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Item ID# A2012.087.016
Title Elizabeth Oliver Burgess diary, 1924-1925
Object Name Diary
Dates of Creation January 1, 1924 - April 1, 1924, January 1, 1925 - April 12, 1925
Creator Burgess, Elizabeth Oliver
Description Part of series 2 of the James and Elizabeth Burgess family fonds, this is a sample of one of 13 diariesdiary Elizabeth Oliver Burgess, born June 14, 1896, son of Christina Thompson Rowand and William Burgess of Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario. The diary generally contains entries for every day from January 1, 1924 - April 12, 1925 .

Topics covered include:
- friends and family (deaths, hospitalization, visiting etc.)
- social activities
- church attendance (voted on the "Church Union" question Jan. 6, 10 & 16, 1925 at Dunblane)
- health
- work done by herself and family around the home, bush and farm.
- Price of beef (Jan 11, 1924 - 10 cents a pound)
- Stevens-Hepner paying $50 per thousand ft. for elm logs. (Feb. 23, 1924)
- weather (earthquake shock felt March 2, 1925)

On the inside back cover is a list of Letters Received and Letters Sent in 1925.
Admin/Biographical History See A2012.087.013-.022 Series for Biographical History.
Collection Burgess, James and Elizabeth family fonds
Physical Description 0.5 cm of textual records.
Subjects Agriculture
Churches, Presbyterian
Churches, United
Farm life
Farming
Lumber industry
Organizations
Rural life
Social life
Weather
People Burgess, Alfred
Burgess, Christina Thompson Rowand
Burgess, Elizabeth Oliver ("Olive")
Burgess, James Rowand ("Rowand")
Burgess, Thomas
Burgess, William
Burgess, William Noble
Busch, Earl
Campbell, Archibald
Campbell, Colin
Christie, Ethel
Cobean, Louis
Esplen, Malcolm
Geddes, Essie
Gowanlock, Walter
Schwass, Ed
Sparrow, Arthur
Sparrow, Percy
Place Arran Township
Port Elgin
Saugeen Township
Level of Description Item
Parent Object Burgess series 2