Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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1868 Diary notes - by Rankin MacMillan in January 1969

Feb. 3 - page 9. A good example of the custom on un-expected guests coming at meal time.
Feb. 8 - page 11 A new baby daughter (Fannie) arrived.
March 18 - page 21 - First trip to Cedarville since the baby came.
Apr.9 - page 29 - James Mac. is discouraged with the weather. Thinks he should sell out and start a wholesale grocery business
Apr 10 - page 30 - Still discouraged
May 1868 - very wet - corn not planted till June
June 7 - page 56 - Remarks about the church choir
June 18 - page 65 - 585 breeding ewes sold to an Illinois man. Took 24 days to drive them there on foot. (See July 22 - p.85)
August 27 - p. 107 - Entered sheep in Fair at Jamestown
August 28 - p. 108 - Had baby Fannie's picture taken
Sept. 17 - p. 118 - Farm wages at this time - $18.00 a month plus board & room.
Oct. - James hired carpenters to hew out and build new barn on north side of the road.
Nov. 11 - p. 149 - Barn "raising". 44 men present.

Digitization Date

June 24, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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RG 16/46


Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals


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

Notes on the 1868 Journal

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About this Collection

The McMillan Journal Collection is an archive of the journals of Martha McMillan of Cedarville, Ohio, who maintained a daily journal from 1867 until her death in 1913.


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