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Samuel Reader's diary, volume 8

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Creator: Reader, Samuel James, 1836-1914

Date: August 16, 1872-October 01, 1874

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Samuel Reader Coll. #483, Box 1

Unit ID: 226236

Summary: Volume eight of Samuel James Reader's diary during which time the community of Silver Lake, near Topeka, Kansas, was suffering from an outbreak of smallpox. About a dozen people died in Silver Lake from the disease but none of Reader's relatives were afflicted. However, his family did suffer a death on August 6, 1873 when their infant son died. In addition to English, much of the diary is written in shorthand.

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Title (Main title): Samuel Reader's diary, volume 8

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