Scope and Contents
This collection includes 97 photocopied pages of Paul Herring's 1873 diary. Herring's entries are in both English and German and he refers to himself as "the writer". Most entries start with a description of the weather and they relate daily activities of his family and himself. Remarks about farming activities are a common theme, but he also describes special days such as Decoration Day (May 30), Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Also included are hymns in German, and poems by...