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University Archives Johan Xavier Papers File
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Diary 1921

This diary, kept during Xavier’s time at Younglove Grocers and once PLC had reopened, records Paul’s weight and size often. Paul’s first word is da-dy. Mr. Xavier is very happy as Paul begins to whistle and sing. It is mentioned that he quits Younglove Grocers and begins working at PLC on August 2nd as President but still continues to work in the library. He begins preaching again. Accounts appear at the end of the diary.

Diary 1922

This diary, kept during Xavier’s time at PLC, mentions his visiting the Dentist, buying Paul a dog for $1.00 and which Paul names Toto, includes the obituary for Mr. Jacob Lunde, and records many impertinent answers from Paul to Signe which Xavier thinks these very funny. He mentions that he remembers Signe’s birthday and their wedding anniversary this year. Accounts appear in the back of the diary.

Diary 1925

This diary, written in a Bank of California book, is in very bad repair. Cover off, pages disintegrating. It mentions Xavier’s friendship Stuen and the two are often together, various quantities of quarts of milk (perhaps for Babs), he cut his arm badly and needed 3 stitches, and still preaches (perhaps at South Tacoma). This book stops June 21st and contains a list of addresses at the back.

Diary 1926

This diary, written in a book by the Augsburg Publishing House, does not begin in this book until May 23rd. It mentions teaching classes, skips June, he installs a toilet, Signe falls ill and spends 3 weeks in bed, and he sees an operetta. Still writes infrequently.

Diary 1927

This diary, written in a book by Augsburg Publishing, includes sometimes prints his entries, or just lines of his entries in this diary. He skips all of July and October but mentions he is still preaching, Signe has her tonsils out, and that she and he give each other floor lamps for Christmas and they receive a davenport from the Skattebols. A list of addresses appears at the back of the diary.

Diary 1930

This diary, written in a book by Augsburg Publishing, does not include any entries. In front of the book there are a number of cartoons cut out from the computer full of puns and plays-on-words.

Diary 1931

This diary, in a bank of California, includes a list of compensation for sermons, a card from Double wear Shower Company and Wiliver’s Place.

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