Part of Rev. J. H. Shoults fonds
Ms. diaries contained in two coverless notebooks kept by J. H. Shoults. The first ca.  p. ms. diary covers the period Jan. 1, 1879 - June 30, 1879 when Shoults lived in Little Britain. The second ca.  p. ms. diary covers the period July 1, 1879 - Dec. 31, 1879. In this latter diary Shoults describes how he moved from Little Britain in Oct. 1879 to take up a new position "as an Evangelist under the direction of the Mission Board" (see diary entry for Oct. 6, 1879). While in this new position Shoults lived in a rented house in Newmarket (see diary entry Oct. 7, 1879). The diaries for 1879 contain daily entries recording personal, social, and professional activities, as well as accounts of weather conditions. The majority of entries relate to Shoults' activities as a minister, and include the names of the places where he preached and of the Bible readings which formed the basis for his services. Reference is also made to the many church meetings he participated in, to individuals he baptized, to funerals, to a Christian conference, and to other church activities in which he was involved. The funeral of Eld. Thomas Henry, who died at the age of 81, is referred to in a diary entry written on Sept. 23, 1879. Descriptions of social, and parish visits are also contained in these diaries, including the names of many friends and acquaintances.
Shoults, J.H., Rev.