The Thomas Neely Diaries digital collection contains five volumes of Thomas Neely's diaries, dating from April 1867 to August 20, 1901. The diaries chronicle Muncie, Indiana events, people, and places as well as the city's response to national news.
Thomas Neely began keeping a diary on January 1, 1860, and continued to make regular entries with few interruptions for almost 42 years. When his sight began to fail in 1897, his daughter Jennie continued making entries until his death in 1901. The whereabouts of the first volume (1860-1867) is unknown.
Archives and Special Collections, MSS 105 Finding Aid