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Martha Baldwin diary,page 53
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

Birmingham (Mich.) History

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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] 18th Friday It does seem so good not to have to study. Mother is finishing my dress I have been knitting some. Geneva is such a lovely place. Thirty five miles from Chicago – mostly dwelling houses and little business. [?] comes home every night. [?] is pretty as she used to be. 19th Esther, Mother, [?] & I took a walk. 20 At church and company this evening. 21 [?][?] and cousin called on me. 22nd Esther & I went out and called on [?][?] who invited me to go to a surprise party & came for me. They do have such a peasant [sic] company here I should think but they are not at all [?] to get acquainted. 23 Went into Chicago visited the Dales & in the evening went to hear the Campbells. We also visited Bryen [?] hall, and the private picture galery [sic] which I enjoyed much.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 53

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