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- .21 linear foot (1 volume).
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- Purchased from Swann Auction Galleries, 2017.
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- MssCol 24250
Brevoort, Edith, 1832-1891, creator.
Edith Brevoort diary, 1848-1849.
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Edith Brevoort (1832-1891) was the youngest of the eight children of Henry Brevoort Jr. (1782-1848), a wealthy New York City landowner and friend of Washington Irving, and Laura Carson of South Carolina (died 1845). In 1853 she married Pierre Corné Kane (1828-1870). The Edith Brevoort diary, 1848 May 8-1849 May 20 (1 volume in slipcase) recounts the daily activities, thoughts and feelings of an intelligent young New Yorker from a prominent family. Diary entries, dated 1848 May 8-1849 January 31, start from the reverse end of the volume, the volume beginning with a text on The Object of Life, and Edith Brevoort’s record of sermons given at Grace Church, 1848 July 16-1849 May 20, interspersed with quoted poetry and text. The collection includes a typescript commentary on the diary (11 p.) by George S. Hellman, and manuscript diary excerpts (34 p.) by Rose Kane Greer, with notes.
Purchased from Swann Auction Galleries, 2017.
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Greer, Rose Kane, Transcriber.
Hellman, George S. (George Sidney), 1878-1958, Commentator for written text.
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