Diary, 1877-1884, of Edmund Dean of South Dakota. Includes description of Dean's life at college, his marriage, the birth of his children, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, and other current events. There is also an account of his move from Iowa to South Dakota, including interaction with others on the road. Dean also describes a lecture that he attended that was led by Eliza Stewart, one of the leaders of the Temperance movement.
Diary, 1877, written by J. H. Warsing of Atlanta, Georgia while serving as a brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad. In the diary, Warsing writes about the weather, how much he got paid for each journey on the railroad, and sometimes indicates who the conductor was on the journey. Most of the entries are short but are filled in for almost every day of the year. At the end of the diary, Warsing kept accounts of his wages and his expenses for the year as well as a few cooking recipes, including one for White Spruce Beer.