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)