James Bowman Diary, 1897

Title

James Bowman Diary, 1897

Date Created

January 1, 1897

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James Bowman Diary Collection

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Scanned Manuscript

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James Bowman Diary 1897

Transcribed by Rural Diary Volunteers

fair & warm Friday Jan 1st 1894


We were cutting peas all day with Baleys Machine started about 9 a m quit at 11.00 a m started about 2:30 P.M quit at 5:15 P.M Saturday 2nd soft & dull we were cutting all day finished the peas an Sunday 3rd fair & warm Father & I went to church we had a very good service both in class & congregation Mina went to R.S.

Monday 4th {fa?ness} I went to the mill this morning with ten bags oats to chop 60¢ P.

in afternoon I went to vote at York road school I voted for Barber, Hales, & North. bgt Charlie a pair of shoes. 123. stamps for C 12¢ Father Sam & Co worked in barn all day School bags underwear for Mine 1:00

Tuesday 5th colder with little snow Sam & Father working around barn I went to Mrs Hugh McDougalls funeral, as I came back called at Aunt Jane's for dinner, bgt barrel salt: 110, leather, 25, wax & buckles 05, hemp 10 stamp for M 12. spool 04

Wensday Jan 6th 1897 cold We chored in morning at getting up wood and preparing for cutting straw. We cut in afternoon Envelopes, 05

Thursday 7th fair

Sam and I cleaned up barn floor in morning Father went to town for 5" salts for bull, sam dug post holes for sheep Yard in afternoon & I chored. Father cutting brush in grounds

Friday, 8th fine Sam & I made yard for sheep. Father underbrushing along the creek.

Saturday 9th fair Sam Father & C underbrushing I went to town, bgt beef $3.00 Salts 50¢ Groceries at serogges np. eggs, .18 I gave bull medicine have given him three doses of salts, 2" on Thersday 3" on Friday and . 4½ on Saturday and still he is only slightly physiced. I exercised him along with it today gave him an injection last night

Sunday. 10th fair Mina, Father & C went it to Church, Sam went home I stayed at home all day

Monday Jan 11th 1896

Father and Sam underbrushing I chored in morning went with Jas. Sharp through Guelph with a cow Lady Kyma. Came home. Ireland the vet. Surgeon came out to see the bull. C. Ritchie from Lucknow, Miss R. Shortreed and Mary Nisbet came this afternoon. Received a letter from Will with ten dollars enclosed

Tuesday, 12th fine & cold Sam and Father, underbrushing I went to a meeting that was held before the Committee on Tariff reform. It was very interesting. All asked for free corn, many for reduced tariff on Agricultural Implements also on coal oil, wire fence ect I did not do any particular business. Scribbler, & exercise book for C 10¢

Wensday, 13th fine Father Sam and I worked at wood all day. did rather a small days work. stamp 3¢

Thursday 14th fine Father & Sam cutting wood I went to town with grist of chop. 15 bags, did not get it back. bgt 500" of flour & 45 oatmeal flour @ $12.06 I paid 10.00 scribbler for Mina & stamp 08 stamp for self .08

Friday 15th Jan 1897 fine

Sam & Father working at wood all day. I went to town for chop in morning. paid .90¢ got 100 ft lumber planed. 50¢ paid D. Baley for cutting peas & oat straw $9.00 3 door fastenings .40¢ got in order for $2.00 in favor of H. Wade to register 2 Dorset sheep & 1 bull calf.

Saturday 16th Dull Father, Sam, C & I worked all day cleaning up the trees and wood around the grounds. R. Cunningham came to see about insurance this afternoon. we did not make any arrangements

Sunday 17th wet Father, C & I went to Church in morning heard Rev. Scott preach, it we were at class also. Mina & C went to S.S.

  • Lady had bull calf today

Monday 18th I went to see about insurance in the morning to G. B. Hood's also went to some of the old neighbors to see about potatoes, did not do any business. went to town in afternoon paid McKenzies horse shoeing bill $4.90. borrowed 50¢ from him. Insured contents of barn $1000 extra. paid $2.50

M Tuesday. Jan 19th 1897

Father and Sam choring and cleaning up underbrush Wm, Tuck & I putting door in house, putting latches on barn & stable doors & putting in a ventilator.

Monday 20th Dull Sam and father cleaning up brush, I worked in henhouse and did chores Rose had heifer calf today

Thursday 21st Dull quite a snow storm last night. Sam hauling up wood. Father and I fixing sheep pen

Friday 22nd Dull & stormy Father & I worked at sheep pen. Sam finished hauling up wood and chopped a little then worked at sheep pen. put Heather Bell to Kyma's Heir.

Saturday 23rd. Stormy Father and Sam and Charlie cleaning peas. I went to town in morning bgt. C. oil and glass. 65¢ Envelopes 12¢ stamp 01¢. suet. 10¢ Mr and Mrs P. B. Kelly came today Father went to Soeby's with him I Took him to Whitelaws he bgt two bulls there

Sunday Jan 24th, 1897 Stormy & Cold

Father, Mina & C went to Church in morning Father and I in evening heard Rev Dr. Parker preach a missionary sermon. It was full of strong arguments.

Monday 25th Stormy Father and Sam cleaning up grain. I chored. M. P Doyle came to see the Cattle and Scroggie's Man for straw.

Mina & C's fees. $4.00

Tuesday 26th Stormy Father and Sam cleaning oats. I worked at sheep pen John Barber came with a cow this afternoon he also paid me for last years cows. 3.00 I sent $10.50 to Hamilton for Will & he sent me $10.00 bal n owes me 50

Wensday 27th cold Sam & I fixing sheep pen Father choring. stamps 09

Thursday 28th fair Father choring. Sam & I getting overlays for sheep pen Kyma 2nd had heifer calf today

Friday 29th fair We put sheep overlays over sheep pen and laid floor fixed ladder ect. and cut a little wood.

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