Category Archives: Introduction

January 1, 1937

This is the last of Ella Warner Fisher’s diaries. There are none available between 1933 and 1937. During that time, Ruth commmitted suicide (in 1935) and Ella’s vision deteriorated considerably. And thus, this diary is difficult—hard to read, for one … Continue reading

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The Fisher House

. . . is for sale.  Anyone want to buy if for me?

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March 30, 2010

No diary posts today, but yesterday a friend came by to pick up the Satterly diary for the Ferrisburgh Historical Society.  She’ll read it first herself, and share it with her husband–between them, they know a great deal of local … Continue reading

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March 14, 2009

Yesterday I went to the Middlebury College Music Library to check out Ella Fisher’s contribution to the Flanders Ballad Collection. Unfortunately, ‘Caroline of Edinburg Town” is a manuscript, not a recording, so I could not hear her voice. Here is … Continue reading

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The Fisher Family

Since there was no 1900 diary entry today, here’s the factual information I’ve discovered so far about the Fishers: Ella Warner was born in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, on January 29, 1853, to Hector Warner and Zeruah Barnes. She had two younger … Continue reading

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Ella and Henry

  After discovering that Ella Fisher was the author of the diary, I paid a visit to the Vergennes City Clerk’s Office.  The folks there showed me how to use the old books with their (mostly) elegant handwritten notices of … Continue reading

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Finding Ella

Since there are no diary entries until November 2nd, I’ll take the next few days to describe how I discovered that Ella Fisher was the author of the diary.  I’d never done local history research before, and wasn’t sure how … Continue reading

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