Guide to the Charles Bonaventure Scully Journal, 1843 DAR.1954.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Charles Bonaventure Scully Journal
Creator
Scully, Charles Bonaventure, 1818-1874
Collection Number
DAR.1954.01
Date
1843
Extent
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
This journal, written by Charles Bonaventure Scully in 1843, covers the different aspects of his life as a Pittsburgh lawyer, from attending church, to running daily errands, meeting with friends, and working on legal cases. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Charles Bonaventure Scully Journal, 1843, DAR.1954.01, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Charles Bonaventure Scully was a lawyer in Pittsburgh. He was born in 1818 and died in 1874. He was a good friend of Robert McKnight, another Pittsburgh attorney. According to his journal, Scully was a religious man and he attended church every Sunday and spent much of his time in the 'Monongahela House' located in the South Side.

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Scope and Content Notes

In his journal, Scully writes about his daily activities, social activities, and legal cases. One of the cases concerned a boat that exploded, killing many people. His details include a story about a box of hats on the ship. The box was thrown into the water and due to the great number of hats floating in the river, witnesses assumed that many more people had drowned. Overall, the journal covers many repetitive activities including going to church, meeting friends, presenting to the Supreme Court, and receiving payments. Scully's handwriting is sometimes difficult to discern.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2008

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

Custodial History

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Miss Margeret Scully and Agnes L. Starett to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1954.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nicole Mader in May 2008.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Additional information about Charles Bonaventure Scully is also mentioned in the Robert McKnight Diaries:

  • Robert McKnight Diaries, 1842-1843, 1846-1847, DAR.1949.01, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania. Supreme Court. -- History

Genre(s)

  • Diaries

Geographic Name(s)

  • Monongahela House (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Scully, Charles Bonaventure, 1818-1874

Subject(s)

  • Lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Charles Bonaventure Scully Journal, 1843, DAR.1954.01, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxVolume
Charles Bonaventure Scully Journal, 1843 11
("Charles Bonaventure Scully Journal," online pending)

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