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Gilpin, Sarah Lydia (1802-1894)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06846.04 Author/Creator: Gilpin, Sarah Lydia (1802-1894) Place Written: s.l. Type: Diary Date: 1864/06/12 - 1865/01/24 Pagination: 281 p. 16.7 cm x 10.5

Summary of Content: Pages numbered 383 - 664 In this volume, the author describes efforts to help freed slaves. 21 January 1865: "…brought an appeal for aid for the poor Negroes liberated by Sherman who are suffering in great need of everything. It is a gigantic undertaking but the north ought to do it or giving them freedom is a farce…busy after breakfast in taking out clothes for the poor Negroes at Savannah…"

Background Information: Gilpin was the daughter of Joshua Gilpin, a Wilmington, Delaware paper manufacturer and a contemporary of E. I du Pont. She was also related to William Gilpin, the first territorial ...governor of Colorado who accompanied J.C. Fremont on his 1843 expedition. There are Gilpin family papers at the Hagley Museum and Library, the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802.See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralSherman's March to the SeaCivil WarFreemenAfrican American HistorySlaveryCharity and PhilanthropyClothing and AccessoriesMilitary History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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