got into the cars for Boston! Hurrah.
In an hour we were at Boston, and then
we took a carriage, and arrived at Aunt
Louisa's, just, as she, Hatty, and Mary
were taking their breakfast. I went to the
fair in the morning, and oh! it was all
fully crowded. It took me so long to get
past two tables, almost half an hour. Hatty,
and Mary keep table half the time at Aunt
Cornelia's Loring's, and half at Mrs Whitwell's
table. I didn't buy one thing, it was so crow
ded,
the only thing I did was to go into the
refreshment room, and pay 25 cts for a
large plate of strawberry icecream. "I wish
I hadn't gone in," was my feeling when I
came out, "still its' for the soldiers!" The
great organ was covered, it is real mean. I
went to Gertrude's in the afternoon, and
found Helen there. Hatty, Mary, and I slept
in a room together.

16th Wednesday [December 1863] I went to school in the
morning. I think I shant write "Picciola
till next summer. I am so much behind
the girls. My new hat is shaped like
figures 41 – 42 – 43, on the next page. I

20.5 cm x 17 cm

From the Sarah Gooll Putnam diaries


This web presentation is comprised of:
Image 1: cover
Image 2: inside front cover
Images 4-6: front matter, including handwritten title page, pages i-iv
Images 7-155: diary entries, 24 August 1863 to 6 June 1864, pages 1-149
Images 156-159: letter from Sarah Gooll Putnam to her grandmother, 6 June 1864
Images 160-163: diary entries, 6 June 1864 to 28 June 1864, pages 150-153
Image 164: drawing of a horse (previously attached to 153)
Images 165-177: diary entries, 28 June 1864 to 2 August 1864, pages 154-166
Images 178-181: letter from Sarah Gooll Putnam to her mother, 3 August 1864
Images 182-184: diary entries, 2 August 1864 to 6 August 1864, pages 167-169
Image 185: back matter
Image 186: inside back cover