Ca.  p. ms. diary in notebook kept by J. H. Shoults. The first section of this diary was written from Shoults' home in Whitevale, but from Oct. 26, 1870 he writes from his new home in the 9th Concession of Pickering Township. The last entry contained in this diary is dated Oct. 15, 1871.
This diary includes entries recording personal, social, and professional activities as well as accounts of weather conditions. Initially the entries are written daily, but the latter entries are sporadic. A synopsis of 1870 written by Shoults is also contained in this diary.The diary entries indicate that Shoults has given up teaching at this point and is engaged in working for the Christian Church full-time. Reference is made to the sermons which he prepared and delivered, to church services and meetings he attended, to a Christian conference, and to baptisms and funerals. Some lists of names of converts to the church are included in this diary along with the the name of the place where these individuals first embraced this new religion, the date of their baptism, and the date when they were first united with the church. Reference is also made in this diary to family, social, and parish visits (including the names of many friends and acquaintances), to farming activities, and shopping and errands run by him. Details of farm product and food prices are also included in this diary.
Shoults, J.H., Rev.