Inside the diary, one can find the story of a teacher, pastor, father, and husband. He wrote about the weather, his family and his work. This diary includes information on the Appalachian Training School such as important professors and administrators, certain names of campus buildings, and the daily concerns of the classroom. It also includes information about how people of the time period traveled. Greene walked many places, sometimes a train, and sometimes he found someone with a car to drive him.