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Frontier and pioneer life

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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.
Dates: Created: February 9 - December 31, 1920

Lucy Maynard papers

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1021
Scope and Contents Letters to family in both Illinois and Massachusetts from Canton and LaHarpe, Illinois. Discusses the family, the crops, the houses, the natural vegetation, and the differences between the way things are done in Illinois and in Massachusetts such as cooking and the differences between people from different states.
Dates: Created: 1834 - 1845

Susan (Short) May papers

 Collection — Box 58
Identifier: MS-SC1019
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes on the Short family. A remembrance of her early life in Bristol. Recounts their life on the farm, building their house, the prairie, their move into Chicago and subsequent cholera epidemic that made her father return to the country, the schools, and their neighbors.
Dates: Created: Undated