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1Author:  Hiltzheimer, Jacob, 1729?-1798Requires cookie*
 Title:  Jacob Hiltzheimer Diaries     
 Dates:  1765-1798 
 Abstract:  The Jacob Hiltzheimer Diary takes up twenty-eight volumes and offers insight into the social life and customs of Philadelphia. He describes a wide range of events, such as sleigh riding to ice skating to attending a large celebration of King George's Birthday on the banks of the Schuylkill attended by over 380 Philadelphians (before Independence). During the imperial crisis, Hiltzheimer's observations can provide an interesting perspective on the events happening within the city. He notes the arrival of dignitaries from other colonies and records some of the events happening in the city. Hiltzheimer's journal also records family and personal details, like the death of his thirty-year old son. He records the weather in Philadelphia on a nearly daily basis, and his account of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia is fairly exhaustive.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.H56d 
 Extent:  28 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Medicine | Philadelphia History | Social Life and Custom 
 Genre:  Diaries | Meteorological Data 
 Subjects:  Horses | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 | Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia