Elijah Blaisdell Diaries
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Fifteen diaries of a farmer in York, Maine during the late nineteenth century. The diaries cover the years, 1870, 1879, 1880, 1882-1886, 1888-1891, and 1898-1900. The 1900 diary is blank. Elijah Blaisdell died on May 9, 1898, and it appears that the remainder of the 1898 and the 1899 diaries were probably kept by his daughter Julia C. Blaisdell. Included also are papers removed from the diaries which include notes and bills.
- Creation: 1870-1900
- Blaisdell, Elijah, 1821-1898 (Person)
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Elijah Blaisdell was a farmer in York, Maine. He was born July 24, 1821 and died May 9, 1898. In 1848 he married Marcia Fernald, also from York. She died on April 18, 1884 at the age of 63 years. They had at least four children: Julia C. (1854-1934), Marcia W., George, and Joseph.
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Fifteen diaries of a farmer in York, Maine during the late nineteenth century. The diaries cover the years, 1870, 1879, 1880, 1882-1886, 1888-1891, and 1898-1900. The 1900 diary is blank.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Howard E. Jones, Bowling Green, KY in March 2001.
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