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Diary of Edwin Myers

by Myers, Edwin (1887 – 1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Edwin Myers chronicles the ranching and family life in San Bernardino County, California between April 13, 1887 and December 31, 1891. Myers owned a ranch near Etiwanda, California and wrote daily about work on the ranch and vineyard, his personal life, and local and national events. Myers called his wife, Frances, "mama" and his son, Sherman, "Artie." His wife sold books and was elected as a school trustee. Myers was also appointed Secretary of the Board of Irrigation.

Associated Subjects: Diaries, Diaries (Men), Families, Farm life, Work Identifier: SC2014.001

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Diary of Edwin Myers (2)

by Myers, Edwin (1892 – 1899)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Diary of Edwin Myers chronicles the ranching and family life in San Bernardino County, California between January 1, 1892 and June 22, 1895. Myers owned a ranch near Etiwanda, California and wrote daily about work on the ranch and vineyard, his personal life, and local and national events. Myers called his wife, Frances, "mama" and his son, Sherman, "Artie." On August 8, 1893, another son was born; although his name was originally Albert Lucien, it was changed to Joseph Lloyd (who was referred to as Lloyd). His wife sold books and was elected as a school trustee. Myers resigned from his post as Deputy County Clerk at the beginning of the diary, but became a deputy assessor, served as a juror, attended temperance meetings, was on the council of the Fraternal Aid Society, and was active in local and school elections. His entries document the growth of his family, including childhood illnesses such as croup and measles. Included is the 1899 report card for Lloyd Myers' first year of school.

Associated Subjects: Diaries, Diaries (Men), Families, Farm life, Health, Work Identifier: SC2014.023

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