Daniel G. Wild diaries, 1856 - 1857Manuscript MS-1306

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Daniel G. Wild diaries, 1856 - 1857

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1306

Collection Dates:

1856 - 1857

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Daniel G. Wild (1833-1914), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1857. The collection consists of diaries he kept while a student at Dartmouth College.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection


Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The diaries of Daniel G. Wild chronicle his life while a student at Dartmouth College, as well as his life in Canaan, New Hampshire shortly after. They contain descriptions of the books he read, the classes he took, his accounts, the weather, as well as opinions and philosophical musings.


Daniel G. Wild was born on May 2, 1833, in Royalton, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1857. After graduation he taught at Canaan, NH and read law with Peter Hopkins at New York City. He was admitted to the bar in 1858, after which he opened a law practice. In 1890, his son Frank joined the practice. Wild retired in 1899, and died in 1914.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Diaries, 1856-1857

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1856-1857

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Diary, 1856
  • Folder: 2, Diary, 1857

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