Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead Diary, 1853-1855

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Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead Diary, 1853-1855



Diary of Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead, daughter of Dr. Nathan Colgate Whitehead and Lillian Blair McPherson, of Norfolk, Virginia. The item is inscribed as a journal of her life meant to make her watchful of her thoughts and of her actions towards others. She describes daily activities including visits with her neighbors, including noted sculptor Alexander Galt and his family. Whitehead also mentions a trip to Boston, Massachusetts, and the Athenaeum there, where she viewed sculptures by Greenough and Canova.



Whitehead, Elizabeth McPherson, -1855, “Elizabeth McPherson Whitehead Diary, 1853-1855,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 6, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/251.

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