Scripto | Transcribe Page

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

John Ferguson Diary, 1872

Ferguson-105.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

November, TUESDAY 26, 1862 {sic}

Was at the same work as yesterday and have about 60 ash nails split and some cord wood. Spent evening writing a letter to Aunt Jennie and send one of my Photos and a {?} to her and Johnny Harrington my cousin, Ciney is writing to Sarah Peacock.

WEDNESDAY 27

Drove to Brampton this morning with mother and VIney on shopping business and other matters. Heard Rev Mr Russell of Detroit lecture on "Prohibition" this evening in Court House Brampton, he is a very humorous and able speaker and is R.W.C. Templar the highest office in America belonging to I.O.G. Templars.

November, THURSDAY 28, 1872

Was chopping firewood in the woods and cut my foot bus not seriously, made a fearful gash in my boot. Spent evening at Zion hearing Rev Mr Bradley of England lecture on Temperance but it was only very plainly done and not at all interesting, only a few present. Had quite a snow storm but did not last long. The roads are splendid, as level and smooth as plank

FRIDAY 29

Was chopping all day. A bitter cold day, measuring nearly down to Zero. J.C. Snell bought 8 imported shearling ewes {?} in Markham @ $600. Drove up to J.C.S. this evening for mother, she has been visiting there a day or two.

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]