Samuel H. Brown Diary
Scope and Contents
Diary of Samuel H. Brown (b. 1819) of Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts for the year 1864. Dates for accounts kept in the back of the book range from 1864-1869.
In brief daily entries Brown mentions his work like planting, working on the hog house and other activities related to farm work. Most days he enters who he worked for and for how many hours. Each Sunday he went to a 'meeting at the Junction' which probably refers to church meetings.
The back of the diary contains various accounts, some of which are listings of subscribers (names and amounts) who support 'preaching.'
For a more detailed description, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.
- Creation: 1864-1869
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Accessioned and minimally processed in October 2009 by Ute Schechter, Burger Archivist. Further description by Patricia Overton, SCRC Staff, in October-November 2009.
- Guide to the Samuel H. Brown Diary
- SCRC staff
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English