Diaries, 1815-1839.

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Diaries, 1815-1839.

The diaries of Deborah Norris Logan, wife of George Logan, eminent Philadelphian, friend of Thomas Jefferson, reflect the social life of many prominent Philadelphia families, and political, religious, and cultural developments. Because of Mrs. Logan's association with many of the prominent men of the Revolutionary and early national periods, her biographical notes on John Adams, Samuel Adams, Joseph Bonaparte, Pierce Butler, John C. Calhoun, John Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Girard, John Hancock, Stephen Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Laurens, Joseph Reed, Roger Sherman, Francis Lightfoot Lee, John Randolph, Edward Rutledge, Timothy Pickering, John Penn, Thomas Penn, Richard Peters, Charles Thomson, General James Wilkinson, George Washington, etc., are particularly interesting. Other topics include the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, cholera and yellow fever epidemics, slavery, European conditions, Napoleonic Wars, national and local events, travel and transportation facilities, natural phenomena and weather conditions, Friends meetings, and literature.

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Penn, John, 1729-1795

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Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839

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