[Cookery-Manuscript]1871 Diary

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10 x 8 cm. Small leather bound Diary with change purse. Includes 1871 Calendar, Moon and Tide tables for Boston and Chicago. Diary commences with daily notes; Tuesday – January 3: “Mother, John, and Liz went to Keene today.” On Thursday January 19 the diary switches to a handwritten recipe book until Sunday July 30. On Thursday – September 7 the diary resumes: “Started from home this morning for Uncle Franks. It is Harveys birthday, his is seventeen today.” On Wednesday – September 13: “Went into Boston Today.” This continues, seemingly staying in Boston for work, and on Monday – October 16: “To see President Grant today.” In fact, “President Grant laid the corner-stone of the Post Office and Treasure building on Devonshier, Milk, and Water streets on October 16, 1871, with imposing ceremonies in the presence of Vice-President Colfax, Postmaster General Creswell, the State and City authorities, and other distinguished officials.” (City Council of Boston Documents) Newspaper clipping laid in c. 1910’s.