the making of modern michigan

Browse Collections
Browse by subject
Browse by institution
participating libraries project background
Martha Baldwin diary,page 71
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] March first 1861 Was not called on in [?] Sections. Recited in Latin and first rate in Rhetoric. Went down to the society & had a good time, though the mud was awful deep. March 2 Saturday A busy day, and had to write my report. Amy brought me four letters one from home, from Eva & from Wash & Paysly. Dick came for me and, the circle was very pleasant, indeed. But the rain & mud wasn’t so nice. Father is trying so hard to get me a school. 3rd Another Sabath [sic] past. Have been to church came home in the rain & am most sick. Lucy & Hill have gone to church. Have been reading & writing. March forth [sic]. A gun just broke upon the air, not the still, but the stormy air, announcing I suppose that Mr Lincoln is president not of the United States

Martha Baldwin diary,page 71

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