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Gaius Paddock diary

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1131

Scope and Contents

Diary kept at the age of 84 gives a daily account of his activities, people he interacts with and the weather. Also writes about the past and mentions articles or books he has written. Several speeches and reminiscences he wrote re: a Lincoln-Douglas debate, a trip from eastern Illinois and cheese making.


  • Created: February 9 - December 31, 1920


Biographical / Historical

Grandson of Revolutionary War soldier from Vermont, his father came to Illinois in 1817, he was an iron merchant in Moro, Illinois and was interested in and wrote about history.


1 Volumes ; 25 x 20 cm

Language of Materials