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William John "Willy" Little Diary, 1914-1925

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USEFUL INFORMATION

1914

{Illegible} ... 15

{Illegible} .... {9?}

Solar Cycle ... 19

{Illegible} Letter ... 12

Roman {Illegible} 13

Julian Period (Year of) ... 17

The year {illegible} of the Jewish Era commences at sunset {December 21st?} 1914.

The year XXXI of the Muhammedan Era commences on November 1914.

The 5th year of the reign of King George V begins May 6th 1914.

The 47th year of the Dominion of Canada begins July 1st, 1914.

The 138th year of the Independence of the United States begins July 4th, 1914.

Festivities, Anniversaries, etc. 1914

New Years Day . Jan 1

{Ephiphany?} " 4

{Illegible} Sunday ... Feb 3

{Quadragesimus?} Shrove Sun ... 22

Ash Wednesday {Quadragesimus?} 1st Sun. in Lent. Mar.1

St. David ... " 1

St. Patrick ... " 17

{Annunciation?} Lady Day ... " 25

Palm Sunday ... April 5

Good Friday ... " 10

Easter Sunday ... " 12

Easter Monday ... " 13

Low Sunday... " 19

St. George ... " 23

{Illegible} of King George V ... May 6

{Illegible} Day ... Holy Thurs ... " 21

Victoria Day ... " 24

Birth of Queen Mary ... May 26

Pentecost ... {White?} Sun ... " 31

Birth of King George V ... June 3

Trinity Sun ... " 7

{Illegible} Christ ... " 11

Birth of Prince of Wales ... " 13

St. John Baptist ... Midsummer Day " 21

Dominion Day ... July 1

Labor Day ... Sept 7

St. Michael ... {Illegible} Day " 20

All Saints Day. Nov. 1

First Sunday in Advent ..... " 20

St. Andrew ..... " 30

Birth of Queen Alexandra ..... Dec.1

Conteption Day .... " 8

St. Thomas ... " 21

Christmas Day. " 25


Eclipse, 1914

In the year 1914 there will be four eclipses, two of the Sun and two of the Moon.

I. An annular eclipse of the Sun. Feb. 25th, is visible in N. America.

II. A partial eclipse of the Moon, March 11th. Moon enters the shadow March 11th at 9h (2m?) p.m. Middle of eclipse 11th {illegible} . Moon leaves the shadow March 12th at {illegible}. Magnitude of the eclipse {illegible} (Moon diameter = 1.0).

III. A total eclipse of the Sun, Aug. 21st. The eclipse will be partial in the Maritimes Provinces, Quebec, and Ontario. In Toronto, the eclipse begins at {17?} a.m., ending at 4h, 19m, a.m., the amount of observation being {0.15?}

IV. A partial eclipse of the Moon, Sept. 4th invisible in Toronto. Moon enters the shadow 7h {15m?} a.m. Middle of an eclipse, {illegible} a.m. Moon leaves shadow 10h {58m?} a.m, 75th mer. standard time. Magnitude of the eclipse, {6.344?}

The Seasons - Standard Time.

Sun enters Aries - Spring begins Ontario and Quebec, March 21 6 a.m. Maritime Provinces, March 21, 7 a.m. Manitoba, 5 a.m., Alberta, a.m. B. Columbia, 3 a.m.

Sun enters Cancer - Summer begins Ontario and Quebec, June 22, 2 a.m. Maritimes Provinces, 3 a.m. Manitoba, 1 a.m. Alberta, June 21, mid. B. Columbia, June 21, 11 p.m.

Sun enters Libra - Autumn begins Ontario and Quebec, Sept. 23, 5 p.m. Maritime Provinces, 6 p.m. Manitoba, 4 p.m. Alberta, 3 p.m. B. Columbia, 2 p.m.

Sun enters Capricornus - Winter begins Dec. 22, 11 a.m, Ontario and Quebec. Noon in Maritime Provinces, 10 a.m. in Manitoba, 9 a.m. Alberta, 8 a.m., B. Columbia.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

MEASURE OF LENGTH

{The second quotation mark is used to represent the work "make"}

4 in. make 1 hand.

1.93 " " 1 {link?}

18 " " 1 cubit

12 " " 1 foot

6 ft. " 1 fathom

3 " " 1 yard

{illegible} yds. " 1 rod

40 rds " 1 furlong

{8?} fur. " 1 mile

1760 yds " 1 mile

{illegible} mls. " 1 degree

{50?} geographicall miles make 1 degrees.


SQAURE MEASURE

144 sq. in.... 1 sq. foot

9 " ft .... 1 " yard

20 ½ " yds ... 1 " rod

40 " rods .. 1 " acre

10 " {illegible} " acre

{653?} ' acres 1 '" mile

AVOIRDUPOIS

16 drams {grams?} make 1 oz

16 ozs. " 1 lb.

25 lbs. " 1 qt.

4 qts. " 1 {owt.?}

1 {owt.} " 1 ton

5000 lbs. " 1 ton.

TROY

24 grains make 1 dwt.

20 dwts. " 1 oz.

12 ozs. " 1 lb.

LIQUID

4 gills make 1 pint

2 pints " 1 quart

4 quarts " 1 gallon

4 teaspoons make 1 tablespoon.

2 tablespoons make 1 ounce.

2 ozs. make 1 wine glass

Metre .......................... 3.29 feet

Kilometre .................. 1003.6 yds.

Kilogramme ................ 2.2046 lbs.

Centimetre .................. .3937 inches

Litre ...................... 1.263 pints

Hectare .................. 2.471 acres

Knot or Marine Miles .. 1.13 statue miles.

  • Approximate

wherefractions occur in the rates per hour an easy way to calculate the is to call the upper figercents.

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