Gertrude Farrington’s Diaries, 1978-1982

About the Project

Do you keep a diary? Avid gardener Gertrude Farrington kept a daily record of her life for nearly fifteen years! Farrington chronicled her life from 1978 to 1992, noting everything from the seeds she planted and local weather conditions to her reactions to headline events like the Iran hostage crisis and the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. Transcribe her handwritten accounts to learn more about everyday life in Connecticut.

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