ARCHIVE OF EIGHT [8] HANDWRITTEN DIARIES DETAILING PIONEER LIFE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK AND A WEALTH OF GENEALOGY INFORMATION OF THE CATSKILLS

By: PAUL FISK

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Excellent archive of pioneer life in these eight [8] fully written, handwritten diaries of Paul Fisk, covering 1880 through 1888 with 1882 being absent. Mr. Fisk was a superb diarist inasmuch he has recorded all his travels, events, births, deaths, funerals, weddings and prices of many of his purchases etc. He appears to be a journeyman carpenter and apparently much sought after: he works mainly for Doctors, Professors and many of the jobs last weeks and months as he does much detail work. He also does work; for the 'Standard office; in the performing arts and concerns himself with the shows opening nights [his sense of humor shows too: "Received four tickets of John Beck to sell. DONATION.] He never fails to mention the names of those he does business with and research will find a wealth of genealogical, financial and travel information covering much of the Montgomery County area and beyond. Events; being accosted by rowdies seeking cider; tour of the Remington factory, seeing the Sprague Georgia Minstrels; working on printing racks; voting Democrat "all but Poormaster"; railroad trips; stagecoach travels; milk factory work; after being sick for nearly two and a half weeks he records his weight as 137 lbs.; playing in the string band; playing pool; viewed a Walking Match - "The darkie won"; clam bakes; Circus Vanamburgh; Democratic Rally +++. Interestingly Paul names everyone he visits and works for by name but the women he dates and calls on over the many years are only identified by initials. Overall these books are in very good shape and quite legible. A brilliant historical record of the life and times of central New York State.

Title: ARCHIVE OF EIGHT [8] HANDWRITTEN DIARIES DETAILING PIONEER LIFE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK AND A WEALTH OF GENEALOGY INFORMATION OF THE CATSKILLS

Author Name: PAUL FISK

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

Publisher: Fort Plains, Montgomery County, New York NY, 1880

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 000517

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