A Diary - the diaries of Harriet Nichols, a long time resident of Horseheads, NY. Beginning in the Spring of 1916, the diaries offer small glimpses into the daily lives of Harriet, her sister Bessie, and many of the events and people they came in contact with over the years.

We now have the diaries for most years, those missing are from 1932-1935, and 1939-1941. Who knows that these might also turn up for us one day. It is possible that these diaries actually exist in just two books, each covering multiple years. The diaries we currently hold are listed below... only those that have been transcribed are selectable.

Occasionaly a word or name has been difficult to decipher. Brackets [ ] are used where there is uncertainty about a word. The transcript follows Harriet's own misspellings, occasional lack of punctuation and use of lower case in some proper names. While ernestly trying to be as exact as possible, no doubt a few mistakes will be made, hopefully very few in number. The plan is to reproof the transcripts once they're finished to correct any transcription errors.

The goal is to transcribe a two-week block of entries to the on-line diary every one or two days. We'll fall short of that at times, but that's the goal. A few notes on the mechanics of the diaries...

Each of the diaries, except for her first two, cover a single year. Diaries are displayed in book form, each page covering a single day, blank pages included for any days Harriet made no entries.

Pages may be turned by drag-and-dropping a page, much as you would turn a real page. Pages can also be turned by left-clicking on the corners of a page, or by using the left and right arrows below the diary... both of these methods being faster, but less aesthetic than drag-and-drop page turning.

The 1st, 10th and 20th day of any month can be reached by means of the drop-down list beneath the diary. (Note: Not sure why, but I've noticed that I've had to manually turn a couple of pages before the drop-down list would work.) Readers can zoom in on any page by double-clicking the page, double-clicking again to return to a normal view.

Reader comments / questions about the diaries can be emailed to nick@elmira-ny.com
-{ Select a diary below }-
                                                          1916    1916-17   ----     1919
    1920     1921     1922     1923     1924     1925     1926     1927     1928     1929
    1930     1931     ----     ----     ----     ----     1936     1937     1938     ----
    ----     ----     1942     1943     1944     1945     1946     1947     1948     1949
    1950     1951     1952     1953     1954     1955     1956     1957     1958     1959
    1960     1961     1962     1963     1964     1965     1966     1967     1968     1969
    1970     1971     1972     1973     1974     1975     1976     1977     1978     1979
    ----     ----     1982

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