Scope and Contents
Contains diaries, 1923-1931, of Arthur and Hazel Bowley of Litchfield, Mass. Entries are often brief and discuss the weather and the events of the day. The publisher included safety hints to drivers, business forms, populations of cities and states, postal rates, a chart of weights and measures, a table of wages, various maps, insurance records, radio records, and account tables in the diary, which the authors utilized occasionally. Arthur Bowley's short entries record his travels all over the eastern U.S. and Canada, weather, correspondence, visits with family and friends, family births and deaths, and seasonal agricultural endeavors. Hazel Bowley's equally brief entries describe the weather, the status of the mail, a trip to the southern U.S., household chores, visits with friends and family, and available seasonal produce.
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