This site contains the only known volumes of
the John Osborn Diary known to exist as of this date. A second volume
was found recently and has been transcribed from the handwritten
pages to electronic form and indexed by surname. The flavor of the
diary has been retained as none of the misspelling or grammar have
been changed or edited.
You may find the index useful in searching the
documents. At the beginning of the index is a line of letters, clicking
on the letter will take you direct to the surnames listed under
that letter. The page numbers beside the surname are linked to the
page where that surname occurs. If you click on the number beside
the surname you will be taken direct to the page that contains that
surname. If you don't want to read the entire page then use your
search/find feature of your browser. One must be careful in using
the index as sometimes the same surname is spelled several different
ways, usually only by changing one or two letters or sometimes leaving
out a letter. The surname is not necessarily spelled the same in
both volumes of the diary.
If you are aware of another volume of this diary
please let us know so that it may be obtained and added to this
Use the following links to take you to the volume
of your choice.
For an Osborn genealogy see
OSBORNE'S GENEALOGY PAGE