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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 Type: Diaries & Journals Date: 1 January 1864 to 31 December 1864 Pagination: 1

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) \93Called on Mr. Mason and delivered letter of introduction from Pa\94; (15 Feb) \93Went 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\94, (22 Feb) \935 Pirates were hanged today at Newgate prison.\94 (23 Feb) \93Went to Blakleys Ordnance Works to look at guns and &c.\94; (26 Feb) \93Saw Paddon and got a report of guns from him.\94 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