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Label
1835
Inclusive dates
1835
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Language
eng
Summary
Diary, 1835, of Edward Gilman Frothingham (b. 1811) of Newburyport, Massachusetts, detailing his journey from Boston, Massachusetts, to Richmond, Virginia, by way of Newburyport, Harwich, Massachusetts, and Norfolk, Virginia, including the difficult ocean voyage. He discusses the religious and social life of Boston, Newburyport, Harwich, Norfolk, and Richmond. Frothingham comments on the oysters and slaves of Norfolk and the slaves in Richmond. He provides a detailed account of his time in Richmond, including his work with Thomas Willis White (1788-1843), printer of the SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER; a visit to a slave auction; suffrage in Virginia; the Monumental Church; the differences in language of North and South; horse racing; and a Methodist love feast. Frothingham mentions the difficulty of sailing up the James River, the death of his sister, and his concern for the spiritual well-being of sailors. Collection also contains a photograph purportedly of Frothingham
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Edward Gilman Frothingham was born 25 July 1811 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to Gilman Frothingham (1763-1825) and Joanna Frothingham. He apprenticed as a printer under Thomas Willis White (1788-1843) of Richmond, Virginia, and printer of the SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER in 1835. Frothingham returned to Massachusetts and became a printer in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He married Maria Bridge October 1836, and they had children.
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Vi
Form designation
Diary
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
Immediate source of acquisition
Goodman, Alfred
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001530816
Type of unit
v. (54 p.)

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