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Document Details


Title: Diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, March, 1861
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=S892-D004
Original Language: English
Time span: 1861
Speaker: Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 31-Mar-1823
Speaker place of birth: Pleasant Hill, SC; South Carolina; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military wife; Politician's wife; Writer
Age at speaking: 38
Document location: Montgomery, AL
Document date: 01-Mar-1861
People discussed: Abraham Lincoln; Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850; John Caldwell Calhoun; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Historical events discussed: Abraham Lincoln inaugurated President of the U.S., March 4, 1861
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln inaugurated President of the U.S., March 4, 1861; Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850; John Caldwell Calhoun; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Topics discussed - Other terms: Acquaintances; Agriculture; Children; Crime; Domestic life; Duels; Economics; Employers; Entertainment and recreation; French language; Friends; Gossip; Income; Intellectual life; Law; Life Styles; Manners; Political life; Relationships; Sexual intercourse; Slave auctions and sales; Slaves; Sociology; Wife beating
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S892-D004-387