Scripto | Transcribe Page

Log in to Scripto | Recent changes | View item | View file

Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-35.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

Nov 2 1861

Chored {around?} finished Chest for Indian Corn Buckwheat meal & hulled barley Weather heavy storm & rain from the east all day

Sunday 3

At home all day I went to CBs a while PM weather Clear A.M Cloudt PM raining this evening

{Night late?} 4

{"bridges & Mill dome carried away" written in margins} Sorted sheep in the morning helped BC to bring over seven of his {cows?} JL John started at 11 o c on a shooting excursion down to the big swamp and the flats of the litle {rouge?} shot a few {birdy?} seen there fine partriges Weather Cloudy & Clear

5

I went to J {Dunneas?} for a meattub & P {Gathered?} apples killed a pig PM Weath Clear

6

Sorted & Drew potatoes into the cellar they are badly rotted this year. Weather Clear

7

Drew in 7 loads of turnips Weather Clear (squally some)

8

Drew in 3 loads of turnips which finished the AM I went to {Major? Mayor?} Mills with 18 bunches Chop * John plowed PM Weather Cloudy

9

Plowed. Weather fine. Clear.

Sunday 10

At home all day Recieved a visit from {B.N?} & family & my father & mother. Nancy complained of sore throat on friday evening still got worse.

Transcription Tips

  • Follow the example of transcribing provided in the first few PDF files of this diary.
  • Click Edit when you’re ready to start transcribing.
  • Click Detach to move the transcription box to a convenient location.
  • Copy the text as it is, including misspellings and abbreviations.
  • Start each new day with a new line. Otherwise ignore spacing and alignments.
  • Use toolbar heading options for any headings in the text, i.e. diary titles.
  • Use toolbar table generator for any tables in the text, i.e. finance records.
  • Use toolbar comment option to add your own comments, i.e. illegible text or uncertain names or description of drawings.
  • Use toolbar stroke through text option to transcribe crossed-out text.
  • When done press "Save Transcription" to save your work.
  • View more transcription tips.

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]