Charles T. Russell Journals, 1926-1961

Collection number: MC 246
Size: 5 boxes (1.66 cu.ft.)

About Charles T. Russell

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 Arrangement

Arrangment is chronological.

Collection Contents

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