Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) [Diary] London
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.158
Author/Creator: Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917)
Place Written: London, England
Date: 1 January 1864 to 31 December 1864
Pagination: 225 p. ; 17 x 11 cm.
Summary of Content: Archer’s 1864 diary written mostly while in London and also while travelling throughout Europe. Lists daily activities and other happenings such as disease spreading on board ships, etc. Green patterned book cloth with gold stamped titles. (22 Jan) “Called on Mr. Mason and delivered letter of introduction from Pa”; (15 Feb) “Went to Argyle Rooms - a negro was put out. I was glad...that the English do not put the negro on the same footing as the white man”, (22 Feb) “5 Pirates were hanged today at Newgate prison.” (23 Feb) “Went to Blakleys Ordnance Works to look at guns and &c.”; (26 Feb) “Saw Paddon and got a report of guns from him.” Last half of journal details a yellow fever epidemic that struck the crew.
People: Archer, Edward R.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Soldier’s Diary;, Confederate States of America;, Civil War;, Travel;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Disease;, Health and Medical;, Maritime;, Navy;, Letter of Introduction or Recommendation;, African American History;, Civil Rights;, Death Penalty;, Law;, Pirates;, Artillery;, Weaponry;, Ammunition;, Yellow Fever;
Sub Era: The American Civil War
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations., United States. Navy--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Confederate States of America. Navy.Order Image