Deborah Norris Logan diary, 1826-1827

Deborah Norris Logan (1761-1839) was a Quaker historian and memoirist. She was born into one of the most prominent families of Philadelphia and was married to George Logan in 1781. While primarily self-taught, Deborah attended Philadelphia’s Friends Girls School and was considered highly educa...

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Main Author: Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839 (Creator)
Collection:Logan family papers (#0379)
Date:1826-07-04/1827-02-09
Dimensions:20.0 x 25.0 cm
Extent:161 pages
Location:4601 N 18th St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Call Number:0379
Volume Number:Volume 37
Format: Electronic
Language:English
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title Deborah Norris Logan diary, 1826-1827
spellingShingle Deborah Norris Logan diary, 1826-1827
Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Diaries
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Logan, Albanus Charles, 1783-1854
Logan, George, 1753-1821
Authors, American
Historians
Pennsylvania--History
Pennsylvania--History--1775-1865
Quaker women
Women historians
Quakers
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description Deborah Norris Logan (1761-1839) was a Quaker historian and memoirist. She was born into one of the most prominent families of Philadelphia and was married to George Logan in 1781. While primarily self-taught, Deborah attended Philadelphia’s Friends Girls School and was considered highly educated. She is best known for the seventeen volumes that make up her diary, which she maintained until her death. The diary provides a window into post-revolutionary America, and highlights the day-to-day happenings of domestic life, as well as social and political developments in North America and Europe. Deborah meticulously logged weather patterns and other natural phenomenon, and recorded interactions with family and friends. She also mused on historical and contemporary events, which includes her experience listening to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence as a young girl. She had close ties with America’s elite and foreign diplomats, and her writing chronicles the lives of the most eminent figures of the time, including John Adams, George Washington, and Joseph Bonaparte. As time passed, her diary became an outlet for her emotional distress, especially after the deaths of her husband in 1821 and her son Algernon in 1835. Deborah’s role as a “revolutionary mother” was of primary importance to her, and her writing delineates how women viewed their lives and constructed their own identities within a broader social framework.
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LCSH: Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
LCSH: Philadelphia (Pa.)
LCSH: Logan, Albanus Charles, 1783-1854
LCSH: Logan, George, 1753-1821
LCSH: Authors, American
LCSH: Historians
LCSH: Pennsylvania--History
LCSH: Pennsylvania--History--1775-1865
LCSH: Quaker women
LCSH: Women historians
LCSH: Quakers
topic Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Diaries
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Logan, Albanus Charles, 1783-1854
Logan, George, 1753-1821
Authors, American
Historians
Pennsylvania--History
Pennsylvania--History--1775-1865
Quaker women
Women historians
Quakers
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