Agriculture -- United States
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
George Bacon's entries largely focus on descriptions of the weather, Quaker meetings attended, Yearly Meetings attended, births, deaths, and marriages in the Quaker community, social calls, and news of his family and business. In addition to the 17 original volumes of diaries, the collection includes a folder of partial transcripts of Bacon's diaries, some typed, some handwritten, as well as an index of journal entries by topic.
John S. Haines's "Farm and Garden" diary entries detail the weather, farm work done each day, harvests, planting, and crops yielded. Entries also describe farm-related business, including the sale of crops and the purchasing of farm equipment.
Letters; diaries; genealogical material; land grants signed by Presidents John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, and Franklin Pierce; and other papers of the Updegraff family, mainly those of David B. Updegraff, which provide a picture of Quakerism in 19th-century Ohio.