The Frederick Gardiner diary (1832-1869) discusses Gardiner's early life in England, his journey to America, and life events up until the late 1860s. Gardiner was a convert to the LDS Church from England.
The Charles A. Knight papers (1864-1865) contains Knight's original diary, a photocopy and a typescript of the diary, Knight's obituary, several poems by Charles A. Knight and David S. Davidson, excerpts from the book, Prison Life in Dixie (Central Book Concern: Chicago, 1880), and "The Story of the General," an article about a train named the General that ran during the Civil War. The diary dates from March 27, 1864 to June 24, 1865 and the original is accessible with permission of the Manuscript Division Head. Charles A. Knight fought during the Civil War in the 22nd Indiana Volunteers. He enlisted July 11, 1861, and was later captured on July 18, 1864 and became a prisoner in the Confederate prison at Andersonville. He was released six months later. His experiences as a prisoner are recorded in the diary. He received an honorable discharge from the army on June 22, 1865.