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The Edward Skelton diary consists of daily entries from January 1st, to November 14th, 1875 with purchases and expenses registered from 1878-1879. Most diary entries mention daily farm work, hangouts, the weather and Sunday School. The entries are short and also describe daily activities of plowing, cutting timber, going to the market, and visiting the neighbors.

Edward Skelton was born in 1854 and lived in Labette County, Kansas with his parents. Edward worked as a farmer and was married to Artie Storey in 1880. Edward Skelton died in 1915.

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Agriculture, Social Life and Customs


Agribusiness | History

Size of Collection

.25 linear feet

Dates of Collection

1875, 1878-1879

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0328

Skelton, Edward, Collection, 1875, 1878-1879



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