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Diary (Margaret Clewell)

Artist/Maker:
Clewell, Margaret Elizabeth
Date Made:
1861
Medium:
leather (cover), paper
Dimensions:
HOA 4; WOA 2 1/2
Accession Number:
4070.8
Description:
Diary of Margaret Elizabeth Clewell. Entries (in pencil) detail writer’s day to day activities as a teacher at the Academy. Entries for early fall include descriptions of work as a nurse for injured soldiers from the Forsyth Regiment at Blantyre Hospital in Virginia. Blank diary was printed by Philip J. Cozans, New York for “REGISTERING EVENTS OF / PAST OR PRESENT OCCURRENCES./ FOR THE USE OF/ Manufacturers, Merchants, Housekeepers, Mechanics/ AND/ PROFESSIONAL MEN.” Dark leather (possibly purple) cover with flap and loop closure; some printed material on first few pages (postage rates, almanac, etc.); dates printed on pages. See also # 4070.24.
History:
Margaret Clewell (b. 1840) was a teacher at the Salem Female Academy between 1860-1863. In the fall of 1861, following the battle of Manassas, she and four other women from Salem (Eliza Vierling Kremer, Lizatta Stewart, L. Schaub, and Laura Vogler) went to Blantyre Hospital in Virginia to nurse the wounded from the Forsyth Regiment. Margaret Clewell married R.A. Jenkins. See also 4070.24, Margaret Clewell’s commonplace book for 1861.
Credit Line:
Anne P. and Thomas A. Gray Moravian Purchase Fund