Stevens, Cassandra Swasey. Diary, 1856-1858.
Cassandra Swasey (1818-1901) was the daughter of John B. and Alice Ladd Swasey of Meredith, NH. After her first husband died, Cassandra married Col. Ebenezer Stevens, a merchant in Meredith in 1846. This diary, which covers the period between 1856 and 1858, covers her daily activities. A recurring theme is her fears and anxieties. As she says in the diary’s first entry “I have such a fearful foreboding, and have had for many months, that some dreadful trouble was about to visit me, that it takes from me much enjoyment.” Purchased from Charles Cullen. Adopt-a-Book Fund.