David Allan Diary & Transcription, 1863

Title

David Allan Diary & Transcription, 1863

Date Created

January 1, 1863

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David Allan Diary Collection

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Scanned Manuscript & Typed Transcription

Transcription

Daily Journal 1863

1860 Calendar

Daily Journal for 1860

{Page 3 blank)}Daily Journal for 1860

January Thursday, 5 1st 1863 {in every header he edits them to the correct date In future I will use the same format as Clara Philp's}

The year has ushered in with most splendid weather The sun shining out clear and beautiful quite calm and the cold in the morning only about the freezing point, the ice on the Dam is strong enough and crouwded with skaiters. of all ages and sexes.

Friday, 2

The same fine weather prevails, and the houses are hard and smooth,

Saturday, 3

The weather is not so fine as it was yesterday was dull, I went down to Puslinch to see about clear hoards and square timber It began to rain in the afternoon, and made the roads quite heavy, that were very fine in the morning

January, Monday, 5th

The day is dry but flowing cold went out to the farm, the men are at work cutting up all the old laying cedar and other logs and under = brush

Tuesday, 6th

The weather is still mild and little or no frost more than to harden the roads during the night, which soften during the day.

Wednesday, 7th

January, Thursday, 8th

Friday, 9th

Saturday, 10th

January, Monday 12th

Tuesday, 13th

Some more snow fell to day which with what fell yesterday enabled a light {sheigh?} or cutter to ship along. The annual meeting of the Bible society was held this evening in St Andrews church

Wednesday, 14

The weather to day has been quite wet and rainy, and melting all the snow that fell yesterday

January, Thursday, 15

It froze harder last night than for some nights past, but the most of the snow gone it Began however in the afternoon and snowed heavy I have just got the new toe and brass for for the upright shaft of the old will (but now a new one) the toe is 3 3/4 1/lb inches in diameter which is 1 1/4 inches larger than than the old one. . I was present both at the steeling and tempories of it myself, and likewise rest the Brass, which is quite hard & good The teams went down to Morriston to day for some dry square pine timber It has been snowing heavy all afternoon, and will be hard for the teams to get home Bourd day in Bank

Friday, 16th

There is considerable frost snow this morning and must have fallen during the night As of this morning the glass was 10° below zero

Saturday, 17th

Rather of any thing milder this morning

Monday, 19th

Much milder this morning and during the middle of the day there was a slight thaw

Tuesday, 20th

No thaw but a cold raw wind and very dull threatening a full of snow or rain We are getting on well with the Water Wheel the greater part of the Buckets are in their place

Wednesday, 21st

Went down to Galt this morning and returned by evening train, At the Foundry setting a/c {account} in full to date R Wallace informed me he sold 1000 Bhls {bushels} No 1 spring wheat flour to be delivered F.O.B in Hamilton at $4,,15 Blain is trating now with a {Uoutreal?} House for $4.20 and thinks he will get it The snow has improved the roads but I am afraid it is not going to last. as there is a slight thaw The upright shaft and spurs Wheel and level pinion are in their place

January Thursday, 22

Very mild this morning and thawing and continued so all day, so that it begins to tell on the roads seriously Mr N {Heigginbothain?} very ill, yet,

== Friday, 23 ==

It still continues mild but the snow is not melting as fast as it did yesterday measuring and deciding about the upright shafts heigginbothain rather better to day

Saturday, 24th

January, Monday, 26th

It has been quite soft to day and little else than waggons and buggies going, It however began to snow in the evening This is the anneversary of Burns Birth day Dinner ? or rather supper at 8 was given at Grants saloon to the Canadian bard, Alex/ MC Laughtons - on his return from Scotland

Tuesday, 27

Snowing hard this morning yet soft yet Mrs A {&?} I went down to Mr {hadington?} in Waterloo. and found the sleighing tolerably good for a light conveyances it snowed all the fore part of the day

February, Wednesday, 28th

It froze pritty hard during the night and there is no thaw to day - this evening a Dinner to {heon?} A,d Ferguson, to welcome his return {Seattaid?}

Thursday 29th

Fine morning and moderate frost Bourd day, the president of the Bank W Simpson was here {written in two different inks and 29th to 31st written in Wednesday slot}

Friday 30th

Moderate frost and no additional snow.

Saturday, 31st

sharper frost this morning, but little or no snow on the road, except at the sides

FEBRUARY, MONDAY 2ND 1863

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TUESDAY 3rd

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WEDNESDAY 4th

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THURSDAY 5th

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FRIDAY 6th

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SATURDAY 7th

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FEBRUARY, MONDAY 9th 1863

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TUESDAY 10th

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WEDNESDAY 11th

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FEBRUARY, THURSDAY 12th 1863

Board day

FRIDAY 13th

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SATURDAY 14th

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FEBRUARY, MONDAY16th 1863

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TUESDAY 17th

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WEDNESDAY 18th

Very sharp cold day good roads and a great quantity of grain in

FEBRUARY, THURSDAY 19th 1863

Has been a cold day, good sleighing and a considerable quantity of wheat in the market.

Rev Kenneth McLennan of Paisley here

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Board day in {Bank?}

FRIDAY 20th

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SATURDAY 21st

Note due in Hamilton on Monday

FEBRUARY, MONDAY 23rd 1863

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TUESDAY 24th

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WEDNESDAY 25th

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FEBRUARY, THURSDAY 26th 1863

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FRIDAY 27th

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SATURDAY 28th

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MARCH, MONDAY 30 1863

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TUESDAY 31st

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WEDNESDAY 1st

Cold freezing day, the ground was bare of snow yet there was a considerable number of cattle at the Fair, And the prices were much improved when compared to the one last month

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APRIL, MONDAY 6th 1863

This has been a very different day from what yesterday was it began to snow heavy this morning and continued all day and in a great measure melted away. whereas yesterday was a fine clear pleasant day of Sunshine

TUESDAY 7th

This has been another day of sleet and snow which is melting fast, have the 3 horse teams and the Oxen at the Rocks hauling the firewood out of the chopping on to the roadside to be out of the way in burning the brush in the spring

Let the water on the big Mill New water wheel. the stone pinions were in geer and all went smooth and well

WEDNESDAY 8th

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APRIL, THURSDAY 9th 1863

This has been a very fine day, but the roads are getting deep and muddy as the frost goes out,

Peter Idington was here to day. went out to the freight station with him

A.B. Stewarts sale of furniture to day--

I wrote to Hears & Munson of Utica NY about another of Mattisons Flour packers.

FRIDAY 10th

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THURSDAY 11th

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APRIL, THURSDAY 23 1863

have obliged to discontinue here so as to begin the month of May on the proper day of the week--

MAY, FRIDAY 1st

Began to chopp Corn in the (large Mill) to day at a fine rate.

Had quite an alarm yesterday about the outer gudgeon of the new water wheel being allowed to run dry untill it was so hot as to change its colour it {tore at?} the brass and also made the surface of the gudgeon (which had been polished with Emery) rough and quite pock-pitted. we cooled it down with sulpher and water, and then after cleaning it well, and had got it quite cool {just?} on fresh oil & tallow and smoother the surface with a fine file, it then appeared to work tolerably well But fear it will have to be turned again to make it as perfect as it was. It is fine weather

SATURDAY 2nd

There is some appearance of rain to day. I feel heavy and have a slight headache

Note due tomorrow

Meeting of committee on Printing 1/2 {illegible}

MAY, MONDAY 4th 1863

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TUESDAY 5th

Began to chop Corn with the Old Mill (or large Mill) regularly

WEDNESDAY 6th

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MAY, THURSDAY 28, 1863

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FRIDAY 29th

Have got the Eight acre field next the Glene sown with Oats this day and partly harrowed

SATURDAY 30th

considerable rain fell this forenoon and part of the afternoon

The {cone?} for the new packing machine was finished to day and the most of the geering filled up for it

The fitting up of the upper part begun

The shafting is progressing as fast as can be done, the Bran Bolt casing is finished

MAY, SUNDAY 31st 1863

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JUNE, MONDAY 1 1863

This has been a {throng?} day, this being our annual meeting of the Wellington Mutual Fire Assurance Co when I was again reelected a Director

Had also a meeting of the Building Society

The weather is raw and cold to day Have got 8 acre field fenced and finished this afternoon

TUESDAY 2nd

Intend leaving for Hamilton this morning

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LETTERS TO WRITE OR ANSWER

Horsburgh Mrs Robertson Chatham (of 13th Feb) see {Kingsmill?}

John Burnes {sue?}

Treasurer of Goderich. A.M Rofs

Transcription Progress

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