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Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-51
In the diary Peticolas details his farm work, crops, family, neighbors, and social life. He also names the varieties of fruit grown on his farm. He maintains meticulous records of the weather, using a system of symbols and noting the temperature three times a day. The diary ends shortly after the death of his son.

Dates

  • 1863

Creator

Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate. Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

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Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 volume in 1 flat box)

Biography

Theodore Victor Peticolas, born 29 Feb. 1800 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was a fruit farmer in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio at the time he maintained this diary. Peticolas' son Edward, by 1863, had been discharged from the 6th Ohio Infantry Regiment for a disability suffered in the War. Edward died on Christmas eve, 1863.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Harvey E. Lemmen in 1993.

Alternative Format

This diary has been digitized and transcribed and is available in our Digital Collection.
Title
Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas, RHC-51
Author
Special Collections & University Archives
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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