Martha Baldwin diary,page 11 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, 1858-1859 Type
text, image Format
The following is taken from a transcription of Martha Baldwin’s diary (1858-1859). Illegible sections of the original text are noted as follows: ______. A parenthetical question mark (?) follows words in the original text that were not completely legible but were still transcribed. ceased speaking, all those merely who had been his students were in tears. The closing piece was appropriate and good.
After the services were over and the audience retired, we girls sat and cried, all of us, for about half and hour steady. Mr. C. and Emily D. sang a farewell piece. Then we played and sang. Still we sat spellbound, nothing heard but our sobs (soon the unearthly screech of some air-born voice who was trying to have _______), then we laughed despite our sorrows, then cried again.
“The word must be spoken, we must arise and go” fell upon our ears from the lips of that beloved teacher. We went to the recitation room, doned (?) our things. Still we lingered.