Mary’s Sibling’s World


Mary writes about many family members in her diary. It became clear that not all of her siblings were living at home. The 1860 census shows that the Slacks were [...]

Mary’s Sibling’s World2020-10-05T12:09:27-07:00

Schoolgirl Romance


As a teenage girl in 1865, Mary's days at school were coming to an end. As I wrote in my last post, most girls Mary's age were heading to the [...]

Schoolgirl Romance2020-10-05T12:09:28-07:00

After the Diary


When we last left Mary, she was deeply upset over her father's punishment which forbid James and Mary from ever seeing each other again. Although Mary ended her diary after [...]

After the Diary2020-10-05T12:09:29-07:00
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