Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas
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.
- Creation: 1863
- Peticolas, Theodore Victor (Person)
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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.
0.21 Linear feet (1 volume in 1 flat box)
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Acquired from Harvey E. Lemmen in 1993.
This diary has been digitized and transcribed and is available in our Digital Collection.
- Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas, RHC-51
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