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Kiger, James S., fl. 1859-1873 1860 Diary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03131.16.02 Author/Creator: Kiger, James S., fl. 1859-1873 Place Written: Various Places Type: Diary Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 vol.. ; 10 x 13.5 cm. Order a Copy

Records the weather. Mentions church every Sunday. Church is a running theme throughout this diary. Often attends sermons. Also goes to what he vaguely refers to as business meetings.

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