Students of North Dakota history are very fortunate to have at hand a substantial list of diaries, journals, and memoirs which have been published and are widely available in the state’s libraries. Some of the diaries you might enjoy reading are listed below.
“The Diary and Letters of Dr. James De Wolf, Acting Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army.”
North Dakota History 25.2 & 3: 33-81.
“The Diary of Surgeon Washington Matthews, Fort Rice, Dakota Territory.”
North Dakota History 21.1 & 2: 5-74
Foell, Lillian Agnew. Lil’s Courage. Fargo: Institute for Regional Studies, 1997.
“Mark Kellogg’s Diary,” North Dakota History 17.3: 165-176.
Mattison, Ray H., ed. “An Army Wife on the Upper Missouri: The Diary of Sarah E. Canfield, 1866 – 1868,” in Janet Daly Lysengen and Anne M. Rathke, eds, The Centennial Anthology of North Dakota History. Bismarck: State Historical Society of North Dakota, 1996.
Woodward, Mary Dodge. The Checkered Years: A Bonanza Farm Diary 1884 – 88.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1989 (1937).
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