MG-6. DIARIES AND JOURNALS COLLECTION, 1763-1938.
Diaries, travel accounts, memoranda books, weather journals, etc., accessioned as individual items. Among these is Manuscript Diary of Lydia J. Hunn, 1875. Hunn, a Quaker, was the wife of retired Philadelphia merchant Ezekiel Hunn. She corresponded with many friends and wrote on many subjects. Included in this diary are references to the passage of the 1875 Civil Rights Bill. An entry dated March 2, 1875 states that President U. S. Grant signed the Civil Rights Bill on March 1, 1875. An entry dated June 12, 1875 tells of Hunn’s trip to Easton and her visit to "E. Conigill’s colored settlement" where there was a meeting house, school, store, and 250 people.