• Lecture

The Philadelphia Gilded Age: Firsthand Accounts

J.M. Duffin, Assistant University Archivist


May 3, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual (link will be sent to registrants)
Open to the Public

Hosted by: Kislak Center

Diary spread with handwritten entries from Friday, July 3, to Wednesday, July 8, 1863

In this presentation, J.M. Duffin will discuss the diaries of Philadelphia banker Cornelius N. Weygandt and West Philadelphia homemaker Anna Rebecca Garland. These materials offer important insights into everyday life, plus firsthand accounts of notable events and people, in late nineteenth-century Philadelphia.

Event Series

Elzevier Collection duodecimos.

From the Kislak Stacks

Join us for these monthly lunchtime presentations (noon – 1 pm) by Kislak curators, faculty, and students focusing on specific works or small archives/collections found among the holdings of the Kislak Center.

Featured image: Cornelius N. Weygandt 1863 diary, entries for July 3-8, 1863 (University of Pennsylvania Archives, UPT 50 W547, Cornelius Nolen Weygandt, 1832 - 1907, Papers, Box 1, folder 26)