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Title Diaries of Annie R. Carpenter, 1857-1858, 1863
Object Name Diary
Creator Carpenter, Annie R.
Scope & Content Diaries of Annie R. Carpenter, 1857-1858, 1863. First entry each day is in regards to the weather. Many local people mentioned - going and coming. A lot of visiting: Baldwin, Buffington, Embree, Gause, Gray, Ingram, Marshall, Trimble, Way, Worth,

Annie is 17 years old on January, 18, 1857.
Seems to have several brother, Mosey, Joey, Humphrey, baby Joshua, Eddie, etc.
Abraham Marshall calls often, also Humphrey Marshall. Mentions death of Joel Martin. Father assisted in laying him out, mother made shroud. They all went to view corpse.

Speaks about thrashing, too cold to continue.

Several pages (upside down) seem to be a letter from Edwin regarding the death of his son and grandfather.

Mention of homes of friends by names, such as "Greenwood," "Sycamore," "Hillside," "Grove," "Congress," "the Square," "Snow Drop." Attended Lyceum at Marshallton. Mentions reading a book "My Farm at Egdewood."

Travel by stage.
Collection Diary Collection
Online Finding Aid Related to diary of Edwin W. Carpenter? 2005.5001.57
Extent 2 volumes