A PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY!
This journal was written 1833/1834 by David P. Reid who was aborad the Ship-of-the-Line Delaware. The journal is in remarkable condition.
"New York AugUst 12, 1833. Went on board the United States Ship of the Line Delaware, 74 Cap H.E. Ballard Commadore at New York while lying in the North River oposite the Battery August 12, 1833. On which day the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Nave and board of Comm????ioners visited the Ship fired a Salute of 24 guns on the 14th we dropt down to Sandy Hook and Dropt our anchor"
May 1st 1834 was the birth day of the King of France and the USS Delaware was at the port of Toulon France. There was much celebrating which the Delaware joined by offering a salute. Three of their guns proved to be "shotted" which caused the shot to go astray. One struck a French 74 about 3/4 of a mile away. Two men were killed and several injured.
Diary for Elizabeth from January 1, 1937 to December 31, 1941.
"September 16, 1938 - I had my oration with Mr. Ortmann, director of the Peabody Conservatory. I passed it."
"October 1, 1938 - Am attending school at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Staying at Hall House. My roomate is Mildred Adams from Danville, Virginia"
Elizabeths birthday was October 18.
Father: Clarence E. Meily
Mother: Anna Mary Zimmerman
G-Father: David L. Zimmerman
G-Mother: Elizabeth Kauffman
This is an amazing diary with names of aunts and uncles, first and last names of friends.
Some of the names:
Uncle Levi Kauffman
This is an unbelievable genealogical find.
Diary belonging to Florence Newcomer 1893. Cannot quite make it out but believe she lived in Michigan.
Measures 4" tall and 2 3/4" wide. In remarkably good condition.
Florence was born Mar. 28, 1855 and married Feb. 24, 1874. Her maiden name was Chase. She had a brother named Charles who was born Jan 12, 1843 and two sisters Mary and Bell.. Her father's birth day was Jan 4, about 1813, she was not sure but believed he was 80 in 1893.
Florence suffered some sort of illness and was still recouperating in 1893.
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Diary belonging to ELVA ROSE MCKINNEY for the years 1937, 1938, 1939 and part of 1940.
March 16 1937 My birthday. 15 years old. Harvey P. gave me a topick holder.
March 16 1938 Wednesday 16 years old on the 16th. My lucky year, got pen from Ise and Shie.
March 16 1939 Thursday. Jo sure surprised me-she had the Texas Rangers dedicate a song to me - got Easter egg with my name on it too - and $1 from Illl & Shie
March 16 1940 eighteen years old. Got brooch, braclet, scrap book, stamps and book $1 for cosmetis, pencil ets. Was in Lawrence, up to Ill's, surprise party on me. Played pinchole until 2:45 a.m.
Jo is Elva's sister
August 3 1937 Jo's birthday Jo-14 years old.
November 24 1939 Friday. daddy came home just as Betty Jo passed away. heart wore out. I her at 4:30 p.m she died at 5:10 P.M. She was 16 years old.
This diary belonged to Eleanor Queen. She wrote for 1930, 31, 32 and part of 33. Very good information. Eleanor did a great job!
"Cleo Queen had got brown eyes. Also a mole on his cheek."
1930 Dec. 25. Cleo gave me three things for Xmas. Lois gave me a pair of slippers, Mom Queen a pair of pajamas.
1931 Dec. 25. Floyd didn't get to come so we cooked Xmas dinner and it all by ourselves. Lois and went to the Fort.
1932 Dec. 25. My baby was born at 6:30 this morning. Lois and Cleo were with me. I named her Roberta Mae. She weighed 7 lbs.
1930 Dec 3. Twenty to-day. Cleo and I wrapped Xmas packages tonite. I got Lois a pair of pajamas. Went over to Davenport today.
1931 Dec 3. Didn't do anything this birthday. Went downtown and bought some things for Xmas.
1932 Dec 3. Ironed my curtains put them up and pressed Cleos ties. Lois washed the windows on the inside and I cleaned them some on the outside.
This diary is for the years 1960 through 1964 and each page is filled.
1961 Sat. 60 degrees, Mostly clear 74 degrees. Elizabeth mowed the lawn. I put in late tomato stalks in evening
1961 Sun. 60 degrees at 9:15 clea 72 degrees. I picked a few beans, storms went around all afternoon got big drops, a gust at supper time I washed my hair dried outside between sprinkles.
1961 Mon 50 degrees clear. I went on the 12:45 bus to enter the hospital. Elizabeth came in after work, went along with me up, 77 degrees
1961 Tue 61 clear. I was operated on. Elizabeth was inafter I came from operating room 82 degrees.
1961 Wed Clear 76 degrees. Rained in evening. Elizabeth was over Mrs Westfall stopped in on her lunch hour. I was real sick.
Spine on diary is missing. All pages tight. Does not dimish the genealogical value.
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1919 diary of M. Bertha Brower, Silver City, Pa. I believe Miss Brower is away at school. Writes about getting a letterfrom home.
Thursday January 16, 1919 " Weather fine. No Eng today. We had Missionary Study. Betty got a box of eats today. Certainly fine. Went to gym. Played volley ball. Had my 2nd inoculation to-night. Had current events in History 36 states have ratified Prohition Amendment therefore a dry nation assured in Jan. 1920"
I just love this diary, it takes me a long time to enter it for sale because I begin reading and get caught up with what kind of person wrote this history.
This diary is in very good condition. A found treasure for the Brower family!
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May 24, 1906. This is diary #t for Lawrence. What a dedicated guy to have written so many diaries!
"May 25, Thursday. Today Pap and Mam washed, I went to school also, Elsie and the boys also went to school walked both ways on account of Daisy our mare having a fine young colt; come last night. Pap and I had a two or three mile hunt for the cows and then did not them we just got hoe at half past nine. Pap got home 15 minutes sooner than I did. I went north pap, west. Mr. Bristol started to plant corn on our place today. The weather was quite cool all day and cloudy too. It sprinkled a little, not much. 61 above during the day. 50 above at night."
This young man writes a wonderful diary. He tells about fixing up the shed which they move into and how they have to raise it up and put stone around it. The stone comes from the pumphouse. They seem to have a large amount of land. This young man works a lot and seems to enjoy himself....no complaining. Nice guy!
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Written inside front cover "Lawrence Litchfield, Chardon, Neb., Diary No. 8, Ended Dec. 27, 1906.
"August 12, Saturday.
Today in the forenoon I and pap finished up the sod chicken house, I covered the roof with dirt and we put up some roosts, I worked very hard. In the afternoon I went to town with Fred and that was about all. The weather was very warm all day."
This man writes a great diary. Believe he had a sister Elsie and brothers Dick and Gay.
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Written on inside of front cover " Lawrence Litchfield, Diary No. 7, Chadron Academy, Chadron,Nebraska"
First entry is January 1906.
Entry for March 3, " Saturday. I seen and heard a lark (the first one) today in the forenoon. I caught a ride to town, as the ground was slippery and we did not want to drvie Daisy in. I managed to get a ride in but walked out ate my dinner, hitched up and hauled in two big loads of hay, I am pretty tired tonight. The weather was cold but clear and sunny, and a little windy. Zero in the morning. 30 above during the day." This is a great diary with lots of chit chat and information.
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