Howard Stockton, Diary, 1852-1855.
This fascinating diary was kept by a young Howard Stockton (b. 1842) while living in New York City and attending school in both New York and Rhode Island. As an adult, Stockton was a lawyer, financier, and a trustee of the Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But as a 10 year old child, Stockton played cricket, went fishing and shooting, picked raspberries and caught bull frogs. Coming from an affluent family, he travelled frequently as a child, including trips to Newport, Washington, D.C., and New York State. This diary includes a description of a trip to Niagara Falls in 1855.