George H. Lang Diaries, 1871-1901

Collection number: MC 112
Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About George H. Lang

George H. Lang, son of Nancy, was born June 6, 1827 in Rye, N.H. He married Lydia Golden, and they had three children, George William (b.1855), Sophronia (b.1857), and Hezekiah Perry (b.1859). He served in the 17th regiment of Massachusetts, Company D, for three years during the Civil War, then re-enlisted for one year in the first N.H. heavy artillery. He was a farmer. He died July 12, 1901. (Source: Parsons, Langdon B. History of the Town of Rye, New Hampshire from its discovery and settlement to December 31, 1903. (Concord, N.H.: Rumford Printing Company, 1905))

About the George H. Lang Diaries

The George H. Lang Diary consists of copies of the diary spanning the years 1871-1901 when he was a farmer, as well as copies of transcriptions prepared by Louise Tallman, member of the Rye Historical Society. The originals are located at the Rye Historical Society.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George H. Lang Diaries, 1871-1901, MC 112, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information


  • Louise H. Tallman, Rye Historical Society, January 6, 1982 (Accession #:8152)
  • Louise H. Tallman, Rye Historical Society, March 13, 1985 (Accession #: 8468)
  • Louise H. Tallman, Rye Historical Society, September 23, 1991 (Accession #: 9110)

Collection Contents

Series 1: Copies of the Lang Diary

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Selections from Volume I, January 1875-September 1879
Box 1, Folder 2Volume II, June 1885-June 1893
Box 1, Folder 3Volume III, July 1893-December 1899 (pp. 1-199)
Box 1, Folder 4 Volume III, December 1899-July 1901 (pp. 200-245)

Series 2: Copies of the Lang Transcript

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Volume I, undated
Box 2, Folder 2Volume II, undated
Box 2, Folder 3Volume III, undated