The 1860 diary of Lucinda Merriss focuses on her life at home with family and with friends. Much of this year is spent devoted to home life and general day to day life. The start of the diary includes several verses to various songs. This diary does include information on births, marriages, and deaths of known persons. Notable dates include:
January 25: Mention of Albert Whitacre's 30th birthday.
February 16: Ending of courtship to Albert Whitacre.
April 9: Strong storm demolishing the Wesley Chapel..
Cornell, Lucinda Lenore Merriss, "Diary From 1860" (1860). The Lucinda Lenore Merriss Cornell Diaries. 6.
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