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Brown Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00025
Scope and Contents This accession contains letters, receipts, sermons, legal documents and other material related to the Brown family of Madison and Schoharie Counties in New York, and Fairfax County, Virginia. The bulk of the papers concern clergymen farmers Rev. Jesse Brown and his sons, the Rev. Joseph Brown and the Rev. Augustus Americus Brown. Most of the collection is made up of ephemera related to the Brown's farm, including the buying and selling of items for the family, selling timber from their land,...

Diary (Bowens Corners, New York)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00774
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1893, of an unknown member of the Kellogg family of Bowens Corners, New York. Includes details of their family, their tobacco farm, farming in general, visitors that they entertained, trips that they took, and other matters of daily life.

George W. Fetterman Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.498
Scope and Contents Contains a sixty-year account of the life of George W. Fetterman, a western New York farmer. He started out as a laborer in Clarkson, NY, working for local farmers, including the Dennison, Garland, Garrison, Moore, Green, and King families. He later moved to Pendleton, NY, where he had a farm with his wife Eliza Prosser and daughter Dorothy. He frequently mentioned the nearby city of Lockport where he conducted business.The brief daily diary entries describe events of the day, chiefly work...

Fred Beers Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00993
Scope and Contents Diary of Fred Beers, a county farm agent from Martin, South Dakota. Includes information about the weather, meetings which he attends, and his daily duties as a farm agent. The volume is entitled "DeLaval Diary for county agents, extension workers, vocational teachers, and cow testers." At the end of the volume there are weights and measures, how to measure the volume of a hay stack, how to mix concrete, how to mix lye, the benefits of skim milk for humans and farm animals, common diseases...

Andrew Robinson Giddinge Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01023
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1794-1795, of Andrew Robinson Giddinge, a farmer from Beach Hill, Massachusetts. Concerns his planting of crops, including tobacco; his extensive lumber operations; his raising, purchase, and sale of cattle and sheep; his construction of his own house; and his attention to local religious observances. There is also information about sermons to which he listened, court sessions he attended, and places to which he travels.

Gilkison Family Diaries

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.240
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1929, 1931-1934, of the Gilkison family who lived on a farm in Broadbent, Oregon. The mother, Rena Gilkison (1894-1984) wrote most of the entries, others were done by one or several of the children, Donald, Clemmet and Kathleen. The name in the front of the diaries is given as "Ralph E." or "Ralph Eugene Wilkison and family." The diary labeled "1928" was kept for the year 1929 and corrections to the year and sometimes weekday were made inside the diary. The following description...

Horace Shepardson Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00756
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1866, of Horace Shepardson of Bainbridge, New York. At the front of the volume is an 8 page printed account entitled "Memorable Events in the Secession Rebellion together with Fluctuations in the Price of Gold," which gives a timeline of events during the Civil War. There is also entries which detail Horace Shepardson's life, including his travels throughout the state, his work on farms, and singing school, among others.

Vida Inglewood Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01489
Scope and Contents

Letter to niece Lena about family and health, talking about raising chickens and the price of feed, an illness that results in cramps and severe pain every 16-18 day, asking for genealogical information to write a family tree, and various sewing and crocheting projects.

John S. Barret Journal

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00082
Scope and Contents

Journal of John S. Barret, plantation owner in Alabama.  Barret writes extensively about his farm, weather conditions, crop harvests and livestock.  Some entries record hunting opportunities and their results.  One page lists all of the slaves born to his plantation since 1802 and the woman they were born to.  Another entry records the sadness of the untimely death of his friend, William Aylett.

Vinda Elizabeth Kibler Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.597
Scope and Contents Letters written to Vinda Elizabeth Kibler, also called Kitty or Elizabeth, between 1917-1924, while she was at Bridgewater College in Rockingham County (1917-1922), the State Teacher's College in Harrisonburg (1923), and at her teaching post in Front Royal, Virginia (1923-1924). Most letters are from her mother and father on their small farm in Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia. Also included are a number of letters from other relatives, businesses, and a pen pal in France....

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