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Delia Locke

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June 22. We were all much interested inobserving the manner in whichthey study and recite. They studyon their knees, all aloud, whichmakes a perfect buzzing soundlike that of bees. Two, whom we heardread, read very fluently, andothers recited grammar and Arithmeticin the same way. Theirwriting was very neat and legible.The school seemed to be governedon the Monitorial Plan, andwas very well disciplined. Itnumbered 125. The teacher satat his table smoking a cigar as weentered. Altogether, we felt ourselveswell paid for the trouble wehad taken to visit it. We nextJune 22. went to the residence of the AmericanConsul. His lady, who wasEnglish, had an air of refinement,very pleasing and agreeable. Shehad one daughter, who was quitedelicate, occasioned, as her mothersaid, by the intense heat ofthat climate. We there saw oleandertrees growing naturally,bearing beautiful and very fragrantblossoms. Returning to themarket, we entered a Hotel, andsat a few minutes, until a gunbeing fired from the steamer, wetook a boat and returned. The sunwas now hidden by clouds, andwe had a very pleasant sail. Theship sailed about 8 o'clock, thus leavingMexico.

Date Original

1855

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Original diary dimensions: 9.5 x 14 cm.

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Locke_Diary_1855_Image_041.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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