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Collection: Reminiscences

Sandy Spring Museum
Sandy Spring Museum added a note to Page 168 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Thank you for this! We will include it with the page's metadata on Digital MD!”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 184 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “This represents the final page of RHM's diary, which he finishes in somewhat of a hasty scrawl. There follows a gap of 9 pages in the document before text resumes on #190”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 180 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used to measure firewood and pulpwood in the United States and Canada. A cord is the amount of wood that, when "racked and well stowed" (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching and compact), o...”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 168 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa (7 May 1836 – 21 January 1874) was a British operatic soprano who established the Carl Rosa Opera Company together with her husband Carl Rosa. Parepa's aristocratic father died soon after her birth, and her mother turned to ...”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 136 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Lines 1-20 in hand of father to RHM; 21 onwards by RHM”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 134 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “A Flicker is a type of woodpecker”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 133 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “The museum has asked for deletions not to be shown, so I have removed a couple of crossed out words that the original transcriber included.”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 129 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Name of picnic location on line 10 needs checking by someone with local knowledge please. It has occurred previously somewhere in the diary and I got the impression it might be a river?”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 128 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “A rockaway is a light 4-wheel carriage from 1830.”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 125 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Hello fellow transcriber - I hope you like this diary as much as I do! I'm pretty familiar with the handwriting and regularly-used names by now, so will go through your pages and complete, where I can. Do you think you could use HTML mark-up for...”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 124 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “The Clerk of Copmanhurst is a fictional character appearing in various stories”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 122 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “RHM resumes diary on 10th, having been in Leesburg”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 121 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Father again takes over narrative on 27 July”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 118 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “An Alderney is a breed of cow originating from the Channel Islands”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 104 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Peach Blow potatoes are an 'heirloom' variety from 1850 said to have an excellent flavour and peachy-pink flowers”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 108 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “RHM resumes authorship of diary on this page”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 98 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “I've been able to fill in some of the blanks for you. You'll notice that the writer uses the spelling 'Jery' rather than 'Gery' and he often refers to things happening after 'din'[ner]!”Note Added
Cfreeman
Cfreeman added a note to Page 98 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “struggled with some of this writing.This is my first page of his handwriting to transcribe and it needs some checking.”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 84 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Potato (EG) = Early Goodrich”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 83 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “The 44th birthday of this author”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 75 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “p-orchd and p orchd refers to the peach orchard”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 72 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Am now fairly certain that the diarist of this section is the 'father' referred to in earlier part of diary and the 'Robt' referred to in this part is RHM, the author of the 1st section. Can Sandy Spring Museum supply family tree?”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 55 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “There are 2 or 3 words in here which neither I nor the original transcriber can make out, which would benefit from another pair of eyes.”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 41 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Word on line 8 needs checking”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 32 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Cousin's name on last line needs checking please. Otherwise complete”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 12 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “White sucker [sucor] is a freshwater fish of North America, similar to mullet.”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 69 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Originally brought to New England from South America or the West Indies, the Hubbard Squash may possibly have been named by a Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbard in the 1840s who apparently gave seeds to friends. ”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 63 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Reverend Chauncy E. Goodrich of Utica developed various potato species”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 68 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Writer refers to this being the 20th anniversary of his marriage, therefore cannot be Robert Hartshorne Miller completing the entries as he would be too young”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 61 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Also some previously unused abbreviations e.g. 'din' for 'dinner' and 'Robt' for 'Robert'; spelling of 'palings' rather than 'pailings'”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 60 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Last line in a different hand?”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 61 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Handwriting changed - very scrawly [different writer?]”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 59 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Edwin Forrest (March 9, 1806 – December 12, 1872) was a prominent nineteenth-century American Shakespearean actor.”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 6 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “Welcome! And thank you for the map of Sandy Spring - it looks a lovely place.”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 6 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “Huzzah! Of course! Thanks heaps!”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 6 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “I think it's 'pretty'”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 46 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “The adjective describing the cow (next to last line) could do with another pair of eyes to view and suggest what is likely.”Note Added
SusanE
SusanE added a note to Page 31 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “The last but one word on this page needs some local knowledge please. Is this the name of a pool or river? Otherwise complete”Note Added
kbrose10
kbrose10 added a note to Page 7 in Diary: Robert Hartshorne Miller, 1866-1870, saying “Spelling Correction: 5th 11th Farquhar ”Note Added
KWheeler
KWheeler added a note to Page 12 in Diary and account book: Arthur Stabler, 1864-1874, saying “Handwriting was difficult to read”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 6 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “Just one word in this whole diary I can't figure - the added word in line 17 of this text. The last 3 letters are clearly "tly" and maybe a "c" before them. It's definitely an adjective to modify "good health". The first letter could be a "p", but...”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 44 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “Jesse Hurst appears in the records of Goose Creek Monthly Meeting, Loudoun County, VA at the time, but there his name is spelled, "Hirst". Asa Moore appears on the 1820 US Census in Waterford Township, Loudoun County, VA.”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 39 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “There's a good write-up about "Jallap" (jalap, jollop, &c) at https://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-jol1.htm "Jollop has been recorded in American dictionaries as a slang term for a measure of strong liquor", but another possibility, from ...”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 31 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “- the first word of the text is mostly obscured by a fold in the paper, but the context and continuation of the sentence from the previous page strongly suggests the word is "here". - the last word in line 13 of the text appears to be "severe". I...”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 22 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “"Segar" was the spelling for "Cigar" at the time and still appeared so on census records in the latter half of the 19th Century.”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 17 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “The West Branch Meeting, from the previous page, undoubtedly named for the "west branch of the Susquehanna" noted here.”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 16 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “Gleaning from "Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, Present and Past" by Thomas Lincoln Wall, 1925: The Friends who settled the area "undoubtedly held meetings at the house of James Moore in The Grampian Hills in 1811". A request to establish a meetin...”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 15 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “Job Packer isn't listed as a head of household in either the 1820 or 1830 US Census records for Centre or Clearfield Counties in PA. Other Packer families do appear in Clearfield and Centre Counties for those years. No other families with names li...”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 11 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “"Aspans" == Aspens (trees)”Note Added
PrenthgiLW
PrenthgiLW added a note to Page 10 in Travel diary: D. Stabler, 1823, saying “In the 11th and into the 12th line, she had first written "in the pursuing our course", but changed "pursuing" to "pursance" - clearly leaving out the "u" - and followed that with the addition of "of". That phrase should read, "in the pursuance of...”Note Added