Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I went over and saw Mr. Olson this morning and engaged him to saw some wood for me as soon as he can find time.  Went to the saw mill to see about getting lumber to fix up for winter with; came home and commenced to saw up some wood myself.  This afternoon Jessie Neill came over and we all went up in the woods after Beech nuts.  I took the baby’s high chair and she saw in that while we gather a few minutes.  I drew up some wood towards evening.  It has been a pleasant day.  A hard frost last night.

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Henry S., age 26, Michigan

It began to mist this morning and finally wound up with a rain, which lasted about all day; it is clear this evening, and I can hear Lake Michigan roar very plainly, which seems strange when it is so still.  I did very little but sit in the house today.  Went up town and got the mail, received a letter from Scott, he is looking forward to the time when he will come home from Chili.

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Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I let Jimmie out to wander around on the place as he pleased today and I think he had enjoyed the privilege.  Kate walked to church this forenoon and I stayed and cared for the baby.  We went over to Neill’s a while this afternoon.  It is raining this evening.

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Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Went up town this morning to mail a letter and do some trading.  I stopped at the College building to see how my class room was being fixed, don’t thing it will be ready for my use for over a week yet.  Hitched up and went up town just before dinner and got 25 heads of cabbage, 10 Doz. eggs and some other things.  Have been helping Mr. Huntington pick apples this afternoon.  There was a heavy freeze last night.

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Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Finished papering the kitchen this morning, sawed a little wood also.  Practiced on the songs for the concert.  Drew the rest of the manure out on the garden this afternoon.  Carried the baby over to Mrs. Neill’s for Kate and then went up to Mr. Olion’s to see him but he was absent.  The concert came off tonight and everything went off real well.  Prof. Greenlee leaves tomorrow; we have all enjoyed the institute and hope to see him again.  It is freezing tonight.

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Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Worked at the kitchen part this forenoon.  Drew what fodder corn I raised this year and stacked it near the farm; it makes a very small showing for Jimmie’s fed and I will have to buy considerable stuff for him.  Drew some manure onto the garden in a poor place that needs enriching.  Went to the sing tonight; it was held in the hall to kind of prepare for the concert tonight.  I called at Dr. Taylor’s and he said they were fixing my room at the college, so I think I may commence to teach next week.

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

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I went up to the chapel exercises this morning to see about class in Bookkeeping and Penmanship.  The students want the classes but I can’t teach until the room is fixed up and some tables made and it is hard to tell when the management of the instruction will get things ready for me.  Put building paper on the overhead part of the kitchen this afternoon.  It has been a terribly windy day.  Went to the sing tonight.

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Henry S., age 26, Michigan

It has been a cold raw day with some snow squalls.  I went over to Neill’s before breakfast and got some oats of Fred to feed Jimmie with.  Have been working at the kitchen the most of the day.  Am ready to put the paper on now.  Went to the sing tonight.  The College Prof. was there and told me that the trustees had concluded to have me teach this fall and asked me to come over to chapel tomorrow.

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

Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Kate washed this morning and I took care of Una and wrote a letter to Pa and one to Ralph McAllaster.  Went out just before noon and chopped down a tree and sawed a few chunks and split them.  Worked at the kitchen all the afternoon.  Went to the sing tonight, it sprinkled some as I came home.

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Henry S., age 26, Michigan

Went to church this forenoon; it was communion service.  Walked with Fred Neill coming home.  Fred called this afternoon for a while.

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