Martha Baldwin diary,page 12 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 Baldwinâ€™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. I could not restrain a smile to see us all looking as though we were going to our own funerals, but did not feel like smiling. Eliza B. laughed all the while as usual, said with serious and all she could not muster a tear.
Finally, he came, took each us kindly by the hand and bid us goodbye. He could scarcely speak and we gave way entirely to our feelings.
Then Berhause (?) and Marshal (?) bid goodbye and we slowly and sadly left the scene of so many joys and pleasures, perhaps never to return as a student. The whole exercise was sad and seemed more like a funeral than an exhibition.