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Title

1908 Journal

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Download Rankin MacMillan's notes on the 1908 journal (2.8 MB)

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Comments

This journal concludes on November 10, 1908, the day that James and Martha McMillan moved from the farm near Cedarville to a home in Yellow Springs. Martha's final words in this journal are, "Now this is the end - the book is closed - forever and it came sooner than I thought - 'Where the tree of life is blooming meet we there. Farewell & Farewell.' " That same day, she started a new journal with these words: "While one book is closed another is opened."

Pages 293-300 have been removed from the book, but probably contained no writing, as pages 243-292, following the last entry on November 10, are blank.

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Journal Date

1908

Journal Dimensions

8.0" x 9.5"

Number of Written Pages

245

Digitization Date

May 2, 2016

Source

University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

Archives Container Number

SF-97

Archives Identification Number

RG 16/46

Archives Location Number

SF 3A

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

Keywords

Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals

Disciplines

Agriculture | Animal Sciences | Christianity | Civic and Community Engagement | Education | Family, Life Course, and Society

1908 Journal

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