A Boy’s Cottage Diary, 1904

Overview

Fred Dickinson’s diary opens a window on youth and the world of Ontario lakeland cottages at the beginning of the 20th century.

"The stories we hand down, the diaries we preserve become the fabric of our social history. Young Fred Dickinson’s 1904 account of tenting and cottaging is a spirited first-hand sketch of a long-neglected part of our heritage. Larry Turner places the diary within social, historic and geographic contexts giving it wide appeal to history buffs of all ages …."

- Julie Johnston, award-winning author

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