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Collection Number: 01378-z

Collection Title: Harriet H. A. Eaton Diaries, 1853-1864

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Size 5 volumes
Abstract Four diary volumes and a record of military hospital supplies of Harriet Eaton of Portland, Me. One diary volume covers the period 5 December 1853-27 May 1854; in it Eaton describes her sea voyage from Portland to Mobile, Ala., experiences in Mobile and environs, including a church service for slaves, and her return trip overland. The other diary volumes, 1862-1864, constitute a detailed record of Eaton's observations and feelings as a U.S. Army nurse visiting camps in Virginia, leaving supplies, and aiding the sick and wounded. The final volume is an undated record of hospital supplies distributed to many different Maine regiments.
Creator Eaton, Harriet H. A., fl. 1853-1864.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Harriet H. A. Eaton Diaries #1378-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Americana Shop in New Haven, Conn., in August 1947.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Four diary volumes and a record of military hospital supplies of Harriet Eaton of Portland, Me. One diary volume covers the period 5 December 1853-27 May 1854; in it Eaton describes her sea voyage from Portland to Mobile, Ala., experiences in Mobile and environs, including a church service for slaves, and her return trip overland. The other diary volumes, 1862-1864, constitute a detailed record of Eaton's observations and feelings as a U.S. Army nurse visiting camps in Virginia, leaving supplies, and aiding the sick and wounded. The final volume is an undated record of hospital supplies distributed to many different Maine regiments.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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