Investigations

1775 Almanac

The Case:

Our contributor inherited a 1775 Almanac from his grandfather. 

Judging from notes in the margins, this document is far more than a dusty reference manual.  Someone has used it as a diary. 

The scrawled notes give History Detectives a rare, intimate insight into how conflicting loyalties may have strained personal relationships during the Revolution. 

Who wrote this diary? And what role did the author play in the Revolutionary War?


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Aired:
Season 9, Episode 9
Season 10, Episode 9

Detective:
Elyse Luray Location:
Holyoke and Boston, Massachusetts

More Information

Boston Athenaeum 
10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-227-0270
www.bostonathenaeum.org/

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