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Hazard Burdick Diary

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Date: 24 Jul 2015

Biographical History

Little is known of Hazard Burdick other than what can be gleaned from the diary. He was evidently a dairy farmer and lumberjack. USGenWeb's History of Chenango County mentions a Rev. Hazard Burdick (d. 1841) as an early settler of the town of Preston; this Hazard may have been a son or grandson. The Burdick Family Association lists a Hazard Wilcox Burdick (1818-1908) in Fenner, New York, married to [1] Mercy Ennis and [2] Dione Jennings, who is likely the same as the diarist.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hazard Burdick Diary is a single volume containing the diary of Hazard Burdick, a dairy farmer and lumberjack from Fenner Corners in Madison County, New York. The diary gives a glimpse into his daily routine: weather (including snowstorms), livestock, business transactions, visits from neighbors, travel to surrounding towns such as Cazenovia and Syracuse, and so on.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single volume.


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Subject Headings


Burdick, Hazard Wilcox.


Farmers -- Diaries.
Farmers -- New York (State)


Madison County (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Hazard Burdick Diary,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

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