We have a number of transcribed letters and diaries which we will be posting over the next several years. Keep watching our What's New page for announcements of future installments.


Ralph Richards Diaries

Ralph Richards was a 29-year-old Spanish American War veteran and rural mail carrier in 1908 when he began keeping a journal. For the next 58 years he wrote in his journal every day, until the day he died in 1966.

For about half that time he wrote in five-year diaries, little books called A Line a Day journals. In fact there are five lines allowed for each day...

To read more, follow along with the installments here.