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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to books containing the daily, personal accounts of the writer's own experiences, attitudes, and observations. Use "journals (accounts)" when referring to an individual's or an organization's account of occurrences or transactions.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bound Manuscript Diary, Anne S. Frobel, 1861-1879

 Item — Box 109, Shelf: Closed Stacks
Identifier: RM-751, MS-4997
Scope and Contents Anne S. Frobel's father, John Jacob Frobel, was Ann Washington's music teacher, and lived for a short time at Mount Vernon (circa 1804-1806) with Bushrod and Ann Washington. The diary includes reminiscences of her childhood visits to Mount Vernon.Part I of the diary covers the Civil War years, 1861-1865. It constitutes almost 90% of the diary and deals with Anne and her sister Elizabeth's experiences as two female southern sympathizers alone on a farmstead, "Wilton Hill," outside of...
Dates: 1861-1879

Civil War diary of James A. Minish, 1861 September-1862 January

 Item — Box 97, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: 2019-SC-023
Scope and Contents

Manuscript diary of Civil War soldier Private James A. Minish, 105th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. With spiral-bound, typescript transcription of the diary and additional letters, edited and annotated by M. L. Brown. The diary includes descriptions of Minish's visits to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1861 September-1862 January

Daily memorandum book of Helen Josephine Dike Stearns, 1870

 Item — Box 97, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: 2019-SC-021
Scope and Contents

A Reconstruction-era manuscript journal kept by Helen Josephine Dike Stearns, wife of a prominent New York merchant. The journal includes descriptions of a visit to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon in April 1870.

Dates: 1870

Diary of Henry C. Westervelt, 1839-1842

 Item — Box 96, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: RM-5 ; MS-2008
Scope and Contents

Westervelt's journey was made in 1839, recorded in 1841 and the dedication to Hon. Richard Rover is dated Dec. 18, 1842. Bount cursory descriptions of the principal cities between N.Y. and Society Hill ... 15 p. description of Mount Vernon, grounds, tomb, Mansion: interior and exterior ... appalled at the ruined condition of the estate.

Dates: 1839-1842

Diary of John Augustine Washington, 1856-1857

 Item — Box 107, Shelf: Closed Stacks
Identifier: MS-5184
Scope and Contents

The first entry in the diary is a 3 page "List of negros", belonging to John Augustine Washington. The list includes names, birthdates, and sources of acquisition. Other entries in the diary are regarding business, financial matters, and the management of Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1856-1857

Diary of John Brazier Cannon, 1806 January-1806 October

 Item — Box 104, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: H-1123
Scope and Contents Journal of weather conditions and events taking place at Mt. Vernon under supervision of Bushrod Washington--[Cannon was evidently an overseer]--acct. of Birthday celebration in Alexandria-- acct. of many persons coming to Mt. Vernon to "view the situation"--mentions visiters and family and financial matters--enmity for Dutchman Frobel--hire of a German gardener--Mr. Jackson "... took his [runaway] Negroe in Philada. but he was taken away from him again by the mob." Bound diary, in front is...
Dates: 1806 January-1806 October

Journal, Samuel Vaughan, 1787 June 18-September 4

 Item — Drawer 21
Identifier: RM-750 ; MS-4996
Abstract "Minutes made by S.[amuel] V.[aughan] from Stage to Stage on a Tour to Fort Pitt or Pittsbourg in company with Mr. Michl. Morgan Obriar. from thence by S.V. only -- through Virginia Maryland and Pennsylvania." Bound, small octavo, 70-72 pages, 7 full or half page water color sketches. A printed note on tipped-in page 1 reads, 'Was bound by W. Pratt for H. [Henry] Stevens, 1861.' Includes Vaughan's visit to Mount Vernon and his sketch of the layout of the estate. Several pages have been...
Dates: 1787 June 18-September 4