the making of modern michigan

Browse Collections
Browse by subject
Browse by institution
participating libraries project background
Martha Baldwin diary,page 59
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Baldwin Public Library

Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

Birmingham (Mich.) History

Item Number

Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863

text, image


Some sections of the original diary are illegible, and these are noted in the transcription. A bracketed question mark [?] represents one illegible word. Places where whole sentences (or considerable portions thereof) were found to be illegible are noted with a bracketed ellipsis […]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] the stove. Will we ever all meet again! and when! I have been reading Timothy [?] letters. They contain many beautiful things and if I would but follow its precepts I would be far better and nobler than I am now. I learned one new thing that impressed me that a witty woman is a dangerous thing. I don’t feel one bit as I ought to commence study, but trust I shall get into that state soon. What will be the doom of our country Heaven only knows. If there is an attempt made to take the capital, all hope of [?] and conciliation must end. 4th At my studies again. They are […] Rhetoric with English Literature & I want to take French. To day Proff. Holden read us a lecture on Rhetoric. To night I have studied

Martha Baldwin diary,page 59

The Making of Modern Michigan was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that supports the nation's museums and libraries. Through agreement, this site is hosted by the MSU Libraries and therefore is subject to its privacy statement. Please feel free to send any comments regarding this site to