The Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell Diaries

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The 1856 diary contains a day by day account of the life of Lucinda Merriss. It largely focuses on her life at home and with family. Other topics include teaching, a camp meeting, deaths of known persons, a marriage between Schinger and Davis, and financial accounts listed by month. Notable dates include:

September 21: A large family gathering.

October 6: A reference to her birthday.

November 20-22: Visit to a Temperance Society meeting.

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