MR. E.T. MYERS
Title: 1895 - 1900 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARDWORKING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FRUIT FARMER AND ORCHARD OWNER NEAR RANCHO CUCAMONGA CALIFORNIA
Book Condition: Good+
Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher: ETIWANDA CALIFORNIA RANCHO CUCAMONGA SAN BERNADINO  1895
Seller ID: 0002141
On offer is a super, original 1895 through 1900 manuscript personal and work diary and ledger handwritten by E.T. Myers of Etiwanda, California near Rancho Cucamonga. Beginning June 24, 1895 ending on Dec 31, 1900 Mr. Myers owned and lived with his wife and son on their vineyard and orchard growing all kinds of fruit including apricots, figs, peaches, raisins etc. details the family's personal and work related activities. Mr Myers and his family were very active in their community too, attending the Ladies Aid Society, church activities, temperance lectures etc. Mr Myers was appointed Assistant Postmaster, was involved with the water commission and active in the election process. Even 100+ years ago water and irrigation were a major California concern, and he wrote of digging trenches and ditches. In the margin of the journal, he would note any significant rainfall. It is also a personal journal, and daily Mr Myers recorded the activities of his family, and any local events - trips, visits and visitors, illness, deaths, accidents etc. Remarkably this dedicated diarist did not miss a day in the 4½ years of this journal. The 12½ x 8¼ inch has 194 handwritten pages. Overall G+.
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