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Items with subject 'Farm Life'

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American Homefront Magazines

by American Home Magazine CorporationHanke, O.A. (editor)Jenkins, Arthur H. (editor)Mayes, Herbert R. (editor)McDonough, Frank W. (editor)Methodist Publishing House (1941 – 1944)

6 folders (0.25 linear feet)

These magazines were produced during the Second World War on the American homefront. Together, they capture the agriculture and domestic values and advancements during the 1940s. Included are Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife (1943-1944), Poultry Tribune (1943), The Christian Advocate (1941-1942), Good Housekeeping (1943), Better Homes and Gardens (1942-1943), and The American Home (1943).

Associated Subjects: Publications • Spirituality • World War, 1939-1945 • Farm Life • Military History
Identifier: SC2018.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Book of Cuts

by Tingle Printing Co. (circa 1920s)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains "A Book of Cuts", by the Tingle Printing Company in Pittsville, MD. The purpose of this book was to show off different advertisements done in previous years by the Printing Company. While there is no date the checks in the back of the book are dated for some time in the 1920s.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Photography • Farm Life • Horticulture
Identifier: 2007.136
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Brittingham Plant Farms records

by Brittingham Plant Farms (1897 – 2014)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Brittingham Plant Farms records document the development of and retail practices of the wholesale plant company in Salisbury, Maryland. Company practices are documented with plant catalogs, advertisements, photographs and printed ephemera. The materials date from 1897-2014 with the bulk of the material dating from the company founding in 1945 through its demise in 1999. Also included are family and company histories written by Sylvia Brittingham Robertson.

Associated Subjects: Farm Life • Horticulture
Identifier: 2015.102
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Burton Family Diaries

by Burton Family (1865 – 1920)

8 folders (0.8 linear feet)

The Burton Family Diaries were written by Henry Melvin, Ada Bogardus, and Julia Burton in Romulus, New York. Henry Melvin Burton, who was a farmer, postmaster, and insurance salesman, wrote the nine diaries between 1865 and 1873 when he was married to his first wife, Sarah Hill, with whom he had his daughter Julia. After Sarah's death, he married the younger Ada Bogardus in 1893. Ada wrote the diaries that date 1897 to 1900, 1902 to 1904, 1906 to 1907, 1912, 1916, 1918, and 1920. However, when Henry died in January 1916, Julia wrote entries in the diary. The diaries include entries about daily life in rural upstate New York, but also mention national events such as the assassination of President Lincoln, the beginning of the Spanish-American War in 1898, and presidential elections. In 1920, Ada was purportedly one of the first women to vote in Seneca County. She worked for the Mount Green Cemetery Association.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Family Life • Farm Life • Politics
Identifier: SC2014.064
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Charles E. Holloway papers

by Holloway, Charles (1903 – 1913)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

The papers of Charles E. Holloway documents a series of financial transactions from 1903 to 1913 through business and tax receipts, including transactions with George Bounds & Company, and other local Wicomico County, Maryland companies.

Associated Subjects: Holloway Family • Agriculture • Farm Life
Identifier: 1991.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dennis Family Papers

by John V. Dennis Sr (1759 – 2000)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

This collection contains correspondence, family trees, death and birth certificates, wills, and other information from 1759 to 2000 pertaining to the Dennis family and its origins in Maryland and Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Crisfield Family • Environment • Farm Life • Genealogy • Slavery
Identifier: 1990.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Henry Reitzel

by Reitzel, Henry (1869 – 1875)

2 folders (0.25 linear feet)

The Diaries of Henry Reitzel were written between 1869 and 1875 by the farmer and cattle rancher from Whiteside County, Illinois who traveled to Enterprise, Kansas by wagon in 1874. One ledger spans from 1869 to 1874 while four smaller diaries cover one to two year periods. Reitzel kept track of all of his finances and wrote about his surroundings including passing missions, Indian reservations, camping on the prairie, hunting, and playing the accordion. The diaries document his journey westward from Illinois to Casey, Iowa, south into Kansas, and his return home to Illinois.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Farm Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.125
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid

by Reid, MarcusReid, Minerva (1894 – 1919)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The four diaries of Marcus and Minerva Reid were written in Jefferson County, New York and document the rural farming life of this couple. Marcus wrote three of the diaries, which date 1894, 1906, and 1906; Minerva wrote one of the diaries, which dates 1919 (the original owner wrote their names on the inside cover). While Marcus was listed as a farmer in the census, he wrote frequently about carpentry on houses, roofs, schools, and his shop on his property that included a barn, gravel pit, house, and orchard.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Diaries (Women) • Farm Life • Labor History • Family Life
Identifier: SC2016.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

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) • Family Life • Farm Life • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

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. 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.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Family Life • Farm Life • Medical History • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.023
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Eugene Heath

by Heath, Eugene (1869)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written in 1869 by Eugene Heath, the son of an early settler in Annawan, Henry County, Illinois. For the first half of the diary, Heath was attending school in Burlington, Iowa, but later returned home to help tend to the family farm and raise cattle. Heath also kept monthly cash accounts for his purchases.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Accounting Records • Farm Life
Identifier: SC2014.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Hezekiah May

by May, Hezekiah (1870)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written by Hezekiah May from Portage County, Ohio in 1870. The author worked on his father's farm and wrote about daily activities, which included plowing, thrashing, harvesting, butchering, sawing, and gathering sap. May also went hunting and fishing, as well as attending funerals.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Farm Life • Military History
Identifier: SC2013.048
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment