Delia Locke


image preview


1865 Mar.14.Tuesday. We have attended the Lodge this eve, and though there were but a few there we had a pleasant time. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57.) Mar. 15. Wednesday. This afternoon I have received a call from Mrs. Kett, this morning from Mr. Holden. He has come to plant some rose bushes on Aunt Hannah's grave. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.) Mar. 16. Thursday. Pleasant. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 63.) Mar. 17. Friday. Mr. Holden dined with us today. Hannah came here this afternoon, and together we went to the weekly prayer meeting at the schoolhouse. Only seven persons were present, yet the meeting I think was not without profit. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 67.) Mar. 18. Saturday. Weather cloudy. Clara Flanders called here this forenoon, and Mr. Wermuth this afternoon also Mrs. Miner. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 55.) Mar. 19. Sabbath. The weather this morn was rainy. Not with standing we all attended S. school except the baby, and there was a pretty good attendance of others. We have three classes, the boys', the girls' and the mutual class. We have representatives in them all. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 54.) Mar. 20. Monday. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 56.) Mar. 21. Tuesday. Mr. Andrews dined with us. In the Lodge this eve Mr. Taylor read a funny discuss on Matrimony We had a fair attendance. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62.) Mar. 22. Wednesday. A warm day. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 65.) Mar. 23. Thursday. The weather is cloudy. We are disappointed in our meeting of the Soldiers' Aid Society tonight. The appointment was originally made at the house of Mr. Hendrix, but he being absent in San Francisco it was thought not best to meet there. Mr. Doom was next consulted as to meeting this house, and as it was fond not convenient to meet there, it was concluded to postpone the semi-monthly meeting altogether. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.) Mar. 24. Friday. The wind blows hard. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.) Mar. 25. Saturday. Still windy. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 57.) Mar. 26. Sabbath. The weather has been cloudy and there is a little shower this eve. We have attended church. Mr. Guernsey preached from Ps. 27.4. "One thing have I desired the Ford that I may dwell in the house of the Lord, &.c He spoke of the privileges and blessings of the people of God. After the sermon, Mr. & Mrs. Baird called for a few minutes. Clara was at church today, the first time for about six months. She still wears a bandage on her face, having two running sores. Her general health is pretty good. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 56.) Mar. 27. Monday. Dr. started for San Francisco this morn to buy time and lumber for the new house. The wind is blowing hard. I have been to the store to make purchase I must make some new clothes for the children to wear to school which begins next week. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 62.) Mar. 28. Tuesday. Mrs. Miner called today, also Mrs. Rogers I have attended the Lodge this eve, and had a pleasant time (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 66.) Mar. 29. Wednesday. I have written to Dr. today. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 67.) Mar. 30. Thursday. Mr. Payne dined here. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 68.) Mar. 31. Friday. The weather is cloudy. I rode to Susie's this afternoon with John Reed and the baby and made a short call. This is the warmest day we have had. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 66.) Apr. 1. Saturday. This morning I received a letter from Dr. He is to come up to Stockton tonight. Geo. Lippe has gone to Stockton with a team for him tonight. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.) Apr. 2. Sabbath. I have attended S. school today with all the children. The weather is windy. Dr. came about noon, also Mr. Atchinson and Emma Kerr and dined here. They have gone back to town tonight. Mr. Atchinson attended the Normal school a short time but now he is engaged to teach near town Josiah and Horace came up from the steamer Pert tonight They have left work there. The little steamer Alta is running opposition on the river. (T.S.R. 48.2 P.M. 62. S.S. 53.)

Date Original

January 1865

Dates Covered



Original diary dimensions: 23 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