Diary: Caleb E. Iddings, 1892

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1892

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Dr. C.E. Iddings Sandy Spring Montgomery Co. Md. 1892

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The Standard Diary 1892 Published for the trade

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Clear & Cloudy Ther. 32o Fri. Jan 1, 1892 Wind NE

Raw disagreeable day. I drove to Ashton store before dinner & had "body bolt" of the phaeton mended but it broke again before I got home. Edwd went with me. W in the store all day again. Rosena Bowers sent up for medicine. "All" Bell was here for advice & med. Mrs. Jos Grady brought her infant son to the office with "erysipilis" of the face & head. Luther Muncaster came & took tea here he & W went to a dance at "Strains" & a "serenade" at Thos Waters driving "Frank" to the road cart.

Ther 50o Saturday 2d Wind S.E .& N.W.

Rained very hard after midnight last and continued at intervals until about 10.o'clk a.m. when it cleared off for a time & I drove down to Nicholas Boswell's to see him again. "Phil" going with me. Luther Muncaster & W came home about mid night last. Luther went home after dinner Gilbert T Smith was here for advice and med. for himself. Afternoon, it rained again several times. Edward & I walked up to the store after dark.

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Clear & Cloudy Ther. 26o SUN. JAN 3d, 1892 N.W. Wind

Cleared off during last night, and is cold & frosty this morning. I drove down to Nicholas Boswells, Willie with me. This has been a cold day the thermometer steadily falling all day. We expected Ida to have come over from Glenwood to day but suppose it was too cold for them to bring her. It commenced snowing about 3 o'clock & the ground is covered for the first time this winter except once when it melted as fast as it fell almost. But now the ground is frozen hard and it will ly for some time.

Cloudy & Snowy Ther. 16o MONDAY 4th S.W. Wind

Last night was extremely cold; the wind blowing strong all night. I felt quite unwell, rheumatic & "lame all over". Clifford Waters came to breakfast. Willie took Jos. Henderson's daughter "Ellie" to Rockville on her return to school he drove their horse & buggy getting home to dinner. It commenced snowing about noon & continued until near night, snowing very fast. I drove down to Nicholas Boswell's during the worst of the storm, & from then to "Marden" to prescribe for Mrs. M. G. Tyson again Miss Alice having called to request me to go. Willie went with me. Miss Connell called to see me before school time this morning.

Cloudy & threatening Ther. 25 TUES Jan. 5th, 1892 Variable Wind

Mrs. R.R. Moore Jr. sent for advice and medicine (written) "Turner" came for me to go to see Mrs. Tyson again. Willie drove "Fritz" & went to find some wood for us. Afternoon, he & I drove to "Marden" & to see "Matthews" about bringing coal from Washington. Thence down to Nicholas Boswell's & home. Alice Peirce brought Fanny and left her here. Clifford Waters came to breakfast. Henson Hopkins was here after supper for advice & medicine.

Snow, Rain, Cloudy & Clearing Ther. 25o WEDNESDAY 6th N.E. & N.W. Wind

The snow was about 8 inches deep this morning, it having stormed from N E during all of last night & drizzled & sleeted all day until towards evening. Willie drove to Ashton & back in the sleigh. drove down to see Nicholas Boswell's in the cart Frank going with me. James Holland sent us a cord of hickory wood at two loads. We burned the chimney in the east end of the house. Fanny Peirce remained here "stormstaid."

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