Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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Notes from the 1889 Diary by Rankin MacMillan Oct. 1979

January 7 - Fred returns to Monmouth after being home for Christmas vacation; is not back home until the middle of August, then returns to Monmouth on Sept. 5.

Harlan graduates from Selma High in May.

Homer goes back to Selma in September

Harlan works on the farm

McMillan school opened Oct. 7 with Hugh Whittenton as teacher. Clara, Clayton and Jason in school there.

I did not make extensive notes, although this diary is full of happenings on a farm with this large family. There is always something going on. Mr. MacKenzie came from Xenia to see Fannie several times!

Digitization Date

August 26, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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Archives Container Number


Archives Identification Number

RG 16/46


Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals


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


Compiled in October 1979

Notes on the 1889 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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