The majority of Thomas H. Raddall's diaries were regularly kept, usually with several entries per week. There are infrequently gaps of a month or more. In his early diaries, Raddall records observations about daily events aboard ship, the weather, and places visited. After he settled in Milton and Liverpool, he comments on the weather, local interest issues, the pulp and paper business in Nova Scotia, recreational activities, personal matters, and financial issues (both personal and business-related). When Raddall turned to writing full-time, his diaries continued to note observations about the weather, local politics, family matters, and personal finances, but he also wrote more frequently about international affairs (including World War II and the Korean War), about his dealings with publishers, and his attendance of (or invitations to attend) various literary and historical gatherings. The diaries do not usually refer to his current writing projects.

Recent Submissions

  • Diary, September 19, 1985-February 20, 1991 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1991)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from September 19, 1985 - February 20, 1991. The diary contains accounts of weather and everyday life. Entries end on page 144.
  • Diary, June 7, 1980-September 19, 1985 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1985)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dating from June 7, 1980 - September 19, 1985. Entries contain accounts of daily life, weather, and visits from friends and family.
  • Diary, February 28, 1978-June 6, 1980 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1980)
    This diary from Thomas H. Raddall dates from February 28, 1978 - June 6, 1980. Entries contain accounts of local news, weather, and every day life.
  • Diary, August 10, 1975-February 28, 1978 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1978)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from August 10, 1975 - February 28, 1978. Entries contain accounts of daily life, weather, and other news.
  • Diary, February 27, 1973-August 9, 1975 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1975)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from February 27, 1973 - August 9, 1975 . Entries include accounts of daily life, weather, and the death of his wife, Edith, on April 8, 1975.
  • Diary, June 29, 1972-July 4, 1972 : Fishing Trip 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1972)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall, dates from June 29, 1972 - July 4, 1972, containing an account of a fishing trip to Moncton with a group of other individuals. Entries include a bear sighting, salmon size, and the camp.
  • Diary, July 25, 1971-February 27, 1973 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1973)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall, dates from July 25, 1971 - February 27, 1973, and includes notes on weather, golf, local news, and daily life.
  • Diary, February 27, 1970-July 25, 1971 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1971)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from February 27, 1970 - July 25, 1971, and includes notes on the health of the ponies on Sable Island, weather, and other events.
  • Diary, October 1, 1968-February 26, 1970 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1970)
    This dairy belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from October 1, 1968 - February 26, 1970, and includes notes of weather, newspaper clippings, golf, Quebec Nationalism, and the rising living costs.
  • Diary, July 19, 1967-September 30, 1968 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1968)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from July 19, 1967 - September 30, 1968, and includes notes on weather, personal events, and golf.
  • Diary, September 8, 1965-July 19, 1967 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1967)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from September 8, 1965 - July 19, 1967, and includes notes on life events, health, weather, and other news.
  • Diary, May 23, 1964-September 7, 1965 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1965)
    This dairy belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from May 23, 1964 - September 7, 1965, and includes notes on weather, a wedding, the 50th anniversary of World War 1, and other events.
  • Diary, April 9, 1963-May 23, 1964 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1964)
    This diary from Thomas H. Raddall dates from April 9, 1963 - May 23, 1964, includes notes on golf games, provincial elections and federal election results, and other world news as well as personal events.
  • Diary, May 17, 1962-April 9, 1963 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1963)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from May 17, 1962 - April 9, 1963, containing notes on a federal election, weather, film adaptations of books and short stories, and personal events.
  • Diary, November 2, 1961-May 16, 1962 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1962)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall, dates from November 2, 1961 - May 16, 1962, and includes of fishermen, weather, and other news.
  • Diary, September 2, 1960-November 2, 1961 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1961)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall, dates from September 2, 1960 - November 2, 1961, and includes accounts on a book signing, the election of President Kennedy in the States, weather and local news, personal events, ...
  • Diary, May 20, 1959-September 2, 1960 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1960)
    This diary from Thomas H. Raddall, dates from May 20, 1959 - September 2, 1960 and includes notes on potential film contracts, personal events, weather, and a trip to New York.
  • Diary, December 28, 1957-May 19, 1959 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1959)
    This diary belonging to Thomas H. Raddall dates from December 28, 1967 - May 19, 1959, including accounts of his son's University education and fees at Dalhousie, golf games, weather, and reflections on his writing career ...
  • Diary, October 30, 1956-December 28, 1957 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1957)
    This diary from Thomas H. Raddall, dates from October 30, 1956 - December 28, 1967, includes notes of writing a historical manuscript, opening of a new school and thoughts on other new buildings, personal events, and a ...
  • Diary, August 23, 1955-October 30, 1956 

    Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994 (1956)
    This diary from Thomas H. Raddall, dates from August 23, 1955 - October 30, 1956, and includes notes on personal and local events, weather patterns, Eagle Lake, and paper mills.

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