The Acquisitions Table: Cassandra Swasey Stevens Diary

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.

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Tom Knoles

Marcus A. McCorison Librarian and Curator of Manuscripts

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  1. I am Cassandra’s great-great granddaughter-in-law (is there such a thing?) At any rate, I am interested in reading the diary. Do I go to the library, or is it on line? Please let me know. I have never heard of this diary, and would very much like to read it.

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