Delia Locke


image preview


Page 30

1892. July 18. Mond. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to the Eastern children. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 84.)

July 19. Tuesday. Howard is today thirtythree years old. The funeral of Mrs. Farrington was attended in our church. Weather oppressively hot. (T.S.R- 61. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 81.)

July 20. Wednesday. We have attended prayermeeting this afternoon. Forenoon cloudy. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 77.)

July 21.Thursday. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 72.)

July 22. Friday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.)

July 23. Saturday. Received letters from Ida, Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 82.)

July 24. Sabbath. We have attended meeting and heard a good sermon from the text, "Follow thou me," by Rev. Stewart. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 78.)

July 25. Monday. I have suffered with sick headache. My health is quite poor this summer. Especially I have frequent headaches. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 91- S.S. 78.)

July 26. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 74.)

July 27. Wednesday. We have attended prayermeeting this afternoon. Have written to the Boston children and received a letter from Ada, telling of the meetings of wonderful power now being held in Oakland by the evangelist - B. Fay Mills. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 74.)

July 28. Thursday. Have written to Ida. Mamie Thorp called. The family now lives in Stockton in a new house they have built. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 74.)

July 29. Friday. Theresa has gone to Stockton with George, and she intends to stay a few days and visit Josie Thorp. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.)

July 30. Saturday. Have received letters from Uncle, Horace and Calvin. Horace's baby girl is named Louise. Uncle has got as far as Stockton on his way home from Scotia. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 84.)

Page 31

1892. July 31. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Rev. Stewart preached from the text, "They took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus." Received a letter from Horace he wishes me to have the Century Plant now blooming photographed, and to have a branch of it sent him. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 87)

Aug. 1. Monday. Hottest day. (T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 84)

Aug. 2. Tuesday. Still hot. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 101. S.S. 84)

Aug. 3. Wednesday. Have attended prayermeeting this afternoon and written to the Boston Children. Uncle arrived at night from Scotia. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 82)

Aug. 4. Thurday. We have had the Century Plant photographed today by an artist who has a tent pitched for a while in Clements Received letters from Ada and Ida and wrote to Ida. Ada Writes that Mr. Cooke is doing S.S. missionary work in Oregon at present. Ida writes of a jubilee meeting lately held in Eureka because of an appropriation by Congress of $1,750,000 for the purpose of improving the harbor there which is now so difficult of access. She also writes of killing a skunk which had stolen her eggs and chickens. skunks are very plenty there, she says. Josie Thorp came out with Theresa from Stockton to return her visit. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 83)

Aug. 5. Friday. It is now three years since Mr. Pascoe died here. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 75)

Aug. 6. Saturday Dist. Lodge, J.O.G.T. met in Lockeford Today. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 75)

Aug. 7. Sabbath. We have attended meeting. Rev. Stewart preached from the text, "Whether it be right to hearken unto you rather than unto God, judge ye." It grieves me sore that Luther and Howard do not attend church. My prayer is ever unto my God that he will incline their hearts to do their duty in this respect. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 80)

Date Original

January 1892

Dates Covered


Circa Date

circa 1892-1897


Original dimensions: 22 x 35 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