James Douglas papers  1738-1850 (bulk 1738-1787)
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Biography

The anonymous author of this diary came to the United States from Lüchow, Germany, in 1843, and lived in Middleport, New York, where he was a boot-maker and tanner. In 1847, he owned tannery with T. H. Lee. His birthday was May 24, and his family, including several siblings, remained in Germany after he moved to the United States.