Tag Archives: diaries

New Year, New Resolution

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s time to think about our New Year’s resolutions.  Resolutions are a wonderful way to reflect upon the past year, on the year to come, and attempt to bring about changes in our lives.  It’s in our nature to seek this kind of renewal – everyone likes a fresh ...

The Diary of Patty Rogers

With wedding season upon us, and love and relationships at the forefront of many minds this time of the year, it's fun to wonder what courting, love, and relationships were like, and how they've evolved over the past couple hundred years.  We all have ideas in our minds,  probably placed there through novels and films.  ...

Lee Pardon Aldrich and the Trial of Daniel Sickles

In February of 1859, a scandalous event shook Washington D.C., involving two prominent politicians, betrayal and murder most foul.  How intriguing! Hon. Daniel E. Sickles, Congressman from New York, shot and killed Philip Barton Key, U.S. District Attorney (and also, interestingly enough, son of famed composer Francis Scott Key), after discovering an affair between Key and ...

Clerk and the City

We began the new year with a teaser post on "Love and the Library" that introduced our new line-a-day subject, Nathan Beekley. We are now proud to debut the site based on Beekley's diary for 1849, Clerk and the City .  Beekley's daily blog posts will appear in the sidebar on Past is Present, but ...