Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution General History
Smithsonian Institution Building Early History
Number of Images: 131; Color: Color Document; Size: 7.9w x 10.2h; 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 1858-1863 and covers life in the Washington, D.C. Mary lived with her family in the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, where she was the at the center of D.C. events. Her entries include details of visitors to the Castle, her father's work with the Smithsonian, and the beginning years of the Civil War.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 3