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The Fisher House

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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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Beginning

Since I’m a library trustee, I’ve decided it’s time to get over my technophobia and learn how to use my computer as more than a typwriter and file box.  So here’s a blog.     It will be mostly concerned, … Continue reading

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