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Document Details


Title: Diary of Sally Wister, June, 1778
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-D009
Original Language: English
Time span: 1778
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: 17
Document location: North Wales, PA
Document date: 17-Jun-1778
People discussed: Alexander Dandridge; Amos Emerson; Betsy Wister; Dandridge, Alexander Spotswood, 1753-1785; Emerson, Amos, ?-1823; Fishbourne, Mary; Fishbourne, Polly; Foulke, Jesse, fl. 1777; George Washington; Griffitts, Mary Fishbourne, 1760-1842; Griffitts, Mrs. Samuel Powell; Jesse Foulke; John Lacy; John Watts; Lacy, John, fl. 1778; Lydia Wister; Mary Fishbourne Griffitts; Smith, Mrs. Thomas; Smith, Tacy Vanderen; Tacy Vanderen Smith; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Watts, John, 1755?-1830; Wister, Betsy; Wister, Elizabeth, 1764-; Wister, Lydia, fl. 1777
Organizations discussed: Great Britain. Army; U.S. Colonial Army
Historical events discussed: American Revolution, 1775-1783
Locations discussed: Lancaster, PA; North America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States; Valley Forge, PA; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alexander Dandridge; American Revolution, 1775-1783; Amos Emerson; Betsy Wister; Dandridge, Alexander Spotswood, 1753-1785; Emerson, Amos, ?-1823; Fishbourne, Mary; Fishbourne, Polly; Foulke, Jesse, fl. 1777; George Washington; Great Britain. Army; Griffitts, Mary Fishbourne, 1760-1842; Griffitts, Mrs. Samuel Powell; Jesse Foulke; John Lacy; John Watts; Lacy, John, fl. 1778; Lancaster, PA; Lydia Wister; Mary Fishbourne Griffitts; North America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; Smith, Mrs. Thomas; Smith, Tacy Vanderen; Tacy Vanderen Smith; U.S. Colonial Army; United States; Valley Forge, PA; Virginia; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Watts, John, 1755?-1830; Wister, Betsy; Wister, Elizabeth, 1764-; Wister, Lydia, fl. 1777
Topics discussed - Other terms: Apparel; Cavalry; Courtship customs; Domestic chores; Domestic life; Enemies; Entertaining; Entertainment and recreation; Environment; Fashions; Fear; Flowers; Gardens; Health; Military; Military officers; Military units; Politics; Quartering of troops; Relationships; Romantic relationships; Social calls; Sociology; Tories; Upper-class
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S45-D009-158