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Booth, Thomas R., fl. 1861-1908 1861 Diary of Thomas Rogers Booth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03347.01 Author/Creator: Booth, Thomas R., fl. 1861-1908 Place Written: Various Places Type: Diary Date: 1861 Pagination: 1 v. : approx. 137 p. ; 18.4 x 8.7 cm. Order a Copy

Autograph manuscript signed. Discusses his travels, the weather, and friends he visits; also keeps financial ledger pages at the back of the book. Mentions the arrival in New Castle, Delaware, of Brigadier General Lockwood on 8 October. Also declares that General Lockwood grants him a leave of absence on 19 December to go to Washington, D.C. Written partially in pencil.

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