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The Brodhead Diaries 1846-1849

David Potter

Abstract


The article is based on the diaries of John Romeyn Brodhead (1814-1873), written 1846-1849, the period in which he acted as Secretary of the United States Legation to the Court of St.James under George Bancroft (1800 - 1891).  They present an intimate glimpse of the personalities, politics, and culture of the period.

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