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Forbes bee-keeping diaries

 Collection
Identifier: C-62
Collection contains 44 diaries kept by Rollin Forbes (1853-1909) and his son Benjamin Forbes (1888-1974), and concisely document their daily activities on their farm, with special attention given to beekeeping. Diaries are handwritten.

Dates

  • 1891-1948

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections & Archives Middlebury College Phone: (802) 443-2387 Email: specialcollections@middlebury.edu

Extent

2 Box

Biographical / Historical

These diaries, kept by Rollin Forbes (1853-1909) and his son Benjamin Forbes (1888-1974), concisely document their daily activities on their farm, with special attention given to beekeeping (particularly up to 1909, the year of Rollin's death). Sparse daily accounts include mentions of weather activity, farm chores, bee care, harvesting, and caring for bulls/cows.

Arrangement

44 volumes.
Box 1:
Folder 1: Diaries 1891-1899
Folder 2: Diaries 1901-1907
Folder 3: Diaries 1908-1914
Folder 4: Diaries 1915-1920

Box 2:
Folder 1: Diaries 1921-1927
Folder 2: Diaries 1928-1934
Folder 3: Diaries 1935-1946
Folder 4: Diaries 1947-1948










Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Contact:
Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States