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Deborah Norris Logan, an American woman active at the end of the eighteenth century and into the early decades of the nineteenth, was a diarist, a poet, and a writer of family and national history. Her most significant writing is her diary.
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19 October 1761 Deborah Norris (later DNL) was born at the family home, Norris House in Philadelphia, then "deemed out of town." Bibliographic Citation link.  Bibliographic Citation link.
1815 DNL began writing a diary, which she kept for the remaining twenty-four years of her life; its seventeen volumes survive (with her other papers) at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 February 1839 DNL died at her husband's family estate of Stenton, Germantown, near Philadelphia. Bibliographic Citation link.
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