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Delia Locke

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Apr. 10. like other mothers, thinks herbabe is beautiful, and wishesme to come and see it. ThisI should like to do, and Ihope we may be able to do so soon.Apr. 11. T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 74. Ihave been writing to my parentsand Cousin Augusta.Apr. 12. Sabbath. T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S.75. I have not today been ableto attend S. school. Messrs.Henney & Herrey from Stocktoncalled here with LawrenceMoore. He (Lawrence) will remainhere over night.Apr. 13. T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 66. Lawrenceleft us after breakfast, and Mr. Brakemancame and commenced plasteringthe outside of the born. Thisafternoon, I have been busily occupiedin writing letters. I havewritten to Susie, Roland, andMother Locke. Just as I finished,Mrs. Brakeman called. She isdiscontented and unhappy. Andwith her present feelings, I doApr. 13. not think she is a pleasant homecompanion. She is looking on thedark side of everything, and thatwill always make a person unhappy.She has four healthy children, andit seems to me this, of itself, is enoughto make any one happy.Apr. 14. T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 62. Mr. Brakemanhas been here again today and hasfinished plastering the barn. I havebeen writing to Mrs. Burt. S. L. Moorehas returned here.Apr. 15. Wednesday. T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 76. S.S.67. We have today again received lettersfrom N. E. Geo. sends us a daguerreotypepicture on gutta perchaof himself with a lady, but hesends us no information respectingit. We think there is somejoke connected with it. Our cousinSarah A. J. Locke of Sullivan, N. H.has recently died of scarlet feverwhile attending the female schoolat South Hadley. She was an onlychild, and her loss will be deeplyfelt by all her friends. It really

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1857

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Original diary dimensions: 15 x 22 cm.

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Locke_Diary_1857_Image_032.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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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

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