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Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas

Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas

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Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas RHC-51

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorPeticolas, Theodore Victor
Title: Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas
Dates: 1863
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet(1 volume in 1 flat box)
AbstractTheodore 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. In it Peticolas details his farm work, crops, family, neighbors, and social life during the year of 1863.
Identification: RHC-51
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Collection Description

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.


Biography

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.


Diaries
Fruit growers
Personal narratives

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Diary of fruit farmer Theodore Peticolas (RHC-51). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Harvey E. Lemmen in 1993.


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