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Number of Images: 190; Color: Color Document; Size: 6.1w x 7.6h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Civil War, 1861-1865
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Diary of Mary Henry, daughter of the first Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry. This diary spans the years of 1864-1868 and covers life in the Washington, D.C. Mary lived with her family in the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, and witnessed the tumultuous years of the Civil War, its impact on Washington and the reconstruction of the country. Her entries include details of visitors to the Castle, her father's work with the Smithsonian, and events of the Civil War.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 2