Stephen "Sylvester" Main Diary, 1890-1922

Title

Stephen "Sylvester" Main Diary, 1890-1922

Date Created

January 1, 1891

Is Part Of

Stephen "Sylvester" Main Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Photocopy of Manuscript

Transcription

1891 - Varley Bond & I want to Galt got our pics taken. 1895 Feb 27 Ella Bend & I to Galt got our pics taken. Sept 12 went to Paris & Gutheries - worked on farms. Sick Sept 26 - Oct 8 fever had Dr. Jan 19 1893 Jerden & I to John Harvies to work at Row stable 20, 21Jan. 23 to J. Harvies boarding front of cow stable. Feb 11 1893 Elle Bond & I to Galt got pics taken. 1893 Love Aug 25 to Niagara Falls met Minnie Elgelheart 1894 Albert's Wedding Jan 31 1894 Mar 21 to M Harvie's box social July 5 to Mr. C. Tutton's raising July 19 Wilbert Sweets raising Sept 6. Varley & I played mouth organ Sept 23 Annie & I drove to Colt for church. Annie stayed there Oct 5. Father & Mother went on the excursion to Uncle Dan Main's Nov 11. Went to John Harview's Mother's funeral. Nov 17 Bought s sewing machine Nov 20 Helped put Bell up in church 1895 Dedicated new church Jan 6 Mar 1. Tob main to Galt got our pics taken Apr 9 To Port Huron to learn the photograph business July 21 to Harview tonight July 24 Andy Pullin & I to Mr. Harvies Aug 3 Andy Pullin & I to Mr. Harvies Sept 6 to John Harvies

Football boys to Galt to get pictures taken April 27 1897 Apr 28 1897 bought new bicycle at Brantford Dec 22 1897 stood up at Truman's wedding 1898 camera 9.00 Mar 27 1889 raising our barn

1904

Jan 1. to Charley Tuttons took some pics

Jan 23 Taking some winter scenes of pics down in woods

31 - Looking after the church to-day. Father not very well

Feb 9 Jim + I went up country on train walked to Alex Adams stayed all night

24 Went to Harvies to put in dummy waiter

Mar 5 Finished dummy waiter

June 17 Raised barn after supper. - John McBeans

24 Picnic in John MacDonald's orchard.

25 to Guelph on the excursion to Guelph Madel farm 29 start shingling . all day 30 al da, July 1 July 2 all day

July 6 fix Hugh Mulholands barn. 6,7,8,9,11,12 13 14 15 16

25 shingling our barn 27 shingling Tom Whites all day.

Aug 10 Ploughing all day. 11, 12, 13, .

28 John Patricks funeral

Sept 1 Back to James Hills pulling sleepers in driving shed

3 to St Thomas on the noon train - vivit Oscar + Rosa - Mattie there We all went to Port Stanley on the train Martha there.

20 Took pies up to Edith McBean at night

Oct 12 Maggie Caldar + I taking some pics. - to Rockton Show.

22 Mother sick in bed. Finally got a nurse Miss Frasen

27 Putting in my road work.

Dec 31 to Galt for coal stove fetched it home + put it up.


1905


Apr. 21 Cleve Mac + I went to St Thomas to see Oscar + Rosa

22. we all went for a walk around the city took pictures

24 left-comet. Woodstook. stayed at Andy Pullins all night

25. Andy drove us to Woodstook. Came home on noon train. To Galt bought a buggy - fetched Rosa's whed home from station

May 1 Papering for Miss Watson.

4 making a hen pen. 5 worked at pen all day.

June 4 John Culham's funeral

July 17 17 started work at Barnhardt barn

Aug 18 started + raise

Oct 22 Annie Harvie + I to Galt church at night

1920

Jan. 1. Making trussels for church to {illegible}

2 At DranMain's - At Andy Pullin "bee" cutting wood.

3 Oran Main's floor. 5. floor, coal + voting. 6 Andy's horse drawing coal

7. Floor Oran Mains 8.9 same 12, 13, 14, 15. working at floor. 16 finishing

17 Fixing shelves in closets 19 Take up parlon floor Dran Main 20 same

21 put down floor 22.23-24 working at closet. 26, 27. odd jobs 30, 31 graining

Feb. and varnishing - 2, 3 varnishing + fix pump at Nelson's {illegible} 5 made 2 benches

6, 7 odd jobs 9 At Dran Main working in barn 10 Barn + house 11 Varnishing 12 At home 13. Door on panfry for MacDonalds 14 straw from MacDonalds. 16 skinning a rabbit.

17 fixing + greasing harness 18 same 19 Broughtcoal + plastering 20 Cutting wood 21 same

23 odd jobs 24 cutting wood 15 same 26 Got horse from Jirden 27, 28 Drew 2 loads wood.

March 8 Odd jobs Dran Main 9 Papering at Cleve 10, 11, odd jobs. 12 to make little gard seed

22 odd jobs 23 Elgin Patricks paperin, both room. 24 papering painting. 25 Barn roof at Garrocks 26, 27 shingling roof. 29, 30, 31. 1 2 3 odd jons 5.6 splitting wood 7 At Dran Main

April graining floor papering bath room 8, 9 odd jobs. 10 finished trimminghedge. 12.13 odd jobs

14 To Heny's babys Funeral. 15 odd jobs 16 papering at Shavers 17 same. 19 at Oran Mains and 20th 21 splitting cedar. 22 fiving doors. 23 At Firman Martin helpi, roof a house.

24 some all day 26 roofin 27 gone done 28 Work, at Dran Main's 29 to Galt 9 at lumber?

30 fixing front door Dran Main. 1 Odd jobs Dran Main 3 Willie Min's funeral 4 At Dran Main

May 5 Cut door at hall. 6 Made door. 7 Planting early potatoes. 8 At Mr Brown' garage Foundation

10, 11, 12 Painting at hall. 13 started platform fa (not sure) hall. 15. Cement floor for garage

17, 18, 19 gardening. 20 AT Hall painting 21 fixing at hall. 22. putting up garage for Mr Brown

June 31 making closet at hall 1,2,3,4 5 Working at hall. 7,8,9,10,11,12 working at hall all day.

14 working at hall 15 shingling at hall. 16, 17 18 19 gardening, hoeing. 21 hoeing

22 Working at Culhams 23 At Oran Main's 24 Hoeing 25 fixing scales scuffling 26 hoeing

28 heoing cementing 29 At James Culham. 30, 1, 2, 3 Working at barn.

July 4 (not sure) At James Culham barn. 6 same 7. At Cecil Culham. 8 Sale on market. 9 Culham's farm 10 also

12 Culham's barn all day, 13 same 14 Barn then to Rockton 15 same 16 To Hamelton plastering part of ceiling upstairs. 17 At Hamilton 19, 20 working at (illegible) Dran Main

21. Pina Grove School tear down woodshed 22, 23 working at wood shed.

24 fixing my shoes. Cut gram at cemetary. 26. At John Perrigans shingling 27, 28,

29 working at John Perrigan's 30, 31 same.

Aug. 2 picking berries 3 Work at Parrigan's 4,5,6,7, same. 9 making couch for tent

10 cement at school. 11 To Galt with berries 12, 13, 14 Working at stoop all day

16 finished stoop at John Perrigan's 1617 To School at Littles Corners 18 To Rockton to work at drill hall. 19 Pla(illegible)s for cement 20 cementing 21 At School roof and shingling

23 24 25 26 27 working at framing. 28 shingling at school 30, 31, cementing

Sept. 1 Toschool, finishing cementing 2 To Will Thompson at OrKney to cut treed for (illegible)

3 some framing 4 at Rosehton 6, 7 8 9 10 working at framing 13, 14 , 15, 16, 17 framing

18 tightening braces 20. School Fair 21 odd jobs 22. 23. 24. 25. board in

27, 28, 29, 20, finished Roof boards shingling

Oct 1 Snowing all morning 2 shingled all day. 4 5 6 shingling got done 7 truas rods (not sure)

8 Put in glass (not sure) painted (illegible). 9 (illegible) 11 door + window

12 At Troy making cellar (illegible) for Gas. Robb. 13 Went + RocltonShow

14 A Drill Hall 15 same. 16 pulling man gola (not sure) 18 Roof on hen pen

19 Working at Rockton 20 21 22 same

23 odd jobs

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Main 1904-05 9.pdf
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Main 1912 14.pdf
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Main 1913 17.pdf
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Main 1914 22.pdf
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Main 1918 32.pdf
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Main 1921-22 37.pdf
Main 1922 38.pdf

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“Stephen "Sylvester" Main Diary, 1890-1922,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed August 10, 2020, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/236.