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Diary of David M. Austin RHC-63

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



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorAustin, David M.
Title: Diary of David M. Austin
Dates: 1913-1916
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet(1 volume in 1 box)
Identification: RHC-63
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Collection Description

Handwritten diary maintained by David M. Austin of Elsie, Michigan. The diary is written in a day book. Entries begin on January 1, 1913 and conclude on December 31st 1916. Austin records the details of his everyday life including the weather, his work around the farm and jobs he is hired to do, and details of friends and family.

Inserted in the diary are a newspaper article, a poem, and a program from a Merchant of Venice performance.


Biography

David M. Austin was a carpenter in Elsie, Michigan (Clinton County). He enlisted as a private in Co. B, 8th Michigan Cavalry on 13 August, 1864. He was born in 1845 and died in 1935. He was married to Allie Mudge, who died in 1919.


Diaries
Elsie (Mich.)
Michigan
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

Diary of David M. Austin. RHC-63. Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Sally MacNamara Ivey, Sheridan, Oregon in 2012.Acquired by Robert Beasecker 2012 from Sally Ivey MacNamara, 848 E. Main Street, Sheridan, Oregon 97378.


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