Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wadsworth DIary - Feb 23, 1858

Very Pleasant & cold 3 above zero Sawed some wood (birch) Mended harness, helped Mother some & c. Sarah went to Boston. Father went to Mr. Clarks after the saw. Rev Thayer had a hard talk with Pond, Dean & others 
Written on side: Recd a letter from Frank Peck & 1 from Amanda

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  

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