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Christopher A. Clough Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0697-sc

Scope and Content Note

The diary of a farmer from Readfield, Maine covering the years 1867-1870. The text chronicles the daily activities of a farmer, trapper, carpenter, and jack-of-all-trades. The diary describes agriculture, day-to-day business, neighborhood activities, notes, deaths, and diversions. Included also is a 4-page summary of the contents of the diary.

Dates

  • 1867-1870

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Christopher A. Clough was born on April 11, 1840. He lived on a small farm with his wife Sarah in Readfield, Maine. He grew potatoes, onions, and oats on his farm. He maintained an orchard and a hive of bees. He was a handyman, making picture frames, butcher knives, cradles, and coffins for his neighbors. He was an outdoorsman as well as a solid citizen. He attended town meetings and Republican Party caucuses.

Extent

1 folder (diary : 2 items, 34 cm ; summary : 4 pages)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The diary of a farmer from Readfield, Maine covering the years 1867-1870.

Note

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Christopher A. Clough Diary
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686