the making of modern michigan

Browse Collections
Browse by subject
Browse by institution
participating libraries project background
Martha Baldwin diary,page 118
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.

13th Studying, busy. Frank called & says (?) is married. Another of our friends stepped off. 14th Mollie & I went up to Mr. Gillette’s on horseback. I rode her colt. Had a fine ride. Studying this evening. The school in Franklin is taken so I must look in Troy. 15th Mr. Hill away. Mother went to Pontiac to make a visit. Studying. Mollie & (?) in a few moments to night. 16 Very busy. Went to the public to night with Mollie & Ezra. Had a first rate time. 17 Went to Pontiac for Mother. Got a good scolding for going to the public. 18 Sunday. At church. Went to take a walk & stayed awhile at Mollie’s. Did not get rid of anyone. 19 Monday Went over to Troy to see about the school. Mollie Clara & I went to Lyceum. Adjourned till next winter.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 118

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