the making of modern michigan

Browse Collections
Browse by subject
Browse by institution
participating libraries project background
Martha Baldwin diary,page 30
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, 1859-1860

text, image


The following is a transcription of Martha Baldwin's diary, 1859-1860. Question marks inclosed in parentheses represent words in the original diary that were illegible. Elipses are used to indicate larger portions of the text found to be illegible.

One sad thing cast a gloom over the day. Delia & Clark were there and about noon word came to them that their mother had cut her throat. Sad indeed. She has been insane some time but was now considered better. Poor Delia. It is very sad. 18th A rainy day. Not very well. 19th To day Veronica’s school closed with a picnic. Gus & I wanted to go but thought we ought to go to the funeral. It is very sad, very. To night Sarah and I called at Mr. (?). 20 To night I rode down to the village. Sarah went out west to day.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 30

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