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Document Details


Title: Diary of Sally Wister, December, 1777
Document type: Diary
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: North American Women's Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/nawld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S45-D005
Original Language: English
Time span: 1777
Speaker: Wister, Sarah, 1761-1804
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 20-Jul-1761
Speaker place of birth: Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Writer
Age at speaking: 16
Document location: North Wales, PA
Document date: 05-Dec-1777
People discussed: Alexander Seaton; Deborah Norris Logan; Fishbourne, Mary; Fishbourne, Polly; Foulke, Hannah; Foulke, Mrs. William; Griffitts, Mary Fishbourne, 1760-1842; Griffitts, Mrs. Samuel Powell; Hannah Foulke; Hannah Miles McKean; Heabard Smallwood; Lipscomb, Reuben; Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839; Logan, Mrs. George; Lydia Wister; Mary Fishbourne Griffitts; McKean, Hannah Miles; McKean, Mrs. Thomas; Miles, Hannah; Norris, Deborah; Reuben Lipscomb; Robert Tilly; Seaton, Alexander; Smallwood, Heabard; Tilly, Robert; Wister, Lydia, fl. 1777
Organizations discussed: Great Britain. Army; U.S. Colonial Army
Historical events discussed: American Revolution, 1775-1783; Battle of Germantown, PA, October 4, 1777
Locations discussed: Chestnut Hill, PA; North America; Pennsylvania; United States; Valley Forge, PA
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alexander Seaton; American Revolution, 1775-1783; Battle of Germantown, PA, October 4, 1777; Chestnut Hill, PA; Deborah Norris Logan; Fishbourne, Mary; Fishbourne, Polly; Foulke, Hannah; Foulke, Mrs. William; Great Britain. Army; Griffitts, Mary Fishbourne, 1760-1842; Griffitts, Mrs. Samuel Powell; Hannah Foulke; Hannah Miles McKean; Heabard Smallwood; Lipscomb, Reuben; Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839; Logan, Mrs. George; Lydia Wister; Mary Fishbourne Griffitts; McKean, Hannah Miles; McKean, Mrs. Thomas; Miles, Hannah; Norris, Deborah; North America; Pennsylvania; Reuben Lipscomb; Robert Tilly; Seaton, Alexander; Smallwood, Heabard; Tilly, Robert; U.S. Colonial Army; United States; Valley Forge, PA; Wister, Lydia, fl. 1777
Topics discussed - Other terms: Awkwardness; Conversationalists; Courtship customs; Deaths from war; Entertaining; Entertainment and recreation; Fatigue; Fear; Health; Humor; Intellectual life; Majors; Medications; Military; Military officers; Military units; Physical illnesses; Politics; Quartering of troops; Shyness; Sociology; Storytelling; Upper-class; War
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S45-D005-158