Fonds F 1255
15 centimetres of textual records
Fonds consists primarily of diaries of two generations of the John Phenix family. Fonds includes a small number of diaries between 1869-1875, written by John Phenix (b. 1828).
A much longer run of 37 yearly diaries dates between 1892 and 1934 inclusive, although books are missing for 1898-99, 1916 and 1920-1922. These were originally created by John Phenix (1860- 1934). Entries are daily, and note the weather, family events and concerns, the topic of scripture on Sundays, and daily work around the farm. Details about daily work are often specific, in terms of how much was done, with who, and with what implements. The final entry in the diary, dated September 29, 1934, ends with the words "I feel sick".
The fonds also includes a will and other legal documents of the Phenix family.
The John Phenix family were farmers in Mono Township, Dufferin County, Ontario during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
John Phenix (b. 1828) was a farmer and lived at Lot #17, Concession #1 east in Mono Township, Dufferin County, Ontario during the nineteenth century.
John Phenix (1860-1934) maintained the family farm at Lot #17, Concession #1 east in Mono Township, Dufferin County, Ontario during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
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One diary (Oct 1875-July 1876) damaged with a loss of information
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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