Rankin MacMillan’s Notes on Each Journal



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notes made on the 1899 Diary by Rankin MacMillan Dec. 1968

January 1 - Martha writes poetry that inspires her; then tells who is on the farm and where the others are located.

Jan. 3 - Clayton returns to Cedarville College; Clara back to Monmouth

Jan. 13 - Clayton has chicken pox!

May 11 - Clayton and Jason go to "Buffalo Bill Show".

June 8 - Cedarville College Commencement - 6 graduates, included Jessie Morton, Belle Winter, Mary Little and 3 others

June 15 - Clara home from Monmouth. July 8 - Fannie and children arrive for summer visit

August 27 - Martha's remarks on keeping the Sabbath - page 198

Sept. 4 - The MacKenzies return to N.Y.

Sept. 5 - Jason takes work with surveyor's crew.

Sept. 18 - Clayton and Jason move into Aunt Mary Murdock's in Cedarville - will attend Cedarville College

Sept. 23 - Martha waits up for Clayton on a Saturday night (page 226)

Nov. 23 - Clara has a party for her friends

Dec. 12 - Fred home, first time in a year; returned to his work, Dec. 19.

Dec. 23 - Homer arrives home - first time since Aug. 1898 (1 1/3 years)

Dec 25 - Homer - Harlan - Clara - Clayton - Jason - Paul home for Christmas

Digitization Date

June 24, 2015


University Archives

Archives Collection

Martha McMillan Journal Collection

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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

Notes on the 1899 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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