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Charles E. Rogers diary

Title
Charles E. Rogers diary, 1864-1865.
Author
Rogers, Charles E.

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Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2609Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.21 linear foot (1 volume)
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Genre/Form
Diaries.
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Call Number
MssCol 2609
OCLC
751995159
Author
Rogers, Charles E.
Title
Charles E. Rogers diary, 1864-1865.
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Summary
Charles E. Rogers kept this diary while he was a young man living in New York City. He made entries between January 1, 1864 and February 5, 1865, describing his employment with A.T. Stewart & Co. in the dry goods department, his subsequent employment with George Bliss & Co. and another position as a copyist with the army. Entries describe his attempts to secure an appointment at West Point; social activities, including attendance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, opera and theater; seeing Edwin Forrest as Coriolanus and Richelieu; attending classes at Cooper Union and the church of Henry Ward Beecher. Rogers also mentions Abraham Lincoln's campaign and reelection in 1864.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2609
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