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C.S. Nichols Diary, 1860 - entries January 1-May 27, 1860 ; unpaginated. (Item 2)
Biography: Chauncey Smith Nichols was born February 13, 1847, the son of Robert T. and Harriet Smith Nichols, and grandson of pioneer settler Chauncey W. Smith of Hector, N.Y. C.S. Nichols' parents were married in New Jersey on February 29, 1844 and moved to North Barton, N.Y. to live. They had one other child, Helen Adell Nichols, born on December 19, 1849.

Contents: The 1860 diary is commercially made, and entries in the diary refer almost exclusively to Nichols' school attendance and domestic chores. Some entries refer to local events. All entries stop after May 27, 1860, the re-mainder of the diary being filled with recipes, various lists of domestic items and unidentified figures.