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Journal of a Kansas farmer

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E62


Journal of a Kansas farmer, October, 1873-October, 1876; recorded in the People's comprehensive diary. .. for the use of farmers and others. (Mitchell County, Kansas, 1876.)


  • Creation: October, 1873-October, 1876

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume (130 pages, 35 cm, Handwritten.)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

This journal was written by an unidentified farmer who came to Kansas in 1873, after purchasing land in central Mitchell County. It is recorded in The People's Comprehensive Diary, a printed blank-book sold by subscription with spaces provided for recording financial records, weather data, memoranda, other information deemed important enough for preservation.

The journalist disregarded the printed columns designed for recording specific information. Instead, his journal chronicles his activities and those of his family in classic diary of journal form. Financial data, social and familial memoranda, the weather, and the daily business of working his farm are noted and commented on. The exact location of the farm by legal description is provided on the fifth page of the journal text.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Alta California Bookstore, 1973.

Guide to the Journal of a Kansas Farmer Collection
Journal of a Kansas farmer
lgg 6 September 1973 mg 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Preferred citation
Journal of a Kansas Farmer Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS E62, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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