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Guide to the Charles T. Russell Journals, 1926-1961

Collection number: MC 246

Size: 5 boxes
(1.66 cu.ft.)


About Charles T. Russell, 1881-1961

Charles T. Russell was born in 1881. He was the son of Joseph Ballister Russell, a
merchant of Boston. Charles spent his winters living in Boston and his summers in
Falmouth, Massachusetts. In 1906 he married Louise Rust and they had four children,
Charles T. (b. 1907), Henry D. (b. 1910), Joseph (b. 1912), and Louise (b. 1914).
Charles died of cancer on July 6, 1961 two months shy of his 80th birthday.


About the Charles T. Russell Journals

The collection contains 34 bound journals spanning the years 1926-1961, though the
years 1928 and 1940 are missing, and there are two journals for the year 1934. The
journals record the various sporting activities Russell engaged in, such as fishing,
hunting, boating and bird watching on trips he made to Canada, North Carolina,
Florida and Virginia.

Every fall, Charles and members of his family would take a trip to North Carolina
to
go grouse hunting. He recorded daily tallies of shots fired and how many grouse he
and his family members killed. Charles also kept detailed accounts of summer fishing
excursions on Cape Cod.

The journals contain cryptic entries about his daily activities and to-do lists,
although the more detailed entries are about his health and his sporting activities.
Charles also kept lists of the birds he had seen in Falmouth and Boston,
Massachusetts. The journals are mostly written in pencil with very few pen entries.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions
about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles T. Russell Journals, 1926-1961, MC 246, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase, Carmen Valentino, 2012 (Accession number: 2012.07)


Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Item 1 Journal, 1926
Box 1, Item 2 Journal, 1927
Box 1, Item 3 Journal, 1929
Box 1, Item 4 Journal, 1930
Box 1, Item 5 Journal, 1931
Box 1, Item 6 Journal, 1932
Box 1, Item 7 Journal, 1933
Box 1, Item 8 Journal, 1934
Box 2
Box 2, Item 1 Journal, 1934
Box 2, Item 2 Journal, 1935
Box 2, Item 3 Journal, 1936
Box 2, Item 4 Journal, 1937
Box 2, Item 5 Journal, 1938
Box 2, Item 6 Journal, 1939
Box 2, Item 7 Journal, 1941
Box 2, Item 8 Journal, 1942
Box 3
Box 3, Item 1 Journal, 1943
Box 3, Item 2 Journal, 1944
Box 3, Item 3 Journal, 1945
Box 3, Item 4 Journal, 1946
Box 3, Item 5 Journal, 1947
Box 3, Item 6 Journal, 1948
Box 3, Item 7 Journal, 1949
Box 3, Item 8 Journal, 1950
Box 4
Box 4, Item 1 Journal, 1951
Box 4, Item 2 Journal, 1952
Box 4, Item 3 Journal, 1953
Box 4, Item 4 Journal, 1954
Box 4, Item 5 Journal, 1955
Box 4, Item 6 Journal, 1956
Box 5
Box 5, Item 1 Journal, 1957
Box 5, Item 2 Journal, 1958
Box 5, Item 3 Journal, 1959
Box 5, Item 4 Journal, 1960
Box 5, Item 5 Journal, 1961