In 2001, the Newport Historical Society published A Diplomats Lady in Brazil: Selections from the Diary of Mary Robinson Hunter, 1834-1848 as the first of a continuing series of works focusing on the Society's manuscript collections. The source documents for this book compiled by the present author were the six Brazilian diaries of Mary Robinson Hunter housed in the archives of the Newport Historical Society, where they form part of a larger collection of Hunter Family Papers. The diaries are unique in that they are the only known, to date, primary source documents kept by a North American woman living in Brazil in the 1830s and 1840s
Cherpak, Evelyn M.
"The Brazilian Diaries of Mary Robinson Hunter, 1834-1848,"
Newport History: Vol. 73
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol73/iss251/3