Monday, February 13, 2012

Wadsworth Diary - Feb 13, 1858

After yesterday's mistake, we are back on track with the correct postings:

Pleasant & cold above zero at sunrise Jos went to Boston. I cut some wood (birch) fixed the Chandelier & carried it to the school house. Went to see Mr. Pherson. Aunt Patty is sick. Went to Wrentham with a passenger (Mr. H. Bowen.) Went to Lyceum in eve.

In the 1850s, on a busy working farm in the southern part of Franklin, a man named George Wadsworth started writing in a journal about everyday events. When he filled that journal, he bought another, and filled that up too. Two dozen journals, and 27 years later, he had written about almost everything that can happen in a small New England town. His words were lost to history until 1986, when town resident Gail Lembo came across some of the journals at a yard sale. 


From the Franklin Historical Museum website
http://www.franklinhistoricalmuseum.com/p/wadsworth-diaries_30.html