Volume/Folder: Diary of Sidney George Fisher, January and February 1862

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Record Number: 10443
Collection: Sidney George Fisher diaries [1462]
Author: Sidney George Fisher, 1809-1871
Date of View: January 15 1862
View Format: Manuscript
Image description: 1862 (January/February) diary of Sidney George Fisher, Philadelphia lawyer and gentleman, whose interests included local history, agronomy and national politics. Fisher's diaries give a portrait of the social, political and economic life of Philadelphia and its people.

(1) is Fisher's diary entry from January 15, 1862 reflecting on the contemporary political debate over slavery as a cause of the American Civil War and President Lincoln's views on abolition.