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Item ID# A2012.087.014
Title Elizabeth Oliver Burgess diary, 1918
Object Name Diary
Dates of Creation January 18, 1918 - July 19, 1918.
Creator Burgess, Elizabeth Oliver
Description Part of series 2 of the James and Elizabeth Burgess family fonds, this is one of nine diaries written 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 18, 1918 - July 19, 1918.

Topics covered include:
- friends and family (deaths, visiting etc.),
- social activities (concert by Patriotic Society on Jan. 25, literary meetings),
- church attendance and meetings,
- health,
- work done by herself and family around the homestead. (Her chores included baking, mending, sewing, washing, ironing, cleaning stove pipes, churning, sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing),
- Uncle Alfred having a Bell Telephone installed (Jan. 25).
Collection Burgess, James and Elizabeth family fonds
Physical Description 0.5 cm of textual records.
Subjects Agriculture
Farm life
First World War
Rural life
Social life
People Burgess, Alfred
Burgess, Christina Thompson Rowand
Burgess, Elizabeth Oliver ("Olive")
Burgess, Isabel
Burgess, James Rowand ("Rowand")
Burgess, William
Burgess, William Noble
Falconer, George
Geddes, Oliver
Hepner, Gordon
McTaggart, Maggie
McTaggart, Wat
Schwass, John
Place Arran Township
Saugeen Township
Level of Description Item
Parent Object Burgess series 2