Courtland Olds Diary, 1896

Title

Courtland Olds Diary, 1896

Creator

Courtland Olds

Source

Courtesy of Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph

Language

English

Coverage

19th Century, Norfolk County, Woodhouse Township, Ontario

Date Created

1896

Is Part Of

Courtland Olds Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Manuscript

Transcription

THE CANADIAN POCKET DIARY FOR 1896

C.C. Olds {signature?}

TORONTO: PUBLISHED BY The BROWN BROS, Limited MANUFACUTURING STATIONERS

January WEDNESDAY 1 1896 Got up a couple of loads of wood this forenoon to begin the new year. This afternoon have been engaged entertaining {cisitss?} most of the time. Went over to the prayer-meeting to-night, and, had a very good time. There are {inallcutious?} of a flower of blessings upon our neyboorhood. May we not only ask, but ask beleiving.

January THURSDAY 2 1896 Have been working in thee woods againe to-day as usual, Part of Awfords force, have been & helping. There is a change in the weather takeing place, It is becoming colder. Wife and I went over to Mr. {Ebersoles?} to spend the evening, Had a very pleasant time with him and his excellent wife.

January FRIDAY 3 1896 Cold weather has come at last, and seems likely to stay with us for a while. I have been working in the woods, {Gine?} & {Jehie?} have been helping me. I found it pretty cold working at a very strong {noon?} west wind has been blowing all day! Mr. Awford is has been to will takeing a geist for us as well as for himself.

January SATURDAY 4 1896 The very cold weather have continued today. The prevailing winds are force the west and north-west. Have been buisy as usual for day trying to get wood prepared for the {give?}. It has been almost to cold to work out of door today. Had a celler from a Kitchen to day which made me feel {illegible}, it was a {illegible} Celler.

January SUNDAY 5 1896 The contineued cold weather and had roads are were suficient to help us from going out to our own {illegible} to day. Went over to heav Mr Ebersole this evening however and enjoyed the service very well. We have been praying and looking for a revival in this church but, as for our expectations have not been realized. Leord increase our faith!

January MONDAY 6 1896 I worked in the woods this forenoon with the Awford's at cutting wood. This afternoon I went up to leper valley calling at S.C.Matthews on the way and A. G. Rose's. Went to see the tax - collector about our tax is being still unpaid. Our Township council were vo-ted for to day and I had to put in my vote as usual. The weather has been very cold and windy.

January TUESDAY 7 1896 I have engaged at woodcuting to day. Mr Awford's have also been helping. There has been but little change in the weather: except continued signs of a snowstorm. Had an offer of secondhand plum sees for next spring's planting at twelve cents each. This is by far the loweer price is far. The Queen Company of Rochester in his party.

January WEDNESDAY 8 1896 We were cuting wood in the woods again this forenoon. This afternoon I have been geting up {sruce?} wood for us our own use. The little scrow that has lately follow makes it peosible to draw wood with the sleighs. There is a constant appearnace of crow, but it only seems to come in moderate quantities. If it keeps on however it will not be long befor we have sleighing in earnest.

January THURSDAY 9 1896 Have had a family dinner today. All my unckles except one on my mothers side with their wishes and chil some of their children favoured us with their presence for dinner. Went down to Welliane Wallsi's for another dinner this evening. Had a pleasant visit there also, my old friend W. J. Carpenter & wife was also there. Think that Wall's & his wife also have been benefited by their sojourne in Harriston.

January FRIDAY 10 1896 Did not feel overly well forme our late ngiht out, last night. So did no do very much this forenoon. Had a Mr jones here from jarris alsp is dealing in various kinds of timber. partly promised to let him have some hickory and new loggs. Went out to {illegible} this afternoon takeing Maggie with me. We are likely to have snow soon again, apparently.

January SATURDAY 11 1896 Mr Awford and I have been buisy to day getting in the tallace of trawetack, the weather being quite favourable for our work. There are story indicative of a shawl or of a storm clear at loud. Have been blessed to day with peace, as God above can give. My poor speed is resding of any precious saviour. Glory be as the

January SUNDAY 12 1896 Went out to meeting in poor this morning takeing my mother with me. Had an excellent diecourse from gev owner meiuiele. Nio gexf was

January MONDAY 13 1896 There is a constant sppearance of snow but still it does not come. Mr. Awford and I have been cuting wood in the woods again to day. Have just been reading a teller of Mr E. W. Wilson expecting this experience with the silo. He say that He he could not farm successfully without this mode of preserving feed.

January TUESDAY 14 1896 We have been cuting wood in the woods to day. The Awford and I. The weather is rather cold; but as there is no snow to speak of on the {croweed?} it is a {illegible} since I cut wood. Have been enjoying the Hearsing of the spirit of which we are told that. as many as are led by the spirit of God, They are the Sons of God. What a wondrous elaltation.

January WEDNESDAY 15 1896 The weather is very fine and rather mild {rough?} winterlike. Have been working in the woods again to day and Mr Awfords have been helping as usual. It makes quite a difference weather we have but one hand or there to keepp when cuting wood even. {Both?} of us have been working together most of the time and our pile has grown fast.

January THURSDAY 16 1896 Worked in the woods this forenoon at wood cuting as usual, Mr C&W good lucked me. This afternoon I have been geting up wood. with the slighs, there is every appearance of a New just now. Had a visit from Wellinton J. Carpenter and wife together with W. A. Walls and wife with Nellie. We had a very nice time with our friends.

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Citation

Courtland Olds, “Courtland Olds Diary, 1896,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed September 28, 2022, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/349.