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The bottom of page 139-140 was removed from the journal. The tear line is just visible on the images for those pages, and the tear naturally exposes the page beneath it.

Pages 163-260 were also removed, although this must have been done prior to writing on page 261, since there is no lapse in the narrative. Pages 285-288 were also removed, but those follow the last entry for the year.

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Journal Date


Journal Dimensions

8.125" x 10.25

Number of Written Pages


Digitization Date

March 1, 2016


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

Archives Container Number


Archives Identification Number

RG 16/46

Digitization Specifications

Scanner: Atiz BookDrive Mini
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T5i (2)
F-stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/50 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: 0 step
Focal length: 35 mm
Metering mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash mode: No flash, compulsory


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1890 Journal



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