Dates: 1965

Collection Number: MS 236

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Creators/Collectors:

  • Bruce, Daniel Hoge
  • Cummings, Hattie Bruce
  • Cummings, Betty Sue

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Memoranda of Various Things and on D.H. Bruce,1895-1904, MS 236, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Irene Ashworth Valentine, August 1991.

Biographical/Historical Information: Daniel Hoge Bruce (1846-1915) lived in Wise County, Virginia. He married Martha Karr in 1876.

Scope and Content:

This is a typescript of Daniel Bruce’s daily diary from 1895 to 1904. He discusses the weather, crops, politics, local events, and community members around Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Virginia. It also includes brief family genealogical information, and additional family notes are handwritten in the margins.

According to the typed cover, the original diary is owned by Mrs. Rosa Bruce Stradley. This typescript was printed by Mrs. Hattie Bruce Cummings and Betty Sue Cummings for his descendants.

Persons: Bruce, Daniel Hoge.

Family Names: Bruce family.

Subjects:

  • Diaries.
  • Genealogy.

Geographical Names: Wise County (Va.)

Record Types: Diaries.