Category Archives: Reading and libraries

December 8, 1849 (Saturday)

Had intended going to Norristown this afternoon, but postponed it on account of a severe snow storm, which has lasted nearly all day and all evening. Went to the Reading Room of the Institute this evening.

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December 6, 1849 (Thursday)

Fine day, clear and cool.  Did not go out this evening.  Passed the evening at home reading.

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August 31, 1849 (Friday)

Fine shower we have had this afternoon—still raining this evening; so that the most desirable place was in the house.  Read some of Irvin’s.

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July 12, 1849 (Thursday)

Hot weather again, the thermometer getting pretty well up towards 100˚. Stopped at the Apprentices’ Library today and saw Miss F—y C—t.  Took a walk this evening to an ice cream saloon. The Apprentices’ Library in 1849 was only open … Continue reading

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May 12, 1849 (Saturday)

Rainy again to-day.  Nothing new or strange, except a good deal of excitement concerning the late disgraceful riots in New York. Accompanied Miss F—y C—t, librarian, to the Apprentices’ Library, this evening, and assisted in registering and marking new books. … Continue reading

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April 28, 1849 (Saturday)

Wet, disagreeable day.  Remained in the house and read this evening.

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April 26, 1849 (Thursday)

Pleasant day.  Was called on by an old acquaintance Luther     M—n who is after a job at printing. Passed the evening reading a very interesting book, very proper for young folks to read before getting married, called “Three Experiments … Continue reading

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April 21, 1849 (Saturday)

Nothing marvelous or strange to-day.  Visited the Apprentices’ Library this evening, with the Librarian Miss F.  C—t, and assisted in registering and numbering some books.  This is a very useful institution, and has a large number of readers. The Apprentices’ … Continue reading

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February 26, 1849 (Monday)

An exceedingly stormy and disagreeable day and evening, considering which I thought it would be the most comfortable to stay in the house.  Read “Goldsmith’s”  Comedy, “She Stooped [sic] to Conquer,” which in my opinion is a very excellent one. … Continue reading

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February 4, 1849 (Sunday)

Beautiful morning, but having got hold of an exceedingly interesting book, did not go out until evening, when, with friend M. went to St. Andrew’s, but it was so crowded, we were obliged to do as many others, go away; … Continue reading

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