Mary Henry Diary Entries, January 25-26, 1865, Fire in the Castle

ID: SIA2013-01981 and SIA2013-01982 and SIA2013-01983 and SIA2013-01984

Creator: Henry, Mary Anna 1834-1903

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: January 25-26, 1865

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 3

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Summary

Entry from the diary of Mary Henry, daughter of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, recording her reactions to the destructive fire in the Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on January 24, 1865, and her visit to the damaged areas on the following day.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

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 77-83 in the actual diary.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 51, Folder: 3

Contact information

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

Date

  • January 25-26, 1865
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

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Topic

  • Diaries
  • Fire
  • History
  • Fires

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2013-01981 and SIA2013-01982 and SIA2013-01983 and SIA2013-01984

Physical description

Number of Images: 4; Color: Color ; Size: 12w x 7.5h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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