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1 D. SMITH WASHBURN 1867 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG HURON COUNTY OHIO FARMER DETAILING HIS LIFE, TIMES AND TRAVELS IN POST CIVIL WAR OHIO
GREENWICH CITY HURON COUNTY OHIO OH 1867 Good+ 
On offer is an original 1867 manuscript diary handwritten by D. Smith Washburn of Greenwich City, Huron County, Ohio. Mr. Washburn does a fine job writing, hardly ever missing a day, of his life, the times and his observations. He is a young, married to Sara, and is a farm owner and construction worker. The entries are a mixture of home and work experiences, travel, weather, women and men friends, events, holidays, work, church services, parties etc in post Civil War Ohio. He also mentions in casual reading of going to New London, lumbering, ordering the New York Tribune for one year $1.75, staying at the Island Hotel in Toledo, selling skunk pelts, going to Norwalk and more. He also does a fine job recording his contacts: Father Mack, J.S. Arnold, Uncle William Macombers, W. Stuarts, Jimmie Carpenter, John Molock, Hiram Horton, Frank Maywood, Fannie McMullen, Austin Taft, Frank Hawkins, Sestina Russo, Uncle John Washburn, James Brindon, Addie Barker+++. The last few pages are devoted to expenses, items purchased, work completed, and money owed, etc. Leather bound, page a day 4 x 6 inch diary is overall G+. 
Price: 685.99 USD
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