Mary Henry Diary Entries, 1863, on Soldier and their Wives

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Entries from the diary of Mary Henry, daughter of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, reminiscing about Civil War era generals and their wives who were entertained by her father, Joseph Henry, in the Smithsonian Castle.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


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).

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,


  • January 24 - February 1863
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Women
  • Diaries
  • Soldiers
  • History
  • Military
  • Military history


  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Paper
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2013-02777 and SIA2013-02778 and SIA2013-02779 and SIA2013-02780 and SIA2013-02781

Physical description

Number of Images: 5; Color: Color; Size: 2.20w x 2.79h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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