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Don Cornell diaries Edit


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  • 1913-1968 (Creation)
  • 1913-1963 (Creation)


  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • two boxes, 1 linear foot other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Don Cornell was born and lived in Edinboro.  He maintained diaries which comprise this collection.  The diaries are brief entries written in small appointment books.

  • Arrangement


  • Conditions Governing Access

    Available for use in the university archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    This material is owned by Goodell Gardens and Homestead. It is on long-term loan to the university archive.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    From his obituary: Don Cornell, son of Harper and Carrie Beam Cornell, was born January 27, 1893 in a wooden buildding on the corner of Meadville and Waterford St. His father had a tailor shop on the first floor and the family had their living quarters in the second strory. The building was later replaced by the present Savings Bank building...[He] hunted since he could carry a gun and carried a vast store of the lore of old Edinboro in his mind. The day of the great Edinboro fire in 1909 Don spent the day pumping water at Grandpa Goodell's pump back of the house for the bucket brigade. The next day he was taken to the hospital with appendicitis and remained there for weeks.Note written by Obituary

  • Scope and Contents

    The diaries begin in 1913 and run consistently up to 1931.  There after the years are intermittent.  There is a 1968 obituary, a field receipt for a hunting violation and a list of jurors for 1936.6


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