Scripto | Transcribe Page

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

Courtland Olds Diary, 1887


« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

August TUESDAY 16 1887

Lewis has started the plough in the field by McBrides again to day Joe has been spreading manure. Spent the forenoon myself in geting the old reaper ready for work. This afternoon have been cuting cloverseen on the Big Flat with the reaper. The crop is a rather poor one being rather thin but otherwise is well filled. Had a short visit from Mr. and Mrs. James Holcomb this evening. The weather keep verry dry, with some appearance of rain occasionaly.

{second page}

August WEDNESDAY 17 1887

I've had one team ploughing in the field by McBrides again to day. Joe worked at spreading manure this forenoon, this afternoon he has been helping Walter Austin thresh. It has taken me all day to get the ballance of clover seed cut on the Big Flat. Rain comenced falling at about six o'clock. There are good indications of an a shower. Had a short visit from William and a Wally Watts this evening. Mr Ardly still remains with us.

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]