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Diary of Miss Standish

by Standish, Miss (1888)

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This diary was written by a Miss Standish of Omaha, Nebraska between February 14 and May 8, 1888. Until April 29, she was visiting Washington, D.C. and then traveled to Pittsburgh and finally Chicago. She visited many notable locations and met several prominent people while in D.C., including places like the Congressional Library, Corcoran Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Mount Vernon, Anacosta Insane Asylum, and the Capitol Building and people such as President Cleveland and his wife, Dr. Mary Walker, and Belva Lockwood, who introduced her to play piano at a reception at Lockwood's home. Standish received an in-depth tour of the Capitol building from someone who worked there. She also wrote in detail about her trip to the asylum.

Associated Subjects: City and Town Life • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.115
Repository: Special Collections
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