Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Thermometer 8 o below zero this morning.  I went up to see Mr. Olson this morning but did not find him at home.  Stopped at the Court House and visited Mr. Nevins and talked about penmanship.  I let him take the Gaskell Compendium which I have ad never use, as I have better ones.  It was near noon when I got back.  Went up to my classes as usual, had two new students in the penmanship class.  After school I went to the store and while there looked at the books they keep.  I didn’t see anything but what I could easily do.  Have been writing up a lot of copies tonight.  I think I will start another letter to my Kate before I go to bed.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)