of things. Helen has drawn a scrap-book worth
$20! She said when she chose a number "I
think I will take 12, that's my age." There
was a splendid book, all carved, with 36 pic-
tures in it, painted by the best artists. I
must say it made me mad when, a gentle-
man said (He was looking at the pictures
behind me, with his wife) "Ah! Thats
what I like! Splendid, magnificent!" – He
was speaking of an ugly face, – I could
have painted as good a one seems to me. I'm
sure I dont see what they put itin the
"Artist Book," for. It's provoking, a Mr J. P.
Putnam has drawn two, or three things.
There was a pretty table that was raffled,
and when Mary wanted to take a ticket,
there were only two tickets – 29, and 30, and
she said – "I wont be superstitious , so she
took "30," and "29" drew it! Here are the
presents I'm going to give to my friends.
For Mary – a picture, which will be
framed with black walnut.
" Mother – the same as Marys.
" Hatty – A little pocket account book,
" Father – A man made of wood (A

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