1920 ORIGINAL UPSTATE NEW YORK FARM DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARD WORKING ALL AMERICAN GIRL

By: LOUISE BLACK

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On offer is a detailed journal of life on a farm in upstate New York following WWI. Louise Black is the author of this journal who does a super job detailing the life and times of she, her family and local events and talk. Although her name does not appear to be mentioned within, there is a receipt made out to her tucked into the journal. The journal recounts the day-to-day experiences and events on a farm in upstate New York in the Ithaca NY and Watkins Glen, NY area between June 1920 and June 1922. There are references in the journal to Rochester, Ithaca, Watkins Glen and Syracuse, all in western upstate New York. The farm is a mixed-farm operation with cattle and crops such as corn, wheat and alfalfa, fruits and vegetables. Most of the entries revolve around its operations: 'Fred and Warner made new stanchions for the Guernseys others have been working on the four acres ready to plant - for corn. L (the author who refers to herself throughout in the 3rd person) had green peas for dinner yesterday and cooked some for tomorrow ... vegetation growing abound [July 10, 1920] ... Mr. Simpson here to [ ] set cabbage so Walden tried the tractor too wet so they pulled stumps, cleared the fields ... fellows picked cherries in p.m. L washed a calico skirt starched a bonnet that was washed last fall ... [June 23, 1921] She has many visitors, both family and friends. Those visits often include local gossip. Many mentions are made of births, illnesses and deaths. Bad accident in stables last night ... [Feb 3, 1922] ... Libbi bad with asthma ... [Feb 5, 1922] This journal is absolutely filled with the daily minutiae of farm life. For a historian or researcher, it provides a wealth of information about farm operations in the early 20th century and the social environment that these people lived in. It also provides an in-depth look at the life of a rural woman at this time and would be a valuable reference for Women's Studies programs. This journal is a top bound, undated notebook. It measures 6.75 inches by 4.25 inches and contains approximately 300 pages. It is 100% complete. The hard cover is fabric -covered. The binding at the front of the cover has broken but all pages are intact. The handwriting is small, neat and legible.; Manuscript; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, LOUISE BLACK; WATKINS GLEN; ITHACA; SYRACUSE; ROCHESTER; RURAL LIFE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, EMPIRE STATE, GENDER STUDIES, WOMENS STUDIES, ROARING 20S, TWENTIES, AMERICANA, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNALS, PERSONAL HISTORY, SOCIAL HISTORY, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL

Title: 1920 ORIGINAL UPSTATE NEW YORK FARM DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARD WORKING ALL AMERICAN GIRL

Author Name: LOUISE BLACK

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Categories: 20th Century Diary, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, All, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: WATKINS GLEN; ITHACA; SYRACUSE; ROCHESTER NEW YORK, 1920

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0007014

Keywords: Keywords: History Of Louise Black; Watkins Glen; Ithaca; Syracuse; Rochester; Rural Life In Upstate New York Empire State Gender Studies Womens Studies Roaring 20s TWENTIES AMERICANA HANDWRITTEN