Scope and Contents
Set of 5 journals and a few single letters, poems, postcards and photographs.
The journals document vacations and visits to Harlan H. Ballard, Jr.'s cabin, referred to in one of the journals as 'Arbutus Lodge.' Arbutus Lodge was located in Nichewaug, near Barr, both Worcester County, Massachusetts. The entries were written both by the host and guests and detail their visits and activities. Several of the volumes contain photographs.
Some of the names mentioned are: Spencer S. Dodd, A. D. Quimby, Billy Kim, Billy Dort, Chris Sheldon, Helen, Donald, and Eugene Rust, Harry J. Kane, Bert D. Comry, Howard L. Hillman, Robert Whitehill, Glady’s H., George H., Bobby, Eleanor and Pricilla Tracey, George W., Alice, and Malcolm Todd, James E. McAlpine, Alfred P., and Helen B. Whitehill, Fred W. Notman, Blanch and Bernard Farr, Shenfelder, Ed Inman, Almon McManus, Sadie Holem, Tristane Tupper, Nelson G. Cooley.
One volume is a diary kept by Elizabeth A. Ferguson for parts of 1942-1943. She seems to have been a family friend. It does not relate to vacations at Arbutus Lodge.
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