Scripto | Transcribe Page

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

Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 25.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

July 18. Willie, Father and I to church. Willie goes with his mother. Cyril, Bob and Will here to tea. Rainy evening.

"19. Much cooler. Lorrie comes home from Summer School.

"20. Cool and cloudy. Rainy.

"21. Rainy about noon. Cyril and I go to Springbanks Park London to League picnic. {Gon?} on the new electrified {O.M?}. Good time.

"22. Fine. Cool. Mabel here to dinner and afternoon.

"23. Fine. Men begin to cut wheat.

"24. "." finish wheat. Father and Louie to town. Take Willie's things out. Louie and John goat {illegible?}.

"25. Father, Louie and I to church. Ray came and He and I go to Mabel's to dinner. Rainy. Home to tea and church Cyril.

"26. Poured in afternoon, Severe damage {?} slate, Belmont etc with wind. Hail.

"27. Finer.

"28. Poured rain in forenoon. Ray and Louie to town. Rake Mr. Page home. Cyril at night.

"29. Fine. Hot. Me and Mrs Jack Facey and Mrs. Vandelinder here in evening.

"30. Fine. Hot. John here to help {dryers} in hay.

31. Rainy forenoon I went to town to get Bernice and Lela. All went again at night. Cyril here.

August 1. Bernice. Father and I to church. Louie, Lela and I around block in afternoon. All at church at night. Very hot. Cyril.

"2. Fine. Rain during day.

"3. Rainy.

"4. " forenoon. Bernice, Lela and I to Park Cemetery and around town. Cyril here. {Crosshatch: illegible}

"5. Rainy.

"6. " "

"7. Louie took girls to train. Rainy.

"8. Bad downpour and rain in forenoon. Father to church. Mr. and Mrs. Gillot and baby. Cyril here to dinner and tea.

"9. Fine. Finished drawing wheat.

"10. Fine. Started to cut barley.

"11. " . Cyril here.

"12. Poured rain. Mabel and George here to dinner.

"13. Rained.

"14. Father and I to town. Rained.

"15. Rainy morning. Cleared. Ray and I go to Mrs. Gillotts to dinner and Bernice to tea. Called on Mrs. Norman . Went to Alymer in 59 min. and to Mrs. Gillotts in 1 hr 45 min.

"16. Fine morning. Severe electrical storm and downpour in afternoon.

"17. Fine. Cooler.

"18. ". Go to Mabels.

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.
  • Note: If a line on one page appears to carry over on the same line on the next page, please check the next page and (if applicable) transcribe both pages together as if they are one page. Type your unified transcription under the first of the two pages.
  • View more transcription tips. (Opens in new tab)

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]