Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Emily Jayne Oliver diaries, 1855-1909

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0950
Bib ID 8616186 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Oliver, Emily Jayne
Title Emily Jayne Oliver diaries, 1855-1909
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Contents

John Beebe inherited Emily Jayne Oliver's Diary from his mother, Louise Oliver Beebee, who inherited it from Ellen Oliver, who inherited it from Annie Oliver, Louise Oliver Beebee's mother.

  • Series I:Journals of Emily Jane Oliver

  • Series II: Journals of Oliver Sinclair

  • Series III: Reference Material

    "This reference material gives references to other books and papers, family trees including people mentioned in the diary, and pictures and biographies of many of the people mentioned in the diary. I gleaned this information from the references, and from family folklore handed down by my mother, Louise Oliver Beebee and her aunt Ellen Oliver (who lived with us when I was a boy). Louise Oliver Beebee's grandmothers were Sarah Ella Jayne Oliver and Emily Augusta Jayne Oliver, and her grandfathers were George Bell Oliver and James Oliver. All of these individuals died before she was born." John Beebe, 2001

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Emily Jayne Oliver Diaries; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed mmb 5/2/1999.

Papers appraised appraiser [date].

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Diarists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oliver, Emily Jayne Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

12 Journals kept by Emily Jayne Oliver and 2 by Sinclair Oliver.