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William Riley Huston diary and obituary

Label
William Riley Huston diary and obituary, 1896-1903
Title
William Riley Huston diary and obituary
Inclusive dates
1896-1903
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There is one diary in the collection, dated April 1, 1896 to September 30, 1903. The book proceeds with daily entries of an average length of two lines. The entries remark on employment, household chores, and weather, good and bad. Huston seems to have worked intermittently as a manual laborer. As a result, many of the buildings of Winchester at the turn of the 19th century into the 20th century are named (e.g., the orphans' home, the central school building). Entries also provide personal names of other residents of Winchester. Some political commentary can be found, but it is a rare instance. Also included is a copy of Huston's obituary
Biographical or historical data
William Riley Huston was born in 1848 and died in 1924 in Beaumont, California. He was the son of David Huston, a pioneer of Randolph County, Indiana. Mr. Huston was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maude Reynard, and a brother, Volney Huston of Winchester, Indiana.William Riley Huston worked at roofing and other manual trades while he was a resident of Winchester, Indiana. He moved to California around 1906.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1896-1903
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Huston, William Riley
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Huston, William Riley
Label
William Riley Huston diary and obituary
Link
https://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2689%20Huston%20William%20Riley%20Diary%20and%20Obituary.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/17 by Jennifer Carter
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17545350
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Ahrens on 1981/08/17.
System control number
(OCoLC)247201802
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
William Riley Huston diary and obituary
Link
https://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2689%20Huston%20William%20Riley%20Diary%20and%20Obituary.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/17 by Jennifer Carter
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Control code
17545350
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mary Ahrens on 1981/08/17.
System control number
(OCoLC)247201802
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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