Martha Frink lived in New Berlin, New York. The 1858 diary is inscribed Martha A. Green, but by the 1862 diary she is married to Lansing Frink. The 1881 diary has 3 leaves of accounts in a pocket. The 1890 diary records her 30th wedding anniversary. The last 3 are labeled as her 27th, 32nd, and 33rd diaries. The entries are of a religious women recording household chores and events, family, visits by others, and Sunday meeting; entries often mention what she bakes and cooks.The overall mood of the diaries is of a women often ill and depressed. She begins most diaries with the hope of reaching the end of the year. Many of the diaries have ink drawings inside the front and back covers; some have accounts at the end. Most were gifts to her by her husband.