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Journal of Leonidas Dodson, August 1853-September 23, 1854

Summary:Leonidas Dodson (1822-1889) was a banker, teacher, and prominent citizen of Easton, Maryland. The journals are a rich source of information about local and national events, and about Dodson's church, civic, and work responsibilities. They consist of diary entries, extensive quotations and transcriptions, a number of laid-in materials, and information of Dodson's death. Subjects covered include church and religion, disease and death, crime and justice, politics, temperance, the Civil War, and slavery. For more information, please see the complete finding aid at
Creator:Dodson, Leonidas, 1822-1889
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Easton
Temporal subject: 1951-1960
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Slavery -- Maryland
Maryland -- Social life and customs -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
Dodson, Leonidas, 1822-1889
ArchivesUM location:Leonidas Dodson papers
  • series 1
  • box 2
  • folder 2
  • accession 85-6
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Copyright holder:Public Domain
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