Diaries, 1834-1898, of Robert Skipwith kept in Goochland County, Va., Richmond, Va. and Powhatan County, Va. Much of Skipwith's life is documented by these 14 diaries and topics include weather, personal affairs (the loss of his wife, and his aging), farming, social life in his neighborhood, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Virginia politics. He often included genealogical information on individuals when he recorded their deaths.
Skipwith's 1862-1865 diary has been digitized and can be accessed by clicking on the "View associated digital content" link below. The original is housed in the Special Collections Research Center. Privately owned Skipwith diaries have also been digitized and made available in the same location with permission of the owner.
Robert Skipwith Papers (Mss. 74s Sk3), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Robert Skipwith Diaries (Originals Privately Owned and Held Outside of Swem Library - Digitized Copies Available)