Henry S., age 25, Michigan
October 23, 1886

We drew today the stacks in the field where we had husked corn, and put them in the barn. Henry was here to dinner and stayed part of the afternoon. Effie and Willie went and got Alice this morning. Pa and Effie went to Cransons [?] tonight.  *(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)

Abbie B., age 22, Kansas
October 23, 1871

Two letters from home. Yesterday I was not well, and P got dinner, and a nice one it was. This a. m. my head was all right—so I washed. Flocks of wild geese along the river. The air is so still at times, one hears a long distance. Heard some one sing, but did not see the singer.  It was pleasant to listen.

*(kansasmemory.org, Kansas State Historical Society, copy and reuse restrictions apply)  

Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina
October 23, 1861

Mrs. Vance & Mrs. Robertson left this morning for Asheville. Mrs. Jervis spent the day at camps so I was alone. No, Mrs. Jervis was here for dinner, also Leut. Henry & a Roberts (the acting adjutant). We had turkey & duck for dinner. I made some tatting today.  *(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)