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Ellen Wilson Diary

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Identifier: RH-A-3519
Scope and Contents At the time the diary was written, Ellen lived with her husband, father, daughter, and two granddaughters in Pittsford, MI. The family owned a farm that they rented out to the Marlow family.Ellen and her family must have just recently moved to Pittsford, because in the 1900 census, they were living in Toledo, Ohio. Agnes and her husband were living in Sandusky, Ohio. Her daughter, Agnes (who is listed as Ella A. Lemmon in the 1900 Census), and Agnes’s daughters, Grace...
Dates: 1904

Florence May Graha Lyon Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3715
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one brown journal, one maroon journal, and three “Lest We Forget” green journals, and a photograph.The diaries account for 1886, 1890, 1911, 1912, and 1913. According to the Census the Lyons were likely in Milwaukee during this time frame. It appears based off the diaries that they stayed in one place over the course of the 1911-1913, however by the 1920 Census they were living in Texas.The diaries show that Florence lost someone very close to...
Dates: 1886, 1890, 1911, 1912, and 1913

Gladys Lambert Dunham Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3552
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of diaries written by Gladys Marie Lambert Dunham from the years 1921 to 1987. Some of the diaries are a different year than what is stated on the cover. The diaries are an excellent example of life in a small farming village during the mid- to late-20th century. Gladys writes about the weather each day, places in southwestern Michigan that she visited, her work and the food she ate. Many entries describe her day washing, cleaning, canning food, and picking grapes....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1921-1987

Harry M. Penny Diary

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Identifier: RH-A-3377
Scope and Contents Harry Penny was a farmer in Allegan during these years. Not much has been found about him yet although in the 1930 census he is living in Illinois with his wife Alice. At that time both of them are 49. In 1935 he is living in Allegan and working as a farmer. The diary includes information about the weather and his daily activities which include dairy production and farm life. He does mention Alice. According to notes he also writes about his concerns over a federal government proposal to...
Dates: 1935

John Holmes Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3454
Scope and Contents In 1892,a new Post Office was completed on the southwest corner of Burdick and South Streets. In July of 1903 an article announced that work on the new addition which would be built to the west had begun. Total cost of the addition would be $38,500.Charles W. Gindole of Chicago received the contract to construct the building. John H. Holmes worked for the federal government supervising the construction. There are entries written by John Holmes starting on July 14, 1903 and continuing off and on...
Dates: 1913

Louise Decker Diary

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Identifier: RH-A-3799
Scope and Contents Louise Decker was born in 1912 in Otsego, Michigan. While writing this diary, she lived on Washburn Street and Dayton in Kalamazoo Michigan. She died on July 16, 1998 in Kalamazoo.She kept this diary over five years between 1939 and December 1942. She recorded an entry of three or four lines almost every day. Every day she wrote about what she and her husband, Frank, did and about the weather. Most of the entries are about cleaning the house, shopping with her sister, visiting her...
Dates: 1939-1942

Margaret Poinier Bird

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Identifier: RH-A-3597
Overview This collection is composed of 4 diaries detailing the daily activities of Margaret Poinier Bird, her husband, Charles Harold Bird, and their two daughters Margaret and Barbra Bird. The diaries document their travels across the United States and most of Europe from 1930 - 1932. In addition there is a large scrap book with many postcards and some photographs from their travels.
Dates: 1930-1932

Marian Bugbee Patterson Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3712
Overview This collection is composed of two diaries from Marian Bugbee, written in 1862 and 1863.
Dates: 1862-1863

Michael Shoemaker Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3766
Scope and Contents In the diary, Shoemaker discusses the weather daily. He takes accounting notes of both of his farms, oil company, and real estate. Shoemaker recorded the letters he mailed and received in the diary, as well as the health and location of his family members and household members. Shoemaker records the conditions of his farms and home. He writes about the different vegetation grown, the conditions of the animals, and the amount of product produced. The writing for each date ranges from a few lines...
Dates: 1894

Mrs. Paul Noecker Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-1262
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters of John C. Forbes, a Civil War veteran and native of Rome Township, Bradford County, PA. Forbes served successively with the 50th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers and 15th New York Engineers from September 9, 1861 until his second discharge in June 1865. A veteran of both the Siege of Fort Pulaski and the Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam, Forbes’ service mainly involved the construction of fortifications, earthworks, or infrastructure projects....
Dates: 1777-1881

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