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Title Diaries of Richard Ashbridge of West Whiteland Township from 1845-1904.
Object Name Diary
Creator Ashbridge, Richard
Scope & Content Diaries of Richard Ashbridge of West Whiteland Township from 1845-1904. Records of dealings with others: buying, selling, wages, rent, etc. Records of daily activities and activities/chores on farm. Accounts/times of deaths. Accounts/times of elections. Was a Quaker and attended meetings on Sundays and Wednesdays. Talks of the shooting of President Garfield on Sat. July 2, 1881. Also speaks of various trips taken. Birthday is April 16.

Last volume (ms. 4298) written in different handwriting than others. Suggests, perhaps, diary was written by someone else for Richard Ashbridge.
Collection Diary Collection
Extent 59 volumes