JAMES BLAKEMAN, [sometimes BLACKMAN]
Title: 1786 ORIGINAL NAIVE MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A VERY ACTIVE FARMER, TIMBERMAN AND JURY MAN ON THE NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND SOUND
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall
Publisher: STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT  1786
Seller ID: 0002231
On offer is a super, original, naïve 18th Century manuscript diary handwritten by James Blakeman [sometimes Blackman] of Stratford Connecticut and as inscribed on the title page: "My Journal for the year 1786 James Blakeman's Journal for the year 1786" a 4 x 6¼ inch 13 page monthly account [one title page and then one month to a page] of besides his numerous farming activities including cutting, carting, plowing, making cider, mending fences, transporting hay, flax+++ he tells much local history in his direct, terse notes: "I was at Fairfield on the jury. Came home, dressed flax. I went to sawmill. I was abord the Brig Lucretia and saw Brig to Millford. I went to Ripton." And much, much more. One page has been creases on the edge but overall G+.
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