W.S. Chappell diary, 1877-1878
- Chappell, W. S.
- Physical Description:
- 1 volume (1 unnumbered page, 365 pages, 9 unnumbered pages) ; 13 cm
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- W.S. Chappell writes in his diary from 1 Oct. 1877 to 1 May 1878 about going to a community college, visits to Penn State, teaching music (piano and singing) lessons, trips to Lewisburg, shopping (at Williamsport stores by name), walks around town (by street names), and social activities with his friends. He notes on 16 Oct. 1877 that "the police arrested a colored man for stealing a horse brush and comb etc. They struck the fellow over the head and cut him badly with their canes. He had a hearing and required bail for $200 in default of which he was taken to jail." He mentions the seminary (Williamsport Dickinson Seminary). Includes Chappell's financial accounts for Oct. 1877 to April 1878, and a list of dates he had homosexual relations with his roommate.
- In Historical Collections and Labor Archives, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#XXXX-0931H/HCVF)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Gift of Charles W. Mann.
- Administrative History:
- W.S. Chappell, of Montandon, Northumberland Co., Pa., roomed and boarded with the family of J[ohn] C. Miller, Williamsport, Pa., 21 Apr. 1877 to 17 May 1879.
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