Scope and Contents
This collection includes photocopies of a daily diary kept by a teenager living in Orange County, Indiana from June 1856 to February 1858. The author never identifies himself, but the diary may have been kept by Francis M. Morris, the son of Washington and Mary Catherine (Jackson) Morris. The diary entries are usually short and mention the weather, farm activities, going to town and the mill, going to "meeting," and his father's activities. Some names of relatives mentioned include his uncles...