Creator

Delia Locke

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June 8. Friday. Still pleasant withbeautiful evenings. It seems tome as though I could see manymore stars here than at home.June 9. Pass the time quite agreeablyalthough I am some sick everyday. I cannot realize that I amso far from land. We are reallya little world by ourselves. Asail appearing in sight, causesquite an interest to be manifested.We remain on deck sometime each day in evening andoften have singing.June 10. Sabbath at sea. How strange itseems! Beautiful, clear and calm,it calls for praise from everyheart and voice. We had serviceJune 10. at about the usual hour.Sermon from Rev. Mr. Wildeof Maine. Text. "And there shallbe no more sea, "The Christianshome-heaven - a quiet calmafter the storm and trouble oflife. The singing was so sweet andappropriate - familiar Psalmtimes. Hymns, so good and solemn"When I can read my title clear" etc."Alas! and did my Saviour bleed," etc."There is a land of pure delight," etc.to the old tunes of, Balerma Mearand Ortonville. Prayer very appropriate.Congregation veryrespectful. This was the moreunusual made up as it wasof people of every nation and

Date Original

1855

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Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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Locke_Diary_1855_Image_025.tif

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

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Keywords

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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