1873 THE SADDEST MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN DIARY EVER OF A NORWICH SHERBURNE NEW YORK WOMAN

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What a sad, sad diary. When reading some of these wonderful manuscripts, one comes to realize over and over again how tough times were back then. The year is 1873, and the person writing this journal was in a great time of sorrow in their life. Yet through it all they kept their eyes on God. Likely it's a woman writing, but couldn't find a name anywhere nor could we assess with out doubt the local but she talks of going to Sherburne and Norwich quite often. The diary is full (give or take a handful of days) of handwritten entries, mostly about deaths, anniversaries of deaths, religious meeting and the deep desire for expressed by our author to come closer to God while in her depths of despair. The last entry for the year says, "January 31st, 1873. Our S.S. Anniversary took place this evening. We had a very pleasant time. Many have been the trials of the last year and yet more numerous have been the blessings. Help me to be thankful for all of the goodness of Got to me." Then on the opposite page you'll find the simple yet powerful word written, "Amen". To really give you an idea of what life was like for our author, I've quoted a few excerpts from her diary, as follows; "One year today Orville went from here. Now Eva. My best is O' Lord give me Grace to sustain me and help me to live for thee……A day of sadness and trials….My heart is very sad……3 months to the day that dear Orville died….A wet morning. Went to Norwich and attended the cornerstone laying of the new church. Had a very interesting time….The anniversary of my mother's death. A day of sadness… Aunt, my Marion, was buried today. How rapid our dear friends are passing away….How much I miss my dear Aunt. I am trying to perform every duty. Thank God for all his mercies to he.Visited the grave of my dear brother….20 years today since my dear grandfather passed from earth. Have had some very solemn reflections. How gracious he had been to me. Lewis Lawrence was buried today…..Mr. Colzells daughter was buried today. A day of disappointment….Mrs. Powers was buried today. Oh for more grace in my heart….One year ago today we followed dear Orville to the house, appointed for all flesh….A day of deep anxiety and trials. Was disappointed in not attending prayer meeting. Oh Lord sieve thy work in my heart….Attended the funeral of Deacon Wood. How blessed it is to die in the service of Christ….." She also mentions many many names, some of which are; Northup, Herrington, Allen, Elder Jones, Carpenter, Brooks, Elwood, Reynolds, Harris, Haywood, Jewetts, Comstock, Brown, Williams, Collins, Gallespie, Jennings, Sarah Knowels, Pease, Eastman and more. The diary is a black pocket diary measuring about 3 ¼" x 5" and does have a small worn worm hole on the back cover but other then that it is in great shape.

Title: 1873 THE SADDEST MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN DIARY EVER OF A NORWICH SHERBURNE NEW YORK WOMAN

Author Name: UNKNOWN

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: Sherburne, New York, 1873

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 000407

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