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Diary (Vermont and Washington, D.C.)

Identifier: SC 00949

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Scope and Contents

Diary (anonymous), recording a trip from Vermont to Washington, D.C. where the writer attended Senate sessions and reports on the discussion of an abolitionist proposal. He also mentions attending social events with politicians and meeting with President Andrew Jackson and Vice President Martin Van Buren. The writer seems to have known Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky, who would become Vice President under Van Buren in 1837.


  • Creation: 1835-1836

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Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Custodial History

This collection was formerly identified as Mss. Acc. 2010.175.

Guide to the Diary (Vermont and Washington, D.C.)
SCRC Staff, Karen King
June 2018
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