Edward L. Buttrick journal  1843-1844
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Edward L. Buttrick journal,  1843 September 10-1844 July 02 [series]:
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Home remedies
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Thrown by horse; good description of riding in the rain
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Use of "ain't"
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Idiom: he feels a "heap" better, but has "the blues"
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Description of thunderstorm
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Description of his bedroom and furniture; idioms: "these diggin's" and "slept like a top"
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Comparison of North and South; Kentucky idiom
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Kentucky preachers
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Dreadful family singing
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Irritation with "blockhead" scholars
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Ponders fate of former girlfriends and buddies
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Family ill from food poisoning; is black cook at fault?
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Sour milk popular in Kentucky: "there is no accounting for tastes"
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Visits town of Maysville
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Mosquitoes
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Women's fashion: bustles. Snobbery
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Discussion with newly-arrived Yankee who intends to "drive niggers" for a living
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Reflections on completing first teaching assignment. "Class struggle" hinted at
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Arrival in Helena
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Exorbitant board bill; miserly hostess
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Closing examinations at school
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Idiom: "Chicken hearted"
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Meets up with graduate of Miami University
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Emptiness of frivolous society
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Appointed to teach at Richland Academy
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Popularity of fruit "preserves" in Kentucky. Idiom: "Not to be sneezed at"
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Irate Kentuckian blasts Yankees; Buttrick drums up students
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Fondness for novel-reading is not good
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Good description of Gen. Forman, a typical Kentuckian
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Fleminsburg holds County Court; description of hill-folk in attendance
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Thoughts of home; reflection on life since coming to Kentucky
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Reflections on hearing of death of a young professor from Hamilton College
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What is the job of the poet?
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Begins duties at Richland Academy
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Reads book by Lady Morgan, emphasizing woman's subservience to man
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School discipline; postage due at post office
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Refers to "blacks" and "niggers" in same paragraph
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Sermon on converted Jew; philosophizing on Jews in general
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Idiom: use of "vimmins" for "women"
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Makes "mud fenders" for his pants
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Irritation with students who WILL not learn
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"I see that the great main-spring of all human action is utter selfishness"
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Coon hunt
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Hillbilly Kentuckians; woman smokes a cigar
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He and sister Harriette fall off horse into the mud
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Butchering hogs
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Should a lady eat "fat bacon"?
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Hog butchering in unsanitary conditions
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Book review on Ten Thousand a Year
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Idiom: horseback riding is "not what it is cracked up to be"
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Critique on a singularly poor sermon
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Thoughts on his college days
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Longs for home and describes a typical scene there
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Kentucky funeral
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Critique of Gutherie's Arithmetic
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You cannot argue with a woman
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Nearly illiterate adult joins his school
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Memories and news of Hamilton College
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Christmas Day: his black boy servant asks for a present
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Thoughts on the year's end
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New Year's Day: classes held as usual
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Attends (and takes part in) a debate
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More about the cigar-smoking woman
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Singing school
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Book review on Henry Lee's (1787-1837) Observations on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson (New York: C. DeBehr, 1832) and Jefferson's "defamations" of Washington and other early leaders of the U.S.
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Candy making
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Toothache remedies
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Campbellites hold evangelistic meetings
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Visits with an early Kentucky settler who knew Daniel Boone; the romance of early Kentucky
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College classmate moves to Louisiana and becomes thoroughly Southern