Frances Ann (Fanny) Jones Diary, 1879

Title

Frances Ann (Fanny) Jones Diary, 1879

Creator

Frances Ann (Fanny) Jones

Source

Courtesy of Upper Canada Village

Language

English

Coverage

19th Century, Leeds & Grenville County, S. Augusta Township, Ontario

Date Created

1879

Is Part Of

Frances Ann (Fanny) Jones Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Manuscript

Transcription

1879 New years day January 1st Wednesday

A fair morning, I paid out $4.50 to Susan. And Andrew paid $16.75 to a man for clothing 11 1/2 cords wood. In the evening Mrs Wills & family with Miss Bamis & Mrs Henderson M& daughter spent the evening here. Harold brought Lucia home from Prescott Annie came up to stay a few days.


Thursday 2nd

A buy sunny day. Andrew & Allen took a load of hay to Presectt in the forenoon. In the afternoon fixed up the cellar _ no person here.

Friday 3rd

A very stormy day, Andrew and Harold were in the woods till near two o'clock Allen went to Prescott with Dunnie In the evening we all went to Prescott to a very pleasent little party at Bells It snowed very heavily all night and drifted a great deal the Sleighing was very heavy, we got home about 20 minutes to one o'clock


Saturday 4th

Another sunny day. Andrew and Harold went to the woods all day. Allen came home & brought Russ, Ella & Dunnie with him, he went to Marltand and bought me two postal cards.

Sunday 5th

A day cold but fine day. Harold, Allen,Pan and myself went to church to the afternoon Annie & Clara Henderson came over.

{top-left: "January"} Monday 6th

A very fine day - Andrew and Harold went to the woods - Allen took Dunnie home in the afternoon - I paid out 2 dollars for getting Allen's teeth fixed

Tuesday 7th

A very fine but cold day. The children went home & took Lucia with them. The boys went back to school today - Andrew went and brought home a load of wood from the swamp - Allen wrote to his Aunt Bella -

Wednesday 8th

Another fine {inserted above: "very snowy"} day. Andrew in the woods all day. the boys at school, nobody here -

Thursday 9th

A fine day. Andrew out gathering names on a petition for the {illgebible}mittance of statute labour in the front road - Allen Came home to dinner, he had two teeth filled. I paid out $5.80 cts - Harold staid in Prescott all night - very cold tonight -

Friday 10th

A bright frosty morning, thermometer only 2 degrees above zero. Allen went to school Andrew went to the woods - Mrs. Longley and Mrs. Lewis called this afternoon. Little Andrew called and got 4 dollars of Sols money - - - - -

Saturday 11th

A snowy morning - Allen went out to get names in the petition in the forenoon - Andrew & Harold at the woods all day - Nobody here.

Sunday 12th

A very fine day - Andrew & Harold went to church - In the evening Harold and I went to the Missionary meeting in Prescott - I went to see Mena Chipman - Annie and Clara called in the afternoon

Monday 13th

{top-left: "X"} A very snowy day. I washed in the morning and went to Brockville with Andrew in the afternoon - Harold staid in Prescott all night - Lucia and Puss came up with Allen - Sent Bella's box today -

Tuesday 14th

A fine day but cold - Andrew worked round the house all day - Puss went back to Prescott with Allen - Harold came home - nobody here - - -

Wednesday 15th

The coldest day we have had this winter. Andrew and I went to Ogdensburg, we walked across the river - Allen staid in Prescott all night - Harold froze his ear badly coming home tonight -

Thursday 16th

A very stormy morning, it cleared up in the even-ing Harold staid home from school - his throat is very sore - I sent two chickens to Mrs. Longeley's to a sociable that is being held there tonight by Mr. Lewis - Andrew at home and busy all day - - - - -

{top-left: "January"} Friday 17th

A cold snowy day - Harold staid home from school - Andrew went to Prescott and bought Annie Sharpe, Bannie, & Allen home - Annie & Clara were her for tea - Andrew got 5 gallons of coal oil -

{handwriting changes for the rest of the page} Saturday 18th

An extremely cold day. Andrew went up to Maitland in the afternoon & took Bannie & Lucia. Annie Sharpe went over to see Solomon Henderson. Harold & baby sick with colds.

Sunday 19th

Stormy morning, Annie Sharpe, Bannie Harold and myself went to church. In the afternoon, Harold and Lucia & Bannie & Annie Sharpe went over to Emily's

Monday 20th

Bright and very cold day, Andrew went over to the Council meeting & got half the Statute Labor tax taken off. We all spent the evening at Emily's. Harold went back to school.

Tuesday 21st

A very cold stormy day. Harold & Allen went to Prescott, Harold went to school and Allen got some medicine for his sickness. Annie Sharpe went home Bannie and I went to Lewis'. I got a letter from Bella.

Wednesday 22nd

A fine day. Carroll very sick. Bannie went away, over to Emily's today. Nothing particular doing -

Thursday 23rd

A very fine day - Andrew drove home two loads of wood - In the evening - Emily, Annie, Clara, Bannie, Mr. Telfer, Amy Fields, Addie Ward, and {Pussie?} Munro were here. We had a pleasant little party - Addie & Puss staid all night.

Friday 24th

A very windy day - The woods are very heavy - Andrew, Puss & Lucia went over the swamp - they had hard work to get back the roads are so drifted - In the evening, Andrew, Harold, Bannie, & myself {"of" is rubbed out} went to Mr. Lewis's for tea -

Saturday 25th

A very windy day - quite warm in the snow{ink blotch} it thawed for awhile today - Harold {ink blotch} and Andrew worked round the house all day - Allen still confined to the house nothing particular doing - nobody here except Addie & Puss - - -

Sunday 26

A very cold day - Harold, Andrew, Addie, and myself went to church - Nobody here and nothing doing - - - -

Monday 27th

A fine day, looks like a thaw - Addie & Puss went home. Lucia went to Prescott and took her first lesson in music from Miss {Twamley?}. Foddie came up to stay a few days - - -

Tuesday 28th

A very warm day thawing fast. Andrew & Harold began drawing Ice - Foddie went to Maitland. nothing particular doing - I wrote to Sarah Hurd -

January Wednesday 29th

A very fine day. Allen went out for a while Harold and Andrew finished drawing Ice Foddie and Lucia to Emilys --

Thursday 30th A very fine day_ Andrew took Lucia to Prescott, she took her second music lesson- Harold went to school and staid all night at Bills- Andrew sent 75 dollars to Davis - Lucie & Clara were here for the tea and Allen and Foddie went to Maitland Andrew's hew man came today

Friday 31st A cold day- James took a load of wood to Brockville- In the afternoon Andrew took me out to Marcia's he staid to tea and spent a very pleasant evening- Bill called and left a blister for Allen


February Saturday 1st A very cold day- Allen in bed all day- James took two loads of wood to Brockville Foddie and Lucia went to Maitland and got some medicine for Allen and a pair of stays for me- Andrew tried to look in the woods but the snow was so deep he could not draw

Sunday 2nd A very cold day - Andrew, Harold, Foddie & I went to church- Foddie staid at Emilys on the way home - We had two strange clergy {illegible} who addressed us on behalf on the {illegible}- Andrew and William were here to tea

February Monday 3rd A moderately cold day, snow all the morning, Harold went to school and Lucia took her third music lesson. Papa & Man went to the wood, Allal a little better. Foddie was here for a few minutes

Tuesday 4th A lovely day, Andrew and the man in the woods- Emily Henderson came here for a few minutes- Allen getting better- I paid Susan five dollars- Harold and I were over at Emily's for a couple of hours in the evening

Wednesday 5th A very fine day. Andrew in the woods as usual- Harold took Sisely down to Mr Skinners - Allen still improving Mr Lewis called in the afternoon, Bill called to see Allen, Marcia Henry & Florence were here for tea, and all the evening. We all went to bed.

Thursday 7th A Beautiful day, Lucia and Susan went to Prescott and came home as soon as Lucia had taken her 4th music lesson. Allen not well yet. Harold went to school, girls evenings

Friday 7th 1879. A lovely day, thermometer freezing. Andrew and man at the woods, Allen about the same Harold came home this evening- I got letters from home and from Mary in Paisley last night Harold went over to see Fa{illegible}, found her very sick with a cold. Nobody here today

{Top left} February

{Top} Saturday 8th

A very fine day. Andrew in the woods as usual. Harold went to Maitland in the afternoon - No visitors today. Harold posted a letter to Sarah Herd and to Bella.

Sunday 9th

A very rough stormy day. Harold Andrew & Lucia went to church. No person here.

Monday 10th

A very fine day - Lucia went to Prescott and took her 5th music lesson. Andrew went out collecting Mr. Lewis's salary. he got $64. Mr. & Mrs. Lewis & Mrs. John Dumbrille called in the afternoon. Emily {and} Clara called. Sol was over in the evening.

Tuesday 11th

A very stormy day. Andrew went to Brockville in the morning & sold six pounds of butter - he went to Prescott in the afternoon. Sol and Annie were here. Bill and Foddie were here for dinner. Allen getting better fast.

Wednesday 12th

{empty line}

{Handwriting changes at this point? Similar writing style though} A very stormy day. Andrew went to Maitland. roads all blocked up. Harold didn't go to school.

Thursday 13th

A Beautiful day, but very cold. horseraces in Prescott on the ice. Harold & Lucia went to Prescott. Lucia's sixth music lesson Annie & Kay Henderson were over to tea & played whist in the evening.

Friday 14 Valentine's day

A fine day. Mother & Harold went to Prescott. Andrew in the woods Lucia & Allen at home alone. Carroll put on his new shoes.

Saturday 15

A very cold day, thermometer 10 below zero. James went to Maitland with a load of wood & brought home a load of oats. Andrew and Harold in the woods nearly all day. Allen better. Got a card from Bella & a letter from the Asylum. No visitors today.

Sunday 16th

A very cold blustering day. Harold and I went to church. Annie & Clara came over in the afternoon - Susan at home since yesterday.

Monday 17th

A very cold morning. {Switches from pen to pencil} Katy went to Prescott with Lucia, who took her 7th music lesson. two new lambs, one died. James went to Brockville with a load of hay. Andrew & Harold woods. {Changes to pen} Heard that Maria Chipman is very sick.

{Switches back to pencil} Tuesday 18th

A very cold stormy morning. I tried to go to Prescott but had to turn back. In the afternoon Harold went out and brought Florence Mony out to stay a few days. Andrew went to Brockville to stay the mill. I got a letter from Will today and answered it.

February Wednesday 19th

A very cold day. Harold went to school. Bill and Ida were here for a minute. Florence and I quilted all day. Andrew went to the woods.

Thursday 20th

A cold stormy day. Lucia took her 8th music lesson today. Andrew in the woods all day. Ida came up with Lucia tonight - and staid all night. Florence and I finished one quilt today.

{Changes to pen/quill, different handwriting} Friday 21st

A sunny day and very cold. Ida staid all day. Florence and I quilted all day. Andrew sent corn to the Mill. Annie & Clara came over in the evening.

Saturday 22nd

A very cold day. Harold and Andrew cleaned the pipes and then went to the woods. Ida went home. Florence and I quilted all day.

Sunday 23rd

A fine day. Harold very sick with a cold. Lucia and Susan both bad with toothache. Andrew, Florence and myself went to church. No callers today. {A series of short lines running to the end of the page}

Monday 24th

A very fine day. Andrew, Florence and Lucia went to Prescott Lucia took her 9th music lesson, Andrew went to Ogdensbury. I finished our quilt and washed. {Again a series of short lines running to the end of the page.}

{Written in ink} Tuesday 25th

A stormy day. Bill came up last night to see Harold who is very sick with a cold. Andrew went to the woods all day. I preserved some apples. Clara H here for a minute.

Ash Wednesday 26th

A soft day. Andrew went to church. Harold very sick. Allen in bed with a blister on. Annie Clara, and Emily here for tea. I have a bad cold.

Thursday 27th

A very cold day. Lucia and Florence went to Prescott. Lucia took her 10th music lesson. Harold's cold better. Mine not much better. No callers.

Friday 28th

A very cold day. Andrew went to Prescott and took a jar of butter. Bill came to see the boys. Harold better, my headache very bad. No visitors.

Saturday 1st of March

A stormy day, Andrew in the woods all day. Fannie came home to stay a week. Lucia in bed sick all day. Susan and baby both sick with cold's {misspelling present in text}. My cold better. Allen wrote to Annie for me. {A series of short lines running to the end of the page}

March Sunday 2nd 1879

A very fine day. Andrew, Fannie & Florence went to church - Florence went home - Baby very sick and Lucia too -- In the afternoon two young gentlemen from Ogdensburg came up for a few minutes - - -

Monday 3rd

A lovely day - Clara Henderson came over in the afternoon for a few minutes - Birdie and Ruth came for Lucia to go up but she could not come go as she is still very sick - Harold went to the {illegible}

Tuesday 4th

A fine Morning, but rainy in the the afternoon - Andrew went to Maitland and posted a letter for me to Annie Carroll very hoarse with his cold Lucia not much better - no callers

Wednesday 5

A fine day but very cold. Harold went back to school today - The first calf came today Annie & Clara Henderson spent the evening here. Andrew in the woods all day Carroll still very sick ------------

Thursday 6th

A stormy day. Andrew in the woods as usual Lucia still poorly - No callers today - - - - -

Friday 7th

A fine day - Andrew working in the swamp Lucia and Fannie went to Sicely's Harold took Fannie to call at Mr Lougley when he came home from school

March Saturday 8th

A very fine day - James went to Brockville and took 24 lbs of butter up to Market - James Stan cme and paid Andrew his Interest money. Fannie went home to Ogdensburg - Andrew and I went with her and took dinner at Mrs Barbers -- Aussie & Clara brought the Mail -- Winnie was here

Tuesday 9th

A very warm day thawing fast - Andrew, Harold and Lucia went to church - No callers --

Monday 10th

Another warm day, Lucia went to Prescott and {illegible} took here 11th Music lesson - Another calf came today Mody here - Allen better --

Tuesday 11th

Still very warm weather - Andrew and Harold started to go to Maria's but had to turn back the roads were so bad -- James went to Brockville -- Andrew drew hay from the stack

Wednesday 12th

A very warm morning - snow going fast Harold went to school and took a jar of butter to Mayberry's -- Andrew and James in the swamp - no callers --

Thursday 13th

A fine morning - Lucia went to take here 12th music lesson - stormed quite heavily through the day - no visitors - Allen better --

March Friday 14th 1879

A fine morning. I went to Prescott with Andrew and came home with Harold Spent the day at Annie Sharpe's. Bill & Foddie here for tea - I bought a new lounge cover and a couple of dresses.

Saturday 15th

A fine morning, Andrew went to Brockville Harild and James went to Henry Morey's and brought over a load of sap buckets -- I went to Brockville with Andrew it turned out a very cold stormy day - I bought a dress for Lucia, and two pieces of Cotton - - - - -

Sunday 16th

A very cold stormy day. Harold and I went to Church - No callers today --

Monday 17th

A cold stormy day -- Eleven years today since Mrs Jones died (Andrew was away all day looking for a girl, but did not get one. Lucia went to take here 13th Music lesson Harold and Lucia both staid at Annie Sharpes all night - No visitors -

Tuesday 18th

A very fine day - Andrew in the woods all day Harold and Lucia came home, Emma came with them - Harold, Allen and Emily went to a surprise party at Sicely's

Wednesday 19th

A fine day - Susan went to Prescott and got her tooth out -- Lucia and Allen went to Emily's - no visitors - Andrew in the woods as usual. I got a letter from Bella

Thursday 20th

A very fine day - Harold and Lucia went to Prescott -- Lucia took her 14th Music lesson - Ernie came up and went with Harold and Allen to a surprise party at Emily's -- Andrew in the woods as usual

Friday 21st

A very fine day but cold for the first day of spring -- Allen, Andrew, and myself went to Marcia's for a few minutes - Andrew went to McMurrays {illegible} the afternoon took the stove to Maitland and got it Mended Ernie went home

Saturday 22nd

A cold stormy day, James went home Andrew and Harold went to fix up things for making sugar in the woods. Snowed heavily today -- The third calf came today --

Sunday 23rd

A fine day, Nobody went to church but Allen, he walked up to Maitland - Annie Henderson came over in the afternoon - - -- James came back today

Monday 24th

A fine day, but cold and stormy in the evening Andrew and Harold tapped the Maple trees -- the 4th calf came today - Allen took Lucia to Prescott, she took her 15th music lesson -- no callers --

March Tuesday 25th 1879

A very fine day -- Harold went to school Allen went to Prescott to stay the rest of the week with Ernie -- The 5th calf came today -- Bannie came up and staid all night -- Andrew in the woods --

Wednesday 26th

A very cold day - Bannie went over to Emily to stay -- Andrew busy at home - no visitors Sarah Agnor came in the evening to hire --

Thursday 27th

A cold east wind today -- Lucia took her 16th music lesson today -- Bannie, Annie, and Clara were over to tea -- Warmer tonight We have six calves now --

Friday 28th

A warm day. Harold went to the woods and began boiling sap -- Andrew went to the woods with Harold, the roads are very bad indeed In the afternoon Andrew went to Prescott to bring up Fide -- Annie Henderson went with him --

Saturday 29th

A pouring wet day - I boiled down the Sap Harold brought home to Molasses -- Andrew went to Prescott and sent $78 to Toronto for Margaret - James went to Brockville and sold 25 lbs of butter - No callers Fide and Clarence here --

Sunday 30th

A stormy day - Andrew quite poorly, nobody went to church today -- The river opened opposite the houses today - Bannie and Clara were over this afternoon

Monday 31st

A fine day - Harold over at the Woods all day Andrew busy at home -- Bannie and Clara came over to spend the evening

April - Tuesday 1st

A very cold dsy for the season - Friday Clarence and Lucia went to Prescott -- Lucia took her 17th music lesson - I went out with Andrew in the afternoon to tell Sarah Aznoe that I did not want her for the summer Andrew brought Lucia home - Harold in the woods till noon --

Wedesday 2nd

A very cold day -- Harold and Allen in the woods all day boiling sap -- Andrew and I went down to the Blue Church {illegible} road and got a girl -- No callers today --

Thursday 3rd

A cold morning, Ice nearly gone out of the River - Lucia went to Prescott and took her 18th music lesson - Clara Henderson was here for a minute - I boiled down 12 1/2 lbs sugar from the sap Harold brought home - - - -

Friday 4th

A very cold day - Showery More like February than April - Harold and Sidney went over the swamp - Miss Blakey and Clara Henderson came over in the evening - No other callers -

Saturday 5th

A fine morning - James went to Brockville and took 18 lbs of butter - Susan went away, I paid her 5 dollars - Andrew sold two cows and a heifer to Americans - no callers today. --

April Sunday 6th 1879

A fine day but very cold for the season Andrew and all the children except Baby and myself went to church - James went to church - no person here

Monday 7th

A fine day - Andrew went to Prescott and took two cows and a heifer that he sold to Some Yankees - He paid the note on the brick - The boys were over the swamp all day - Clara Henderson went to Prescott with Lucia, who took her 19th music lesson Annie Henderson called - Churned 8 1/2 lbs butter

Tuesday 8th

A very fine day - I boiled down the Sap and Made two gallons and a quart of Molasses - Annie Henderson and Miss Blakey came over in the evening - No visitors Harold sowed grass seed today

Wednesday 9th

A fine day, Harold and Andrew went over and boiled sap in the woods all day Allen has a sore throat - No visitors today

Thursday 10th

A very cold day, in the afternoon it snowed heavily - Mary Acco and {illegible} were here for dinner, also John and Andrew they came over with the sawing Machine I boiled 1 1/2 gallons of Molasses from the Sap, Andrew & Harold boiled down yesterday Andrew and Harold went to Prescott Harold got a pair of boots - I churned 10 1/2 lbs of butter --

Friday 11

A cold raw day, thermometer below freezing Sol came over to sharpen the saw Andrew, Harold and Lucia went to Church as it is Good Friday -- I boiled sap all day - Sol borrowed 228 bls of flour today -- In the evening Emily and Annie Henderson, & Miss Blakey came over and spent the evening

Saturday 12

A fine day but a cold start - Harold went to the woods - James went to Brockville and sold 14 lbs of butter -- I bottled 1 1/2 gallons of Molasses - We have made already 3 1/2 gallons of Molasses and 12 1/2 lbs of sugar. Lucia went over to Emily's in the afternoon

Easter Sunday 13

A fine day but very cold for the season - Andrew and Harold went to Church - In the afternoon Annie & Winnie Henderson were here

Monday 14th

A fine day - Harold went to the Woods Sol came to help saw -- Bill and Duncans were here for dinner - Annie Henderson drove Lucia to Prescott to take her 20th music lesson they came home to dinner - Annie staid till about three O'clock - No other visitors

Tuesday 15th

A fine morning - They finished sawing the wood today Sol was here to dinner - I made 20 lbs of maple sugar - Phoebe and I churned 19 1/4 lbs of butter - Annie and Clara Henderson were here in the evening

April Wednesday 16th 1879

A cloudy & raw day - Harold and Lucia went to Prescott - Andrew and James went over the swamp - they boiled down Sap - no visitors today - Lucia set a hen today, the first one -

Thursday 17th

A fine day but cold wind - Harold and Lucia came home and brought Duncan Mary Ann came up in the afternoon - 21st M.L. Addie & Maria came up for a few minutes I made two gallons of Molasses Andrew went to Prescott with McClean

Friday 18

A cold bleak day - Harold made the hotbed - Andrew took ou the double windows - Lucia sick with a cold - Mary Anne sick all day with face ache - I wrote to Annie and to Sarah Hurd - Allend and Duncan went to Maitland - No callers today -

Saturday 19th

A very fine day, Mary Ann went home, Addie & Maria came up to tea, Allen went down with them. Mrs & Miss Irwin called today - Andrew & Harold busy over the swamp, the sap has stopped running. they brought the kettles home

Sunday 20th

A fine day. Andrew went to church. Mary Ann & Bill came up in the afternoon for a few minutes. No other callers.

April Monday 21st

A lovely day. Harold and James took the Saddle back to Henry Morey's Andrew took Lucia to Prescott she took her 22nd Music lesson. In the afternoon Harold worked in the garden. Lucia and I began to clean up the front yard, no callers Carroll 2 years old today, Measures 2 ft 10 1/2 inches in height

Tuesday 22nd

A very fine morning - James began to plough today, the first time this spring. Harold sowed out bed of onions. Lucia and I were busy raking up the front yard. No visitors I have made 6 gallons of Molasses & 32 1/2 lbs of Sugar this year.

Wednesday 23rd

A cloudy morning, rained a little, hope it will rain more to start the grass. Harold went to Maitland and to Mr Lewis's, Mr Lewis gave him some raspberry and gooseberry cuttings, he planted them and his grapvines in the afternoon - Mr & Mrs Lewis called in the afternoon.

Thursday 24th

A fine day. Andrew took Lucia down to her lesson she took her 23rd Lesson - Andrew sold 30 lbs of butter at 15 cts a lb Allen came home Harold worked in the garden

Friday 25th

A cloudy day - We finished cleaning the front yard. Harold and Andrew went over the swamp and brought home some ashes & trees - they were away all day - no callers.

April Saturday 26th 1879

A fine day - Andrew and Harold worked in the garden - In the afternoon Lucia and I helped to sow onions. Allen cleaned up some manure out of the back yard Annie Henderson brought the Mail - No visitors

Monday 27th

A fine morning the three children went to church - In the afternoon it rained a little - Allen & Lucia went to Emily's

Monday 28th

A showery day. Lucia went to Prescott and took here 24th Music lesson, her quarter is up today. She bought a pair of shoes for 'Betty' Winnie came to tea -- I cleaned the spare room - Andrew wrote to Bill Hurd and sent Sarah's papers

Tuesday 29th

A lovely day. Andrew sowed oats today, the first grain he has sowed this year. Harold worked in the fields. Andrew, Allen, Lucia and myself cleaned up the back yard - Mary Ann from over the Swamp came over to tea -

Wednesday 30th

A fine day, but a very cold Wind from the East Andrew sowed more oats - Harold, Allen and Myself took tea at Mr Lewis's - Mr Lewis gave Harold a pear tree - Andew and Annie worked in the garden in the afternoon I cleaned Lucia's little bedroom - No callers -

May 1st Thursday 1879

A rainy morning - It snowed quite heavily for a few minutes - Andrew took Lucia to Prescott she took her first lesson on the second quarter today (of Music), I paid Miss Thornley 8 dollars - Andrew took 33 lbs of butter to Mayberry's No visitors, it rained and snowed nearly all day --

May 2nd Friday

A cold disagreeable day - Harold worked in the field - Andrew and Allen worked in the garden - Annie & Clara called for a few minutes - No other visitors

May 3rd Saturday

A cold windy day - James went to Brockville & sold 16 lbs of butter - I paid Phoebe six dollars her months wages - No visitors Andrew and Harold worked in the garden

Sunday 4th

A cold damp day - Andrew and the boys went to church - Annie & Clara came over in the afternoon - We went up the lane for a walk.

Monday 5th

A rainy day - got a little fine towards evening I cleaned Lucia's room upstairs - IN the afternoon I went to Maitland with Harold We paid "Baker" the Blacksmith $5.35 cts I called at Mrs Lewis's and at Miss Lemon's I wrote a letter to Annie - No callers

Tuesday 6

A pouring wet day - Susan came back today We cleaned the Hole upstairs and girls room and finished Lucia's room - Andrew took the potatoes out of the cellar, Harold and Andrew went to McClean's baby's funeral -

May Wednesday 7th 1879

A very fine day - Susan and I cleaned the drawing room and dining room - Andrew and Harold worked in the garden - Allen harrowed with the team

Thursday 8th

A fine day. We cleaned the bedroom and Hall - Andrew and Harold planted apple trees - I got a letter from Annie - Allen went to Maitland

Friday 9th

A lovely warm day - Andrew sowed the wheat - Allen went to perch bay with Sol and the boys - I cleaned the kitchen and Men's room

Saturday 10th

A fine day very warm - I cleaned the breakfast room and wood house - finished house cleaning except the cellar - Allen Lucia and myself went over to Emily's in the evening for a few minutes.

Sunday 11th

A very warm day - The boys went to church Annie and Clara came over in the afternoon, we went for a walk over the swamp

Monday 12th

A very warm day. Andrew and I went to Brockville and sold 33 lbs of butter - In the afternoon Andrew went over to Galash and got some money - I bought Lucia a dress and a pair of shoes - No visitors - Allen went to Maitland in the boat - - - -

May Tuesday 13th 1879

A very hot day - I cleaned the cellar today Lucia went up to Miss La{illegible} and took her first music lesson from her - We have21 chickens out - Andrew and Allen worked in the garden -

Wednesday 14th

A very fine day - Allen went to Maitland Annie and Clara came over to tea Harold worked in the afternoon - I made cakes and covered the lairs - Wrote a note to Bella -

Thursday 15th

A cloudy day - Lucia and I went to Maitland and got our dresses cut and fitted at Mrs Bakers - In the afternoon it poured rain and thundered and lightened fearfully - no callers -

Friday 16

A very wet morning, it cleared up in the afternoon I took Lucia to Miss Lucuous for her 2nd music lesson - I got 1/2 gallon of coal oil and went to Mrs Bakers - No callers -

Saturday 17

A very fine day - Allen and I went to Prescott and sold 32 lbs of butter - I called at Fides, Mary Anns, and Anne Sharpe's - Saw Mrs Arthur Sharpe and her baby - Allen went to Maitland and posted a letter to Sarah Hurd with fifteen dollars in it - Andrew and Harold worked in the garden - No callers - - - - -

May Sunday 18

A fine day but very hot - Andrew Lucia and Allen went to church Susan went home - Annie & Clara came over in the evening -

Monday 19

A fine day - Andrew and the boys began to plant potatoes - No callers I was busy all day at Lucia's dress

Tuesday 20th

A very fine day Mr Lewis , Miss Harrison's Emily and the two girls came over to tea - Mr Thomas Lewis came to - Harold finished sowing barley - Allen & Andrew planted potatoes - Lucia took her 3rd M.L.

Wednesday 21st

A fine day but quite cool, an east wind blowing Nothing particular doing - Andrew Harold and Allen planting potatoes

Thursday 22nd

A cool day. Dr Chipman called and left Andrew some medicine - Bella and her children came today to stay for a year - I got a letter from Sarah Hurd - Annie and Clara came over - I went to Prescott for Bella - Bill & Mary Ann left for Wrexter -

Friday 23rd

A fine morning but cool A slight frost last night - Allen went to Prescott for Bella's trunks - Lucia not well - Andrew and Harold sowing Mangolds Finished planting potatoes yesterday - Annie & Clara over in the evening -

May Saturday 24th 1879

A lovely day - Harold, Allen & young Lewis took the boat and went to Ogdensburg - {illegible} Lewis junior came to tea - Andrew hoe'd potatoes - I went to Maitland in the afternoon - No visitors today -

Monday 25th

Sunday 25th

A very cold day - Harold & I went to Church Emily, Annie & Clara came over in the evening - A hard frost came tonight

Monday 26th

A very cold windy day - the last - Andrew sowed oats - today - no person here - I planted some flax seed in five rows of potatoes - - -

Tuesday 27th

A fine day - Andrew and Harold taking out Manure - Lucia took her 4th Music Lesson and got her dress fitted at Mrs Bakers - no visitors - - -

Wednesday 28th

A fine day - Andrew and Harold at the Manure - Miss Wells and Mrs Wells walked down and spent an hour or two here - Nothing particular doing -

Thursday 29th

A very hot day - Harold and Andew still at the Manure - I went to Maitland and took up ten lbs of butter to Mrs Wells - No callers - I finished my calico dress - got a letter from Mary -

May Friday 30th 1879

A very fine day - about noon Bannie {illegible} came up for me to go down to help take care of her Mother who was taken suddenly ill - Harold and Andrew busy at the Manure - Lucia took her 5th music lesson

Saturday 31st

A fine day - Andrew and Harold weeding all the day. - Maggie Patterson and the two little Henry children were here - I was in Prescott Anne Sharpe very sick -

Tuesday June 1st

A fine day but very cool - Annie no better. Thomas Campbell came up to see the children Annie Sharpe very bad -

Monday 2nd

A cold wet day - Clara came down for Emily Allen came Thomas from Prescott - Nothing particular doing -

Tuesday 3rd

Lucia took her lesson A cold wet day - Began to plant corn Annie Sharpe very ill - Andrew and Harold went to Prescott, Andrew sold 35 lbs of butter -

Wednesday 4th

A very cool day - Still planting corn Carroll quite poorly - Annie Sharpe very bad Miss Addison Wells came down to tea -

Thursday 5th

A wet day. The men washed the sheep - Annie Sharpe no better - rained very heavily today - - - Mr French was elected with 150 majority

June Friday 6th 1879

A very cold day - They finished planting corn - Annie Sharpe a little better Poured rain this afternoon

Saturday 7th

A cold day, hot bright, Allen came down for me - Annie Sharpe a little better I will go down again in a few days Carroll not very well - - - Nobody here

Sunday 8th

A very fine day but cool - I went over to see Solomon Henderson, Edith came here on Saturday - Bill came for a minute Mary Anne and Sol came over to see Bella - - -

Monday 9th

A cloudy morning. Andrew, Lucia, Baby and I went to Brockville. I bought Lucia a hat and Callie one too - Nobody here, it rained in the evening

Tuesday 10th

A very fine day - Andrew, Harold and I went to Ogdensburg - Farcine & Ernie Came up to stay a few days - Will came this afternoon - I saw Annie Sharpe, she is better - Nothing particular doing L took 7 lesson

Wednesday 11th

A fine day, Francis {illegible} were out in the boat all this morning In the afternoon Allen and Ernie went to Prescott - Andrew busy ploughing over the swamp

June Thursday 12th 1879

A cloudy morning with a little rain Jackson sheared the sheep today - Mr & Mrs Lewis called on Bella Edith came over to tea - Annie Sharpe better - Andrew working over the swamp - - -

Friday 13

A very fine day - Allen is fifteen year old today - Ernie and Allen came back from Prescott Lucia took her 8th Music Lesson. All the youngsters took tea up on the rocks near Parson's - In the evening they lighted a bonfire at the River - Andrew busy at ploughing for the Buckwheat -

Saturday 14

A very windy day. Ernie went home in the morning - Andrew went to Brockville and bought 5 lbs of tea he sold the wool and a tub of butter weighing 59 lbs. Will went away to Toronto on the way to Winnepeg - Harold went over to Emily's in the evening -

Sunday 15th

A very wet day - Harold, Allen, Fannie and myself went to church, Andrew and William came over in the evening - - - -

Monday 16th

A very fine day - Lucia and Fannie went to Ogdensburg - Bella drove me down to Annie Sharpe's - All busy hoeing-

June Tuesday 17 1879

A cloudy cold day - Andrew went to Prescott twice for Bella's furniture Nothing doing on the farm. Annie Sharpe better - - - -

Wednesday 18

A showery day - James went for{illegible} to his Mothers funeral - All busy hoeing

Thursday 19th

A lovely day - Harold came down to Prescott for me in the afternoon In the evening Harold and I went to Mrs Lougleys - All busy hoeing, James still away - No callers

Friday 20

A cool day - Jems came back at noon - I was busy all day fixing the spare room - Anne and Ida came over to tea -

Saturday 21

A very fine day - Allen went to Maitland in the boat - Harold made the soap - Andrew finished hoeing potatoes, no callers - - - -

Sunday 22nd

A showery day - Andrew and Allen went to Church, Annie and Clara came over in the evening -

June Monday 23rd 1879

A very fine day - Bella went to Prescott and brought Lucia {illegible} from Ogdensburg. All the men working over the swamp - Annie and Ida were over to tea and brought us some strawberries - McClain borrowed 40 dollars

Tuesday 24

A very hot day - Andrew, Harold and James over the swamp sowing buckwheat - Lucia went up and took her 9th music lesson. Bella went to Maitland and Mrs Lewis's - Annie and Ida brought over 4 qts of strawberries for which I paid them 50cts - Andrew wrote to Dun and enclosed a draft for $34 - he also wrote to Tracey and enclosed a draft for $78 for Margaret

Wednesday 25th

The hottest day we have had this year - Andrew and James working over the Swamp - Lucia and I went to Emily's in the evening

Thursday 26th

A very hot day - Harold finished working over the swamp. Mary Ann, Addie and Fide spent the day here - In the evening Allen and I drove over to McWilliams and Starretts - - - -

June Friday 27th 1879

A very hot day - Lucia took her 10th music lesson. In the evening Harold and I called at Mrs Lougley's. Mrs Well's, and Mrs. Lewis's. Bill called for a few minutes, Ida and Andrew came over with 4 qts strawberries, I paid them 25 cts on account. I owe them 73 cts Andrew and the boys busy hoeing. Johnnie Stanatt came to work too at 60 cts a day

Saturday 28th

A cloudy cool day. It rained a little this morning. Harold went to Prescott and got a lot of things for the house. Andrew and the men busy hoeing. No callers

Tuesday 29th

A fine day. Andrew, myself, and all the children went to Church. In the afternoon Bill and Ella called and took Lucia to Prescott with them Annie and Edith Henderson came over.

Monday 30th

A very fine day - Andrew and Beth boys hoeing potatoes. In the afternoon Harold and I went to Brockville, We got letters from (Allen) a lawyer in Sep{partially erased} Sebastopol California concerning Jane's affair - I got myself a dress, I took tea at Mrs Bakers in Maitland, I wrote to Bob and thanked him for the coat he sent Baby. No visitors -

1st July Tuesday

A very hot day. Andrew still hoeing We worked in the garden all the morning - In the afternoon I went over and salted the Cattle - Mary Ann came over to tea and brought me some rhubarb. Andrew wrote to Mr Allen in Sebastopol, Allen went to Maitland and bought 1/2 a gallon of Coal Oil -

Wednesday 2nd

A very hot day. All hands hoeing. Andrew and I went to Prescott in the evening to the Sunday Festival. I picked and preserved some gooseberries - No callers The man cam to get paid for the book from Brockville- And paid him $3 1/2 for a book that not's worth the paper it is printed on-

Thursday 3rd

A fine day. Johnny Starrott left tonight Andrew paid him $3.60 cts. Andrew and Harold hoeing all day - no callers

Friday 4th

A very fine day. Al the children went to Ogdensburg to spend the day James and the two girls went too Andrew and I picked gooseberries all the afternoon.- It was 10 o'clock in the morning when all the wanderers got home.

Saturday 5th

A very fine day but very hot - Will {illegible} and Lou Sharpe came up to tea - Andrew put Paris green on the potatoes and fixed the soap - Mrs Wells called

July Sunday 6th 1879

A very fine day. The boys went to church In the afternoon Mary Ann, Addie, Ellen and Bill came up and staid to tea. Sol was over too -

Monday 7th

It rained heavily this morning - In the afternoon it cleared up. Emily Henderson came over to tea - Harold went to Prescott in the afternoon - I preserved the gooseberries that I picked on Friday - Andrew and the boys hoeing

Tuesday 8th

A cloudy morning, but very hot afternoon Bella went to Prescott and brought Lucia home - In the afternoon Lucia took her 11th lesson from Miss Le{illegible} I picked some raspberries today, enough for tea - We had new potatoes for the first time today, No visitors -

Wednesday 9th

A very fine day - Harold cut a field of hay this morning - Susan and I went and picked berries - No callers -

Thursday 10th

A wet day - Susan and I picked berries. The men hoed corn, no person here - Andrew killed a sheep -

July Friday 11th 1879

Lucia took her 12th Music lesson. A fine growing day - We picked berries at the head of the lane. In the evening two men came and staid all night _ They left a hasp hinges to pay for their nights

Saturday 12th

A very hot day - Susan and I picked a good many raspberries, I preserved ten pounds of fruit in the morning Lucia took tea at Emilys - All the girls from Emilys came over in the evening - - - -

Sunday 13th

A very busy day - Andrew, Allen, Bella and Lucia went to church. In the afternoon Bill, Mary Ann and Ella came up and staid to tea. Ella staid with Lucia. In the evening Allen and I went to Evening Service

Monday 14th

A fearfully hot day - Sudan and I picked a lot of berries - It rained very heavily in the afternoon. Andrew got some hay in before the rain No callers today - - - -

Tuesday 15

A very hot day - Anderw and all hands busy at the hay - Lucia took her 13th music lesson - I went and got my dress fitted at Mrs Bakers - Mr & Mrs Lewis & Miss Hammond called - Winnie, Milly and Maud came over to tea - Bill came for Ella about ten o'clock in the evening. Edith and Annie were here

Wednesday 16th

A scorching day - Susan and I picked a lot of berries - Annie Henderson came to the berry patch with us Bella made preserves of raspberries and black currants - no visitors

Thursday 17

A showery day - Susan and I picked berries - Bella went to Prescott and bought a new churn and fork No callers - Andrew and boys cut rye and hay -

Friday 18

A very fine day - Lucia and I went to the swamp and picked about 6 quarts of berries early - Mary Ann, Lucia, Ella and Dunnie spent the day here - Sol came and helped Andrew with his hay - All very busy -

July Saturday 19th

A very warm day - Susan and I picked berries in the morning. In the afternoon I canned some. Lucia very sick with a swelled face and fever - Sol and the boys All here helping with the hay - I got my new dress home from Mrs Bakers - No visitors today -

Sunday 20th

A fine day - Harold and Allen went to church - Edith and Annie were over in the evening

Monday 21st

A fine day - Sudan and I picked Berries - Sol and the boys were here all day - Andrew paid Sol 25 cts no callers -

Tuesday 22nd

Lucia took her 14th lesson A fine morning Bella went to Prescott for some things. The two girls went to pick berries - No callers - Sol and the boys were here all day

Wednesday 23rd

A pouring wet day - Harold went to Prescott - No callers - All hands at the Mangolds for a few minutes -

Thursday 24th

A very fine day - Annie and Ida were here for dinner. I paid them 75 cts the last of their berry money All busy haying - no visitors

Friday 25th

A fine day. All hands busy haying We made a cheese this morning - No callers - I went for berries - Lucia went for her music lesson but did not take one as Miss Lemon was sick-

Saturday 26th

A cloudy day - Sol and the boys were here for half a day drawing in hay - Lucia and I went for berries in the afternoon - No callers -

Tuesday 27th

A fine morning, but a very heavy rain in the afternoon - Andrew, Allen & Lucia went to church in the morning In the evening Allen, Lucia and myself went to Church - No visitors

Monday 28th

A very fine day - Harold mowed hay Lucia and I picked berries in the afternoon - All the rest of the day I was helping to pick the wool - we finished it at tea time No visitors - -

Tuesday 29th

A very hot day - Sol and the boys were here. Andrew built a stack of hay This is Harold's birthday, he is seventeen years old today - Lucia went and took her 15th music lesson - Phoebe took the wool down to her sisters to get carded and spun - I made a cheese today -

July Wednesday 30th

A fine day, Sol and the boys worked all day here, they left tonight Andrew paid them seven dollars and a half - No callers - Susan and I picked about 8 quarts of berries -

Thursday 31th

A very hot day - Andrew and the boys cut and drew in hay - Mary Ann, Ella and Dunnie came up to tea - they took Lucia home with them to stay a few days Susan and Phoebe picked about 7 qts of berries - Harold very sick this evening

August 1st Friday

A very fine morning - Harold a little better, he was very sick until about 12 o'clock last night. I made a cheese this morning - Anderw and the men finished cutting hay and drew in some - No visitors - Harold not able to work at all today

Saturday 2nd

A very hot day - the hottest day we have had this summer - Andrew finished haying - all in now except the Marsh hay - got a letter from Miss Howells and {illegible] Mrs Lewis and Ethel Loughley called to see Me about the Picnic - - -

Sunday 3rd

A very hot day - Andrew and Harold went to church - IN the afternoon the boys and I went to Emily's In the evening Annie and Edith came over - - - -

Monday 4th

A very hot day - I went to Maitland in the morning & paid Mrs Baker for making my dress $3, 6 c. I also gave Mr Lewis $5 towards repairing the church - Bella went to Prescott and brought home Lucia and some things for the house - No visitors .

Tuesday 5th

A very fine morning. Harold spent the day in Prescott and Ogdensbug Andrew & Allen moved barley - Lucia went to her 16th music lesson It rained heavily in the afternoon -

Wednesday 6th

A very fine day - I went down to Prescott, I visite Mary Ann, Fides and Annie Sharpe. Andrew and the boys drew in the Barley from the field by the River. In the evening I made a cake for Lucia to take to the Sunday School picnic - No visitors - - - -

August Thursday 7th

A lovely day - Bella, Lucia, Susan and the two children went to the Picnic - I staid at home, Mrs Macdonald, Dr Macdonald and the three Miss'es Macdonald, with Mrs Wells, & Miss Wells called in the afternoon - I got a letter from Bob Andrew and boys drew in hay and cut oats -

Friday 8th

A showery Morning, Andrew and I went to Brockville and to Marcia's In the afternoon Andrew and the boys raked up oats and worked at the Mangolds. Lucia took her 17th lesson - I bought a fly trap, and two bowls -

Saturday 9th

A nice cood day, James went to Brockville and bought sold 29 lbs of butter - Andrew and Harold drew in Oats Edith, Annie & Clara Henderson with Mr Hewitt came over to tea -

Sunday 10th

A very fine day - Andrew, Allen, Lucia and Bella went to church in the morning - Harold and I went in the evening - - - - Annie Henderson came over -

Monday 11th

A very hot day - Andrew and the boys worked at the Mangolds they drew in oats in the afternoon I sent 5 lbs of butter to Mrs Wells No visitors today

Tuesday 12th

A very fine day - In the afternoon Mary Ann Dunnie & Ella came up and staid all night - Andrew very busy harvesting Lucia took her 18th Music lesson- Bella and I were busy cooking. James went to Brockville and sold 33 lbs of butter

Wednesday 13th

A lovely day - Andrew and Harold cut wheat and barley - In the afternoon, Mary Ann and all the children from over the swamp - Fide and her two boys - Marcia and her two girls Mary Anne, Dunnie & Ella all came to a picnic in the front yard. All seemed to enjoy themselves very much - - -

Thursday 14th

A very cool dull day - Andrew drew in some barley and worked at the mangolds Mary Ann still here - In the evening Mr Hewett and Edith came over to say goodbye - Bella got a letter from Will on Saturday Wednesday -

August Friday 15th

A cool day. Lucia went for her music lesson but Miss Lemon was sick and could not give it to her - Sols Mary Ann spent the afternoon and took tea here. - Mrs Grant and Emily called - Mary Ann, {illegible}, and Ella went home. Bill and Clarence called. Bella and Harold spent the evening at Emily's - Andrew finished cutting barley and drew in some.

Saturday 16th

A very cold moning - Andrew cocked up barley in the morning, in the afternoon it rained very heavily the heaviest coldest rain we here had this year. Andrew and I took tea in Prescett.

Sunday 17th

A pouring wet day - None of us went to Church it rained so steadily - Andrew (from over the Swamp was here) It is very colr weateher for this season of the year. there was heavy frost in the back country the night before last.

Monday 18

A very miserable cold day. Andrew went out in the back country and collected part of Mr. Lewis's Salary - No visitors - Andrew no better -

Tuesday 19th

A fine day. The boys and Andrew drew in all the barley - Andrew very sick but working. Lucia took her 19th music lesson - - - - -

Wednesday 20th

A fine day - Andrew very poorly - Lucia and Allen went to the Sunday School picnic - No visitors Allen and Harold cutting oats

Thursday 21st

A very fine day, but very hot - Bill and Dunnie were here fishing Mary Ann and Ella came up and spent the day, Ella staid all night Andrew worse today - - -

Friday 22nd

A lovely day but very hot - Andrew and baby Ella and myself went to Prescott, I went to Ogdensburg for a few minutes and took baby over - Andrew worse today - I got Lucia a pair of boots, they cots $1.25 cts Lucia took her 20th music lesson -

Saturday 23rd

A fine day, Bill and Dunnie were here Susan and I picked up a lot of apples that the wind blew down- The boys finished bringing in the Oats - - - -

Sunday 24th

A very fine day Andrew very poorly They all went to Church - In the evening Allen, Lucia and I walked up to church Bill called to see Andrew who is a little better. Sols family came over in the evening

August Monday 25th

A cloudy gust day - Andrew a little better Bill and Sidney Ford fished all day, I took the butter up to Mrs Wells's Lucia and I went to the church Bussie scalded his foot very badly -

Tuesday 26th

A fine day Andrew about the same Marcia and Henry Morey came out to see Andrew in the evening - Phoebe's brother came to work at the threshing - Bill came up - Bella and Lucia took went to Brockville Lucia took her 21st music lesson

Wednesday 27th

A lovely day. Bella and Lucia went to Prescott, Lucia staid at Bills - Annie and Ida were here for tea Annie Henderson came with the letters Andrew a little better - - -

Thursday 28th

A very fine morning, The Thrashers came this afternoon about 2 O'clock, Sol and Andrew were here for tea - No visitors -

Friday 29th

A very fine day - Thrashers got on well - Andrew very sick - Marcia, Ella and Lucia were here for a minute

Saturday 30th

A very fine day - The Thrashers left at ten O'clock - All the rest of the men put in straw - Sol and his children went home - Andrew paid out more than 17 dollars for the thrashers - - -

Tuesday 31st

A fine day - Harold and Allen and Lucia wen to church - Bill, Mary Ann and Ella were here in the afternoon Mr & Mrs Lewis came to see Andrew in the evening - Emily and Annie Henderson were here -

Monday 1st September

A fine day, but very hot - Andrew a little better - I went to Maitland and took Mrs Wells's butter - The boys cleaned up oats, James took one load down to Mr McCarthy's

Tuesday 2nd

A fine day - Mary Ann (from over the swamp) came over and staid all night to help me fix cushions for the church - Bannie and Willie Darlington called the boys spent the evening at Emily's. James went to Brockville in the afternoon he took another load of oats to McCarthy's - - -

Wednesday 3rd

A cloudy morning, rained very hard tonight, Mary Ann, Lucia and I went to Maitland and brought the cushions home from the church We put the carpet down and fixed the {illegible} partly - Annie came over and staid all night - - -

September, Thursday 4th

A very hot morning, the most lovely day we have had this year - Andrew better I worked at Miss Howells room nearly all day. In the afternoon I took Mary Ann and Annie home - Sol was over - Bill was here for tea - Dunnie came and staid all night - Lucia quite sick Emily and Clara Henderson were over in the evening - Shut up the pigs to fatten today - -

Friday 5th

A very fine day - Harold went to Brockville and brought home Miss Howells, she has come to tech Lucia - Andrew a little better - no visitors today

Saturday 6th

A windy day but very bright - Lucia spent the day in Maitland at Mrs Lougley's, Allen and Dunnie went to Maitland in the boat - Harold and James cut buckwheat Andrew and I drove over with their dinner, Bill called in the evening Dunnie went home

Tuesday 7th

A fine day - Harold, Allen, Lucia and Miss Howells went to church in the morning - Edith and Clara called for a few minutes, In the evening Allen, Miss Howells , Lucia and myself went to church - - -

Monday 8th

A dull morning, Harold went to cut buckwheat but had to come home on accound of the rain, Sidney came up to invite Harold and Allen to a party - They all went down to Prescott this evening it poured rain all night - Andrew very poorly again

Tuesday 9th

A rather fine day - Harold went down to Prescott and got a hundred weight of sugar James went away to the Fair in Ogdensburg - Gills came up to see Andrew Allen came home B got letter of W.

Wednesday 10th

A lovely day - Andrew better - Harold was cutting buckwheat all day, Sol was helping him - Bill called to see Harold - I preserved plums and canned tomatoes - no visitors - -

Thursday 11th

A fine day - Harold and Sol cut buckwheat I preserved plums and pears - Mr & Mrs Lewis and Mrs Lougley called Annie and Clara were over -

Friday 12th

A fine day - Harold over the swamp James came back last night Susan and I picked up apples for drying - Andrew better

Saturday 13th

A fine day. Harold over the swamp Nothing particular doing - - -

September Tuesday 14th

A very hot morning and cold afternoon Harold, Lucia, and I went to church. In the afternoon it cleaned off and than was a heavy white frost at night.

Monday 15th

A very fine day. I washed in the morning in the afternoon, in the afternoon we began to dry Apples. Bella packed all her things to take to Brantford.

Tuesday 16th

A cloudy cold day. Harold took Bella and the children to Prescott, they went on the train to Tornoto, Emily, Annie, Clara, Winne and Milly all spent the evening here. Harold went to Ogdeusburg and did not get home till late. I went on drying Apples. 3 years today since Mr Jones died

Wednesday 17th

A very windy rainy day, about 5 O'clock this morning a gale came up that blew down the large Willow tree in the front yard, and several other branches. Harold and James fixed up fences and killed a sheep. Andrew and I worked at the Apples all day. Toodie and Foddie called yesterday. No callers.

Thursday 18th

A disagreeable day. One of our cows got sick and died, the best milker we had. I worked at the Apples. Bill called to see Andrew. Harold, Allen and Miss Howells went to the Opera this evening.

Friday 19th

A fine cool day. H Andrew, Carroll, and I went to Prescott, I bought a pair of shoes for Carroll and myself. I began to pack Captain Atkinsons butter. Andrew went to Ogdeusburg. No callers.

Saturday 20th

A fine morning but squally afternoon. I made pumpkin pies and was busy all the morning. In the afternoon Miss Howells, Lucia, baby and myself went to Marcias we got caught in a heavy shower of rain and hail. I got a letter from Bella and a basket of peaches. Ernie came up and staid all night.

Sunday 21st

A lovely day. All the young people went to church. Andrew and I staid at home. Ernie went home in the afternoon. Andrew and I went for a walk. Allen and Lucia went to church in the evening.

Monday 22nd

A very fine day. I washed, and packed butter. In the afternoon Andrew and I went out in the country for a drive. The road was good and the weather lovely so we enjoyed it very much.

Tuesday 23rd

A showery disagreeable day. Andrew went to Prescott. Harold and James cut corn. Andrew paid Lafontaine 60cts for fixing the church. I worked at Apple drying all day.

September Wednesday 24th

A very cold day. We finished drying Apples. The boys, Miss Howells, and Lucia went up to Mr Lewis's in the afternoon. Got a postal card from Bella . No visitors. Frost tonight.

Thursday 25th

A very fine day. Andrew Harold and I started on the 8 O'clock train for Ottawa. James ploughed. Mary Ann came over to stay till I get back. We walked the exhibition building about 12 O'clock and saw every thing that was worth went into the city its the evening & got a comfortable bed.

Wes Friday 26

The 18th anniversery of wedding. A lovely day. Harold Andrew and myself visited the Chandiere Falls The Waterworks - The Parliament Buildings and grounds, and of the places of Interest in Ottawa, we took the four O'clock train from the city and arrived in Prescott about 1/2 past eight. Bill brought Maggie home for a visit from the Asylum yeasterday. We got home at a 1/4 to eleven,, found all right at home we were all very tired - -

Saturday 27th

A fine day. Mary Ann went home Allen went to Prescott and brought home his new clothes. Mary Allen And Maggie came up and staid to tea. Miss Howells and Allen went to Emily's. In the evening Emily and all the young people were here. I got a letter from Sarah Hurd - -

Sunday 28th

A cool day. Andrew, Allen, Miss Howells and myself went to church. In the evening Miss Howells and Harold went to the Prescott church Annie & Clara were over.

Monday 29th

A fine day, very hot, I was busy all day, washing and cooking. Harold and Andrew over the swamp stacking buckwheat. No visitors.

Tuesday 30th

A very hot day, mid like August heither. Andrew finished stacking in the afternoon they picked Apples. Mrs & Mr Arthur Sharpe came up for a few minutes in the afternoon -

October Wednesday 1st 1879

A very warm day, Andrew picked snow apples all day, got a letter from Bella. All the young people went to Mr Lewis's. James went to Prescott and brought up some Apple barrels.

Thursday 2nd

A very hot day. The thrashers were here, they thrashed the buckwheat over the swamp , Fide and Maggie came up and staid to tea. Allen, Lucia, and Miss Howells went over to Emily's to tea.

Friday 3rd

A lovely day. Baby and I spent the day at Marcias, Andrew picking Apples, and brought home buckwheat from over the swamp.

Saturday 4th

A fine day. Picked up apples and barrelled them up. Lucia spent the day at Mr Lewis's. Mr Lewis called. I sent Bella's box away - - - -

+ Sunday 5th

A very fine day. Andrew and the boys went to church in the morning In the afternoon Maggie and Fannie came up for a few days. We went to church in the evening.

Monday 6th

A gloomy day. Andrew went to Brockville, he is on the Grand Jury - Emily and the girls over in the evening. Miss Wells and Mrs Wells called.

Tuesday 4th

A very warm day. Andrew and Allen went to Brockville. Susan went went away today. Men digging potatoes Fannie, Harold and and Miss Howells went to Emilys.

Wednesday 8th

A hot day. Andrew and Harold went to Brockville, theu sold 11 barrels of snow apples and bought home some flour. Mary Ann came over to help me with Fannie went home.

Thursday 9th

A very warm day. Lucia, Caroll, and myself went to Brockville. Andrew got off of the Jury today. I bought Lucia a pair of boots and a chess. The men digging potatoes

Friday 10th

Another very warm day, rained a little this morning. Andrew and Men at the potatoes. Harold patched the cider house. I went to Mary tonight Mary Ann still here.

October Saturday 131th 1879

A very fine day. Harold and Allen went to Prescott. Fannie came up to spend a few days. Ernie came up to spend the evening, he staid all night. Mary Ann came went^ home, Annie came for her.

Sunday 12th

A fine day, all went to church except Harold and myself. Ernie went home in the afternoon.

Monday 13th

A fine day, Ida came over to help me for a few days. I washed and finished packing Captians Atkinsons butter. Emily and all the children over in the evening.

Tuesday 14th

A very fine day but cool. James went to Brockville with the butter. Harold went out for some potatoes that Andrew bought Annie, Clara, and Edith were over in the evening.

Wednesday 15th

A very fine day . Fannie went home, Harold aand I went to Prescott. I went to see Annie Sharpe, no callers today except Annie. She borrowed a A dollar and a half from me to buy coal oil.

Thursday 16th

A very warm day, as warm as the middle of July. Harold went for a swim today, I went to Maitland in the afternoon. Bill and Maggie were here for a few minutes.

Friday 14th

A very hot day the smoke is dreadful. I churned a large churning today. Andrew and Men at the potatoes. Harold picking apples

Saturday 18th

A rainy morning. Harold and James went to Brockville, in the afternoon Miss Howells and Harold went to Prescott for his clothes it rained heavily today. Andrew and men husked corn all day.

Sunday 19th

A very cold, day Harold Allen Lucia Miss Howells & Ida went to church. Thomas Campbell spent the day here - I sent Mrs Lewis 25 cents for the sewing today.

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Frances Ann (Fanny) Jones, “Frances Ann (Fanny) Jones Diary, 1879,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/326.