Scripto | Transcribe Page

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

John Ferguson Diary, 1874

Ferguson, 92.pdf

« previous page | next page » |

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

                           December     Saturday  5     1874

This forenoon went over to Mr Joshua Modeland's and brought home from thence the Shot Horn bull calf aged months, "Momentum" and paid cash $74.00 the discount being 8 per cent for eleven months. In Brampton this evening and bought at K.C.& Co. a $18.00 overcoat of brown beaver, also some articles in hardware.

                            December     Sunday  6     1874

Drove spring wagon to S.School Supt pres, Sec pres, lesson, Mark XIV, 66 to 72, "The denial of Christ by Peter," Had a short practice after the school of the tunes for the anniversary. Heard Rev W Bevins preach in Brampton tonight, text Hebrews III 1st verse.

                             December     Monday  7     1874

Spent the day chopping up the hemlock tops into firewood. Walked to Brampton tonight and mailed a letter to Oshawa {George Rice}. Received from Aleck Campbell a copy of first number of the new Tory paper "Conservator" for this county. At Lodge this evening, one initiated.

                             December     Tuesday  8     1874

With the help of J Sewell, at 50 cents per day, sawed with cross cut saw 14 logs of hemlock, cutting the trees down about one half of which were dry and lifeless A cold freezing day, no snow. At home tonight and had a busy evening, writing music, &c.

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]