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Martha Baldwin diary,page 52
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

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Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863

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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] It was splendid, no – good. Had the honor of going down with Dick and Lucie, and of going home in the rain. But to morrow is the worst. Lydia & I studied most all night. January 16, 1861 the first term closed and I did not fail [?] Trigonometry. We are perfectly beside ourselves with joy to think it is over with. Church was [...] and such a [?] The Sherwood exhibition was good. Lyd and Lucy sat up with me as we were going at four and did not want to go to bed. A good many of the students were on the cars among the [?] [?] Thursday at too [sic] found us at Geneva and at Sarahs. All are well and glad to see us. It does not seem as though I really am at Sarahs. Kit is pretty as ever, Sarah grows old fast, [?] too.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 52

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