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Milton G. Brubaker Diary

Identifier: SC 00822

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Diary of Milton G. Brubaker (b. 1875) for the year 1902. At the time the diary was written, 1902, Brubaker was a Mennonite school teacher in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Brubaker begins every daily entry with a verse ("Time is the mighty leveler of all things" or "To do is better than to dream of air castles") and finishes each entry with the word "Now!"

He writes about school, social activities, occurrences in the community, his courtship with Mary D. Huber and subsequent wedding.  He also reflects on his education and role as a teacher. Several recipes are scattered throughout the diary and three news clippings with poems can be found in the back pocket of the volume.

The last few pages contain biographical information.

For excerpts from the diary, provided by the seller, see item link below.


  • Creation: 1902


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Biographical Information:

At the time the diary was written, Milton G. Brubaker was a Mennonite school teacher in East Petersburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary D. Huber in 1902. He was the son of David N. Brubaker and Lizzie Gottschall and grandson of David Brubaker.

More detailed information about his education and career can be found in the back of the diary. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Physical Description

1 volume.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and processed in May 2009 by Ute Schechter.

Guide to the Milton G. Brubaker Diary
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository