The Church Historian's Press The Church Historian's Press

Memoranda1


Abel Parker

2,

00

Harriet [Pocock] Pickett

1,

00

Sophia Nelson

1,

05

Jane Dumn [Jean Stirling Dunn]

50

Ann [Kirk] Henwood

50

Anna Pickett

50

Elizabeth [Dodd] Clegg

1

00

Agnes [McGavin] Mc’Kindrick

1

05

Rebecca [Evans] Williams

1,

05

Ann [Francis] Haynes

50

Emily [Atkin] Warburton

1’

10

9,

10

Mary Ann Atkin [Mary Ann Maughan Atkins]

1,

00

[p. 150] {p. 52}

 

Cash Account—January.

2Jan. 1879

Date.

Received.

Paid.

2

Rec’d of Treas. James Jack3 For Expenses to Washington

133

00

9

Rec’d of George Q. Cannon

Washington Jan. 9,/79

9

90

00

28

Rec’d of Hon. G. Q. Cannon

100’

00

30

Rec’d of G. Q. Cannon

21

00

"

Rec’d of Hon. G. Q. Cannon

100

00

[p. 152] {p. 53}

 

Cash Account—January.

Jan. 1879

Date.

Received.

Paid.

2

Tickets to Omaha Tickets to Philadelphia

22

00

22

00

3

Tickets to Omaha

177

00

5

Tickets to Chicago

33

00

Sleeping Berths

3

60

For dinners, tea and Items

4

90

6

Chicago Carriage

fare luggage etc.

2

50

7

Tickets for Phil

Berths

5

00

Meals etc.

3

20

Porter

1

50

8

Tickets to Washington

9

00

9

Porter

50

11

Hotel Bill

29

90

Carriage etc

4

50

Car fare

1

00

Express

1

50

Telegram

2

90

[p. 153] {p. 54}

 

4Mary Ann [Read] Kent 5 copies

Anna [Isaacson] Josephson St. Johns Malad Vally

Ellinor [Davies] Lewis

Ellinor C. Dadly [Dudley]

Emma [Morgan] Stevens

Chastie [Blomdahl] Martin t[o] be stopped [p. 154] {p. 55}

 

Lakeview

Jane [Gillespie] Adamson

1<2>,

00

Isabella Morton

2,

00

Ann B. Stule

1,

00

Sarah Stul[e]

1,

00

Ellen [Gillespie] Shields

1,

00

[p. 155] {p. 56}

 

Edwin F. Gardner

U.S. Army

Ft. Ellis Montana

Orthopgny5 Class

Methods & Gesture

By H. L. D. Potter

[p. 161] {p. 57}

 

Simon Barns

P. O. Box 1861

San Francisco Cal.6 [p. 162] {p. 58}

 

a gentleman who used to put up at the same Hotel “Langham” in London where “Ouida”7 put up also. She had a “suite” of rooms there, she was open and free, her friends were quite at home in and at their ease with her; one of the rooms had a paper over it “Smoking permitted here” She was much admired was a single woman, fond of dogs, not an English wom<an> but a foreigner. March 20, 1879. [p. 163] {p. 59}

 

81 Surrender of Burgoyne

Saratoga N.Y.

Oct. 1, 17779

2 Declaration of Independence Baptism of Poc<a>hantas [p. 164] {p. 60}

Discovery of the Miss By De Soto (Bermuda Italian)

Discovery of America by Columbus

represntation of the funeral or burial of [p. 165] {p. 61}

of Desoto

The landing of Columbus

Embarkation of the Pilgrims [p. 166] {p. 62}

Gen. Washington resigning his Commission to Congress Dec. 25, 1785 [p. 167] {p. 63}

 

10<Rose apple

Rattan palm,>

Sugar & Wine Sego

Benyan Tree

varieties of figs

Spirogna

horcut◊◊◊

Creeping Fig vine

Jessamine [p. 168] {p. 64}

(Puzzle Monky)11

Silk Oak

tree fern [p. 169] {p. 65}

 

12Mrs. E. Dora Graham

423 Bryant St.

between 2d & 3d.

San Francisco Cal.

Mr. Godey

Baltimore Md

Edwin F. Gardner M.D.

U.S. Army [p. 170] {p. 66}

 

Designed & Modeled by Randolph Rogers,13

F. V. Miller <Rome 1853>

Executed Munich 1860.

Eugenia Australia [p. 171] {p. 67}

 

Simon Baun [Baum?]

San Francisco

Thomas A. Godery14

Baltimore [p. 174] {p. 68}

 

Mrs <A. J.> [Amelia Josephine] Purrington

1108 F st. N.W–

Washington City

Mr. Tevis

of

San Francisco

who had just returned from Europe visited Greenland etc. been in a storm at see etc. [p. 176] {p. 69}

 

I think when I read that sweet story of old

When Jesus dwelt here among men

How he called little children like lambs to his fold

I wish I had been with him then15 [p. 177] {p. 70}

 

Bills Receivable.

left Washington Thursday

7 o’clock 30 minutes

Thursday Jan. 30, 1879

Friday Jan. 31,

Date.

Name.

Amount.

newspapers.

10

tea & Lemons

35

Dinner

50

book for Zina

1

25

Book

2

00

colored porter

25

Tea

15

15

Porter

25

" "

25

[p. 178] {p. 71}

 

Bills Payable.

Date.

Name.

Amount.

Tickets for Chicago

35

00

Berth

5

00

Isabel Winner

Summer Hill

Pike Co. Ill.

her son kept the saw mill [p. 179] {p. 72}

 

Bills Receivable.

Date.

Name.

Amount.

Carriage for Palmer House

1

00

Expenes Palmer House

3

00

Newspapers

10

hair cutting

1

00

hair dressing

1

00

hair pins etc

25

Porter

50

Chambermaid

10

Carriage

1

50

Porter

25

"

25

ticket for berth

3

00

fare A. S. L.

5

20

Porters

1

50

[p. 180] {p. 73}

 

I wish that his arms <hands> had been

Thrown around me a <placed on my head>

And <That> his arms had been placed thrown around me

That I might have heard his sweet words when he said

Little childrn now come unto me– [p. 181] {p. 74}

 

paid for rope for trunk

25

porter etc.

1’

50

berth

8,

00

tea oysters

50

alcohol

50

pickles & jelly

50

[p. 182] {p. 75}

 

Rudy from Munson 931. & G St. N

at Dr. Bigelow’s16

Footnotes

  1. [1]text: Preprinted sections at the end of EBW’s diaries include pages for notes called “Memoranda,” followed by pages for receipts and payments labeled “Cash Accounts.” She made entries in these sections in many of her diaries.

  2. [2]text: On pages 152 and 153, EBW inscribed “Jan.” to the left of the preprinted header (which said “Cash Account—January.”) and “1879” to the right of it.

  3. [3]Territorial treasurer James Jack dispensed money for travel expenses to EBW and Zina Young Williams. (See “Official Directory,” Salt Lake Daily Herald, 14 Feb. 1877, [1].)

  4. [4]text: From this point forward in this diary, EBW appears to use the ledger pages for miscellaneous note-taking, with a few exceptions. Thus, the headers preprinted in the diary are reproduced only if they are relevant to EBW’s notes.

  5. [5]Orthophony, defined as “systematic voice-training.” EBW is referring to a book by H. L. D. Potter, Manual of Reading in Four Parts: Orthophony, Class Methods, Gesture, and Elocution (1871).

  6. [6]Edwin F. Gardner and Simon Barns traveled on the train with EBW.

  7. [7]Ouida (1839–1908), pronounced “wee-da,” was the pen name of Maria Louise Ramé, an English writer of romances and children’s books. (Encyclopedia Britannica Online, s.v. Ouida,” accessed 3 Mar. 2020, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ouida.)

  8. [8]text: Text on pages 164–169, 171, 177, and 181 is written sideways on the paper.

  9. [9]EBW noted the eight major paintings around the Capitol Rotunda as she toured it on 30 January 1879. (EBW, Diary, 30 Jan. 1879; to compare EBW’s notes to a list of the paintings that are found on the rotunda, see “Capitol Rotunda.”)

  10. [10]EBW jotted down the names of tropical plants she saw in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

  11. [11]Monkey puzzle tree.

  12. [12]The names and addresses that follow are of other railroad passengers with whom EBW traveled.

  13. [13]Randolph Rogers (1825–1892) received a commission to sculpt the Columbus Doors for the U.S. Capitol in 1855. He completed the models in 1857. They were cast in Munich in 1860, installed in 1863, and moved in 1871 from the House wing to the main entrance of the rotunda. (“Columbus Doors.”)

  14. [14]Possibly the same Mr. Godey as above.

  15. [15]EBW quotes an excerpt from the children’s song “I Think, When I Read That Sweet Story,” the words of which were written by Jemima T. Luke. (English Hymnal, 595.)

  16. [16]text: The last entry is written on the recto side of the back flyleaf. Dr. Horatio Bigelow, age thirty-six, and Dr. John Bigelow, age seventy-two, were listed as physicians in the 1880 census of Washington, DC. (1880 U.S. Census, 26B, 96C.)