The Great Diary Project

The Great Diary Project We preserve history by saving, housing and making available unpublished diaries. More information can be found at http://www.thegreatdiaryproject.co.uk/
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Diaries are among our most precious items of heritage; they record the most remarkable of life’s events. But unless provisions are made these historical insights will be lost forever. The Great Diary Project provides a permanent home for unwanted diaries, ensuring they are preserved and providing access to a unique historical resource.
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Diaries are among our most precious items of heritage; they record the most remarkable of life’s events. But unless provisions are made these historical insights will be lost forever. The Great Diary Project provides a permanent home for unwanted diaries, ensuring they are preserved and providing access to a unique historical resource.
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Part 3 of the 1947 Singapore Sling
25/07/2021

Part 3 of the 1947 Singapore Sling

Part 3 of the 1947 Singapore Sling

https://lgbthistoryuk.org/wiki/George_Lucas These diaries of Mr Lucas are fascinating and extracts are published every w...
22/07/2021
George Lucas - LGBT Archive

https://lgbthistoryuk.org/wiki/George_Lucas These diaries of Mr Lucas are fascinating and extracts are published every weekend by Hugo Greenhalgh on Facebook.

George Lucas (born George Quirke) (1926–2014) was a gay man who worked in the Civil Service. He documented his life in a series of detailed personal diaries which he bequeathed to journalist Hugo Greenhalgh. When Greenhalgh started to examine the diaries he uncovered remarkable accounts of a man w...

The past can be present, even when it is over 350 years ago…
22/07/2021

The past can be present, even when it is over 350 years ago…

The past can be present, even when it is over 350 years ago…

Pt 2 1947 deployment to Singapore  by boat….
21/07/2021

Pt 2 1947 deployment to Singapore by boat….

Pt 2 1947 deployment to Singapore by boat….

Pt 1. 1947 deployment to Singapore by sea… more diary than letters but still letters…
19/07/2021

Pt 1. 1947 deployment to Singapore by sea… more diary than letters but still letters…

Pt 1. 1947 deployment to Singapore by sea… more diary than letters but still letters…

I love this alphabetical list of countries visited from our dear diarist GDP 552. Also featured yesterday….
16/07/2021

I love this alphabetical list of countries visited from our dear diarist GDP 552. Also featured yesterday….

I love this alphabetical list of countries visited from our dear diarist GDP 552. Also featured yesterday….

A stellar reply from a stellar GDP diarist.
15/07/2021

A stellar reply from a stellar GDP diarist.

A stellar reply from a stellar GDP diarist.

Rows upon rows upon rows of beautiful diary material. Much of which is open and ready and willing for able researchers a...
14/07/2021

Rows upon rows upon rows of beautiful diary material. Much of which is open and ready and willing for able researchers at GDP

Rows upon rows upon rows of beautiful diary material. Much of which is open and ready and willing for able researchers at GDP

It isn’t coming home. But it did, once.
13/07/2021

It isn’t coming home. But it did, once.

It isn’t coming home. But it did, once.

We save and share (when appropriate) unpublished diaries. However, we are also lucky enough to have Mr Bunting’s collect...
09/07/2021

We save and share (when appropriate) unpublished diaries. However, we are also lucky enough to have Mr Bunting’s collection of published diaries. What a chap! He dedicated himself to collecting every published diary ever. Of course, completion of this task was but a dream. But, the ambition was very real and means we now house 100s of unpublished, oft forgotten, diaries.

We save and share (when appropriate) unpublished diaries. However, we are also lucky enough to have Mr Bunting’s collection of published diaries. What a chap! He dedicated himself to collecting every published diary ever. Of course, completion of this task was but a dream. But, the ambition was very real and means we now house 100s of unpublished, oft forgotten, diaries.

Your diary won’t seem mundane in 100 years
08/07/2021
Your diary won’t seem mundane in 100 years

Your diary won’t seem mundane in 100 years

Sensation, spite, social climbing, high society, self-indulgence, sex; Chips Channon had the raw materials to make his uncensored diaries newsworthy a century after he began them. They shock, repel

One of my favourite diarists; super mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, alchemist, family-loving,...
08/07/2021

One of my favourite diarists; super mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, alchemist, family-loving, charismatic, prolific…. Dr Dee. Dr Dee witnessed a busy month in July, 466 years ago… his ‘diary’ webs through the margins of his many other, more professional, record books. It can be viewed on-line… worth a read for anyone interested in getting into the 16th c vibe.

One of my favourite diarists; super mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, alchemist, family-loving, charismatic, prolific…. Dr Dee. Dr Dee witnessed a busy month in July, 466 years ago… his ‘diary’ webs through the margins of his many other, more professional, record books. It can be viewed on-line… worth a read for anyone interested in getting into the 16th c vibe.

Circa 1880 - the man about town enjoyed his meals accompanied by the sounds of the music hall… This incredible diary by ...
07/07/2021

Circa 1880 - the man about town enjoyed his meals accompanied by the sounds of the music hall… This incredible diary by George MacArthur Scales is now available to view at The Great Diary Project. It is a rare meal that goes under detailed and no menu escapes scrutiny.

Circa 1880 - the man about town enjoyed his meals accompanied by the sounds of the music hall… This incredible diary by George MacArthur Scales is now available to view at The Great Diary Project. It is a rare meal that goes under detailed and no menu escapes scrutiny.

The ‘plague’ diaries (as they are dubbed by many of their diarists) deposited this year show both the human and the hist...
06/07/2021

The ‘plague’ diaries (as they are dubbed by many of their diarists) deposited this year show both the human and the historical side of living through an ‘event’.

The ‘plague’ diaries (as they are dubbed by many of their diarists) deposited this year show both the human and the historical side of living through an ‘event’.

Only silver linings here.............
20/12/2018

Only silver linings here.............

The Great Diary Project's cover photo
29/11/2018

The Great Diary Project's cover photo

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29/11/2018

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29/11/2018

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Boots Diary
02/11/2018

Boots Diary

30/10/2018

Paratext from a Yachting Diary - no excuse now to muddle your cirrus with your alto, or even your nimbus.

30/10/2018

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What a wonderful idea! Do you know if there is something similar in the U.S.? Do you take diaries from outside the U.K.? Thanks for doing what you do!!