Category Archives: Friends

December 15, 1849 (Saturday)

Still cloudy and threatening.  Excessively muddy. Called on Miss Kate Warren this evening in company with W. G. Perry.  She was not in.  Then went to McGuire’s dancing room, a little while.

Posted in Dancing, Friends, Music, Socializing

December 13, 1849 (Thursday)

Came to the city this morning, cloudy and very cold appearances indicate more snow—Snow fell towards evening. Spent the evening with friend Wm. Guest.  Had a game of cards.

Posted in Friends, Games

December 11, 1849 (Tuesday)

Beautiful day overhead, but shockingly bad underfoot. Being out at the Norristown Depot this afternoon, had the pleasure of seeing Miss Rebecca Davis. Did not go out this evening.

Posted in Friends, Norristown

December 2, 1849 (Sunday)

This is winter in earnest—snowing and hailing all afternoon and evening.  Did not go out till evening when I called at Mr. Koplin’s where the two Miss K’s were stopping. Nathan did not attend a church service this Sunday which … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Socializing, Weather and science

December 1, 1849 (Saturday)

Very unpleasant today and cold; a pretty good commencement of winter.  Called on friend Wm. Guest this evening and went with him to see Miss Kate Leighton from Chester co. Catharine Leighton, b. ca. 1824, was living in East Nantmeal, … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Socializing

November 30, 1849 (Friday)

Rather unpleasant today, being damp and chilly. Called on Miss Fanny C—t this evening. Curious—write,–hand too much swollen.

Posted in Friends, Socializing

November 29, 1849 (Thursday)

Thanksgiving day.  Did not go to the store.  Purchased a coat and walked about the forenoon, and in the afternoon in company with Messrs.  Hubbard, Perry & Morgan, visited Barnum’s where the time passed quickly till evening.   Sprained my thumb … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Friends, Holidays