Our libraries purchase print and electronic versions of diaries and letters that have been published. These versions can have helpful annotations, include transcriptions (from handwritten to type set), and, in the case of print copies, can be checked out of the Library.
Try the search strategy below. For any print versions you retrieve, you can go to book stacks/shelves to review and check out or request them to be delivered to a library of your choice.
1. This search targets Omni, the Library's catalogue records describing primary sources. Give it a try.
Here's an example using poverty AND laws