Delia Locke


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1881. been reading W. Irving's "Sketch-book", and have not commence a book called "Elsie Venner" by Dr. O.W. Holmes. Theresa is now twentyone mos. old, weighs twentyseven pounds, and has sixteen teeth. She is now very well and improving fast in talking.

June 9. Thursday. We walked a little this morning. I have improving a very little - do not entirely lose the asthma. Have written to Ada and Mr. Pascoe and received letters from them.

June 10. Friday. Took another walk this morning - returned very tired. Have written to Ada, Eunice and Mr. Pascoe and received a letter from Papa and postal from Ada. Papa is really beginning to worry for fear Ida will not get a school, though she has been graduated but a week.

June 11. Saturday. Have written a letter to Luther and a postal to Mrs. Tabor and received postal from Howard and letters from Ada and Mr. Pascoe, with pictures of the place, and tintypes of Theresa, Eunice and photos of boys.

June 12. Sabbath. Was not able to attend meeting today. Wrote to Dr. and Ada.

June 13.* Monday. Have written to Horace and Ada and received letters from Ada, Howard, Mrs. Pascoe and postal from Mrs. Tabor. * see leter June 13

June 14. Tuesday. Wrote letter to Mr. Pascoe and postal to Ada and received letter from Ada.

June 15. Wednesday. Have written to Ada and received letters from her and Mr. Pascoe. He has gone to Sacramento to attend the meeting of the Valley Association of Ministers of Cong. churches. Ada writes that Hannah G. had babe born yesterday as Susie's.

June 16. Thursday. Have written to Ada and Mr. Pascoe and got letter from Ada. Went shopping and got samples of goods to send to Ada. Have been reading Long fellow's Poems.

June 17. Friday. Have written to Howard, Ada and Mr. Pascoe. I have been reading the "Lady of the Lake" today. Ida

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1881. has been to visit Maggie Gardner's school. Have receive letters from Ada and Mr. Pascoe.

June 18. Saturday. Have written to Luther today, and received letters from Ada and Mr. Pascoe. We learn from them that Fred Morse is dead and the funeral is to be at Lodi tomorrow. He left Mrs. Tabor's care, put himself under the care of Mrs. Yates of Oakland, went there and never returned, only in his coffin. Only twentythree years old! It seems sad. Ida has received the offer of the school in Lompoc, Santa Barbara Co. but the salary is so small and the distance from home is so great, that she will not accept.

June 19. Sabbath. I have been able to attend meeting today. Have written to Ada.

June 20. Monday. Have written to Ada and Mr. Pascoe and received letters from them and from Howard.

June 21. Tuesday. Have written to Howard and Ada and got letters from Ada, Mr. Pascoe and Luther. The latter writes to ask my advice relative to going to Lockefort to engage in butchering business. I am glad he confides in me and hope I shall be able to help him.

June 22. Wednesday. Have written to Dr. to Ada and to Mr. Pascoe and received letters from them all.

June 23. Have written letters the same as yesterday and received postal from Ada. Took a ride on the street car to the C.P.R.R. Depot to inquire the piece of fare to Watsonville, as we heard there was a vacancy waiting for teacher in the school there, thinking Ida would better apply for it, but learning afterwards there were many applicants, concluded not to go.

June 24. Friday. Ida has applied for the San Felipe school. She has a Santa Clara Co. first grade certificate granted on her diploma. Have written to Ada and Mr. Pascoe and received letters from them.

June 25. Saturday. Wrote postal to Luther and received letters from Dr. Ada, Horace and Mr. Pascoe. Mary and Mr. Pascoe

Date Original

January 1880

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circa 1880-1884


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