1879 Handshaw Diary Group B Digi Pak
This Digi Pak contains 7 pages from my great grandfather Handshaw’s diary that he started in 1879. He was an author, the founder of the first newspaper in Smithtown, NY, and a world traveled stamp collector.
My mother and I spent about a year researching this treasure, figuring out that “& C” or “+C” was an early form of “etc.”. “Branch” refers to The Branch of Smithtown; a particular section of the old Smithtown. My ancestor, “Richard ‘Bull’ Smith” founded the boundaries of Smithtown from the local Indians by riding a bull named “Whisper”. The area he covered in 24 hours was his. Many of my ancestors built the historic buildings/homes in the area.
The sample images are watermarked. The downloadable Digi Pak has no watermarks.
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