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John William Gardiner diary

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Creator: Gardiner, John William, 1851-1917

Date: Between May 6, 1875 and June 25, 1875

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Miscellaneous Gardiner, J. W.

Unit ID: 210871

Summary: John William Gardiner was born in or near Platte City, Missouri, in 1851. In March 1855, Gardiner and his family moved to the future site of Winchester, Jefferson County, in the newly opened Kansas Territory. During 1875, he taught school and simultaneously took classes in Leavenworth to obtain his teaching certificate. Many of the diary entries describe his teaching, weather, the grasshopper plague, and extracurricular activities such as singing and visiting friends.

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