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Closeup of Mary Baker's class photo (c.1865) (later Mrs. McQuesten)W4223 MARY J. BAKER'S DIARY [m. Isaac McQuesten] One page only
Sep 15 1866 Saturday
To: [Mrs. Dr. Burns' School] Toronto, Ontario
From: [Mrs. Dr. Burns' School] Toronto, Ontario

DIARY 1866

Saturday 15th, September.

I am leaving my home for the first time to enter upon a new scene of school life without my parents to advise me. I came down in the [cars?] with the Volunteers who went to Thorold. When I arrived at Mrs. Burns' had a very bad headache, had to lay down.

Got a little better and went to the park to hear the Band play. Walked with Jessie Smith. Saw Georgie Creighton but hardly recognized him. He had grown so much and is so stylish.

My room mates are Maggie and Jessie Smith, Maggie [?], Annie [F?] [?] [?]

It was a very beautiful day, McFayden very pleasant coming down in the [cars?] [Papa?] missed the [cars?]

Sunday 16th.

Went to Church both morning, evening, a very wet day poured in the evening [Papa was there?] A large church. Mr. King preached very plain but good earnest sermons.

Monday 17th ]1
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1 Only one page of Mary's diary is extant at this time. It is overwritten and difficult to transcribe accurately. Mary was an excellent student at Mrs. Dr. Burns' school, see W0153a.

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