Mary Henry Diary Entries, April 1865, Death of President Lincoln

ID: SIA2013-01996 and SIA2013-01997 and SIA2013-01998 and SIA2013-01999 and SIA2013-02000 and SIA2013-02001 and SIA2013-02002

Creator: Henry, Mary Anna 1834-1903

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: April 15-26, 1865

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 2

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Summary

Entry from the diary of Mary Henry, daughter of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, recording her experiences when she heard that President Abraham Lincoln had been shot and then died. She also recorded the reminiscences of Lincoln's deathbed scene as recounted to her by the family's minister, Rev. R. R. Gurley, who had been at Lincoln's bedside. She expresses her concerns over the fate of the nation without Lincoln's guidance.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Gurley, Ralph Randolph 1797-1872
  • Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
  • United States President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • For the fully digitized diaries see negative numbers SIA2013-02704 through SIA2013-02816 (Diary 1858-1863) and negative numbers SIA2013-01937 through SIA2013-02126 (Diary 1864-1868).
  • These diary entries are pages 107-119 in the actual diary.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • April 15-26, 1865
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

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Topic

  • Diaries
  • Assassination
  • History

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2013-01996 and SIA2013-01997 and SIA2013-01998 and SIA2013-01999 and SIA2013-02000 and SIA2013-02001 and SIA2013-02002

Physical description

Number of Images: 7; Color: Color ; Size: 12w x 7.5h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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