer No
Beaty, William 1838 1892 Young & Lansdowne Leeds & Grenville Scottish Farmer No
Bell, Reverend William 1817 1849 Burgess Lanark Scottish Reverend and Teacher No
Bellamy, Eliza 1854 1855 North Augusta Leeds & Grenville Irish Married to Miller Yes
Bergey, David 1866 1924 Wilmot Waterloo Swiss Farmer, Teacher Yes
Birdsall, Richard Everett 1852 1877 Asphodel Peterborough East English Civil Engineer No
Boothe, Minnie 1897 1898 Osgoode, near Metcalf Carleton Irish Farm Woman Yes
Bowerman, Deborah 1874 1892 Hallowell Prince Edward English Farm Woman Yes
Bowerman, Vincent 1877 1884 Hallowell Prince Edward English Retired farmer Yes
Bowman , James 1886 1944 Guelph Wellington English Farmer Yes
Bremner , James 1881 1881 Sullivan Grey Scottish Farmer No
Brock, Harriet 1832 1836 Monaghan Northumberland English Married to Lieutenant No
Brown, Gertrude 1913 1913 Markham York Irish Farm Woman No
Brubacher/ Bowman, Catherine 1896 1960 Elmira Waterloo German Married to Engineer/Farmer No
Buchanan, John G. 1835 1846 Colchester Essex Scottish Farmer No
Buck, Ernest 1926 1927 South Dumfries Brant German Milkman , Farm Labourer No
Burgess, Elizabeth Oliver 1915 1974 Arran Bruce English Farm Woman No
Butcher, Mary (Minnie) 1891 1918 Port Sydney, Stephenson Muskoka English Married to Salesman/Agent Yes
Butler, Charles 1833 1837 Near Cobourg, Hamilton Newcastle District (becomes Northumberland) English Farmer No
Cameron, James 1854 1902 McMaster's Island Glengarry Scottish Farmer Yes
Campion, Mary Victoria 1861 1863 Marmora Hastings English Farm Woman Yes
Carpenter, James W. 1880 1884 Sombra Lambton English Farmer Yes
Case, Jacob 1837 1860 Beverly Wentworth German Farmer/Sawmiller? Yes
Clark, John Collins 1831 1864 Ernestown Addington Farmer/Justice of the Peace No
Clarke, Charles Kirk 1865 1866 Elora Wellington English Son of a merchant Yes
Coleman, William R. 1865 1915 Innisfil Simcoe Irish Farmer Yes
Corless-Treffry, Alice 1900 1900 Hawtrey, South Norwich Oxford English Married to Farmer Yes
Crawford, Benjamin 1810 1859 North Oxford Oxford Irish Farmer No
Crawford, James Augustus 1865 1880 North Oxford Oxford Irish Farmer No
Cressman, Ephraim 1876 1911 Waterloo Waterloo South Swiss Farmer No
Crombie, Edward Hamerton 1928 1941 South Dumfries Brant Scottish Farmer No
Crombie, Edward Rubidge 1903 1930 South Dumfries Brant Scottish Farmer/Retired Banker No
Crombie, Margaret Reynolds 1935 2002 London Middlesex Irish No
Currie, Ada 1902 1902 Erin Wellington Scottish Farm Woman Yes
Davidson, William George 1889 1895 Amabel Bruce Irish farmer Yes
Dick, Thomas 1867 1905 West Hawkesbury 1867-94, Vankleek Hill 1894-05 Prescott Irish Farmer No
Drinkwater, Sarah Hallen 1840 1880 Orillia Simcoe English Gentleman Farmer No
Easton , George 1830 1839 Dalhousie Lanark Scottish Farmer/ Teacher Yes
Eby, Gordon 1911 1919 Waterloo Waterloo Pennsylvania Mennonite Gardener No
Fallows , Catharine 1899 1903 West Nissouri Middlesex E. English Farm Woman No
Ferguson , John Harrington 1868 1883 Chinguacousy Peel Scottish Farmer Yes
Ferrier Hutchinson, Jean 1933 1973 West Garafraxa Wellington Farm Woman No
Fleming, Roy Franklin 1891 1903 Derby Grey Scottish Farm Boy Yes
Fleming, Jean (Jennie) 1869 1903 Derby Grey Scottish Co-manager of General Store Yes
Freure, Benjamin 1836 1842 Eramosa Wellington English Farmer Yes
Galbraith, John 1793 1843 Princeton/Blenheim Oxford Scottish Farmer Yes
Geddes, James 1889 1893 Ryerson District of Parry Sound Scottish Farmer/Lay Preacher Yes
Geddes, Jessie Dick Wares 1870 1914 Ryerson District of Parry Sound Scottish Farm Woman Yes
Geddes, Malcolm Daniel 1899 1899 Whitby Durham Scottish Farm Labourer Yes
Gibson, David 1834 1852 York Willowdale Scottish Deputy Surveyor of Roads/Farmer No
Gilchrist, John W. 1931 1939 Puslinch Wellington Scottish Farmer No
Glen, James 1866 1924 Westminster Middlesex Irish Farmer No
Goble, Roseltha Wolverton 1857 1919 Blenheim Oxford English Farm Woman Yes
Gohn, George 1889 1921 Markham York German Farmer No
Green , Mary L. 1899 1900 Colborne Huron Scottish Housekeeper for Farmer Uncles Yes
Green , Bella 1914 1919 Ashfield Huron Scottish Farm Woman No
Griffiths, Margaret Emma 1899 1901 Thorold Welland Welsh Farm Woman No
Hagerman/ Poole, Frances 1904 1924 Burford, Norwich Oxford Scottish Married to Farmer No
Handy, Ida Katherine (Kate) 1875 1875 Howard Kent Irish Farm Woman Yes
Harris, John 1821 1832 Eramosa Wellington Irish Farmer & Teacher No
Hill, Matilda 1884 1885 West Garafraxa Wellington English Merchant's daughter Yes
Hinman, Smith 1858 1909 Haldimand Northumberland English Farmer No
Holmwood, George 1888 1927 Guelph Wellington English Farmer No
Hope, Walter 1847 1880 Sydenham Grey Scottish Farmer No
Howell, Samson 1868 1869 1) South Dumfries, 2) Carlow 1) Brant, 2) Huron German Farmer Yes
Hume, Robert 1845 1867 Hamilton Northumberland English Farmer No
Hutchinson, William 1863 1864 Nichol Wellington English Farmer No
Hutchinson, Thomas J. 1939 1997 West Garafraxa Wellington Farmer No
Hyde, Jock 1913 1914 Amulree Perth Scottish Farmer No
James, William 1877 1884 York York, now Toronto Irish Farmer No
Jamieson, John 1852 1854 Adelaide Middlesex Scottish Farmer/Teacher No
Jardine, John Sr. 1868 1905 Tilbury West Essex Scottish Farmer No
Jarvis , Hannah Owen Peters 1842 1845 Niagara Lincoln English Gentlewoman Yes
Jeffrey, John 1877 1900 Puslinch Wellington Scottish Farmer Yes
Johnson, Samuel 1873 1874 Uxbridge Ontario Dutch Farmer Yes
Johnson, Captain William 1832 1850 Georgina York Scottish Farmer No
Johnstone, Mrs. Frank Edna 1916 1921 McKillop Huron Irish Farm Woman No
Jones, Frances (Fanny) 1878 1880 South Augusta Leeds & Grenville Irish Farm Woman No
Kemkes, Edwin 1914 1916 Dumfries North Waterloo South German Farmer No
King, Mary Ann 1888 1910 Willoughby Niagara Irish Farm Woman No
Klinck, Myrtle 1908 1908 Stouffville Village, Markham York English Teacher, Retired Farmer's Daughter No
Kollman, Henry 1913 1914 Amulree Perth German Farmer No
Lancley, Edward 1890 1890 Lansdowne Leeds & Grenville English Farm Labourer No
Leith, George 1834 1852 1) Binbrook; 2) Ancaster Wentworth Scottish Gentleman Farmer No
Lewis , George Edwin 1873 1874 Uxbridge Ontario Welsh Farmer Yes
MacFarlane, Eliza Ann 1887 1901 Stanley Huron Scottish Farm Woman Yes
MacFarlane, Duncan 1878 1892 Puslinch Wellington Scottish Farmer & JP Yes
MacGregor, John 1877 1883 Charlottenburg Glengarry Scottish Farmer No
MacLeod, William Neynoe 1870 1870 Westminster Middlesex Scottish Farm labourer Yes
Main, Stephen "Sylvester" 1889 1922 Beverly Wentworth German carpenter, photographer Yes
Malloch, John Glass 1841 1845 Perth Bathurst District, later Lanark Scottish Lawyer, Farmer, Judge No
Manson, Edith 1924 1928 Norwich Oxford Scottish No
Marks , John Bennett 1824 1828 Richmond Frontenac English Farmer No
Martin, David 1858 1882 Beverley Wentworth Scottish farmer Yes
Martin , James S. 1870 1878 West Garafraxa Wellington Scottish Farmer No
Mathers, Adeline 1932 1934 Morris Huron Irish Farm Woman Yes
Maurer, Ellamanda Krauter 1917 1967 Woolwich Waterloo North German Farm Woman Yes
Mayes , Rev. Robert 1874 1877 Draper Muskoka English Farmer and Minister Yes
McCulloch, Mary 1898 1898 Chinguacousy Peel Irish Housekeeper No
McDonald, Mary Josephine (Minnie) 1917 1919 Cornwall Stormont Scottish Farm Woman Yes
McKay, John Sutherland 1866 1873 East Zorra Oxford Scottish farmer No
McLennan, Christina 1875 1922 Charlottenburg Glengarry Scottish Farm Woman No
McMackon, David 1896 1896 Orford Kent Irish Cooper Yes
McMackon, Walter 1906 1911 Orford, Sunnidale Kent, Simcoe Irish labourer, book-keeper, farmer Yes
McMahon, Henry 1887 1919 Albion Peel Irish Coal and Potato Merchant , Various other occupations Yes
McTavish , Douglas 1876 1877 Stanley Huron Scottish Farmer Yes
Michie, Robert 1899 1943 Greenbank Ontario Scottish farmer Yes
Michie, John Albert 1869 1899 Reach Ontario Scottish Farmer Yes
Middagh, Victoria (Tory) 1887 1888 Mountain Dundas German Farm Woman Yes
Middagh , Lucy 1884 1892 Mountain Dundas German Farm Woman Yes
Moir, Forbes 1884 1914 West Garafraxa Wellington Scottish Farmer & Post Office Yes
Mott, Phoebe 1888 1891 Norwich Oxford English Farm Woman Yes
Needham, George 1875 1892 Moore Lambton English Farmer No
Nelson, David 1864 1886 Otonabee Peterborough Scottish Farmer No
Nimmo, William 1871 1909 Bosanquet Lambton Scottish General Merchant No
Noble, Joseph 1890 1890 Mulmur Simcoe Irish Farmer No
Noble, Elizabeth 1899 1899 Mulmur Simcoe Irish Farm Woman No
Oakes, Robert B. 1866 1872 Yarmouth Elgin Scottish Farmer No
Olds, Courtland 1867 1894 Woodhouse Norfolk Irish Farmer Yes
Parson Smith, Mary Emily 1893 1921 Norwich South Oxford English Farm Woman Yes
Patterson , Alice Sophia 1862 1888 Dunwich Elgin Irish Farm Woman No
Phenix, John Sr. 1869 1875 1) Mono, 2) Nottawasaga 1) Dufferin, 2) Simcoe Irish Farmer No
Phenix, John Jr. 1892 1934 1) Mono, 2) Nottawasaga 1) Dufferin, 2) Simcoe Irish Farmer No
Philp, Elizabeth (Eliza) 1893 1901 Maryborough Wellington English Farm Woman Yes
Philp, Olive 1914 1918 Maryborough Wellington English Farm Woman Yes
Philp Giffin, Clara 1902 1914 Maryborough Wellington English Farm Woman Yes
Playter, Ely 1801 1853 Lived in Town of York/Toronto York English Tavern-Keeper, Farmer, Lumberman, MP, Militia Officer No
Poldon, ????? 1873 1876 Norwich Oxford Scottish Blacksmith Yes
Quinn, John Francis 1897 1905 Lansdowne Leeds & Grenville Irish Farmer No
Rea, David 1857 1880 Eramosa Wellington Irish Farmer Yes
Rea, William 1854 1865 Eramosa and West Garafraxa Wellington Irish Farmer Yes
Reesor, Benjamin 1871 1911 Markham York German Farmer Yes
Rice, Rev. Ebenezer Muir 1861 1870 Blandford, West Oxford; Zone Oxford; Kent From US minister Yes
Robinson/Sills , Laura 1901 1945 South Fredericksburg Lennox & Addington Dutch Farm Woman No
Rogers, Timothy 1789 1799 Whitchurch Newmarket English Farmer No
Ross, James 1893 1954 Nichol Wellington Scottish Farmer Yes
Rothwell , Annie 1894 1895 Innisfil Simcoe Irish Farm Woman Yes
Russell, Robert 1876 1900 Proton (and Melancthon) Grey Irish Farmer Yes
Rutherford, Margaret 1917 1917 Sydenham Grey Scottish Farm Woman Yes
Rutherford, Annie 1894 1895 Sydenham Grey Scottish Farm Woman Yes
Schulze, Arthur Emil 1860 1861 Maitlandville, Colborne Huron German Gardener, Cigar Maker No
Scott, Andrew Brown 1857 1857 Chinguacousy Peel Scottish Apprentice Surveyor Yes
Shadd, Garrison William 1881 1889 Raleigh Kent African Farmer Yes
Short, Nellie 1926 1981 West Garafraxa Wellington Farm Woman No
Shreve, William Jeremiah 1907 1907 Raleigh Kent African Farmer Yes
Simpson, Elizabeth 1877 1902 East Garafraxa Dufferin English Farm Woman Yes
Simpson, Carver 1878 1882 East Garafraxa Dufferin English Farmer Yes
Smith, George B. 1868 1869 Arthur Wellington Irish Farmer/student Yes
Smith, Benjamin 1799 1849 Ancaster Wentworth From US Farmer/Lay Preacher No
Smith, Frederic 1869 1877 Picton Prince Edward German Cordwainer No
Smith , Susanah (Susie) M. 1874 1874 Arthur Wellington Irish Farm Woman Yes
Standen, William 1879 1895 Vespra Simcoe English Farmer No
Stein, Solomon 1873 1924 East Zorra Oxford German Farmer Yes
Stewart MacLeod, Harold 1904 1904 Stamford Welland Scottish Farmer No
Sunley, Ann Amelia Day 1878 1879 Eramosa Wellington English Farm Woman Yes
Sunter , William 1857 1914 Eramosa Wellington Scottish Farmer Yes
Switzer, Christopher 1881 1883 Nepean Carleton, now Ottawa German Farmer No
Thomas, Charles 1850 1852 Algona Bathurst District, later Renfrew English Farmer, Trader Yes
Thompson, Thomas 1883 1900 Toronto Gore Peel English Farmer No
Tidy, John Arthur 1838 1845 Norwich Oxford English Farmer, Surveyor, Teacher No
Tindle, James 1895 1895 Smith Peterborough ? Farmer No
Treffry , Charles John 1867 1867 Norwich Oxford English Farmer Yes
Tunis, Cora 1904 1974 Flamboro West Wentworth Welsh Daughter of a farmer No
Tweedie/Milne , Frances (Frank) 1866 1882 Whitby Ontario then, now Durham Scottish Farm Woman No
Upton, Colonel William R. 1827 1893 Gloucester Carleton English Civil Engineer, Farmer No
Washington, Clara and Joseph 1896 1896 W. Wawanosh Huron English Farmer No
Washington, Walter Jenkins 1945 1954 W. Wawanosh Huron English Farmer No
Waters, James M. 1908 1920 Williams East Middlesex Scottish Farmer, Carpenter No
Watson , Robert 1885 1885 1) Stanley (1881); 2) Tuckersmith (1891) Huron English Framer (1881), Farmer (1891) Yes
Watson, Jeannie 1901 1902 Aldborough Elgin Scottish Farm Woman Yes
Watson, William (Henry) 1881 1911 Orford Kent English Merchant/Newspaper Editor Yes
Welch Hill , Sarah 1821 1881 Hope Durham English Farm Woman Yes
Williams, Carolyn (Carrie) 1894 1916 Hallowell Prince Edward English Housewife Yes
Williams Trout, Mary 1867 1920 St. Vincent Grey English Teacher, Farmwoman, Housewife Yes
Wilson, Edmund 1870 1911 Hope Durham English Farmer No
Wilson, George 1833 1859 Medonte Simcoe English Gentleman Farmer No
Wilson, James 1862 1892 Hope Durham English Farmer No
Wilson, James Henry 1871 1871 Uxbridge Ontario English Plough Salesman, Farmer No
Wooley, Joseph H. 1861 1898 Windham North Norfolk English Farmer No
Wright, George 1872 1879 Amherst Island Lennox & Addington Scottish Farmer, Merchant No