The diary of Otis W. Smith documents his life beginning with his enrollment in the College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri through his working life, marriage, and family life. The diary mentions attending his first masquerade ball, taking the first woman he was not related to out, meeting his wife Mattie Dowdall and their courtship, the birth of their son, information about their home, people he meets, purchases he makes including two 'Indian clubs' and a pistol. The following transcriptions were provided by the seller and have not been verified by Archives & Special Collections staff:
"November 11th, 1882
"A miss Jennie Miller, no relation to our landlady arrived today. Mrs. Miller introduced her to Will & me. Mrs. Miller is very small being only about 4. 5 ft high and is very modest and bashful. Think she is about 22.
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