Christian Nisewarner diary, 1861-1877, 1977.


Nisewarner, Christian, 1819-1902. Christian Nisewarner diary, 1861-1877, 1977.

Christian Nisewarner diary, 1861-1877, 1977.

The diary was kept in a book 5" x 8" bound in a morocco cover. Although the entry is undated, Christian Nisewarner appears to have started keeping the diary on 18 Feb. 1861, noting that, "Jeff Davis of Mississippi was inaugurated as president of the southern confederacy..." on that date. The last entry is dated "Monday, the 31st." Since this follows an entry on Tuesday, 25 Dec. 1877, it appears that the last entry is 31 Dec 1877. Entries by Nisewarner are usually short descriptions of weather conditions, farming chores, community news, and effects of the Civil War on the local community. The end of the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination are noted without comment and entries after the war show that life seemed to quickly return to normal farming and community activities. Part of the book is a day book written by his wife, Albina Nisewarner, which records recipes, household instructions, and home remedies.The collection also contains two transcriptions, one typed and one handwritten, prepared by Eugene Scheel in Dec. 1977. Scheel is a writer and cartographer residing in Waterford, Va.

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