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Accession # A1952.225.1
Title Diary of an unidentified student, likely in Elora, some local and family names references. 1898-1900, 1915.
Date 1898-1915
Description Diary written by unidentified student, likely from Elora, who writes of weather, social and domestic life, health issues, playing cokinole, attending school, visits of friends and neighbours. Notes charity given to a Metis "tramp"; Notes that school was cancelled one day in March 1899 so that the author and fellow students could attend the funeral of Flora Burns (of Victoria Street, Elora, died March 1899); also notes deaths of Mrs. James Dow and of Guelph auctioneer Joe Heffernan. Refences to visits of and with Jack Inglis, Allie and Sarah Burnett, the Smart family, Mrs. Shortreed, Miss Hamilton, Thomson family, and the Fallis family. Note that "Mrs Shortreed came to the manse"; Family references are to Pa, Em, Allie, Alf, and Aunt Maggie.

Mid way through diary is four-page entry in a different hand dated 22 March 1915, recalling the life of a beloved 7-month old kitten named Muffie, who died that day.

End pages of diary consists of quotes from famous authors such as Milton, William Morris, and others.
Creator \ Maker Unknown [Author]
Item Name Diary
Person \ Organization Canadian Pacific Railway
Elora Model School
Sunday School
Beams
Black
Bruley
Burnett, Allie
Burnett, Sarah
Burns, Flora
Crawford
Dobson, Austin
Dow, James
Durnin
Fallis
Goodale, Dora
Hall
Hamilton
Heffernan, Joe
Horne
Inglis, Jack
Milton
Morris, William
Mutrie, Fred
Paget
Reiner, Charlie
Shortreed
Smart
Thomson
Place Elora
Fergus
Guelph
Victoria Street
Subject Animals
Education
Family Life
First Nations
Health
History
Social Life
Post Office
Weather
Art, Photo, Map # Man 18
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1915
Accession # A1952.225.1
Containers MU 3