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Title Frank D. Chase Diary
Author/Creator Chase, Frank Dudley
Date 1 Jan 1875 - 31 Dec 1876
Document type Travel Journal
Description Diary kept by teenager Frank Dudley Chase of Dedham, Massachussetts. Chase faithfully recorded the daily weather and events of note in Dedham, and his diary captures his life during his last year of high school and subsequent year of day labor before starting MIT in 1877. While in school, Chase described his work as a delivery boy for the Dedham Transcript, school assignments, and after school activities with friends such as skating on Jamaica Pond and sledding. After high school, Chase described his drawing classes in Boston; and his work with his father and uncle surveying, leveling, removing stones, building stone walls, haying, and cutting wood, among other labors. Also includes Chase’s description of a beach vacation in Hull, Massachussetts, August 1876; and a description of his visit to Philadelphia to see the Centennial Exhibition, October 1876.
Theme(s) Beachfront: Seaside and Coastal Destinations  Urban Tours and City Breaks  
Regions United States of America  
Country/State Massachusetts  Pennsylvania  
Keywords family, climate, beach, train, railway, luggage, camping, camping equipment, bathing, fishing, food, boating, sightseeing, city, attractions, church, exhibition, history, cathedral, education, gardens
Reference Ms. N-319
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Language English
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