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Document Details


Title: Diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, May, 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-D006
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: 09-May-1861
People discussed: Davis, Jefferson Finis, 1808-1889; Jefferson Finis Davis
Locations discussed: Alexandria, VA; North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alexandria, VA; Davis, Jefferson Finis, 1808-1889; Jefferson Finis Davis; North America; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - Other terms: Acquaintances; Agriculture; Enlistments; Entertainment and recreation; Life Styles; Military; Military strategy; Modesty; Parties; Political life; Relationships; Slaves; Sociology
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S892-D006-387