1882 Handwritten Diary Binghamton/broome County/new York Ny History
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1882 Handwritten Diary Binghamton/broome County/new York Ny History :
This AMAZING 131 YEAR OLD handwritten antique diary / journal / manuscript book
was written by a young woman whose name was
VERNA (or Vernie) TREADWELL - FLINT
She lived in the small town of
BINGHAMTON, Broome County, NEW YORK.
Verna was born on December 1, 1851 in New York to Chas. H. & Jane H. Treadwell.
Her siblings were Ellen, Morris, and Marvin.
She married HARLAN FLINT on February 18, 1879,
and I don't think they never had any children, as the census records don't show any.
She was30 years old when she wrote this diary.
I will include a copies of her Census Information from 1860 and 1880.
Diaries from the 19th century always tug at my heartstrings,
but those written by young women seem to be extra special and much harder to find.
This diary has some wonderful & rare qualities about it,
one of which is that Verna's brother, Morris, wrote a book about growing up in Binghamton!
The title of the book is: "Diary Of A Binghamton Boy In The 1860's"
I have not read the book, but it would certainly be interesting to find out
what it says about Verna & other family members!
This is a VERY RARE
NewYork& American History !!!
This incredible diary has259 handwritten daily entries,
and it measures approx.3" x 6",
It is in very good condition and there are no missing or loose pages.
The entries vary in length,from a paragraph to a few words.
ALSO INCLUDED ...
In the back pocket of the diary I found a paper with handwritten remedy recipes
for keeping hair from turning gray, to beautify hair, and to treat gray hair!
And there is also a business/calling card for "Bartlett & Sessions, Attorneys & Councelors".
An interestinglook back into history,
It is an AMAZING Slice of Americana !!!
PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT, IS TO SHAREA FEWEXCERPTS FROM IT:
" .....New Years Day. We got up early and went over to High St. to quarterly meeting. A real good love feast. Elder Clark preached. There were a good many joined the church - eleven were baptized. We came back to Jimmies to dinner. Stayed a while and then home .... Harlan's shirt was stolen from the line last night .... I called on Libbie Francisco. In the evening Harlan & Jimmie & I went over to High St. to the donation. Had a very good time .... I went to town, bot a new copper boiler. Had to pay six dollars for it ..... We went to Nick Martins to a wedding in the evening. Emma Martin & John Warner were married. We had a real pleasant time ..... I went downtown and helped ma pick out the trimmings for her dress .... We bot an autograph album .... Rained all day. We went out to Herricks to their babies funeral. We called at Mr. Cotants and went down to the chapel in the evening ..... Forepaughs show exhibited on the old Fairground .... The agent brot the book that I am going to give Harlan for a birthday present. We heard today that Father Flint is dead. We got ready and went up to Rink (?)at nght .... We got up early and went up on the hill and attended the funeral at the church, and then went on ten miles to Coles hill to the grave. We came back to the bend at night completely tired out. We feel that Father is (at) rest from his great suffering .... Harlan stayed at home and helped me take up the carpet in the parlor and I began cleaning the room. H. blacked the stove, whipped the carpet, &c. and we worked till night .... Marvin came down and took us over to High St., along towards night we rode through Spring Forest cemetery and went to the Chaple in the evening .... Guiteau Hung today I went downtown, bot me a rubber cloak and a pair of gloves. We went to Hoyts to tea .... Father called and brot me some cherries. I stripped off a lot of currents and squeezed them and made a gallon of wine. I canned the cherries ..... Harlan sold hi place in Windsor to J. Valentine for three hundred and twenty-five dollars. We went over to Geo Barlows and looked around the lots ..... Barnums Show day. I went down town a little while. Father & Mother & Blooms folks came up to dinner. I went to the show with them, an awful crowd and very warm in the tent. I almost suffocated with the heat .... I suppose milk drew the first load of stone today for the cellar wall for our new home .... I went up to Mr. Coby's to a union social in the evening ..... I went over to Mrs. Edgecombs to a tea party in the afternoon. We had a first rate time ..... "
Some of thenames she mentions in the diary are:
Allie & Etta Cotant ~ Libbie Francisco ~ Barnum ~ Ella Follett ~ Ida Flint ~ Arthur Noble ~ Aunt Nancy Flint ~ John Carmichaels ~ Charles Alexander ~ Charlie Hathiway ~ Emma Martin ~ John Warner ~ Burlingame ~ Gene & Roy Williams ~ Emm Warner ~ Sarah Williams ~ Martins ~ Alec Warner ~ Frank Hoyt ~ Holms ~ Art Noble ~ Valentine ~ Grummonds ~ John Walkers ~ George Barlows ~ Homer Barlows ~ Ida Vincent ~ Charlie Nichols ~ Aleck Warner ~ Maria Carmichael ~ Uncle Boughtons ~ Ida Vincent ~ and others!
The Cities / Towns / Villages / Hamlets / Communities Located In Broome County, New York Are:
Barker ~ Binghamton ~ Chenango ~ Colesville ~ Conklin ~ Deposit ~ Dickinson ~ Endicott ~ Fenton ~ Johnson City ~ Kirkwood ~ Lisle ~ Maine ~ Nanticoke ~
Port Dickinsonn ~ Sanford ~ Triangle ~ Union ~ Vestal ~ Whitney Point ~ Windsor.
Adjacent Counties Are:
Chenango County ~ Delaware County ~ Wayne County PA ~ Susquehanna County ~ Tioga County ~ Cortland County
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