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Michael Henry Walker Farm Diaries (Digital Surrogates)

Farm Diaries of Michael Henry Walker (1842-1915) include daily accounts of weather information, livestock purchase and sale, farm work and productivity, and accounting on the Walker farm in Tennessee, Illinois. 1896 diary includes minutes of Board of Trustees of Hillsgrove Church (1890-91). This series also includes a Francis Birthday Book (1906) containing information about the name "Francis" and a calendar containing birth anniversary dates for family members.