Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
J. E. Guild Journal, 1843

Finding aid created by
Clements Staff and Meg Hixon, July 2012

Summary Information
Title: J. E. Guild journal
Creator: Guild, J. E.
Inclusive dates: 1843
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
This 72-page journal chronicles J. E. Guild's travels from Boston to Washington, D. C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during February and March 1843. Guild described his daily social activities, which included attending parties, meeting with acquaintances, and interacting with prominent individuals, including United States Supreme Court justices.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1992. M-2775.2.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

J. E. Guild Journal, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biography

In February 1843, J. E. Guild left his home in Boston for a trip along the Atlantic Coast. Traveling by train and boat, he visited Washington, D. C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Guild returned to Boston in early March.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This 72-page journal chronicles J. E. Guild's travels from Boston to Washington, D. C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during February and March 1843. Guild described his daily social activities, which included attending parties, meeting with acquaintances, and interacting with prominent individuals, including United States Supreme Court justices.

Guild left his home in Boston, Massachusetts, in early February, and arrived in Washington, D. C., on February 10, 1843. While in Washington, he wrote about his visits to the Capitol and recorded his impressions of political figures, such as Supreme Court justices John McLean and Henry Baldwin. Guild traveled to Baltimore on February 15 and to Philadelphia on February 22. In each city, he wrote about his social affairs, which included large gatherings and private meetings with acquaintances. He often mentioned his interactions with local women. Guild also reported his opinions about Baltimore and Philadelphia and, to a lesser extent, his experiences while traveling between cities. He returned to Boston on March 4, 1843.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Baltimore (Md.)--Description and travel.
    • Baltimore (Md.)--Social life and customs.
    • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Description and travel.
    • Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs.
    • Railroad travel--United States.
    • United States. Congress.
    • United States--Politics and government--1841-1845.
    • United States. Supreme Court.
    • Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel.
    • Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs.
    Genre Terms:
    • Diaries.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    J. E. Guild journal,  February 10, 1843-March 4, 1843 [series] (72 pages)