William Cassady Cattell (1842-1898) was president of Lafayette College from 1863-1883. Cattell also taught during his years as president, serving as Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy. The collection includes diaries and notebooks kept by Cattell between the years 1856 and 1881.These diaries contain brief entries about trips that Cattell took in the Lehigh Valley and in Europe and Cuba. Also included in these diaries are schedules for Lafayette College activities, sermons on campus and in the local area, and the weather. Miscellaneous materials include engravings of Cattell and memorial tributes.