Balloch Diaries

William Balloch

William Balloch

CHS William Balloch Home

William Balloch Home in 2014

William Balloch was a farmer who lived in Cornish from 1820 to 1893.  Besides being a farmer, he also served as a Selectman and Superintendent of Schools.

His home, which still stands today, is located on the Connecticut River on what is now NH Route 12A.

 

 

CHS Ballock Diary Books

The Balloch Diaries

He kept a diary recording everyday life in Cornish and we are pleased to have eight of these volumes covering the years 1869 to 1888.  They are gift from Ed Barrett of Weslaco, Texas.  Mr. Barrett also transcribed the diaries and made them available for us to share.  We are so grateful!

 

To read a transcript of the diaries, click on the desired link below.

Introduction to the Balloch Diaries
Balloch Diaries Vol. 1 1869
Balloch Diaries Vol. 2 1869
Balloch Diaries Vol. 3 1870
Balloch Diaries Vol. 4 1870
Balloch Diaries Vol. 5 1871
Balloch Diaries Vol. 6 1871
Balloch Diaries Vol. 7 1872
Balloch Diaries Vol. 8 1872
Balloch Diaries Vol. 9 1884
Balloch Diaries Vol. 10 1884
Balloch Diaries Vol. 11 1885
Balloch Diaries Vol. 12 1885
Balloch Diaries Vol. 13 1887
Balloch Diaries Vol. 14 1887
Balloch Diaries Vol. 15 1888
Balloch Diaries Vol. 16 1888