Hannah Peters Jarvis Diary & Transcription, 1842-1843

Title

Hannah Peters Jarvis Diary & Transcription, 1842-1843

Creator

Hannah Peters Jarvis

Source

Courtesy of the Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph

Coverage

19th Century, Lincoln County, Niagra, Ontario

Date Created

1842

Is Part Of

Hannah Peters Jarvis Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Manuscript and Typed Transcription

Transcription

From the diary of Hannah Delvana (Peters) Jarvis, written from Queenston, C.W. (Aged 80)


July,1st,1842. Rain all day - Sandy called & John Stayner - finished 11 shirts - got 14 more.

July,2. Rain continues - the girls cleaning the bed rooms - Weather cleared up - Catty returned to Hamilton - Eliza & Alxr. came home Julia Hn. with them - Sandy called - Mrs. Stayner returned very sick.

July,3. Sunday - fine - Miss Tench, J.Stayner - Sandy - Mr.Tench.

July,4. Cloudy - H.O. & Alxr. went to Niagra - Sandy.

July,5. Rainy morg.- H.O. & Alxr. returned. Evg. fair. Sandy - Miss Smith - Stayners - Mr.Tench - here.

July,6. Fine morng. - Miss Tench - Sandy - J.Stayner - Grange.

July,7. Very fine - all went to ___________ to see Church consecrated - a note from Fitz - saying Maria _____

July,8. Cloudy - H.O. - H.H.H. - & Augusta went to Drummondville in Dr.Hn. carriage - Maria better - Catty returned - Thunder storm - Rain all the afternoon - Sanford left - behaved _______.

July,9. Cloudy morng. - Julia Hamilton stayed all night - Sandy & J.Stayner.

July,10. Sunday - fine - Julia stayed all night - Sandy & J.Stayner H.O. very sick - Herbert also - Dr.Hodder sent for - McMiohing.

July,11. Fine very warm - Dr. Hodder came up - Julia went across the River - Miss Tench - Miss Smith lived Charles - he left at night - at $2 per month.

July,12. Very warm - Mrs.McCormick,Tom - & George - Mrs.H.J.Hamilton, Miss Tench.

July,13. Very warm - Wrote to _______ Burnham enclosing $9 - Mrs.C.Seacord called - _____ Stayner - Sandy.

July,14. Very warm - Miss Tench - the girls went to Mrs.McMichinga -

July,15. Very warm - Dr.Hamilton & Mr. McMichinga called on business to Mrs. H.O.H. - J.Stayner.

July,16. Very warm & dry - Dr.Hamilton, Mrs. & Miss James Hamilton - Miss Askin and Jarvis Hn. arrived from Toronto - Mr.& Mrs. Botherson - Miss Smith - J.Stayner - Augusta came back.

July,17. Fine - dry - sultry - Mrs.J.H. & party dined here - J. Stayner - wrote to Maria - & Tom - Sandy - Miss Smith - Mr.Tench.

July,18. Fine - dry - warm - windy - Mrs.J.Hamilton - Miss Tench - Mr. Tench - Sandy - J. & S. Stayner - Mrs Stayners daughter s arrived - Alxr's birthday - neveral boys came{?} to play with him in the eveng.

July,19th. Fine - dry - sultry - J.Stayner - Mr.Tench.

July,20. Mrs.H.O. & Catty called at Mrs.Stayners - Mrs.Sinclair - J.& T.Stayner called here.

July,21. Fine - not so warm - Mrs.James and party dined at Dr. Hamiltons - Mrs.Jn. Hamilton & family arrived from Kingston - J.& T.Stayner and Sandy - Miss Tench.

July,22. Fine - dry - cool - began cutting hay - Mrs. Jn. Hamilton went and called on Mrs.Jn.Hamilton. Miss Tench - Julia - FitzGeralds - Mrs.Jn.Hamilton - T.Stayner - Sandy. Drank tea with Mrs.McMiching.

July,23. Fine - dry - All went to the Falls. Returned to tea - J.& T.Stayner - F. & Miss Tench - two Mewburns called.

July,24. Fine & dry - very warm - Mrs. James Hamilton & party left by the Carrs - T.Mewburn - Mrs.Tench & Grange.

July,25.24! Sunday - Heavy thunder storms,cloudy - sultry - Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair - Stayners - Sandy

July,25. Warm & sultry - Miss Richerdson,Miss Muerhead - Stayners .

July,26. Warm - dry - Mrs. & Miss Fran McCormick - Miss Ellen Jarvis - Mrs.Dr.Hamilton - Grange.

July,27. Warm & dry - Mr.Grange Mewburn - J.Staynner.

July,28. Warm & dry - Pendegrass took away the colt - Mr. Tench - Brock - Grange - T.Stayner.

July,29. Very warm - McPherson got in the remainder of the hay - Miss Tench - T.Stayner.

July,30. Rain after one o'clock - end during the night - Sandy at 10 o'clock at night with two letters - one from old Rt. Hn. to Jessie - one for Augusta from her sister Cathn.

July,31. Sunday - fair - quite cold - wind N.W. - Mr.& Miss Tench - Sandy - J.& T.Stayner - wrote to Myrthe Peters.

Aug.1st. Cloudy - wind high - N.W. - cold - washing finished by tan - wrote to S.J.Peters.

Aug.2. Fair - wind N.W. - cool - Mrs.McCormick - J.& T.Stayner

Aug.3. Cloudy - wind West - warm - T. & Mrs.Stayner - Sandy.

Aug.4. Fair - warm - Dr.Hamilton stopped u[ the window in the garret - with mortar - avg. - Miss Smith - Nichol - J. & T.S Stayner - Sandy - Hodder - F.Tench.

Aug.5. Fair - cool - H.O. & Catn. spent the afternoon with Mrs. J.Hn. ________ J.Stayner - Sandy.

Aug.6. Fair & warm - H.O. & Jessie went to Niagra - returned with Mrs.Jn.Hamilton - J.& T.Stayner.

Aug.7. Fair - warm - Sunday - Sandy - T.& John Stayner.

Aug.8. A tremendous thunder storm with torents of rain - Miss Tench - H.O. & Ellen went to Niagara - washng done at 12 o'clock - H.O. & Hellen returned - James Boulton - lost his gown.

Aug.9. Rain - T.Stayner - Miss Smith - Mr.Tench.

Aug.10. Cloudy - rain - Mr.Tench - R. - J.Hamilton.

Aug.11. Cloudy - T.Stayner - Sandy.

Aug.12. Fair - Julie Hamilton - Miss Whiting - J.T.Stayner - Sandy - Miss Tench.

Aug.10.13. Fair - Cathn & Hannah went to Niagra - Hannah returned - Dr.Hamilton & family left this for New York on their way to England - H.O. & Jessie drank tea at Mrs.Stayners - Miss Tench.

Aug.14. Sunday - fair - J.& T.STayner - Sandy.

Aug.15. Sultry - Rt.Dickson - Miss Hosmer - Miss Macklim - Mr. Tench - Mrs.Jn.Hamilton & five children - Mrs.McMicing & child - Miss Smith - J.Stayner.

Aug.16. Sultry - Mrs.Jn.Hamilton 3 boy Cathn went to the Falls with Mrs.Jn.H. -Saml.McCormick - drank tea at Mrs.Stayner - H.O. - Hn. - H.H.H. -Jessie - Eliza and self - J.& T. Stayner - Mewburn - Miss Tench.

Aug.17. Cloudy - sultry - a little rain - H.O. & Ctn. - Alxr. & Jarvis dined at Rt.Dicksons - came home in his carriage - J.& T.Stayner - Sandy - a row at St.Cathn.

Aug.18. Rain in the morng. - then fair - high wind - H.O. & Jessie went to see Mrs.J.Hamilton - rain in the avg. - they walked home in the mud - Mrs. J.Hs. servants refusing to put the horses in the carriage - Jessie went to Niagara with Sandy - J.& T.Stayner - Sandy.

Aug.19. Various - Mr.& Miss Tench - Miss H.Hamilton - Miss Chesmore - H.H.H. - Jessie - & Eliza went to Mrs.McMichings

Aug.20. Cloudy - H.O. & Jessie went with Mr.John Hamilton to Niagara - Mrs.McMiching - Mr.&Mrs.Sheed - J.& T.Stayner - Sand - Mr.Tench - received a letter from Mrs.T.McCormick

Aug.21. Sunday - very fine - J.& T.Stayner - Sandy - Mr. & Miss Tench.

Aug.22. Very fine - the City of Toronto with a large party for the Falls.

Aug.23. Very fine - F.& Miss Tench.

Aug.24. Mr. & Mrs.Walter Dickson - Miss Hellen Hamilton - two Miss _________ - Hn. went to Niagara to stay - Dr.Hamilton returned.

Aug.25. Cloudy - Robert H. & Maria & child - Sandy McMiching - J.& T.Stayner - H.O. went with Sandy Duff to Niagara.

Aug.26. Heavy rain in the morning - various through the day - J.Stayner - Robert Hn. returned to Hamilton.

Aug.27. Cloudy - then fine - Mrs.Rt.Dickson - Miss Cn.Hamilton - H.O. took Maria to Drummondville. All drank tea at Mr. McMichings - Alxr.McMg birth day - T.Stayner - Sandy Duff - Dr.Hn. Rt.Hn.

Aug.28. Fine - very warm - Sunday - H.O. - H.H.H. - Jie & Eliza went to Niagara - Church in Dr. Hn. carriage - T.Stayner - Sandy Duff.

Aug.29. Fair - very warm - washing done by half ten - Miss Tench - Jn.Stayner - Julia Hn.

Aug.30. Fine - T.Stayner - Julia Hn. went back H.O. & Eliza crossed the River.

Aug.31. Fine - warm - E.Robinson - Miss Thompson - Ellen Jarvis - Jn.Stayner - Julia Hn.

Septr.1st. Fine - windy - Miss Tench went home - H.O. & boys went to Niagara - stayed all night - Mr.Grange - J.Stayner.

Septr.2. Cloudy - warm - H.O. returned - Mr. & two Miss Richardsons Mr. ___________ all invited by R.Dickson to a Picknick.

Septr.3. Rain - no Picknick this day - Mr.Grange.

Septr.4. Sunday - fair - cool - the family went to Krik - Mr.Grange - J.& T.Stayner - Sandy.

Septr.5. Rain before daylight - thunder - lightening - high wind westerly - washing finished 1/2 past 10 - Mr.Grange - H.H.H. & Jessie went to the Picknick - Ctn. came home - picked the plums - sent a baskett to Mrs.Stayner - also to Mrs. Gurnsey - part of a barrel to Mrs.Sl.Jarvis.

Septr.6. Fine - cool - went to Toronto in Transit - paid $2 - surprised Mary - H.O.H. Alxr. & Herbert want also.

Septr.7. Fine - warm - a large dinner party - dinner at 7 o'clock - half past ten the house empty.

Septr.8. Cloudy - cool - Miss Jarvis's - Miss Powell & Miss Philips went to the Review. Rain in the afternoon - borrowed from Saml. $8.

Septr.9. Rain - large dinner party - at 7 o'clock.

Septr.10. Fine - cool - walked out - called on Ms.Powell - rode out with Miss Powell to Rosedale - Miss Innis dined here - rain during the night - Mrs.Allen.

Septr.11. Sunday - fine very warm - walked to Church - heard a good sermon - rain in the afternoon Miss Innie dined & Mrs. Maul - heavy rain - thunder - lightning during the night.

Septr.12. Fine morning - Saml. went to Kingston - Mrs.Howard called - bought a black music-book & pr.sicissors 2/ - aqua forte /6 Thunder & lightning & rain during the night - Mary gave the Dols for Ca. & Emma - met Dr.Hooder.

Septr.13. Morng. fine - cool - walked out called on Mrs.Allen - Mrs. Horn - Lady Campbell-Mr.ALlen - Mrs.Ridout - Miss Winslow - Miss H.Sampson - Mrs.Howard called - purchased two Dolls 2/6 - Mary gave a waggon to Herbert 7/ - eggs $2.

Septr.14. Fine - cool - Mrs.& Miss Baldwin called - went riding to College Avenue - through the Town - down past the Don Bridge to the Plank Road - bought a knife for Jarvis 1/3

Septr.15. Rain - rose at 5 o'clock - breakfasted half past six - went on board the Victoria - left Toronto at half past seven - a very rough passage - H.O.H. Alxr. & Herbert very sick - arrived at Niagara at 12 o'c - at Queenston at one o'clock - paid for buns 4/ - gave Mary's woman 2/ - the man 1/ - cartage up to the house 2/ - found all well but Elisa who had the argue and swelled face - drank tea at Mr.McMichinga.

Septr.16. Cloudy - cold - Dr.Hodder - J.& T.Stayner - Mrs.Sincler - Sandy. The boys went to Niagara with Mr.McPherson to see the races. Catn. & Jessie dined with Mrs.J.Hamilton - Hannah drank tea at Mrs.Strayners - J.Hamilton - Mr.McCaul - Dr.Hodder.

Septr.17. Fine - cold - Dr. Hamilton - Mr.B. & Eliza Robinson - brought a basket of peaches - Mrs. & two Miss Robinsons - Mr. & Mrs.Sinclair drank tea here - J.& Mrs.Stayner - Alxr. went to the Falls - called on Maria - child very sick -

Septr.17. - child very sick - Maria sent word for H.O.H. - H.J. & Augusta to go up and see her - sent down two boxes of wignionette & a bag of beans- 9/ to H.O.H.

Septr.18. Sunday - rain - cleared up about nine - fair quite cool - J.Stayner - Mr.McPhearson took Hannah - Augusta - Alxr. - Jarvis & myself up to Drummondville to see Maria Fitzgerald - child very ill - T.Stayner.

Septr.19. Cloudy cold - had a fire - J.Hamilton - Mrs.J.Hamilton and two children took H.O.H. & Cathn. to see Maria - found her child better - Wm.Dickson - Miss Ellen Hamilton & Miss Chosmill - H.O.H. & H.H.H. went to Mrs. McMichens & Thorburns - Mrs. Thorn. very ill - Sandy - Mr.Tench.

Septr.20. Fine - cool - Mrs.Lyon - Miss McCormick - Mr Cumming - Mr.Madim.

Septr. 21. Rain - high wind - cool - Mr. & Mrs. Mills St Catharines - Mr.Tench - ____ Stayner - H.O.H. - Jessie - Ellen & Jarvis went to Niagara in Mr.McPhersons waggon.

Septr.21. Flour from Mr.McPherson - Mr. Tench - basket of plums from Augusta - boots for Hellen & Caroline and Jarvis.

Septr.22. Cloudy - cold - Mrs.J.Hamilton & two children - she took Cathn. to Niagara to have her tooth plugged - returned about 8 - tooth not done - a basket of plums from Mrs.Hodder - John Stayner - 2/ for candles.

Septr.23. Fine - cool - Mrs.Hodder - John Hamilton - Miss Tench - Cathn. went with Mr.Jn.Hamilton to Niagara to have her tooth plugged - Jarvis went to Toronto to College in Transit - 2/ for black cotton thread - Mr.Tench - T.Stayner - Mrs.Clayton.

Septr.24. Fine - cold - Mr.Tench.

Septr.25. Sunday - fine - H.O.H. - Jessie & Alxr. went to Niagara Church in Mr.McPhersons waggon - Sandy - J.& T.Stayner - Mr. Tench.

Septr.26. Fine - washing done by 2 past 10 - Mrs.J.Hamilton & children called and took Cathn. & Jessie to Niagara - picked the hops - Miss Tench - Mrs.Stayner - Dr.Hodder - Sandy.

Septr.27. Very fine - cleaning house - Mrs. Robinson - Mrs. Bastado - J.Stayner - Mrs & Miss Kingsmill - Miss Hellen Hamilton - [illegible] took a ride on horseback - saw Maria - child better - Sandy.

Septr.28. Very fine - mended carpet for green room - finished cleaning house - Cathn. & Miss Tench spent the day at Mrs. John Hamiltons - Mrs.McMichen & Alexr. - Mr.McCaul - Clark Hamilton - children went to Dr.Hamiltons to pick pairs.

Septr.29. Fair - Mrs.Jn.Hamilton and family left for Kingston in St.George - Mr. & Miss Tench - Sandy - Ross sent a piece of cotton to be made up - Cathn. & Hannah took tea at McMichens - Eliza preserved 24 lbs pairs - rain about 10 o'clock - T.Stayner - Sandy.

Septr/30. Fine - windy - T.Stayner.

October 1st. Fine - windy - finished 11 shirts - sent 8 to Mr.Ross - Hellen preserved 10 1/2 lbs. of pairs - Mrs [passage ends abrubtly]

Oct.17. Tea at Mrs.McMichens.

Oct.18. Rain - put in the glass in washroom window - also in cottage window - ironing & baking - carpenter came to look at the leak in the roof - recieved a letter from Samuel P.Jarvis with an order for £ 14-2-0 Cy. - Alxr. droped it - which annoyed me much - H.O. went in search of ad. letter & found it.

Oct.19. Fine - cold - some rain . Wm. & Mrs. Leeming drank tea here - Rt. Hamilton Jnr. - [illegible] - Sandy - Miss Smith.

Oct.20. Fine - cold - borrowed Dr.Hn. horse and carriage - H.O. - Alxr.& H.J. went to Niagara - H.J. recieved from Mr. McCormick £ 14-2-6 for pension for six months - paid out for flannel etc. £ 3-12-2 - for boots $5 - for combs /2 - almonds $1 - candied orange & lemon $2-2-- [illegible] mace 13 - quilted Jessie's peticoat.

Oct.21. Fine - cold - Dr.Hamtn carriage - H.O. - Jessie - Augusta - & H.J. went to see Maria - dined there - bought 31 1/2 k sugar $3 1/2 - 100 wt. keg of butter of Ross - drank tea at Captn.Boyd's - 1 1/2 lbs. citron 9/- Eliza's petticoat quilted - J. & T.Stayner - Newburn - Sandy.

Oct.22. Rain - $1 to H.O. for tea - candles - old George $1 - for digging potatoes Man $14 - butter keg - Sandy - Cathn petticoat quilted.

Oct.23. Fair - cold - Sunday - Mr. & Miss Tench - H.O. & Cathn. dined at Mrs. Tenchs - J. & T.Stayner - Sandy - paid Sandy $4.

Oct.24. Fine - washing done at 11 o'clock. South wind - pleasant - part of the potatos ploughed up by McPherson children picking up - paid Mrs. McCauley $8 - a bar of soap from Sandy - all turned out to pick up potatos - rain at half past 3 o'clcok - got in the greater part that was turned up - rains all night - Mr. Tench - Sandy.

Oct.25. Fine morning - windy - cloudy about 12 o'clock - ironing done at 12 - Cathn. & Miss Tench went to Niagara in Transit - J. & T. Stayner - Sandy - Mr. & Mrs. Crayton.

Oct.26. Fine morn - potatos in - Cathn & Miss Tench returned - Dr & Mrs Hodden - Mrs Hodder brought a handsome blue bonnet for [illegible] - stay all night - John Hamilton also - Mr. & Mrs. Fitzgerald and child also Mr. Tench - J & S Nayner - Sandy - some rain.

Nov.7. Fine - Mrs. Hodder went to see her mother - Mr. Fitzgerald returned from Niagara having his teeth plugged - H.O. sold 4 pigs for $4 dollars took Beef in payment - 140th at 18 an hundred -

Nov.8. Fine - Mrs. Hodder & Miss Hodder 'Jak's Hamilton - Mr. & Mrs. Thompkin, Mr. Fitzgerald returned to Drummond Ville - H.O. & Mrs. Fitzgerald went down to the Fishery - got no fish - gave H.O. 2/ 4oz candles - Janes mother would not demean herself to take a

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Hannah Peters Jarvis, “Hannah Peters Jarvis Diary & Transcription, 1842-1843,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed August 10, 2020, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/173.