Scripto | Transcribe Page

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

Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

Reesor, 45.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

Aug 1873 Sept Sunday 24 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Cober's AM went to J B's Pm his wife is pretty Poorly W. fine cler

25 I & Nancy took yarn to S Lehmans to get woven C mowed fence Corners W. fine rain last night Cler today

26 Cleaned up barn floor & turned Peas. finished drawing in Peas 2 loads & a load fence corner hay PM W. fine cool cler

27 I & C drew in spring wheat 9 loads Nancy helped unload Pm. W. fine

28 I. C. & Flavious drew in Oats 10 loads W. fine warm Clear.

29 I begin raking spring wheat stubble Finlaws came am C harrowed fallow am. he helped JD Pm I & Flavious cut nearly all oats below orchard Pm W. very warm close

30 I finished raking spring Wheat stubble C harrowed then we cut last Oats till noon bound them Pm W. warm Close

Sunday 31 We & my mother went to AB's W. showers last night

Sept 1 I & C ridged up fine rain last night windy today

2 I sowed 4 acres wehat for Br N am he plowed for me

3 I & C finished Plowing till 4 Pm took in very big load spring wheat rakings this evening. W. Cloudy drissling tonight

4 Chored AM. began to sow wheat about 3 PM W rain cleared up PM

5 I finished sowing & harrowing wheat. C helped Br C Plow W. fine Cool clear

6 C furrowed out wheat field & I went to Cedar Grove AM I & Flavius drew in Oats below Orchard 3 loads for us & one for himself Pm C got got Nell shod Picked stones off wheat W. very cool

Sunday 7 I. Nancy & my Mother wen to meeting at Wideman, Lords supper was Celebrated went to Christian Burkholder's at Uncle Josephs place W. Cloudy rained PM

8 I & Nancy started at 4 am went to Finlaws then they went with us Berry Picking into Whitchurch didn't get many got a good few Hazelnuts had a fine day & a Pleasant time. W. Cool this morning. beautiful today C helped Br N Plow

9 C finished Picking stones off wheat then we fixed some fence. AM. Cleaned Wheat PM. W. fine clr

10 I took 52 bus 50 lbs Treadwell wheat to Major MIlls @ $1.23 per bus I sold it last week it is about 2 cts higher at the present time C helped M Dyke thresh. I took a grist to Cedar Groves Pm W. ifine

             77.2.5(in blue)

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]