Finding Aid to the Agricultural Almanac for the Year 1878, circa 1878 MS.583

Anna Liza Posas
Library and Archives at the Autry
2011 October 20
210 South Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502

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.

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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