The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

Anna’s Bible

My aunt Evelyn recently loaned me her grandmother’s bible, and I took a picture of the front inside cover.

It says

Presented to my wife Anna on the Fifth anniversary of our marriage.

Nov 7, 1906

Lovingly, Mac.

San Diego City, California

Bible Inscription

… and that’s the end.

After October 9th, all the pages in the diary are blank.

We know that there was a lot going on in Nathaniel’s life; he got married to Anna Lauterbach in early November 1901, and they moved to San Diego soon afterwards (date?) – but he didn’t record any of that in his diary.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this diary – I know I have.

October 9th, 1901

The page for Wednesday, October 9th says:

Called at office.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

October 4th, 1901

The page for Friday, October 4th says:

Called on Mr. S. A. Coats.
Received Ck #35 - Citizens Nat Bank
for $100-
Cashed same day

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

September 25th, 1901

The page for Wednesday, September 25th says:

Called at office.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

  • I’m getting the feeling that Nathaniel is just going through the motions now – both for his job at Playa de Oro, and with the diary.

September 18th, 1901

The page for Wednesday, September 18th says:

Called at office
for service.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

 

Questions and comments:

September 11th, 1901

The page for Wednesday, September 11th says:

At office. Report. Leave my
address.
Notify Mr. F.V. Morrell I am at
Company's call

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

  • Though Nathaniel doesn’t say, I’m pretty sure he means that he’s at the New York office.

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