- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
Maude and Sarah Morrison and Dr. and Mrs. Crocker Diary of Mary Lewis Forbes (Mrs. Robert M. Forbes) [All mentions of the Maude and Sarah Morrison or Dr. and Mrs. Crocker.]
August 9, 1926: Charles and Loretta [Forbes] arrived about 11 AM and went to Eagle River to Dr. and Mrs. Crocker.
August 27, 1926: The Morrisons [Maude and Sarah] gave a lovely party tonight.
July 31, 1928: Harriet [Aldous] and Dr. Crocker went to Partridge today fishing.
August 26, 1929: Went to a picnic at White Sands. The Morrisons and Crockers. Dr. Crocker and Harriet fished. Got a fine muskie.
September 1, 1929: Wilsons and Shepherds at Morrisons.
August 23, 1930: Dr. and Mrs. Crocker, Harriet and Joe, and I left early for trip to Duluth. Fine food and a good time all around.
September 9, 1930: Dr. Crocker took us to ride this PM around the lake and we say twelve deer. Wonderful sight.
August 21, 1931. Dr. Crocker very sick. I [Mary Forbes] stayed there last night.
September 11, 1931: They [Harriet and Mrs. Aldous] saw Dr. Crocker at the hospital in Chicago.
September 14, 1931: Mrs. Crocker came back to Star Lake to close her cottage.
July 7, 1932: Went for a ride with Dr. and Mrs. Crocker.
July 4, 1933: Drove to Eagle River with Dr. Crocker and Mrs. Aldous.
July 11, 1933: Mrs. Pilsbury [sic] came this AM. Took her and the Morrisons to ride.
September 14, 1935: Took Aunt Sue, Sarah and Maude Morrison, Mrs. Oliver, Joe and Harriet to Stickleys. Lovely organ music. Foliage is getter very beautiful.
September 17, 1935: Had a picnic on the shore of Lake Superior. Mrs. Crocker dropped her grand cake in the sand.
July 21, 1937: Mrs. Crocker, Mrs. Aldous, Sadie [Graham, a Forbes relative] and I, with Robert Warner driving, went on a all day jaunt to Michigan.
July 22, 1937: Mrs. Crocker has a lovely new Buick automobile, and the Blairs a grand station wagon.
August 17, 1937: Picnic at Lake Superior, Webbs, Deans, Mrs. English [Mrs. Crocker’s sister], Francis [English], Mollie Crocker [unrelated to Dr. and Mrs. Crocker? She came to North Star Lodge for a number of years following WWII] and Sadie.
August 20, 1938: Mrs. Crocker had to go to Chicago as her sister, Mrs. English, is sick.
[The diary ends with the summer of 1941. There are no further entries for Morrison or Crocker.]
The original diary is archived in Bookwood, Star Lake, Wisconsin. All of Mrs. Forbes’ entries from Star Lake are reproduced in “Ancestral Summer” by Joseph C. Aldous, her son-in-law.