David Allan Diary, 1875

Title

David Allan Diary, 1875

Date Created

January 1, 1875

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David Allan Diary Collection

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DAILY JOURNAL.1875.

The Rice Lake Railway bridge is making satisfactory progress. The contractor is makng every necessary exertion, and the bridge will be open for traffic next summer. In view of a probable flood the Bobcaygeon Independent suggests that all the stop logs in the back country dams should be ordered out by the agents of the Ontario Government. {Newspaper clipping-left}

Attempted Suicide 1875 CHICAGO, March 16- A.J. Thomas, for several months an operator in the Chicago Board of Trade, attempted suicide to-day by shooting himself, it is supposed fatally. Heavy losses induced the act. {Newspaper clipping-right}

DAILY JOURNAL for 1875.

TORONTO PUBLISHED BY BROWN BROTHERS MANUFACTURING STATIONERS.

DIARY 1875.

January Friday 1 1875

This is a fine morning not very cold and enough snow left to slide along with a sleigh very well


Saturday 2 Much the same this morning

January Monday 4 1875 Very fine morning, and good sleighing snow having fallen last night Great excitement about the Election


Tuesday 5 This is a fine morning I had to attend the Court in the judges chambers in the case Queen {vs?} Birmingham for encroaching on the {York?} Road with his fence posts

Wednesday 6 Fine clear morning I went down to order new clothes for {Upper Reels?} for Water Mill {and?} Steam Mill, No9 at head and No10 at tail of {reels}, and to change the upper cloths to the {under reels?} Monthly fair to day

January Thursday 7 1875 This is a pritty sharp morning, and snowing a little now and then I made an agreement with Roth Stewart to take all his pile of clear stuff, that 3 inch plank for fermenting tubs at $22,50 per thousand feet Board measure as if picked out and {only?} the quantity I required at present he would charge me $30.00 per M,and if I chose let me have the balance at $16, 00 per M, so I took the lot and began to haul it home

Friday 8 Fine winter weather, and snowing a little and has been snowing through the night, got all the clear planks home this forenoon

Saturday 9 This is a very stormy cold morning by far tge coldest this winter and yet the glass did not indicate lower than 3º above zero at 7am. A good deal of snow fell and drifted the wind strong from the West. We got te wheels of the steam mill finished this afternoon. The water is very {scarse?} and can hardly {chop?} enough for the Distillery.

January MONDAY 11 1875

This is not so coldas yesterday morning, for at 7am it was 9° below zero, and this morning at zero by one glass and 3° below in another, one while different Thermomenters in Town indicated 15° below, fortunately there was very little wind yesterday, for had it blown as it did on Saturday it would have been more dredfull against the wind. We are repairing the colapse valve in the {Stile?} and took out the copper drop pipe, as it had colapsed half way up and a hole in it where the Steam entered and prevented the charge decending This is my Birth Day having beewn born in Edinburgh in 1808. We got the still started about noon after taking out the drop pipe Peter {Gow Esqr? elected?} to day by aclamation for the local hours of parliament.

TUESDAY 12

This was rather a milder morning the glass showing 1° above zero, The Steam Mill went all last night I yesterday received a letter from Girvan containing the discharge of Mortgage by Mrs Grace McLeare in favor of James Armstrong, Robt Scott, {L?},B, Armstrong, Wm Armstrong, James Massie Mrs Massie his wife and George Armstrong, which Mortgage bears date 24 Nov 1864 {Likes?} A7 folio 22545 Peter {L?}dington here to day

WEDNESDAY 13

This is a milder morning, Thermometer 27° above zero and snowing quite copiously also several showers during the day I arranged with {I?}ngles to allow my men the use of the plainer at $1,00 per day. And got up the stoves this afternoon

January THURSDAY 14 1875 A very pleasant morning

General Meeting of Wellington Mutual Insurance Co for the Election of New directors {KC} and all the old Directors were reelected Sad tiding to day of the death of John McGivern son of Col McGivern of Hamilton who was killed by the Cars near the Station in Toronto last night

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“David Allan Diary, 1875,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed August 25, 2019, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/168.

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