Martha Baldwin diary,page 61 Creator
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Institution
Baldwin Public Library Subject
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913 Subject
Women Michigan Birmingham Biography Subject
Birmingham (Mich.) History Item Number
Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863 Type
text, image Format
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 [â€¦]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] 9th Such a days work. Up at five & washed till time to go down there and read compositions; did not get home till eleven and then had to clean, finish washing get our dinners and go down to see a picture on exhibition here, Adam & Eve. And then have to get supper & make bread, take up wood & one thousand steps, extra to take. And then [?][?] Father and Mother came which of course made more steps, too.
But those pictures, they were perfectly grand. Eve is reclining on the shoulder of Adam, who is seated on a trunk with the lion lying at his back, while she is placing the apple in his hand, and looking up to him with such a look.
The serpent is coiled round the tree pouring his enchanting words into the ear of Eve, while the scene around is one of quiet