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Ann M. Hull Diary, July 1857 with Transcription

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Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
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July entries from Ann M. Hull’s 1857 diary are transcribed below the images. Under each entry is a section labeled, People mentioned and/or Events mentioned. The first lists people in the diary entry and, if applicable, their probable/possible identities, with links to a brief profile of the person. Events mentioned link to research for the event.

Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber and compiler, “Ann M. Hull Diary, July 1857 with Transcription,” Chasing Light Media, Cool Adventures 
(https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/ann-m-hull-diary-july-1857/ : published 2021); Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, July 1857 entries (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857); privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

July 1–2

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-2 July 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 27 June-2 July 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

July, Wednesday 1

Very rainy. Commenced working a sacqene[?]. for Mrs Newells baby.

People mentioned 
– Mrs. Newell’s baby, most likely Julia Newell

Thursday, 2

Finished the sacqene[?]. Went up to Fannies in the PM. One year ago today I arrived in Lanesboro.

People mentioned 
– Fannie Hull Holdridge

Event mentioned 
– 1 year since Ann arrived in Lanesboro

July 3–8

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 3-8 July 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 3-8 July 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

July, Friday, 3, 1857

Knit on Hatties stocking. Visited at Mr Concklins in the PM

People mentioned 
– Hattie Holdridge
– Mr. Concklin

Saturday, 4

Beautiful day this has been. Enjoyed myself first rate. Went to a School Celebration at Windsor.

Event mentioned 
– School Celebration at Windsor

Sunday, 5

Went to church in the forenoon. Went up to the grave yard in the PM. Wrote a letter to Mary H.

People mentioned 
– Mary H.

July, Monday, 6, 1857

Went up to Harveys in the AM. Staid with Frank in the PM. Prudence and her mother arrived today.

People mentioned 
– Harvey Holdridge
– Frank Comfort
– Prudence, most likely Prudence Smith Lyons, spouse of Dr. Charles T. Lyons
– Prudence’s mother, Mary K Bagley Smith, Prudence Smith Lyons’ mother

Tuesday, 7

Staid at Freds in the AM. In the PM visited at Joel Lyons. Worked on a nightcap string.

People mentioned 
– Fred D. Lyons
– Joel Lyons

Wednesday, 8

Did not feel very well. Visited at Augustus Lyons in the PM. Truman fell from a ladder and hurt him quite bad.

People mentioned 
– Seth Augustus Lyons
– Truman M. Hubbard

July 9–14

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 9-14 July 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 9-14 July 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

July, Thursday, 9, 1857

Prudence started for home this morning. Mrs Smith in the afternoon. Finished my nightcap today.

People mentioned 
– Prudence, most likely Prudence Smith Lyons, spouse of Dr. Charles T. Lyons
– Mrs. Smith, most likely Mary K Bagley Smith, Prudence Smith Lyons’ mother

Friday, 10

Have had the headache all day. Commenced embroidering a pair of slippers.

Saturday, 11

Have a very bad cold am almost sick.

July, Sunday, 12, 1857

Feel some better. Went to church. Wrote to Aunt Carrie.

People mentioned 
– Aunt Carrie

Monday, 13

Worked on the slippers in the forenoon. Had the headache very hard in the PM Coughed all day.

Tuesday, 14

Felt very bad all day. Did nothing but coughed very bad

July 15–20

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 15-20 July 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 15-20 July 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

July, Wednesday, 15, 1857

Felt some better. There was a funeral today but was not able to go.

Event mentioned 
Funeral, possibly that of Augustus E. Conklin, who died 12 Jul 1857.

Thursday, 16

Felt quite smart. Have made me a head dress today with Marys help

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons

Friday, 17

About as well as usual. There is a dance at Mr Nortons tonight

People mentioned 
– Mr. Norton

Event mentioned 
– Dance at Mr. Norton’s

July, Saturday, 18, 1857

Helped to make Mary and Fannies head dress in the AM. Visited at Mr Purdies in the PM. Received a letter from Harriet

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister
– Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
– William Purdie
– Harriet

Sunday, 19

Went to church. Then went and took a boat ride.

Monday, 20

Helped Mary some and finished the slippers.

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

July 21–26

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 21-26 July 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 21-26 July 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

July, Tuesday, 21, 1857

Worked on my handkerchief and visited at Mr A. Barnes.

People mentioned 
– Mr. A. Barnes, most likely Almon Barnes

Wednesday, 22

Commenced me a corded skirt. Had company in the PM.

Thursday, 23

Finished my skirt with some of Marys help. Had a very hard pain in my side.

People mentioned 
– Mary Hull Lyons, Ann’s sister

July, Friday, 24, 1857

Have set up most of the time but do not feel very well.

Saturday, 25

Have knit some but have not fell well.

Sunday, 26

Went to church and then to Fannies. Hattie was quite sick.

People mentioned 
– Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
– Hattie Holdridge, Ann’s niece

July 27–31

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 27-31 July 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary for 1857, (Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1857), 27 July-1 Aug 1857 entries; privately held by the Faulkner–Hull Collection.

July, Monday, 27, 1857

Have been up to Fannies all day. Hattie quite smart.

People mentioned 
– Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister
– Hattie Holdridge, Ann’s niece

Tuesday, 28

Worked on my handkerchief. Fannie went to pick berries

People mentioned 
– Fannie Hull Holdridge, Ann’s sister

Wednesday, 29

Finished my handkerchief, then commenced some drawer bottoms. Took tea at Mr Comforts

People mentioned 
– Mr. Comfort

July, Thursday, 30, 1857

Rainy. Embroidered a little

Friday, 31

Went up to Dr S. in the afternoon.

People mentioned 
– Dr. S., possible Dr. Smith or Dr. Shutts

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