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Agricultural Almanac for the Year 1878
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  • Contributing Institution: Library and Archives at the Autry
    Title: Agricultural Almanac for the Year 1878
    Creator: Ibach, Laurence J.
    Creator: Egelmann, Charles Frederick
    Creator: John Baer's Sons
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.583
    Physical Description: 1 volume
    Date: 1878
    Language of Material: English .

    Custodial History

    Almanac was printed and sold by John Baer's Sons located on #15 North Queen Street. The Southwest Museum received it as a gift of Mrs. Thomas Evans, 1975 January 17.


    Published: Lancaster : printed and sold by John Baer's Sons, 1877

    Scope and Contents

    Farmer's Almanac, 1878 edition, published in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Contents: How may we best improve the farm? -- Golden rules for bee keeping -- Precautions against fire -- A drunken farm -- How to make Vienna rolls -- Beware of the spitz dog -- A queer way to harden butter -- About our foods -- How to protect quail -- Working land on shares -- How to physic a pig -- Heat for house plants -- How to make a lactometer -- The disposition of cattle -- Handy helps -- Experience teacheth -- Breeding swine -- Tar on fruit trees -- Seed potatoes -- Hints about milking -- A farmer's barometer -- How to get rid of tree stumps -- Give the boys a chance -- Effects of climate on plants -- Cultivation in season -- To preserve smoked meat -- Poor crow -- The old farm gate (poem) -- A good wash for trees -- Measuring corn in bulk -- A fight between a sea-serpent and a whale -- Dining comfortably -- Anecdotes -- Recipes -- Anatomy of man's body as said to be governed by the twelve constellations.


    Gift of Mrs. Thomas Evans 1975 January 17.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit https://theautry.org/research-collections/library-and-archives  and fill out the Researcher Application Form.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Material is in public domain. All requests for use to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Research Services and Archives. Use of publication is given on behalf of the Autry Museum of the American West as the custodian of the physical item.


    Full title: Agricultural almanac, for the year of our Lord 1878 : Being the second after leap year, and until the 4th of July, the 102d of American independence. Arranged after the system of the German calendars ... Carefully calculated for the meridian of Pennsylvania and the adjoining states.

    Preferred Citation

    Agricultural Almanac for the year 1878, circa 1878, Braun Research Library, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; MS.583.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Almanacs, American