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Samuel A. Fate Diary

Identifier: SC 00941

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Scope and Contents

Diary of Samuel A. Fate of Marits, which is a part of Denmark, Morrow County, Ohio. Daily entries record weather, farm chores like feeding livestock, taking cows to pasture, and others, like painting the school house, cutting ice, assisting with a funeral or an election. Fate comments on the economical difficulties of the time. Also described is a trip to the 1893 Chicago World Fair.

Some accounts are listed at the back of the diary.

Some of the Ohio place names mentioned are: Gilead, Caledonia, Marion, Lakeside, North Canaan, Iberia, Otter Creek.

Some of the names mentioned are: Thomas Gist, Otto Gist, Andy Jackson, Adam Clouse, James G. Blaine, Jacob Dickens, Frank Lyons, Mitch Bradford, Lizie Mills, James Amick, Will McKinstry, Hail Glathart, Elias Rice, Willie Baird, John Fate, Peter Baird, Willie Gist, Bruce Williams, George Martin, Frank Jackson, Harry Williams, George Rice, Hall Bratton, Jud Clouse, Laura Slagle, Jack Ireland, Alf Worden, Elmer Sexton, Andrew Jackson, Wallace Lindsey, Sam Worden, John Dickens, Daisy Christy, Charles Giddis, Henry Jackson, Will Walter .


  • Creation: 1893


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Custodial History

This collection was formerly identified as Mss. Acc. 2009.196.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase. Acquired: 05/04/2009.

Guide to the Samuel A. Fate Diary
SCRC Staff, Karen King
June 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository