Preston Family papers
The Prestons were an upper-middle-class family in nineteenth-century Baltimore and Baltimore County, Maryland. William P. Preston, a lawyer who dabbled in state and local politics, his wife Margaret "Madge" Smith Preston, and their daughter May Preston McNeal recorded, through their correspondence, diaries, and other documents, observations on entertainment; domestic life; the Catholic Church; local politics; theater and the arts; court cases; business; travel; fashions; weather and natural disasters; food; slavery; domestic abuse; health; boarding school; and life in Maryland during the Civil War.
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