Document Type


Transcription Date


Journal Date



Martha McMillan, Cedarville, diaries, journals, transcripts


The dated entries for the 1909 journal begin with November 10, 1908. After almost 42 years with her “farm journal” starting in 1867, Martha McMillan and her husband James are leaving the farm in the care of son Clayton and moving to a furnished house in Yellow Springs, Ohio. On November 10 she ends the 1908 journal but begins a “new” journal which is combined with this 1909 journal. Thus, the entries and transcriptions of the remainder of the month of November and the month of December 1908 are part of this 1909 journal.

Martha’s locations during late 1908 and early 1909:

  • November 10, 1908 – January 25, 1909. Martha and James are living in their furnished home in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • January 25, 1909. Martha is sent to Dr. Hunt’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio. After 5 weeks there, Dr. Hunt recommends that Martha finish the winter in Florida.
  • March 3. Martha leaves on a train for Winter Park, Florida, arriving on March 5.
  • March 5 – 21. Martha is in Winter Park, Florida.
  • March 22 – April 20. Martha is in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • April 20 – 27. Martha is in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • April 28. Martha leaves for Atlanta, Georgia, to be with son Homer and wife Mary for a time.
  • June 13. Martha arrives back at the farm where she and James will now stay and give up their home in Yellow Springs.

1909 Critical Introduction Paper by Rachel A. Croskrey.pdf (74 kB)
Introduction to the March-April 1909 Transcriptions



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.


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.