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Sidney George Fisher


Philadelphia lawyer, farmer, plantation owner, political essayist
occasional poet



Sidney George Fisher, Winter Studies in the Country (Philadelphia: Parry and M'Millan, 1856) [online text]

_________________, Rustic Rhymes (Philadelphia: Parry & McMillan, 1859) [online text]


Nicholas B. Wainwright, A Philadelphia Perspective: The Diary of Sidney George Fisher Covering the Years, 1834-1871 (Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1967)

W. Emerson Wilson (ed.), Mount Harmon Diaries of Sidney George Fisher 1837-1850 (Wilmington: The Historical Society of Delaware, 1976)


Sidney George Fisher, Kanzas and the Constitution ( Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1856)(under the pseudonym—Cecil)

_________________, Kansas and the Constitution (Boston: Printed by Damrell & Moore, 1856)

_________________, The Law of the Territories (Philadelphia: C. Sherman & Son, 1859) [online text]

_________________, The Laws of Race, as Connected with Slavery (Philadelphia: W. P. Hazard, 1860)

_________________, The Trial of the Constitution (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1862) [online text] (New York: Da Capo Press, 1972)(New York: Negro Universities Press 1969)(reprint: Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co. 2003)

_________________, A National Currency (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1864) [online text]


Sidney George Fisher, The Annual Address delivered before the Belles-lettres and Union Philosophical Societies of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. July 18, 1838 (Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Printed by George M. Philips, 1838)

_________________, Address delivered before the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture: at their annual exhibition held at the Rising Sun village, October 17, 1850 (Germantown, Pennsylvania: Printed at the office of the Telegraph, 1850) [this address is reprinted in Proceedings of the annual exhibition of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture: held at the Rising Sun Village, October 16-17, 1850 (Germantown, Pennyslvania: Printed at the Office of the Telegraph / Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, 1850)]

_________________, A Report on the Cultivation of Native Grapes for Fruit and for Wine: Read to the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, April 2, 1856 (Philadelphia: Inquirer Printing Office, 1856)

_________________, Address Delivered Before the Chester County Agricultural Society, at Their Annual Exhibition Held at West-Chester, September 26,1857 (Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, printers, 1857)

________________, Address Delivered Before the Montgomery County Agricultural Society at Their Annual Exhibition Held at Springtown, October 7th, 1859, By Sidney George Fisher, of Philadelphia. Published By Order of the Society (Philadelphia: James B. Chandler, Printer, 1859)

_________________, An Address delivered before the Agricultural Society of New Castle County, Delaware, at their annual exhibition held at the Society's farm near Wilmington, October 17th, 1860 (Philadelphia: C. Sherman & Son, printers, 1860)


Nicholas B. Wainwright, Sidney George Fisher: The Personality of a Diarist, Proceedings 15-30 (Worcester, Massachusetts, 1961)(Vol. 72, pt. 1)(1962)

Research Resources

Sidney George Fisher Diary at Mount Harmon, Cecil County, Md. 1809-1850 Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore, Maryland

Mount Harmon

Wisters and Fishers in the Civil War

William Logan Fisher Papers
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan