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University Archives Johan Xavier Papers File
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Diary 1930

This diary, written in a book by Bank of California, includes random notes on scraps of paper tucked in the back of the book. Xavier did not write anything in this diary.

Diary 1935

This diary, a Laird and Lee diary, mentions his mother’s death on March 27th. He doesn’t write much more this year. In the back of the diary: train schedule, receipts, unintelligible notes, list of telephone numbers.

Diary 1938

This diary, a Bank of California book, includes a long list of addresses and a card from the West Coast Lumbermen’s Association for G. W. Xavier. There are no entries.

Diary 1956

This diary, another book from Augsburg Publishing, mentions that Xavier has a lump on his lower right jaw which grows and shrinks in size which worries him. He has a Silver Screen Television on which he watches football games. His children have moved away and they communicate through letters. He spends his time mowing his lawn, watering his lawn, doing house repairs, painting walls, and cutting wood. Included is an announcement for a 55th anniversary (unspecified). He looks into selling his stamp collection.

Diary 1960

This diary mentions that Signe falls ill, but recovers some. Xavier spends much time studying and gardening. When Signe worsens, Paul comes home, but Signe doesn’t get much better. He spends most of his time out walking in the neighborhood. In the back: Insurance card for Giradian Insurance Company, a Christmas card, and the list of addresses.

Diary 1892

Diary kept while Xavier was at Luther College. In it he mentions purchases (usually photographs and papers) and prices, frequent meals with friends, extracurricular activities like choir and debate, examinations in Latin, Greek, and History. Also mentioned are what he is reading at the time (Plato, Ibsen, etc.), with sporadic notations of weather and temperature.

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