Private Journal No. V


Creator: Vinton, John Rogers, 1801-1847
Date(s): 1827 September 20-1828 March 22
Call Number: MSS 0097, Item 0062
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This diary of American soldier and painter John Rogers Vinton (1801-1847) covers the period September 20, 1827, to March 22, 1828, and provides a detailed look into the political and social atmosphere of Washington, D.C., in the late 1820s. Vinton discusses Washington, D.C., politics (including the upcoming 1828 election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson), his duties as an officer in the military, as well as his social life, interest in painting, fashion, and theatrical performances.
Physical Description: 1 volume (82 pages) 27 cm
Source: Source Unknown.
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Alternative Format: A digitized copy of the journal is available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.