Diary, 1863-1866 (132 pp.) of S. Agnes Kummer of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to her life in Baltimore where S. Agnes Kummer taught school, she documents her travels within the United States, as well as to England and France. Entries are written in English for the most part with some expressions and sentences in French.
The diary begins in France on an overseas trip in March 1863 and concludes with her description of a 1866 summer trip through the American Northeast into Canada.
She comments on the Civil War and states on April 13, 1865: "The South has gone from bad to worse - Richmond has fallen & the rejoicings thereupon had not ceased when we were stunned with the announcement of Lee's surrender. All seems to be lost for the poor Confederacy." On April 15, 1865 she comments on the "frightful crime" of President Lincoln's assassination: "It is the darkest day of this dark period of American history." Additional people and events referenced in her diary can be found in the finding aid/inventory link below.
Also included in the diary is a typewritten letter from Laurie Leadbeater Hibbert of Nashville, Tennessee to 'cousin Edith.' A relationship to the diary writer is not established.