A Farmer’s Personal Diary of 1876

Collection Summary

Title: A Farmer’s Personal Diary of 1876
Call Number: MS 87-35
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Source unknown
Processed By: LTM, 6-12-1987; Reprocessed by JEF, 1-30-1998; MN, 10-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

A Farmer’s Personal Diary of 1876 contains a daily log of events in the life of an unidentified farmer during the year 1876. The geographical location is also unknown, but internal evidence suggests that the farmer lived in Illinois. The diary records the typical interests of a farmer such as the conditions of the weather, the health and welfare of livestock, and concerns for crop planting, cultivating, and harvesting. This diary contains little of self-revelation or of family concerns; however, it does provide some understanding of the life of a farmer in the Midwest during the 1870s.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains a personal diary of an unidentified farmer. The diary contains a daily log of events in the life of this farmer during the year 1876.