Delia Locke


image preview


Aug. 10. Mr. & Mrs. Sly. He is 70 andshe 61 years old. We all went tochurch together. Text in 2 Car. 3 chap.last verse. Subject "Formation ofChristian character. This is theprincipal object of life. The meansto be used, are imitating Christ'scharacter and example, contemplatingmuch his admirablequalities, endeavoring to obey hiscommands, etc. After preaching, wehad an interesting S. school.Aug. 11. T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 68.Rev. & Mrs. Bryer, who stoppedat Mr. Holman's last night,called here, and we went incompany with them to visit theday school. Found the school veryinteresting. Shortly after, ourfriends left us for their home.Aug. 12. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 78.Mr. Haywood came to workfor us today.Aug. 13. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 72.Aug. 14. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 71.Have been writing to Mother & AugustaAug. 15. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72. Ihave had workmen to cook forAug. 15. who have been drawing hayfor the Dr. Also, have been writingto Aunt Hannah Cotton.Aug. 16. T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 70. Havebeen writing to Susan. Luther is todayfour months old and weighseighteen and one-half pounds. Hehas not gained any in flesh sinceI have been sick. I do not havemilk enough for him now, so heis obliged to drink cow's milk. Heis as quiet as ever. I have somenice frolics with him. He hastoday had a present of a prettyhigh chair. I shall have himsit up a little in it each day. Ishall not bring him to the tableuntil he is older. I allow him totry to stand on his feet a little,which he likes very much. He nowknows me very well.Aug. 17. Sabbath. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 86. S.S.76. Went to S. school. Bros. E. & G.were there, and we had an interestingtime.Aug. 18. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 70. Wehave today received letters from home,also one from Susie Ward. She is now

Date Original

August 1856

Dates Covered



Original diary dimensions: 13 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier



Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Rights Management

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.


Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal