Neziah Wright Bliss Ledger Book | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
The digitized content contains a ledger book with records from the years 1854-1862 regarding weather statistics in Warsaw, Illinois, as well as diary entries, recipes, garden and farm notes, and data on natural phenomena. In this ledger book, he keeps track of the weather by morning, noon, and evening degrees, and also notes the wind and general weather notes like rain, hail, or clear skies. His garden and farming records are thorough and include the exact types of fruits and vegetables being planted, when and how many were planted, and how long they will need to fully mature.
The Neziah Wright Bliss Ledger Book, 1854-1862 (MS 472) was completely digitized in 2019. Items are available online at the University of Illinois Digital Library. A preservation copy of the items is available to IHLC and digital preservation staff at the Library Digital Repository: https://medusa.library.illinois.edu/collections/1512.