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Mary Louisa Slacum Benham Papers (MS062)

 Collection — Assorted Box: 2
Identifier: MS062
Content Description Notes and reminiscences of Mrs. Benham's life from her childhood and youth in Alexandria to her adult travels along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Also covers the settlement of Oregon (through her brother William's experiences there), the careers of her siblings and her elderly musings. Alexandria sections include materials on Mrs. Benham's family life, the Potomac River, Monsieur Generis' dancing school, the Woods and Warren Play Actors (the summer theater), Parson Muir, Bishop Meade,...
Dates: 1802-1884

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  • Subject: Alexandria (Va.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century X