Days in the Life William Cobbett Skinner:
1888 Daily Journal Entries

WCS Journal Title Page

WCS Journal Title Page

With the beginning of a new year,  it occurred to us, why not follow one of the Skinner Family Members, posting their daily journal entries for a year.

A quick search found the 1888 Excelsior Diary of  William C. Skinner, son of William and Sarah Skinner of Holyoke, MA.

Below you will find links to entries for each week as they are transcribed. New entries will be posted weekly by Monday afternoon.

Here is the Most Current Entry: December 23 – December 31, 1888

This piece of family and Holyoke history was donated by Elizabeth Kilborne Hudnut to Wistariahurst Museum in 1989 and has proven to be a great source of information about the family and their prosperous business.

The front matter of the diary includes a Year and Month Calendars for 1888, and several lists and charts such as the Eclipses, Morning Starts, Evening Stars, Planets Brightest, Movable Feasts, Chronological Cycles, Interest and Wage tables, Foreign Currency values, Presidents of the United States and Principal Cities and States with their Populations and Electoral Votes.

Click here to read what The Reminder recently wrote about the WCS Journal

Enjoy these daily entries and insights into the personal side of William Cobbett Skinner.

Jan. 1 – Jan. 7  Apr. 8 – Apr. 14 July 8 – July 14 Oct. 7 – Oct. 13
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14  Apr. 15 – Apr. 21 July 15 – July 21 Oct. 14 – Oct. 20
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21  Apr. 22 – Apr. 28 July 22 – July 28 Oct. 21 – Oct. 27
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28  Apr. 29 – May 5 July 29 – Aug. 4 Oct. 28 – Nov. 3
 Jan. 29 – Feb. 4  May 6 – May 12 Aug. 5 – Aug. 11 Nov. 4 – Nov. 10
 Feb. 5 – Feb. 11  May 13 – May 19 Aug. 12 – Aug. 18 Nov. 11 – Nov. 17
 Feb. 12 – Feb. 18  May 20 – May 26 Aug. 19 – Aug. 25 Nov. 18 – Nov. 24
 Feb. 19 – Feb. 25  May 27 – June 2 Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
 Feb. 26 – Mar. 3  June 3 – June 9 Sept. 2 – Sept. 8 Dec. 2 – Dec. 8
 Mar. 4 – Mar. 10  June 10 – June 16 Sept. 9 – Sept. 15 Dec. 9 – Dec. 15
 Mar. 11 – Mar. 17  June 17 – June 23 Sept. 16 – Sept. 22 Dec 16 – Dec. 22
 Mar. 18 – Mar. 24  June 24 – June 30 Sept. 23 – Sept. 29 Dec. 23 – Dec. 31
 Mar. 25 – Mar. 31  July 1 – July 7 Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 Back Matter
 Apr. 1 – Apr. 7