By Robert Myers, Janet Coryell
The maintaining of journals and diaries turned a virtually daily hobby for lots of american citizens within the 19th century. Adeline and Julia Graham, younger women from Berrien Springs, Michigan, have been either attracted to this job, writing concerning the day-by-day occasions of their lives, in addition to their 'grand adventures.' those are attention-grabbing, deeply own debts that offer an perception into the concepts and motivation of 2 sisters who lived greater than a century in the past. Adeline begun protecting a diary while she used to be 16, from mid-1880 via mid-1884; via it we see a tender lady coming of age during this small group in western Michigan. Paired with Adeline's account is her sister Julia's diary, which starts in 1885 whilst she units out with 3 different younger ladies to domicile in Greeley County, Kansas, simply east of the Colorado border. it's a shiny and colourful narrative of a tender woman's trip into America's western landscape.
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9Because it lies between two "es" (seas). lOA "cutter" is a light, small one-horse sleigh. ll"Walter's" referred to Walter Kephart's pharmacy in Berrien Springs. Arnica is a tincture derived from the species Arnica montana, used to treat bruises and sore muscles. 12Minstrel shows in the late nineteenth century were performed by African Americans, as was the case here, or by whites who had blackened their faces. The shows included songs, dances, comic routines, and sentimental skits that were based on and included traditional African American folk songs and humor.
We are trying to think of some way to keep our school boys out of bad company. 19 He has reached the age when he thinks it manly to smoke, 18"Reciting" meant the class was saying the lesson out loud. Rote memorization was a favorite teaching method in the nineteenth century. 19Bowling has been around since the sixteenth century. Bowling alleys suffered from a somewhat unsavory reputation in the nineteenth century, and some towns banned them. VOLUME 2: DECEMBER 21, 1881-MAY 28, 1882 49 gamble, and so forth.
The hill is long, and as we neared the bottom the sled was going so fast that things at the side of the road were just one blur. We ran into another sled with two boys on, but didn't hurt anyone. If it hadn't been for them we would have gone clear across the bridge. Et went next and the sled never stopped till it had gone clear across the bridge and to where the water crosses the road in the other side. Yesterday I went to Lutheran Sunday school, although it stormed awfully. In the evening I wrote a long letter to George & Jude and fixed four Valentines to send to Nellie Hall* & the Tudor children.
Adeline and Julia: Growing Up in Michigan and on the Kansas Frontier: Diaries from 19th-Century America by Robert Myers, Janet Coryell