Rutherford B. Hayes kept a diary from age twelve to his death at age 70 in 1893. He was one of only three presidents to keep a diary while in office. The edited diaries and letters were published in 1922 as a set of five volumes, The Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes, Nineteenth President of the United States, edited by Charles Richard Williams (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society, 1922). These 3000 pages of text have been digitized and are now available on the Web for students, scholars, and anyone interested in Hayes and the social and political history of his time period. Researchers can search by volume and keyword or browse through the 5 volumes page by page. Please remember this digitized publication is only a small part of what is available on President Hayes. Be sure to contact the Hayes Presidential Library for additional information

 

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Volume One
      ( 1834-1860)
Volume Two
      ( 1861-1865)
Volume Three
      ( 1865-1881)
Volume Four
      ( 1881-1891)
Volume Five
      ( 1891-1893)
 
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Volume I Volume II Volume III
Volume IV Volume V

 

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