Luke's 1863 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 28 – November 1, 1863

Sep 28 – Went over to the burg and put down Mrs Betts carpet and things &c. Sep 29 – Dug my potatoes. Cory and Oatman was over here. Paid school bill 97¢. Sep 30 – Went over to the burg with one load potatoes. Bot suspenders 55¢. Went over in afternoon carried cheese picked… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 28 – November 1, 1863

Luke's 1863 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 12 – September 27, 1863

Aug 12 – Helped Austin set posts. Cleaned out back of Barn. Bot paper and Envelopes 25¢. Sarah gone all day to Beveres & Wheelers. Aug 13 – Put gate frame together fenced up by the shop. Cut up corn fodder. Sarah went to lib Wheeler Smiths. Aug 14 – Went over the river in… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 12 – September 27, 1863

1863 Letters

July 28, 1863 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson

July 28, 1863 To: Luke Keith, Galesburgh, MI From: George Tomlinson, Pavilion, NY George mostly writes about his harvest, but also mentions the land transaction deal with Mr. Babcock, which has been the subject of many of his previous letters. His wife, Marion, finishes the letter with updates on various people. Pavilion July 28 1863… Continue reading July 28, 1863 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson