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M-598 German Settler Diary

ABSTRACT: Diary of a German settler, circa 1828-1831.

SCOPE: This manuscript belonged to a German settler in America around 1828-1831. The author’s notes and observations, possibly agricultural in nature, appear alongside the printed pages of a Schreibkalender (writing calendar). The printed pages include information on several topics, including weather patterns, political history, and Christian holidays. An additional handwritten page is tucked inside the front cover.

EXTENT: Approximately 156 pages.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."