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Social life and customs -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Ichabod Barstow Peterson diary, 1859-1861

 File
Scope and Contents Includes one holograph journal kept by Ichabod Peterson from October 1, 1859 to January 12, 1861. During the time he kept his journal, Peterson traveled from Boston, MA to Savannah, GA, and then on to Liverpool, England. He then sailed back to Savannah, then to New Orleans, LA, then across the Atlantic once more to Liverpool. He then embarked on the final and longest voyage covered by this journal, sailing from Liverpool around South America and on to San Francisco, CA. The jounral ends shortly ...

Napier Ball report, February 18, 1859

 File — Box OVR, Folder: 10
Identifier: C-Misc 71
Scope and Contents Includes 17 page manuscript account of the Napier Ball, likely a draft for a society page article. Famous attendees such as Jeff Davis and Sam Houston, are named in the manuscript, which also describes clothing, music, and activities at the ball in detail. Also included is a dance program card for the ball. Missing page 17 of 18 original pages.

New York City letter, April 21, [1860s]

 File — Box 2, Folder: 15
Identifier: C-Misc 73
Scope and Contents Includes one letter written by a woman in New York City to her "dear brother," dated April 21, [1860s].

Parker Family collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-49
Overview The Parker Family Collection includes manuscript letters, photograph albums, papers and ephemera, scrapbooks and realia. Notably, the collections provides 43 Civil War letters written by Calvin Joseph Parker to his mother and sisters. C.J. Parker served in the 123rd Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Union Army and the letters range in date from January 1862 to April 1865. The bulk of the letters are written from Virginia, but he also moved with his regiment through Maryland, Alabama, ...

Stevens Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-60
Overview A collection of letters and other memorabilia from an antebellum family. Edward Stevens, a merchant sailor, wrote many letters home to his wife and children. Often love letters or news of life aboard ship and at various ports throughout the world. Also included are letters from other relatives relating family news and loving support to Edward's wife during her time at home. The letters detail a loving family doing their best to stay in touch in a time of limited communication. Though ...

Tyler Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-43
Overview George Palmer Tyler is referred to as: Rev. George P. Tyler, Rev. G.P. Tyler, George Tyler, Rev. Geo. P. Tyler, Rev. Mr. Tyler, and G.P. Tyler. For clarity, he will be referred to as G.P. Tyler in this finding aid. G.P. Tyler was born in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1809. The son of lawyer/playwright Royall Tyler who wrote the first performed American comedy, The Contrast (1787), as well as The Algerine Captive (1797) and Mary who also authored The Maternal Physician (1811). He was a native to ...