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Scope and Contents The collection contains thirteen small diaries (1883-1897) of Milton Lehr, a farmer and school teacher in Sherwood, Branch County, Michigan. The 1884 volume entries from August to November describe a trip to the West Coast. While in the West, Lehr worked on sheep ranches and potato farms. November 3-7, 1884 entries tell of visits to the Wigwam, the Republican Party headquarters in San Francisco. At the back of each volume is an account of the year's income and spending.Also...
Dates: 1879 - 1897