Benjamin F. Walker Diaries
Scope and Contents
Diaries of Benjamin Franklin Walker of Bristol County, Massachusetts from 1870 - 1873 and 1875 - 1904. Includes Walker's income from all sources, including farm and shop labor, household work, as well as his expenses, such as food, clothing, musical instruments, concert tickets, and home furnishings. There are also daily entries, which include information about the weather, personal contact with a wide range of aquaintances, work done on the property, social events attended, music lessons both taken and taught, his wife, Lavira Williams, and his sons, Ernest and Clinton Walker. Collection also includes a diary by his son, Ernest Walker, for 1894 and a diary by his other son, Clinton Walker, for 1896.
- Creation: 1870-1904
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- Guide to the Benjamin F. Walker Diaries
- SCRC Staff
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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