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Martha Baldwin diary,page 20
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] person I have seen since I came here that I knew. But it is not well for my lessons as I had to give in [?] in Latin. Well we went to the lecture. Lyd Lucy and Miss B all had beaux and I had to go with Baldwin. The lecture from B.T. Taylor of Chicago was splendid his subject Going away from home First he spoke of wandering habits, how we were ever going away from home. Man will not walk if he can ride; if he is a dweller in the frozen arctic region he wraps himself in the furs and by the swift reindeer is drawn over the ice and snows if in the dessert [sic] its own [?][?] him, a broomstick a hobby horse, if he can only ride he is content. He has made the elements his steeds, he rushes through the land with his straw horse or

Martha Baldwin diary,page 20

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