The journals are a miserable document about the condition of a man's soul.
Sylvia Plath wrote in her journals, and going by the meticulous recipe records she kept, she hardly ever stopped.
She had his journals and letters and I would need her permission to quote them.
mid-14c., "book of church services," from Anglo-French jurnal "a day," from Old French jornel, "day, time; day's work," noun use of adjective meaning "daily," from Late Latin diurnalis "daily" (see diurnal). Meaning "book for inventories and daily accounts" is late 15c.; that of "personal diary" is c.1600, from a sense found in French. Meaning "daily publication" is from 1728.