CALL NUMBER: Doc. Misc. Mss #93-29 Box III
RECORD GROUP NUMBER: Doc. Misc. Mss #93-29; folders 12&12A
CREATOR: Lehman E.J. (Mrs.)
VOLUME: 1 volume with Florida 2 written in gold on the brown and tan wrappers. 86 pages long with photographs and newspaper clippings.
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PROCESSING STATUS AND CONDITION: The binding on the diary is broken. Diary is in excellent condition and is very readable. Photographs and newspaper articles also in excellent condition. Entire collection has been photocopied and located in adjoining folder 12A.
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BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE: Little is known about the author except that her name is Mrs. E.J. Lehman and she is from Philadelphia traveling in the South. She is obviously well educated. She is staying with friends in St. Augustine at the Magnolia Hotel and the Florida House. Her group of friends includes some children. She has arthritis and is under the care of a physician, Dr. Janeway. She then goes to Jacksonville by steamer and Harriet Beecher Stowe is on board. They then proceed by railroad to Savannah and then on to Charleston. There is much discussion of history of the Huguenots and the “Papists,” and visits to all communities are accompanied by a length discussion of the area churches and local history. The author, included in her diary a number of newspaper clippings, some dated and some undated from 1878-1880 on the plight of the Indians who were imprisoned at Castillo de San Marcos and later to their move to Hampton Institute in Virginia and then to Carlisle, Penn., where there was another school for Indian children.
CALL NO: Doc Misc Mss #93-29; folders 12 & 12A
SUMMARY AND SCOPE NOTE: The diary provides detailed description of life of a tourist in Jacksonville and St. Augustine as well as Charleston and Savannah during the late 1870’s. The description of the Church services in St. Augustine as well as the plant life and the joys of the weather make this a most readable diary. There is also description of some of the tourist spots in each community as well as a summary of the history of the area. In addition there is a discussion of the railroads and steamers as well as the hotel in each of the places the author visited.
ORGANIZATION NOTE: Chronological beginning in Florida, January 19, 1878 and ending in Philadelphia, on April 14 of the same year. Newspaper clippings are not chronological.
FINDING AID NOTE: Written 1-6-2001.
ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FROM AVAILABLE: Photocopy in folder 12A.
LOCATION OF ORIGINALS NOTE : Original diary is in folder 12.
LANGUAGE NOTE: English
PROVENANCE: Donated by author Frederick Dau of Westport Connecticut on March 4, 1949. Mr. Dau collected items pertaining to Florida history and made a substantial donation to FHS at that time.