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1 Mary Ida McCormick 1882 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN OPTIMISTIC STUDENT/TEACHER IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA
San Francisco, California CA 1882 Good Manuscript 
On offer is the 1882 handwritten manuscript diary of Mary Ida McCormick, teacher, student and indefatigable optimist whose positive attitude and wonderful outlook on life is evidenced on nearly every written page. Even the death of her father in October is laced with her thanks that he went easy and he was comforted with his family and friends. Weeks later she gives thanks that the family's loss of their precious father is little compared to the happiness she feels that he is in a better place and free of pain. Another entry particular interest is Mary's Oct. 19th note that as of this day they six years before when they came west from the east. Research suggests Mary and family hailed from the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area. Other snippets include: her new students 'two china boys'; snow storm Jan 12; conviction of Garfield's assassin; and names mentioned include: Rev. Chase, Cousin Alice Douglas, Wallace McCormick [6 yrs old], Mrs. Jackson, Eliza Quinn, Miss Ackleson, Mr. Platt, Stella Boutwell, Mrs. Doctor Potts, Aunt Anna Lockwood, Mrs. Dickey whose baby died, Cousin Annie Wilkins, Howard Wallace, Mrs. Beveradge, Mr. Bell, Mrs. Nevin, Mrs. Shackleford, Preacher Kimball, Sadie and Emma Stewart, Eliza Reed - Grandma's cousin, Prof. Baker, Dr. Coates, Prof. Redway, Preacher Wells and Prof. Flatt. There are many, many more names and many many entries will be of interest to west coast genealogists of the San Francisco area. There are financial notes and recipes in the back. Cover is rough and interior is Good. 
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