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On offer is a remarkable, original 1869 manuscript diary of Dr. Leroy Dwight Farnham dated Owego New York. This is handwritten by Dr. Farnham, 19 years old at the time of writing. The young Dr. Farnham, originally from Tioga New York, is teaching in Candor and living in Owego. While in Candor for the week he stays with various families then back home to Owego for the weekend social events. Dr. Farnham writes a lot about the Owego Academy closing and his schooling under Professor Prindle. [Ephemera included is a receipt from the Academy from the 1860s. The academy closed in 1869.] Historians and collectors of post Civil War era, Reconstruction period will note his entries of an extended river voyage in the spring: Leroy and his father take their boat on the Susquehanna River into Pennsylvania. The trip starts on April 24th leaving Owego and they end up in Marietta Pennsylvania on May 25th, selling their goods along the way. He writes about the sites along the way as they stop in the different towns and villages during the one month voyage. At the top of every page in the diary he writes where he's at: Canawana, Towanda, Pittston, Port Blanchard (where they spend 6 days), Forty Fort, Wilkes Barre, Nanticoke, Opposite Beach Haven, Bloomsburg, Danville, Northumberland, Sunbury, Port Trevorton, Liverpool, Greens Dam, Harrisburg, Middletown, Bainbridge, Marietta and home. Other then the 6 days spent at Port Blanchard, they also spend between 2-4 days at some of the other villages. Here are some snippets: 1869 "January 1st, Owego N.Y. New years commenced with one of the hardest storms I ever saw. Snowed so hard all day that it was almost impossible to live away from a cheerful fire. Went to Owego about 3 P.M. through the terrible storm. Attended a new Years party given by May Bell Armstrong. Home at 4 A.M. the 2nd." "January 4th, Candor N.Y. Left home this morning to commence my labors as a teacher. Had a very hard day, the scholars considerably taken from their studies by the vacations. Stayed all night with Sanford Robinson." "January 21st, & 22nd, Candor N.Y. A very pleasant day. The sun shone brightly today the last day of school this week on account of the teacher's association. Olive and May Bell came after me and spent a few hours in the ___. Speaking in the afternoon. Owego, N.Y. Olive, May Bell and I left home this morning for Berkshire. Very cold riding. Stopped to Newark going up. Got there at 12:20. Took dinner at the hotel. Went to the Assoc. in the afternoon. Went to Mr. Millers (Bostwick and I) to supper and all night." "February 5th & 6th, Candor N.Y. Much colder in the fore part of the day and more stormy. 21 scholars. Jack came up after me. Went to Smithboro to party at Orin Farnham's, 8 of us. Got very cold going. A pleasant time .Owego N.Y. Left Smithboro this morning at 3 A.M. Arrived at Owego 6 A.M. Home at 7 had a splendid time. Slept in my chair from 9 until 10. Went to Owego in the afternoon. Retired quite early 8 ½ P.M." "March 8th & 9th, Owego N.Y. Mr. Crispell, Father and I went up to the church and built the stage in the afternoon. Drilled our scholars in the evening. Home late. Rode home with Uncle George's folks, &c. Home at 12. Owego N.Y., Went to Owego in the morning, Mary and I. Mr. Crispell went to Church at 2 P.M. to finish the dressing the stage. Commenced at 7 P.M. House soon filled up so that we could do but little work, very hard until 10 then closed. Almost a failure. Home at 12 P.M." "March 22nd, Owego N.Y. Spent part of the forenoon drawing our logs for a boat at Jones Mill. Father and I went to Owego at 2 P.M. Spent the afternoon in town. Attended Barkley Minstrel Troupe in eve. A good time. Home at 12." "March 28th, Owego N.Y. The first part of the day quite pleasant, colder about 4 ½ P.M. Spent the first part of the day at home. Father and I started at 2 P.M. for Owego to hear Mrs. Norton & Susan B. Anthony's lecture. Eve quietly at home." "April 9th, Owego N.Y. Helped Uncle George turn h. N° de réf. du libraire 0001374

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Date d'édition : 1869

Etat du livre :Good

Type de livre : Manuscript

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