Download PDF (58.9 MB)

Download Rankin MacMillan's notes on the 1899 journal (361 KB)

Download Complete transcript of the 1899 journal (553 KB)

Download Victoria Krus: Martha and Her Help: A Different Kind of Relationship (59 KB)

Download Transcription of address to the Women's Christian Temperance Union (70 KB)


From June 29, 1899, through July 26, 1899, Martha McMillan and Mary Murdock traveled to Lyons, Indiana, to visit relatives. Martha's daughter, Clara, kept the journal while Martha was gone. Martha also kept a journal of the trip, which she added to the back of this journal. While they were in Lyons, they attended a Women's Christian Temperance Union meeting. Also included at the back of this journal is the text of the address that Martha was asked to give at the W.C.T.U. meeting on July 25, 1899.

The images in the PDF and the interactive book (the Read Online button to the left) were resized to compile more manageable documents. Even so, the PDFs are large files and therefore may take some time to download. For quicker viewing, click the Read Online button. Please contact the administrator if you would like to have a copy of any of the higher quality original images.

Journal Date


Journal Dimensions

8" x 10"

Number of Written Pages


Digitization Date

August 30, 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


Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals


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

1899 Journal



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.