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STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK REIDSVILLE NORTH CAROLINA 1913 Good Manuscript 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is a rather intriguing 1906 manuscript diary handwritten for the most part by 'Lady' [as identified by the other part time writer who is 'Mary']. Lady is a woman of means, having a number of members in her household who tend to and for her. Mary seems to do most of the writing in the first few weeks of the diary and then Lady takes over. It seems Lady is to marry shortly and is all consumed with preparations. Mary writes: 'sat in library and sewed while Estelle read the papers'; 'Lady' went places'. The diary begins in Staten Island and then for the wedding and thereafter identified as 'Home' in Reidsville North Carolina. We speculate that perhaps Lady is purchasing her trousseau or closing her home. Lady writes: 'Ned and I stamped 1000 announcements; Estelle read to me, Julia watered plants, Louise played; saw Caruso in Pagliacci; Delmonico's for lunch; Capt. Hjortsberg visited; April 24 1906 My Wedding Day'. Lady is tremendously busy and popular having many dozens of visits, appointments and workers and she is attended to by a number of doctors quite closely visiting her at all hours for the least sniffles. Many are named including: Charlie and Laura Gore, Gordon Watt, Dora Sharp, Mrs. Davies Coxe, Mrs. La Montague, Mr. Schwerine, Dr. Bryan, Dr. Armstrong, Nellie Barry ['sewing for me'], Aunt Jane Bierne, Fletcher the Palmist, Margret and Mel Fillman, Mrs. Eugene Watts, Lindsey Ellington, Eva Pasteur, Anna Montgomery, Mag Richardson, Rosa Macgruder, Lottie Pendleton, Olga Violett++++. She also goes on an extended honeymoon by train traveling from North Carolina through the south to Los Angeles up through Vancouver Canada to Winnipeg, Chicago and then back to North Carolina all detailed in this super diary. VG. 
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On The Road America USA 1908 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Manuscript 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall 
On offer is a really wonderful diary of a young Victorian woman during the year of 1908 as she travels aboard a train from the West to the East coast and then back to the West coast again. As the diary starts out she is leaving her home in California on January 7th and spends most of 1908 traveling with her three sisters and parents. In fact Jo does most of the writing but there are also many times when her sisters write. Jo gets sick at one point then the sisters take over writing and they talk about family being sick and some are quarantined. Her entries are descriptively written telling all about the sights and sounds along the way. In fact the first two entries really capture what this journal is all about. On the cover page is written; "Best wishes always to Jo from Marie, A line or two will quite suffice for the every day of life. Jot down things of interest while you think of it, lest you should forget." Then on January 1st Jo writes a small summary of what you can expect in the pages following: "This little book shall mostly tell of my trip to the dear "east" among people I know and love. I hope it will remind me of "feelings" more then of special events, of the things that are really living." The diary measures about 4 ¼" x 6 ¾" and is a "page a day" type diary which gives you lots of handwritten entries. She starts on January 7th and ends on August 7th and writes every day between those dates with most of the entries taking up the entire page. One could easily quote everyday as she has a wonderful way of writing. Here are some snippets: "The family rose early and we three girls walked to the train. I always feel unhappy enough when the time comes to say good-bye. Wallie rode as far as Napa with me and we saw a beautiful sunrise……Sidney and I were up in time for Los Angles things looked familiar. Rush was at the train but I could not tell him how glad I was to seem him, or how forlorn I was when he left. Such a feeling as the dingy tourist car gave me but Mr. Schnell he was fine. Kept the upper berth and talked to me through Banning, my first disappointment. We spent the evening in the observation car and saw Yuma…..Today we found the country varied everglades and swamps, cotton, rice, lumber and sugar cane with cabins and Negroes. Mrs. DuBoss and I enjoyed the most gorgeous Texan sunset and we and the Warrums stopped at San Antonio. Saw the Alamo the narrow streets and enjoyed the sight of a southern city. Coffee and sandwiches on revolving stools…..We were up early and had a poor breakfast, then I went to meet the Warrums. We took the "St. Charles" ride and the "Canal Belt" ride then out to Lake______. Had dinner at Fabecker's and then went to the wharf where we stayed and stayed. …..The sun was so warm that the eves dripped and the icicles melted. In the evening Roy and I went to see the people roller skate, caps and furs and ice skates look like the winters of old and the jingle bells gives me a queer longing. Wonder if I'll get a ride….We went to the concert that evening where I saw a good many friends. Mr. Hawthorne had already "squeezed my hand"……12:30 am, behold a figure with bare feet and bushy hair dressed in bathrobe, going up a stairway. Also three wet and most excited girls. Scenes in the sitting room in the morning told the tale…..I sat with Aunt Ella and made a few button holes but came home to supper, she was so tired from washing. Uncle Jim sold the blacks…..Such a beautiful day! People were able to wear white dresses and new hats and every one seemed to be having a ride in the afternoon. I was mostly new but my hide and Aunt Nell looked so well in her white suit….Drove across Still Water Bridge. Saw tobacco beds covered with cloth and the fields ready for the little plants and we saw tobacco barns. O these beautiful hills! And the wild flowers are appearing. Came home through the old historic town of Deerfield. The houses are old with barns attached. One had 1698 on the chimney. It was too cold for comfort but we'll remember the ride….My new dress promises to fade. Sadness…..Were up early for our Westfield trip. The weather was some doubtful. The lively high school girls were so entertaining and the trolley ride was entirely beautiful but long. Mountains and streams everywhere. Orchards in white bloom, onion fields being weeded on the knee and tobacco fields, level and clean as well as beautiful clean, clean homes. Saw the logs on the river at Holyoke and the lumber yards and dams in the Connecticut with trees growing down to the water's edge…..About a dozen Poles left for the old country on our train-tears….Were horribly hot when we went to bed but found morning damp and cold and we brought no warm garments. He took us on an auto sight seeing trip all historic Boston was shown to us from the huge car driven with such skill though the narrow winding streets…..(she then goes on for the next couple of pages describing Boston)…Sailed down Narragansett Bay to Newport with Norma. It takes two hours. The shores were very green and the weather and the weather very fine. We took the ten mile shore drive and saw many great "cottages". Ate lunch on the beach in sight of the "cliffs". Returned by electric cars up the island of Rhode Island, across to mainland by ferry to Bristol and thence by electric train to Providence through Warren and Barrington…..Shall not forget the view from Washington Monument. We're tired but have had a fine day. Band played "Abide with me" and the bell was tolled as we sailed past Mt. V. It and the tomb gave a very solemn feeling…..Mrs. Sheffield and I had a delightful day, Mts., glaciers, snow rivers and torrents, also Jack from England and Mr. Seattle. Had a good storm at Glacier. Many got off at Banff but more got on. Wish it was full moon. I have a book that tells it all so won't attempt to write if the scenery but I've never seen the like before and shalln't soon forget the wonder of it…..I went fishing down to the forks of the Skykomish. Fished without success for an hour then sat down and told stories awhile. It proved to be my first experience through the jungles. It's too deep to explain but worth your while to take the trip…..We went up to Lena's (Index Washington). She has such a fine cozy spot on the river. After dinner we went up the train into the big timber and wonderful ferns. Sat in the shade of the house and I told about the East…..The day passed quickly and very pleasantly. Read Hesper and sat on the upper deck. Mr. Allen, purser, and offers to send a wireless…." This diary goes on and on and you really get a great feeling of what it's like traveling during the Victorian era. She mentions tons of names, some of which are; John Warner, Bowie, Doyl, Gardiner, Hawthorne, Hirschy, Charley Ware, Robinson, Ed Childs, Hittabrand, Grossman, Upper, Hershaw, Rowbottom, Scheiffer, Morrison, Hopkins, Wilson, Packingham, Bertha Fox, Maggie Franceway, Katherine Brando, McGee, Whitaker, Dr. Love, Letha Watts, Dickerson and more. Places mentioned are; Washington D.C., Lancaster PA, Buffalo, Oberlin, St. Paul, Glacier, Banff, Mission Junction, Everett, Snomish, Index, Startup, Seattle, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, El Paso, San Antonio, New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, Granville, Tonica Minonk, Rotterdam, Conway, Westfield, Holyoke, Claremont, Cambridge, Mt. Auburn, Wesley, Providence, Newport, Nantucket, Narragansett, and much much more. 
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FINGAL ONTARIO PATRICIA BAY PORT HARDY KELOWNA BC 1944 Very Good Manuscript 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall 
On offer is a super, historical manuscript pair [2] of diaries handwritten by A.C. Parker #8 BR Squadron RCAF originally of Toronto. Parker does a super job detailing his service beginning January 1st, 1944 with being trained and educated in the art of aerial warfare putting in hours and hours of flight time and on gunnery firing many 100s of rounds near daily in practice at Fingal Ontario. Flying over Lake Erie is a freezing cold experience he notes without complaining. Prior to posting to British Columbia he manages a visit to family and friends in Toronto for dancing at the Granite Club a bit of a distance from his home on Royal York Road. There is also a dance at Women's College Hospital. In all 1944 is completely full describing daily his training and duties: rifle and revolver sighting, time in the turrets, flights, Morse Code training and tests, camera gun exercise, boxing with a PTI Sergeant, his trip to Vancouver, Port Hardy, Kelowna and much, much more. Historians and Researchers of the era will be hard pressed to find a more conscientious diarist recording his daily life as an RCAF Sergeant. 1945 is filled sporadically from Jan 1 to March and then a final entry noting VE Day on May 7th 1945. The 5½ x 3¼ inch official RCAF diaries are in very good condition with some general ageing save for the 1945 book that has a small puncture on the spine. Overall G+. 
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TORONTO ONTARIO ON ROSTOV RUSSIA 1911 Very Good Manuscript 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is a remarkable original 1911 handwritten manuscript diary by a young Jewish boy named Aaron Glassberg [later Aaron Glassberg Volpe] living in Toronto Canada. All the more remarkable is the clear, articulate and fluent manner this 16 year old, who born in Rostov Russia in 1895, writes after having only lived in Canada for 5 years. Our writer is a smart, tough, mannered kid who experiences a young raw Toronto. Anti-semitism is a reality of the time and the city and this young Zionist is not a stranger to it. He so identifies with his Jewishness he identifies all his contacts by religion either by fact or intuition. He talks of many meetings of the Zionist Club. His family rents rooms and he bitterly complains of the sweet talking tenant who absconded owing $10. From Elizabeth Street near Kensington Market he travels across town daily to attend Jarvis Collegiate. Collectors and historians of early 20th century Toronto would be hard pressed to find a more explicit look at the times than this journal. On a biographical note the author goes on to become a chemist, pharmacist and successful business man and doctor who was the patriarch of a family of doctors. A full length photograph of the young Glassberg is pasted to the fep. Along with the diary, a large 6 x 7 inch journal style book, are a large number of ephemera pieces from 1906 through 1969 relating to Aaron Glassberg and his family. Overall G+. 
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ASEA ABOARD THE HMS SUFFOLK CHINA STATION JAPAN 1928 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a significant, original 1928 through 1930 manuscript diary and scrapbook created, maintained and handwritten by British seaman Reginald Sands who provides a super almost day-by-day account of the maiden voyage of the storied British warship HMS Suffolk and its critical deployment to the China Station patrol covering the period Feb 7th 1928 to July 19th 1930. Adding tremendous depth to the narrative there are numerous original photographs, newspaper cuttings, postcards, stamps, other ephemera and hand drawn maps that record everything from the mundane routine of daily exercises and manoeuvres at sea but also activities ashore such as visits to the Union Jack Club in Shanghai, diplomatic calls, visits from important political and military and naval persons and much, much more all the more compelling with the backdrop of region's political and military turmoil brewing in China, Japan, the new Soviet Republic and the myriad of other regional problems and events at the time. Using a school-style exercise book Sands begins on Friday June 1st 1928 when HMS Suffolk leaves Portsmouth after completing several months of trials and over approximately 129 pages details a history of the ship and its duties and events of import. He notes events such as: Suffolk's orders to proceed to Nanking to protect and evacuate British residents in the revolt of troops on the Shanghai - Nanking railway. Suffolk Responding to an SOS for the liner 'Jervis Bay'. Visits from and Chinese Government officials and the British Minister Sir Miles Locker-Lampson. Visit from the Japanese Admiral at T'singtao. Accommodating HRH Duke of Gloucester and transporting him on diplomatic mission to Japan. Suffolk's part in the commemoration marking the re-burial of the Chinese political leader Sun Yat-Sen. Participation in a football match on 15th August 1929 in aid of dependants of HMS Devonshire victims [we believe this refers to the death of 17 seamen on board Devonshire the month before in a firing accident]. Suffolk, with HRH Duke of Gloucester onboard, is escorted into Yokohama where Prince Chichibu comes aboard and later escorts the Duke to Tokyo to meet the Emperor. Sands aboard Japanese warship KAKO [with his breakdown of the KAKO's qualities], Suffolk called to assist with fire at the King Edward Hotel in Hong-Kong. Suffolk's attendance at the Review held by Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt on his departure as Commander in Chief of the China Station. Inspection by Emperor of Japan [presumed Hirohito]. Suffolk's part in [Hirohito's] 'Coronation Review'. Illumination of the ship at Nagasaki as part of celebrations of Hirohito's coronation - photo taken and pasted-in. The diary also recounts numerous rendezvous with other ships including: the Kent, the Berwick, Hermes, and Cornwall, and events such as Suffolk winning the sports cup on Sat 7th Sept 1929 at Wei Hai Wei, participation in the Regatta at Wei Hai Wei in August 1929 and Sand's visits to the Shanghai Union Jack - a 5 cents credit has been pasted in. Stamps pasted onto the pages are: WEI HAI WEI - George V One Cent revenue Stamp; Japanese 10 Sen Entronement Hall [Hirohito] stamp; Nagoya Castle 10 Sen stamp; Hong Kong / CHINA - King George V - Four Cents; Egypte brown 5 Cinq Mills; Malta 1 1/2 d George V. The page edges are worn and a little browned and the cover has detached at the staples and there is a faint musty smell but overall G. 
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THE NETHERLANDS HOLLAND BELGIUM 1927 Very Good Manuscript 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is an interesting, original circa 1927 manuscript diary of a research trip to the Netherlands and a 1929 trip to Belgium by children's author, travel writer and biographer [Edith Cavell, Amelia Earhart] Adele de Leeuw who over her career wrote 75 books. The 4 x 6 inch flip style notepad is filled with 55 or so pages the majority about 35 pages regarding Holland include: notes on the sights, culture and history of all the cities and towns she visited. These notes undoubtedly ended up published and as identified by her handwritten inscription the title of the book she is working was "The Flavor of Holland" which was in fact published in 1928. The book is overall VG. 
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MOSCOW USSR RUSSIA OAK PARK ILLINOIS 1929 Very Good Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a super, historically significant manuscript artifact of early Soviet Russia and American relations being the handwritten journal of Adele Rice [Mrs Owen R. Rice Oak Park Illinois], dated April 10th 1929 titled "Our Trip to Russia"; a member of the American Delegation sent on an educational and fact finding mission to Russia a mere 12 years after the Russian Revolutions. The findings and observations of this group are, research suggests, what the book "Russia and the United States" was based on. The book's first entry of the 185 or so pages of narrative was April 3rd then sporadically filled until the last entry Oct. 22nd which we note was exactly one week before the Black Tuesday stock-market crash. The diary is filled with detailed entries of her personal experiences entries cover politics, delegation business, Russian history and social commentary and her journeys whether shopping for antiques and jewelry or to the many parties. She takes numerous lessons on Russia while also teaching them. She also does a super job providing specifics with names, times, dates including; E. Gordon Fox (head engineer of the group the diary refers to) who wrote 'Russia and the Communist Challenge'; Miss Tolstoy, grandniece of the immortal author Count Leo Tolstoy; the Secretary to Swedish Consul; mention of the funeral of Kutlikoff "The Communist head of finance"; Kshesinskaya Danseuse; Mr. Miller of the Hamburg American Line; Sir Perry (Chief Engineer at Ford Motor Company [this was the time Henry Ford signed an agreement with the Soviet Union to produce cars there]; Bill Orr (William); Naberezhnaya Krasnogo Flota, the Red Fleet; talks about VOKS (a cultural society for relations with foreign countries) and much, much more. Here are some snippets: Saturday April 20th Passport official ordered us off the train because we had no visa, in Chicago we were told a visa was unnecessary. Had we been passing thru Holland a visa would not be required. However, as we were returning to Germany one was required. Official very mean. Wouldn't return out PP until we were seated in return train. Damn those Dutch! Monday April 22nd - Went down to lunch. Became acquainted with an aristocratic old lady. After I left the dining room she sent the head waiter after me to ask if she could show me around town. I accepted with pleasure. Frau Tipplekirch took me around in the old section where there were a number of antique shops especially on wall Str. Everything was expensive. Monday April 29th - At 1:40 PM We arrived in Moscow, where we were met by Miss Tolstoy grandniece of count Leo, a man of the legation. Our baggage was locked in the compartments and train switched on another track. Went on a tour of the city in 4 automobiles. Saw the summer palace of Catherine the great, but we were so cold we almost froze to death. Tuesday April 30th - Took an automobile and went to the Europa Hotel. Went out to find a restaurant but none were open, so we returned to hotel and ordered breakfast which was served at 11:30. I never could bear a soft boiled egg, but this morning I ate two! Then we had a business meeting. After which Manus arranged with a Druski driver to take Mary and myself out to see #48 Naberezhnaya Krasnogo Flota, our new home. Sunday May 19th - Up at 9 AM for breakfast. Came back and built fire. Heard the band coming down Naberezhnaya Krasnova. Opened our double window and watched the band escort over 200 sailors to the transport boat. A large crowd had followed, many wives with little children, also sweethearts and parents. One little boy about 2 yrs old cried bitterly to go to his father who was in the ranks. Saturday May 25th - Walter Leck, Ed Everhard, Willis Cleminult, Vance Cronk, Earl Collister & Leo Mandeville left for Kharkov tonight. Gipromez sent a touring car for baggage. No one is allowed on train cars with more than one bag. Most of the fellows had two. They'll be gone for 4 or 5 weeks. Saturday June 1st - Cold and rainy. Sinus headache. Our housekeeper says meat is very scarce. No beef until after the 15th and perhaps no pork. Only veal and fowl. This is because the peasants have no fodder for the cattle and so they are killing them for their own use. Friday June 7th - After dinner walked over to see the Eisenbergs, a very pleasant evening. Mrs. E walked part way home with me. Promised to take me thru Prince Yusupov's Palace next week. Monday June 10th - Got two cards from Owen - one from Kharkov, where he said there were great quantities of Ukrainian Embroidery work. He bought two Emb blouses for himself. The second card was mail in Enakievo. Wednesday June 19th - Had my dinner at 5 instead of 5:30, so I could attend the funeral of Kutlikoff the communist head of finance. Very interesting. Vola, Mrs. Fincke and I watched the procession of thousands of people, soldiers and sailors a short distance from the palace of Labor. Sunday July 21st - Most of the boys worked today so we had tea and sandwiches at noon and dinner at 5:30. Mrs F. & I took a walk as far as the winter palace. The way was crowded with people who came to see the submarines & nine destroyers or cruisers that are here on holidays. In the evening Owen and I went up to the summer gardens, rested a while and then walked down to the church of resurrection. Monday July 22nd - Bill Orr, Mr. Thomas, Hartog, and Ed attended banquet at Europa tonight for the American Delegation. Miss Helen came at 9:20 to give us a lesson. We all laughed and joked quite a lot. [Further talk about a dinner with Sir Perry chief Engineer of Ford Motors.] Friday August 16th - Had a busy AM got a long letter from sister. Phoned "Voks" - Cultural Society for relations with foreign countries, about permit to go thru Kremlin. Friday August 30th - Arrived Moscow 9:20. Took a taxi to Savoy. Ed went directly to Metropole where Freyn and Thomas were stopping. Gordon had wired to Miss Tolstoy to reserve two double-rooms, but seemingly it hadn't been taken care of. Could get only one single-room which we took, deposited our bags, washed up and phone Miss Tolstoy to make arrangements for her services as guide. She arrived at 11 am and soon after we started off for the "Voks" to join group to go thru Kremlin." The 5¾ x 4¾ book is VG. 
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ABOARD THE USS NEW YORK 1902 Good+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a superb, fascinating original soft bound 1902 China Station diary and personal log handwritten by Admiral Frederick W. Rodgers (1842 - 1917). Rodgers was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He fought in the American Civil War and ascended to be the last commander of the Asiatic Fleet. He was a grandson of U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew Perry. In May 1901, Rodgers became Senior Squadron Commander within the Asiatic Squadron. On March 1st 1902, he became the commander of the entire Asiatic Squadron, which was engaged in combat during the Philippine-American War at the time. He was the Squadron's last commander. At the end of his tour on 29 October 1902 the Asiatic Squadron was abolished and its responsibilities were assumed by the new United States Asiatic Fleet. This logbook documents his ship the U.S.S. New York while stationed in Amoy, China and Nagasaki Japan during a critical time in the area's history. The log begins March 27th with a final entry on - July 26th, 1902. The log recounts the daily workings of the ship, and personnel deployments, lists of repairs to various ships within the Asiatic Fleet. What is of real importance is Rodgers encounters with the Emperor of China and Prime Minister of Japan. He also mentions other naval vessels from Britain, Germany and Japan listing the ship's numbers and armaments. This log contains important information about the fleet in this very historical period when the United States emerges as a world naval power. The 60 pages of handwritten narrative and notes make for some revealing entries regarding American efforts at diplomacy in the area; Rodgers' diplomatic contacts with the Emperor and Dowager of China are well noted as are intelligence reports on fortifications in China. He mentions brief reports from missionaries concerning conditions in the interior of China, contact with British troops who are guarding parts of Peking. While in Peking Rodgers meets the British Foreign Minister and writes about the looting that took place at the summer palace blaming it on Russian and Italian troops during the Boxer Rebellion. Furthermore he discusses positioning gunboats along the rivers near Peking due to further disturbances. Rodgers also mentions meeting the Prime Minster of Japan encounters with the Japanese navy, and various dignitaries, princes, and barons. Here are some snippets: U.S.S. New York -March 27th, 1902 Cable arrived from Hong Kong French Cruiser Arriau called on the American Consul no information from him - he informed me that there was nothing new to report here. A missionary who had just returned from an extensive trip into the interior had informed the consul that he had been treated with much consideration. U.S.S . New York - March 31st, 1902 Woosung China - Visited Chinese Cruiser Hai Chai cable from Widdes asking change of officers from G.C.M. not practicable - one case of Cholera in Cavite - condition in Manila improving. Glaicer arrived Cavite - Drake commanding Muntrey officially visited ship brought in 3 cases for G.C.M. U.S.S. New York April 2nd , 1902 Left ship at 3 pm for Shaug Hai 30 min from ship to station Woosung road is bad anchorage . The tides were up to more than four knots - ships at single anchor are liable to drag. Went to French hotel De Collmines - it is fairly good but the rooms are most uncomfortable - Captain Tah of the Chinese navy accompanies us. Friday April, 1902 Intelligence reports from Monterey Fortifications of the Yangsee River - Forts on Silver Island Black Dragoon forts -Forts at Chu San Knan Forts at Kiaung Yri Required examination of the county between Woosung and Shanghi copy of railroad maps mark chart examination of Woonsung river regards fortifications. U.S.S. New York- April 22nd 1902 New York sailed for Yokahma at 9am Weather raining: A German steamer came in last night with Prince Imperial on board - made preparations for a national salute address ship but found steamer had carried no distinctive flag boarding officer at 4am countermanded order for salute and dressing ship. U.S.S. New York Yokahama Japan Monday April 28th, 1902 Rear Admiral Evens hoisted his flag exchanged salutes Went to Tokio Made official visits to US. Minister To Prime Minister of Japan To Minister of War Called on Baron Kaneko. Wednesday June 18th, 1902 Arrived off Tokio and anchored nearly 10 miles out - Tug ordered previously met ship - left the ship at 10:15 am and went to Tokio took the train to Peking. Col Brown of the British Army Kindly offered the use of his car which was accepted. Taku forts are still being leveled by the international force those on the south side are all destroyed. Arrived at Peking at 7pm.was meet by a gentleman from the legation and a guard of honor from the 9th infantry. Went to the U.S. legation with my personal staff as a guest of Hon E.S.Conger. Thursday June 19th Visited the temple of Heaven discussed affairs with minister he informed me that the principal questions now between the Chinese Government and the internationals are: First as regards the transfer back to civil administration of the Tuiu Suen and Peking rail road and 2 the return of the city of Tien Sien to civil administration. The rail road is now under English military management. Called on the various foreign ligations - only met two personally the German and the Japanese. Friday June 20th, 1902 Visited the Summer Palace of the Emperor. A special permission from the Foreign office was required to visit the Palace it is the most interesting place about Peking but the effects of the results of the trouble in 1900 is very apparent and the destruction was very great - Repairs have been made to a very limited extent this place was occupied by the Italians and Russians who must have looted it to the fullest extent. Peking Sunday 22nd, 1902 Diplomatic dinner at the legation - meet the English Minister than the Austrian Charge of Affairs also the Russian Minister. Peking Tuesday June 24th, 1902 By Previous arrangements was given was audience by the Empress Dowager and the Emperor at the Winter Palace. The logbook has one torn page, one page detached from the binding and four blank pages and is overall G+. 
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LOS ANGELES 1938 Very Good Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is the original handwritten five year diary of Agnes Gunirlle, a housewife and waitress, originally from the small town of Mondamin, Iowa, but living in Los Angeles, California for the duration of the diary. She and her husband, "Winston," who she refers to most often just as "Mr," live in the Los Feliz neighborhood of the city that they move into during the beginning of August 1938. Ms. Gunirlle's job as a waitress is often mentioned, mostly as she talks about the tips she made. "Aug 13 1938. Sat. Went to look at a job worked from 4-12 at night. Home on bus made 30 in tips. on 6619 Western." There are also occasional references to going out dancing or shopping with friends as well as going to the California beach or to Redondo and other seaside towns for events and daytrips. Agnes Gunirrle is young but past school age, as much of her life revolves around going to work and church, as well as female activities such as knitting, pressing clothes, and doing household chores. She goes several days a week to church in addition to every Sunday. Most dates contain four entries for the years 1938-1941, though some entries from earlier years run longer, and near the end of the year, the entries for 1941 stop completely for months at a time. The entries are almost entirely in pencil. On many pages, the pencil marks have smudged over the years and can make reading some dates difficult. Here are some snippets: October 2 1938 Sun. Stayed home and went to the show in the evening. To church at 9 bells. Jan 7 1939 Sat. Work at 900 bells. Worked till 8:00 at night. Home and played Chinese checkers. August 1 1939 Mon. Started down the hill at 8 bells & then to L.A. at 1:30 & home. slept all afternoon & evening. Mr. O'Streh got mark mad. September 22 1939 Thu. got my hair died then went to look for work in Hollywood on Vernon. Got a job for fri. & sat. Home & knitted & pressed clothes to bed at 10 bells. October 8 1940 Sun. To church at 8 Mary & I went shopping. Off to the Mts. with Winston at Lake Sherman. Mary & I went right away to the marina. 
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WELLESLEY MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA BOSTON 1914 Good 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is an original 1914 - 1918 manuscript journal handwritten by Albert E. George of Wellesley, Massachusetts. It appears that Mr. George was a clergyman as he writes about many religious topics, mentions giving sermons and speaks of others as "other clergyman". Entries paint a detailed picture of the times as he writes about many topics including the bad economy, poor living conditions, socialism, insane hospitals and he mentions the women in the church being involved in suffrage plus much, much more. Albert also does a good job as a diarist outlining his visits: Jamaica Plains, Lincoln School, S.J.C.D, Parker House, Harvard +++. Names mentioned include Judge Michael J. Murray, Mayor Curley, Dr. E.H. Bradford, Jack Rese, plus many others. There are approximately 100 pages and save for rubbing and the spine cap missing the book is overall G. 
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MT BERRY, ROME GEORGIA 1941 Very Good Manuscript 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall 
On offer is a very interesting, original manuscript diary handwritten by the noted author Albert Shaw, who did the Review of Reviews, and many other works in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Of the 35 pages of entries including his noteworthy trip to visit American educator and the founder of Berry College in Rome, Georgia Martha Berry at her school in Mt Berry, Georgia in 1941 there are a number of pages of literary and scholarly commentary. It says in part: Dated June 1941 Trip to Mt. Berry - Cincinnati. "Left Winter Park 5:28 PM in Jacksonville for Rome Georgia to spend day at Berry Schools. Sent Carbon Copy by express today to AS Jr which I will probably call Ohio as I remember, will try on this trip to revisualize old scenes and note changes. Arrived Rome 10 AM met by Tracy Byers and Inez Henry, guest rooms in log cluster of buildings, very beautiful…At lunch, Mrs Wright widow of Judge Wright of Rome, Judge W was trustee and adviser, Mrs W is Martha Berry's sister, motored about by Tracy Byers, many improvements since last visit, summer school now on, commencement was about May 25, Boys all at work, harvesting, finest in US built up grad way, as easy to create well as to let things…Now have beef herd too on with more than 100 brood cows, slaughter for school…New dairy plant for Jerseys brick and red brick tile roofs most picturesque, boys made bricks and built one building after and then over a period of seven years, Cooper and Cooper of Atlanta architects nothing haphazard…Today and tomorrow cattle and dairy experts are coming from state and govt to inspect herds and plant note educational feature of construction work…Asked to have catalogue and up to date reports sent to me…Virginia took 3 small kodachrome films about 150 feet altogether. Visited Martha Berry at 5:30 PM in Berry Mansion, ill with bronchitis and heart trouble will improve, we think, with further rest, guest room in look houses quite perfect…Miss Watkins is from Arkansas highly trained and very original in designing rug patterns, carvings…" BIO NOTES: WIKIPEDIA: Albert Shaw (July 23, 1857 - June 25, 1947) was a prominent American journalist and academic of the early 20th century. Born in Shandon, Ohio to the family of Dr. Griffin M. Shaw, Albert Shaw moved to Iowa in the spring of 1875, where he attended Iowa College (now Grinnell College) specializing in constitutional history and economic science and graduated in 1879. While a student, Shaw also worked as a journalist at the Grinnell Herald. In 1881 he entered Johns Hopkins University as a graduate student. Shaw was elected professor of international law and political institutions at Cornell University but resigned the post in 1891 to accept Stead's invitation to establish an American edition of the Review of Reviews. Shaw served as editor-in-chief of this publication until it ceased publication in 1937, ten years before his death at the age of ninety. Shaw married Elizabeth Leonard Bacon of Reading, Pennsylvania on September 5, 1893. Overall VG. 
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Sheridan and Winslow Illinois IL 1912 Fair+ Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a sensational, significant 1912 manuscript diary handwritten by rebel Seventh Day Adventist preacher Edward Ballenger. [While the diary does not have a name inside many other family members' names are mentioned plus there are other innumerable clues confirming ownership.] Edward and his brother Albion are easily found in a number of online websites for their troubles within the Church and authorship of a number of books and mentions in many more books. Bio notes below details much of their story. The diary begins with Edward living in California and then in the summer he sells his ranch and heads back home to Sheridan and Winslow Illinois. He talks about his brother Albion and mentions Mrs. White. At the end of the diary in December there's a supposed suicide of a friend or family member which is thought to be a murder. BIO NOTES: Research finds that Edward Ballenger (1864-1955) and Albion Fox Ballenger (1861-1921) his brother [whose original manuscripts #0001986 we list separately] were raised as 7th Day Adventists and later became preachers. Albion started the "Receive Ye the Holy Ghost" movement which helped inspire the Holy Flesh movement in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and later was dismissed from the church. However after a trip to England on missionary work Albion started teaching a "new theology" and because of this and him turning away from the 7th Adventist Church he became somewhat of an enemy of the 7th Adventist movement. That's when he began writing books on the subject (one being the original manuscript in the other archive listed) and was even involved in a trial because of it. Online sources find "On Trial for Heresy, The A. F. Ballenger Story" which is a very detailed history on both of the brothers; Edward and Albion. Another site provides: "Albion and Edward Ballenger were leading critics of the Seventh-day Adventist Church beginning in the early days of the 20th Century and carrying forward to the death of Edward. In Edward's latter years, Donald Mote began helping him in his work. After Edward's death, Mote continued the work until the early 1990's. The trio were primarily against the sanctuary view commonly held by most Seventh-day Adventists. They also opposed the authority and position of Ellen G. White. Besides tracts and small publications their main voice was "The Gathering Call" magazine." Here are some snippets: "January 1st, We are still on the Cypress Ranch trying to sell but don't expect to be able to tell the crop is started. Ida's and Nellie's families are still at Tropico. Albion is traveling among the heretical and his family is at Riverside. Ethel is book keeper at Paradise. Pa is at Rellis (?) for a week. Am taking treatment of Dr. Hoar three times a week. Have a smoke a little twice a night. I have cut down my magazine and expect to read more books this year." "January 9th, Finished the water in the chicken yards and filled up the ditch. Mr. W. R. Miller came for me to go over to his place about 6. He and Mrs. M. had been having a racket. He was so drunk that he was foolish. He accused his wife of many things and among them of being familiar with other men. She kept very quiet. I don't think I accomplished anything. Yet I hope he may mention it to me when he is sober." "January 25th, Set some gopher traps in A.M. Pa, Em and I went with Milton Miller's to aviation park to see them fly. Mr. Miller took us in his auto for $1.50. Lincoln Reachy did some very fine and daring manoeuvrings. It was quite windy so much of the program was not carried out." "February 12th, Fog and cloudy but no rain. Mr. Miller has been drinking hard. I went over and helped him feed the horses and got his bottle of whisky. Mrs. M. and her mother came over and slept here for fear of him." "February 17th, Mrs. Miller came over before we were up with the baby and took breakfast with us, staying till we went to church. He declared he would take the baby to the city with him. Em and I went to Centralia where I spoke on war and money. Had good freedom. Mrs. M. was with us most of P.M. She just insists on my going to the states attorney and helping her to arrange for sending Mr. M. to Patton for drunkenness." "March 24th, Attended the conference in A.M. and spoke 30 minutes to the Japanese in the Gless St. Chapel in P.M. on Arming the Nations. My second experience in speaking, three and an interpreter. Eld. Warren followed me. Bro. Blunt managed the affair. 13 Japs were present. Em and I came home in eve. Found two letters, one from Albie the other from Bro. Pooler telling of Gust's death the 18th. He died very suddenly of apoplexy." "March 26th, Had a good rain last week. Planted some radishes and lettuce in morning and then Em and I came to the Convention and to Tropico. Had Dr. Dreffenbacker pull a tooth of me. Dr. Hoare gave me another treatment. The convention closed today. Eld. Andross was elected P.M. convention president, Reaser, Reg. Lib. Sec. and Prof Lucas Ed. Sec. There was a pull for me but some one said I was unsafe." "April 7th, Didn't have to smoke today. Em had a very restless night. Her neck didn't seem to be any better. Didn't do anything but keep house and take care of Em. Pa and Albion came out in eve to stay all night. Albion gave a reading in eve on "Spirit of Prophecy." He certainly has some new light on the subject. It is so foolish for our people to teach that Sr. White is the spirit of prophecy. Everyone has the testimony of Jesus who is a Christian." "April 20th, Road my wheel to Artesia and Dr. Oatis took me to Norwalk. Spoke on Matt. 24:14. Had good freedom. Called on Maud Daniel and her father and Bro. Patton. Maud is quite discouraged and almost rebellious. Her father is very poorly. Confined to his bed and can hardly speak in a whisper. Sr. Foster brought me back to Artesia and I rode the way home. Very strong S.W. wind. Haven't had to smoke since the 4th, and have gained 5 pounds." "April 29th, Had to smoke but once. Mr. Will Miller has been drinking heavily for a few days and he was pretty badly used up today so he wanted me to go to the city with him to see a Dr. I took him to Dr. Leadworth and he gave him an examination. Said there was a little valvular difficulty but no serious organic trouble. Took him to Dr. Diffenbaucher to have a double set of teeth made. He felt pretty bad all day." "May 6th, Didn't have to smoke. Had Mrs. King irrigate for me and I went to Bro. Uborall's funeral. He had an operation about a month ago and had a reaction which caused his death. Dr. Fullmer conducted the service and his wife sang two selections. The Dr. only talked about 15 min. and I never heard him do so poorly. I feel that I have lost a very warm friend. Bro. W. was in good condition spiritually. His niece Mrs. Frank Pomeri was there with her father. Albion was down and spent most of forenoon with him. Brought a new pair of rubber boots." "May 8th, Irrigated all day or till 5. Then Em and I drove Miller's rig to Centralia prayer meeting where after a good meeting we took up 80 sub. for the 6 weeks. R. L. Signs and the absent members will probably raise it to over 100. United Hiram R. Kay, age 48 to Helen Cargill, age 50, in marriage. This was Sr. C's 3rd marriage. The church had been expecting it but the particular time was a surprise to them. Bro. Kay gave me $5.00 the first fee I ever received or took." "June 7th, had to smoke about every 2 hrs. till after midnight then slept pretty well. Feel much better this A.M. This spell of asthma has been coming on for several weeks. Have been loosing weight for several weeks and my digestion has been poor. I have been greatly disappointed in not being able to sell. The irrigating has been very slow and while it has been easy I have dreaded it every day. I never was so anxious to sell in my life and yet I suppose it is best for me to stick to it for a time as it is poor discipline to run away from a job when it is in a discouraging condition……." "July 11th, called to see Sr. Dayton about cancelling the mortgage and then came to Artesia to meet Em and sign the deed but when I came. Em told me the Young's were at our house wanting to back out so we came right home. Had quite a talk with them and finally they decided to take the place and he paid me $500.10" "August 1st, Em and I came back to Tropico. I spent the day in the city. Bought my ticket to Sheridan for $47.05 via Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago." "August 4th, Spent the day preparing to go east. Took the Salt Lake at 8 P.M. Dave and Litta came to train with us. The partings were all very hard because of the uncertainty of my return but the saddest of all was the farewell to Pa at Riverside. When I saw the tears rolling down his cheeks it broke me all up. I hope I may regain my health so I can make a pleasant home for pa and show him the kindness and love he deserves. He has been more than a father to me. I didn't think Litta thought so much of us till we come to part." "August 5th, Had a bad night. Had to smoke every 2 hrs. and then was very restless. I got all fagged out packing and would have had a bad night anyplace. Started out to be a very warm day. Crossed into Nevada a little after 8. It has been a sandy, alkali waste with a variety of palm cactus at intervals. As we neared Utah the monotony broke and it got a little cooler. Had to smoke several times during day and felt very stuffy." "August 7th, Had to smoke 3 or 5 times. At daylight we were 10240 ft. high in Tennessee Pass surrounded by snow and a heavy frost. The run thru the Royal George was fine. Had quite a thunder shower just before we reached Denver. Lightening struck the Catholic's Church and knocked off the cross. Reached Denver at 4 nearly an hour behind. Em and I went to the Colorado Tract Society 1112 Kalamath St. and then out to see the place. Em went on at 9:45 and I took a room at the Columbia Hotel. Have a large south room at $3.50 a week." (He's in Denver until the 29th of August where he attends lots of religious camp meetings) "August 29th, Took the 7:15. C. B. & A. for Omaha and when I reached there I found I had to go right on or get to Kansas City late at night so I went right thru. Reached K.C. office but they had moved so I took a room and then went out to Electric Park. Saw a man run an auto around a wall 67 ft. in diameter with one wheel on a 90 degree L and the other on 75 degree L. They had a fine ladies band of about 40 nice modest Y.L. (young ladies?) who played very fine. One girl played a comet solo as well as I ever heard. A very hot day." (On to St. Louis, then Chicago and now back in his home town of Sheridan) "September 3rd, In old Sheridan again. Didn't have a smoke. Rested fairly well for me. Ate no breakfast and took it easy all day. The folks all look quite natural. Amos is looking fine. Mother hasn't changed but very little. Lyde has turned somewhat grey and Vieve isn't very plump. Allie is about the same. Sheridan is the same old stagnant place only a few residences have been built. It is about as stagnant a place as I ever saw. No paper, no water system, no electric lights. A very hot sultry day." "September 18th, We all went to Ottawa to the fair. Had our dinner on the grass. Rained in the P.M. so it was very sloppy. This is the first fair except World's Fair I ever attended. Em and I went to Clarence Reed's and the rest of the folks retuned on the freight. My left hip kept me awake last night." "October 2nd, Jim Ells and I walked to Freeport about 2 ¾ miles and took the freight to Winslow. Took us until about 11 to get there. The Ill. C. runs but one passenger and one freight per day. After walking up town for a few minutes I went over to Aunt Wennie's and then up to Phene Black's where I ate dinner. Neither of them would have known me had they not known I was coming. The old home looks quite natural only the forests are gone. The old white oak tree near the front yard is gone. A number of windows have been taken out. After visiting awhile took a stroll up to Martintown thru the big woods. They are nearly all gone except a little piece on the east side. The sand bank has been deserted. Met old man Deets and his wife. They have been married 63 years. Martintown has grown smaller. The old grist mill and saw mill are still there. Wood Roocker runs them. He furnishes light to Winslow. Road down to Winslow and went up to see Cora Steckel at school. She didn't know me. She looks quite old, warn and thin. Went home with her. Aunt Winnie looks about as usual only her right hand trembles quite badly. She still chews her tobacco." "October 5th, Didn't get up till nearly 9. Read awhile before dinner and then took a walk thru Cope's farm to Buchannan's pond and to Klasey's Mill and back via of Block's place. But what a change. Both ponds are no more; neither the mills. The ponds are now farm lands. The spring is filled up, the barn is torn down and the house is moved down to Sweeley's old place. Took supper with Cora. Went to town in eve. A nice day. Have had a smoke once each night." "October 16th, Wrote most of A.M. and went to Freeport in P.M. Called on Clara and Mary Swazey, Belle Taggart and Cora Farnum Burnwood. Took supper with Frank Richardson and then spent the eve with Charley Burnwood and family. Mrs. Farnum was with them. Charley is an active Christian worker now. Has two girls who sing nicely. Came back and stayed all night with Frank. He and his wife are the most deluded couple on religion that it has been my privilege to meet. They believe we live on the inside of the earth. There is no fact of science that they will not twist or destroy to carry their point. Didn't get to bed till after 11:30." "October 20th, Taught Jelma to make hammocks and then Jim brought me to the I. C. train. Reached Dixon at 11:10. Olive and George met me at the train and took me to the Evangelical Church where Pastor Smith spoke. He invited me to speak in eve so I spoke on Will the Old Book Stand. Didn't have very good freedom tho it seemed to be well received. Received a telephone message from Em telling me to come home as Frank Robertson had killed himself. Olive's home is a sad place. She can't talk five minutes without referring to Elgin's trouble. Rella, their eldest girl is a very fine girl and good reader. She recited several selections for me. Amos and Seymour went to Milwaukee to get Frank's body." "October 24th, Didn't have a smoke. The remains of Frank R. came on the 10:45 but the folks missed the train in Chicago so they came to Savannah at 1:12 and auto's met them. The funeral was conducted at 2:30 from Grandma R's home. Eld Barash conducted the service. Two girls sang Jesus Savior Pilot and Abide with Me." Amos and Seymour seem to be completely bewitched by the two girls. Frank's wife and her sister, they both defend the girls and the only reason they have for their opinion is the testimony of the girls. Amos thinks his death was an accident or done in a delirious dream. It seems that Frank was drinking some again. The girls testified that they were out with men, one at least married till 2:45 and drank at least 20 beers. I pity Vieve and Lyde for they are awfully chagrined at his defense of the two beer wretches. Will Kibben and Yada called to see me this morning. He expects to go to Cal to spend the winter." "November 18th, Am 48 today. My health is somewhat improved. Have not had to smoke much for a month. Have had a few light spells of asthma. My eyesight is as good as it ever was. Have never had to use glasses. My hearing is normal. In fact I feel pretty good for one my age except some stomach disturbance and the asthma. I am thankful for the health I enjoy. Weight 153. Lowered Knapp's auto floor so he could run his auto in without lowering the top. Worked pretty hard and felt very tired at night. A nice day." "December 4th, Rained a little last night. A very pleasant P.M. Went after water cress in P.M. Amos returned from Milwaukee at 11. He has changed his mind regarding the death of Frank. He believes he was murdered and that his wife had a hand in it. Made a couple of sets of cards." "December 17th, Rained last night and was threatening all day. Trimmed up some brush and chopped the wood. Finished reading "The Call of Dan Mathew's" by Harold Bell Wright. It is a story of a young minister in the Ozark Mts. His analysis of the condition of the church is very true but his characters are so unnatural and overdrawn that it is almost ridiculous. I can give no reason for its popularity than that it tries to overthrow the church." The covers of the diary have fallen off but are accounted for though really in awful shape. The tex block is otherwise G. 
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WOODS HOLE MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA 1912 Soft Cover Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is an original manuscript letter dated July 17, 1912 Wood's Hole handwritten by Alexander Forbes to Mr. C W Estabrook saying there is NO Boat available for his client. Alexander Forbes was a Famous Neurobiologist.. Normal wear and light folds but overall VG. 
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ASEA 1911 Good+ 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is the original pre-World War I and early commencement of the War manuscript diary of Commander Alfred Frederick Bell "AFB" Woodhouse Royal Navy. Entries date from June - August 1911 and May 1914 - April 1915 providing a unique pre-War commentary and then leading up to the actual conflict. Woodhouse begins on HMS Fantome off north west coast of Australia surveying: "...Shifted camp to Byron Islands for 4 days. Got there by 11am. Comber went away sounding in steamboat. I first saw the camp rigged up & then went away coastlining in 2 whaler......Away coastlining again at 7am nearly finished Byron Islands by evening. Enormous number of small islands had to be put in.......Coastlining longcreek about 5 miles in & then small mangrove swamp...Dozens of flies about appallingly stung....Practically no sleep last night owing to bites. Away 7am, started near Beehive. Fixed one point & when turning found myself in whirlpool pass. Went down with flood... Whaler hole in side. Camp - no rum, no sugar, no flour, no tea, very little water...". Then HMS Research (May 1914) off Ireland and Scotland: "...Weighed at 9.30 after the first mail had come on board & proceeded to the entrance to Wexford. Picked up tide pole & then to Blackwater Bank. Went away in motor boat with Hazlefoot but too misty to see anything. Returned at 3.30 & ship started for Larne. Then HMS King Alfred (August 1914): "...After dinner joined King Alfred from Research as my war appointment.....We are at present ammunitioning & getting ready as quickly as possible. Invincible in harbour. (List of officers).....12 Midnight War declared against Germany...My first gun crew do not appear to know much about their drill but they are enthusiastic which is something & I have an excellent gun-layer...Submarine gun crews told off & stationed...Everyone pleased we are getting away but do not know where we are to go. Azores seems popular.....Received orders to proceed to Scapa Flow...Ships here are all King Edwards 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron. Drake & 2 Edgar Cyclops & a good number of scouts, light cruisers & destroyer. All are painted light grey in different parts & black elsewhere so as to be difficult to take ranges on & also distinguishes them very well.......We are painting our funnels & masts light grey & are chipping as much paint as possible off the ship.....proceeded round west of Orkneys. At about 11.30 the Drake stopped a Russian barquentine but allowed her to proceed later. We stood by for firing practise.....The Drake stopped & boarded a Norweigan steamer but let her proceed afterwards. Sighted a battle cruiser in evening. Heard that a German submarine had been sighted....Received news that German ships were in Norweigan fjords. Ordered by c-in-c to support Alsatian who is to patrol 20 miles from coast...Sighted Alsatian an enormous liner carrying as far as I could see only 8 4.7in or 6in. One shell would probably finish her....In afternoon intercepted signal from c-in-c to destroyers to attack enemies submarines which were apparently sheltering in Linza Sound Stronsea (Orkney Is).....Our army according to Poldhu message has held its own in Belgium but has had 2000 casualties, German losses unknown but believed to be very heavy....Heard the Monarch had a torpedo fired at her which only just missed......Sighted Drake in dog watches she told us that 1 BCS had had a scrap on friday morning with a good deal of success. Light cruisers, destroyers & 1 BCS raided near Heligoland & intercepted German cruisers & destroyers returning on friday early. Result 2 German L cruisers & 2 destroyers sunk, 1 L cruiser & several destroyers badly damaged...At 6.30 suddenly sounded off night defence stations. Falmouth had seen a submarine following the G??? into harbour & had waited till her conning tower came up & then fired at her. She says she hit her twice....Superb fired twice at supposed submarine....First shots fired in earnest today.....We have received orders to convoy floating dock from Pentland Firth to Cromarty....The Pathfinder & Speedy have been blown up by mines but little loss of life...Got news that the Aboukir was sunk by submarine & that the Hague & Cressy going to her assistance were also sunk. It appears that a flotilla of submarines attacked them. 21 is the first score to their submarines. Ships are not much but loss of life was heavy I believe....Ships company & officers warned by captain about spreading any information about movements of ships or anything else.....Proceeding to the HMS Devonshire (October 1914) "....Drove to Scabster in a motor lorry, got the mail packet at 4am to go to Scapa Flow. Arrived 7am got on board at 9am The Anglia one of the LNWR steamers which is acting as a fleet ??????....There was a big submarine scare during the day & all ships have left. Destroyers were hunting the submarines & say they got 3 but I rather doubt it....Went to a funeral in charge.....Received orders to proceed on board Cyclops for passage to Devonshire in the Dryad.....At 7pm the Dryad ran on to the rocks near Stromness....By 6pm I was on board the Devonshire after a week trying to get to her.....I am to be tanky & prize officer & keep 4 watches.....Proceeded on 24th 4pm & swept down to Heligoland way. Our aeroplanes bombed Cushaven & ships there on christmas day....Rear Admiral Pakenham hoisted his flag in Devonshire....Rendezvous with grand fleet & proceeded southward. Battle cruisers & light cruisers fought an action with German B Cruisers sinking the Blucher & severely damaging Deiflinger & Molke. We chased after them...The Lion was badly damaged by mine or torpedo as well as gun fire. The ships hit were only Lion 18 times Tiger 3 times the rest not at all.....There are some dummy ships in harbour (Liverpool) with wooden turrets & superstructures, they are very good imitations from a little distance.....Left Scapa Flow & joined 3rd CS at sea. While proceeding into harbour on afternoon of 14th we passed down a whole line of submarines each one near a sailing ship painted white. We opened fire at them all but I dont think hit. They did not seem to fire at us but one cannot be sure....". Covers measure approx 7 1/4" x 4 3/4" (18cm x 12cm) Cloth bound with 91 sides of entries. Covers heavily marked, with some ink staining and wear, some minor marking inside, about fair condition. Overall G. 
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CEYLON SRI LANKA MALAYA MALAYSIA SUMATRA JAVA 1909 Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
On offer is an original, sensational October 14th 1909 through April 2nd 1910 manuscript diary detailing a six month visit to Ceylon [Sri Lanka], Malaya [Malaysia], Sumatra, Java, Singapore and Calcutta, India. Of great significance are detailed reports on twenty-nine tea, rubber and sugar plantations handwritten by the author Alfred William Lafone (b. 1853) wherein he writes on 68 pp of the 85 pp folio notebook. The first sixteen pages consist of a businesslike diary of the trip, starting at Charing Cross Station, London, on 14 October 1909, and ending with Lafone's return 'home' on 2 April 1910, to be 'met by Father' (i.e. the one-time Conservative MP for Bermondsey Alfred Lafone (1821-1911) of Hanworth Park, Hounslow). It would appear that the younger Lafone has been sent out to report on plantations with a view to the purchase of one by his father. He writes on May 25th 1910: 'Handed cable from home by Huttenbacks "If Title Good, labour sufficient 500 yearly 1000 if required on good properties."' Lafone records his travels from place to place by boat, train, motor car and on horseback. He notes down the names of fellow travellers (for example, on 14 November 1909: 'Mr & Mrs Tate [of Tate and Lyle?] also on board. Also Douglas Osborne tin miner who put me down for the Club. Davie Bishop of Singapore, Davison who stopped at E & Ott with me. Josselyn.') He swims, plays tennis, and golf (at the course of the Grand Hotel, Newra Elya [Nuwara Eliya], and at Penang). At a tobacco factory at Paya Djamboe he sees 'the Chinese stapling & sorting the leaf'. The references to India and Singapore are brief, and the main body of the item is devoted to the plantations. Each of the thirty estates has its own entry, the whole covering forty-nine pages. Those visited are as follows. In Ceylon: Troy Estate (Ceylon Proprietary Co.); Sunnycroft (Sunnygama Tea & Rubber Cos.); Kiribatgalla; Ambadeniya; Edinborough [sic] Tea Estate; Culloden Rubber Estate; R. P. K. (Kalubara district). In Malaya: Caledonia (Penang Sugar Co.); Prye (rubber, sugar, coconut); Batukawan; Straits (Bertams); Jebong (Perak); Linggi Plantations (Bukit Nanas Estate); Sungei Buloh; Ledbury Co. (Estate Sione); Batu Caves; Consolidated Malay; Lallang Estate; Mallacca Estates. In Sumatra: Simpang Sumatra Rubber Estate; Mr. Pinckneys Estate (private, rubber only); Lang Kat (Sumatra) Rubber Co.; Deli Sumatra (Laut Tador); Tandjong (Kassau). In Malaya again: United Serdang; United Langkat Tobacco Co.; Late British Deli & Langkat; Sealing Rubber Estates (Tebbi Tingi). In Java: Tjiseroe Estate. In India: Bokel Estate (tea). With each entry Lafone notes the proprietor of the estate, its manager, and location, as well as salient facts such as altitude, acreage, drainage, nature and price of labour, rainfall, altitude, tapping. Each entry has a final paragraph summing up his view. Of the Late British Deli & Langkat: 'Placing an Englishman in charge when all the assistants were Dutch was a mistake'. Of the Batu Kawan: 'The policy to follow on this Estate is to either plant cocoa nuts only This is a safe or sound investment. The alternative is to reconstruct the factory & utilise say 2000 acres for cane & the rest for cocoanuts but no rubber | [the following added in pencil] To put it briefly this is a wretched estate - [signed] A. W. Lafone | 23/11/09'. Following an account (with brief chronology and statistics) of the way in which, on the Bokel Tea Estate, India, the 'old tea is being abandoned & new tea being put out at rate of about 25 acres per acre': 'The mistake in the past has been to take everything out of the garden & put nothing into it. There should be at least 10% renewals or additional clearances every year'. The entry for the Linggi Plantations contains a diagram headed '1/4 of tree', showing the process of tapping. The last three pages carry names and addresses. A few entries in another hand; perhaps Lafone's son? 32 x 20 cm. 36 lines to the page. Text clear and complete. Internally tight and sound, on lightly spotted and aged paper. Worn marbled boards and enpapers, with loss and splitting to red leather spine. Overall 
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AKRON, OHIO, PONDFIELD CROSSWAYS, BRONXVILLE NY 1920 Fair+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a super, original 1920 - 1926 manuscript multi trip travel journal and personal diary handwritten by Alice Cross Jones as stated in stamped gilt "Alice Cross Jones, June 26th, 1920." in a once premium book. Then inside is written "Alice Cross Jones 1215 Medina Road Akron, Ohio, USA. Pondfield Crossways, Bronxville, New York." Alice came from a very wealthy and notable family her father being the Chairman New York Tunnel Authority and a graduate of Princeton University class of 1896. The diary has 85 pages of densely written, small legible cursive of narrative and super illustrations concerning different trips, important events and social activities concerning her life from 1920-1926. She was at the esteemed Bryn Mawr College and details some exam and classes she took. While her diary narrative is an 'A' sadly her marks are not, at best the odd 'B' but many 'C's. Most of those are trips to Europe with even some wonderful drawings inside. The diary starts off with her boarding S.S. Venezuela on her way to Hawaii and so many more incredible places. Her writings leave little doubt that she is on a world tour: at the outset of the diary she has a list of places visited; Chicago, San Francisco, Honolulu, Yamaha, Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Shanghai, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Java, Ceylon, Egypt, France and London. She sailed on 6 different ships and the last one being the famous White Star Line "Olympic". She tours many of the battlefields of France as the war had just ended. After her trip she's got several entries about being at home and attending school, sometimes summarizing her adventures. One summer she writes about spending it at Camp Yokum, Becket Massachusetts. Then in 1926 she boards another famous ship the TSS "California" and heads on a trip to the United Kingdom. The covers of the 6 ½" x 8" book are off but are accounted for, very worn especially around the edges, some loose pages but overall Fair+. BIO NOTES FROM "Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 66, September 21st, 1965": "Alfred B. Jones born at Mt. Holly N.J. October 9th, 1874. Graduate of Princeton University class of 1896. Married Helen Cross on December 27th, 1900. Had one daughter, Alice C. Jones who was born December 10th, 1901. Worked a lineman with the Pennsylvania Railroad, then Diamond Rubber Co. later consolidating with B. F. Goodrich which he finally became vice-president. Major in WWI and then in 1925 became associated with the late Jesse H. Jones of Houston Texas in organizing and conducting his real estate interests in New York City and planned, financed, built and operated many large office building, apartments and the hotel May Fair House. Was president and director of numerous companies. In 1936 he was appointed chairman of N.Y. City Tunnel Authority building the under river tunnels, notable Queen's Mid Town and Brooklyn Battery. Owing to long hospital confinement he developed a crippling arthritis that confined him to his home in Mt. Holly under the devoted care of his daughter until his death. His wife died some years ago." 
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New Hampshire/Massachusetts 1916 Very Good Manuscript 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
On offer is the handwritten diary of Alice M. Preston during the year 1916. We are not certain as to the town Alice lives in, but we believe it is either in Massachusetts or New Hampshire, because she mentions the following places; Peabody, Windham, White Plains, Salem, Laconia, Danvers, Northfield, Jackson, Beverly, Plattsburg, Ashfield and Nashua. Alice is a schoolteacher and a fairly dedicated diarist and this diary is over two thirds full having over 250 entries with many very interesting and historical entries. Here are some snippets: "Still warm. Ice nearly all gone from ponds. Grace Noble came to teach grade 3... Parliament buildings in Ottawa blown up by German bomb.... Big blizzard. Began about 2. A howler. Home at 4:10. Struggled up home in the teeth of it, a fearful night….. Walls and fences covered. Went to 8:20 car on my snowshoes. Men could hardly keep the road open. Home at 4:20. Walked up on snowshoes... Parent’s day at school. Had 4 in the morning and 12 or 15 in the p.m. Pupils lovely... School again. Cool and clear. Miss Sergeant wearing her diamond. Went to ride with Ruth after tea... washed my hair. Sewed in the p.m. Mrs. Edwin Appleton died very suddenly at 10 o'clock. Heart failure... Mother and I went up to Mrs. Drury’s after tea. Foster left for Plattsburgh for a month of soldiering... Flag Day. Big parade in Salem. Clear in the p.m., but rainy in the evening. Strawberry festivals... Everything all war excitement. Boys went to Framingham….. A trifle warmer. Professors and teachers had our supper at Hospital Point. Ruth brought me home later. Militia left for Mexico….. Yellow day caused by forest fires in Canada. Heat wave in Chicago. Went to church. Cloudy all day. Sultry at night. Up street after tea. Heard that Bessie Choat had a boy…. Fixed a dress. To Peabody with Grace and Marion. Came back to House of Seven Gables. Marion here at night. She was poisoned by cedar…. Northfield. Went on an auto trip over the Mohawk Trail and to a lumber camp in Ashfield…. Poured. Schools did not open on account of another case of infantile paralysis. To building to report. Home at 10. Lovely in p.m….. Our building opened. Medical inspection by 8 doctors. All teachers back. I have 41….. Mr. Chase came up. When for an auto ride with Ruth. In evening I fainted away, while mother was tying my mole. Ethel Dodge died… early reports reported; Hughes elected president. Evening returns in doubt…. Election returns not all in. Still uncertain…. Wilson declared elected president...and more. Names mentioned in this diary are; Abby Rose, Lillian Smith, Mackay, Louisa Riva, Edwards, Plumber, Forbes, Read, King, Haskell, Pembroke, Dury, Lawrence, Obear, Dexler, Wales, Ruth Woodbury, Effie Lindsay, Susan Todd, Una Elliot, Sue Sinnell, Harold Dodge, Loom, and more. The diary measures 3" x 5", is in wonderful condition, and Alice has very beautiful hand writing. 
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BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA 1928 Very Good+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a absolutely super original 1928 diary handwritten by Amelia Maria (Ely) Howe who was the wife of noted Boston surgeon, Dr. Walter C. Howe [who would die 1931]. The diary offers up an amazing intimate look into the life of a prominent and wealthy family during the 1920's. This diary offers up some amazing historical reading including many high society events such as the theatre, fancy dinners, traveling, and several social functions around Boston; most taking place at some of the prominent "hot spots" during the 1920's. She also talks about their annual trip to their summer cabin in Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Right before they leave for Canada, their daughter Emily leaves on an ocean voyage to Europe before returning home for her "Debutante coming out party", which took place on November 16th, 1928. Emily eventually marries a surgeon by the name of George Aaron Marks. Frederick, their son, had Epilepsy because on several occasions Amelia mentions his "Attacks" or "Sickness" which sometimes last for an hour. There are also several newspaper clippings pasted inside an one photo of a man standing by a car with a long fur coat on. She also mentions on different occasions that her husband is working on writing a prescription book. Here are snippets: 1928 "January 13th, To Ritz Carlton with Mary Guild and Mrs. Humphries to hear Louis Brownfield talk on "How Characters in Fiction are Born." Then to tea at Brittany Coffee Shop. Found Cliff Bragdon here when I got home. He got Joe and brought her back to dinner. E. dinning at State Door with Pill, Jimmie Cosgrove and Dorothy Buchard. Then to Staller to dance. W., Cliff, Joe and I to Copley Theatre to see "Clean Hands." "February 4th, Packing & sewing. Pill to lunch. Train for Springfield with E. Jo and Isabella Grandin arrived Springfield. Met by Wallace Backus, Cliff & Jim Haig. Drove to Amherst. Lord Jeffery Inn. Rooms 26 and 27. Isabella in 107. Had tea in our rooms and dressed for dance. Dinner and dance in College hall. Cocktails first in So College. Dance closed at 12. Back to inn then to So. College, then to inn and so to bed." "February 25th, Cards with Jim and F. Bridge problems &c. E. lunching with Pill. E., F., Jim and I to Sheppard's for tea and dancing. E. dinning at Sam Chard's and to track meet and Eliot Hall. F. Jim and I to Copley Theatre to se "Yellow Sands". W. could not go. Had to see patients out of town." "March 22nd, Sewing. Lunch at 12:30 and Dr. Taft's. Downtown. Met E. and went with her to select costume for Eliot Hall masquerade. With Blanch Payne to tea for Harriet Whittier at Mrs. McEwen's. Type writing 98 notices." "March 24th, F. and I downtown then to Horticultural Hall to flower show. Met W. there. Helen Guild showed us around. F. and I working on 98 notices. E. dancing with Tom Chard Mrs. Kennedy to dinner. F. and E. to Wilbur Theatre then to Staller with Pill. Mrs. Kennedy left about 9:30. W. went home with her then to Harvard Club. I to bed. Did not really sleep till after 3." "April 10th, to the Ritz to hear Robert Hillyer read his own poems. Reading and at my desk." "April 18th, Downtown bought silk for blouse for grey ensemble. Lying down 3-4. Miss Walley here to tea. John and Margery Buchard and Pill here to dinner. Oyster Cocktails, Oysterettes, Cream of mushroom soup, Croutons, Celery, Olives, Broiled chickens, Lattice potatoes, Asparagus, Bird rolls, Nectar salad, Lace wafers, Ice cream, Chocolate cake, coffee. Cocktails, caviar canapés and Italian wine." "May 21st, W. and I took the 8 o'clock train to White River Junction. Arrived 1:25. Mr. Stickney and Mary met us there and drove us to the Lakota Club in Barnard. Met Mr. Gleason and Mr. Jones. Hospitality extended. Fished all afternoon. Cloudy and foggy. Few fish, very small. Talking by fire. Bed 8:30. "June 22nd, Helping Emily pack. Left for N.Y. on 1:05 train. Jane Cool went over with us. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin and Richard had seats right across the isle. Arrived N.Y. 6:46 Pill met us. To Prince George Hotel, got our rooms 272 and 273. Pill took us to dinner at "Tony's". Back to hotel. Mac Smith came to see me. Pill and Emily out dancing." "June 23rd, Breakfast 7:30. Pill drove us to Hoboken. Emily sailed on the New Amsterdam at 11. Pill and I back to New York. Lunch at Alice Foote McDougall's, 57th Street. Left New York at 12:45. Home at 11:30. Pill's chauffer met him here and drove him down to the cape." Newspaper clippings pasted in state: "Miss Howe sails for summer in Europe. Miss Emily Howe, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter C. Howe of 303 Beacon Street, sailed yesterday on the New Amsterdam for Boulogne. She will spend July and August on the continent, and expects to visit Mrs. William H. Sheppard (Elizabeth Paine) in England before returning for her debut in the fall. Dr. and Mrs. Howe and their son, Mr. Frederick E. Howe will be at Cape Breton for the summer as usual." "June 25th, Finished packing and closed the house. 2:30 sailed on the S. S. Yarmouth. Sally Doyle came down to see us off. Very calm passage. Listening to music in the Veranda. Capt. Boyd and Catherine aboard." "June 27th, Left Truro 9:10. Bridge with two bank men on way to Sherbrooke, bank examiners. Arrived Point Tupper about 3:30. St. Peter's at 6. Radio Hotel. Shopping and bed early. Mr. Tryder, fight promoter on train, Truro to New Glasgow." "July 8th, W., George and Colin to lake. Fished from 9 to 12. Got 22 fish. Colin rowed al over lake. Dead Water, round the rocks, old Hill place, M. E. Brook. W. took 13 ¼" fish on Parmachenee Belle up Dead Water. Windy, clear, bright sunshine. F. and I housework and cards. Watching sunset. Bed early." "July 13th, Colin came and called W. He had fallen over the fence and ruptured a cartilage. W. up with him 12:30-4:30. F. had an attack while at chair. W. with him and brought him in on his shoulder. Round house all morning. W. and F. to lake, 2:30-6:30. Three fish…….taking list of things wanted in St. Peter's for Mr. B to get for us." Starting on July 24th to the 28th there is different handwriting and we believe Walter has written these entries. "July 25th, W (and there is a circle around W) starts 8:10 a.m., walks to station in 40 minutes. Met Tom Morrison, started fishing at bridge near station and went up the river. Good pool below Tom Morrison's house and one in Alder's ca abreast of his house where found Dan Morrison's boy fishing with bait. Other good water between Tom and Danny Morrison's house. Went up as far as Danny Morrison's and returned same way. At 10:30 a.m. entertained by Tom M. at his house. Then down river as far as the falls, nothing but falls, but above and above culvert, old road leads to good pool also good pool by old crib work. Brought home 14 fish; 4 large; put back more than a dozen small ones. Walked up to Bissonette's for bread and he drives me home." "July 31st, W. and I left Halifax on the Blue ___ at 9:30. Mac and Luderick left by motor soon after. We spent nearly all day on the observation platform. Saw the boys at Digby and once or twice later. Arrived at Yarmouth at 5:30. Saw Capt. Boyd. Sailed on the "Prince George" at 6:30. I went to bed very early. Mac and W. talking till 11. Mac shared F.'s stateroom. Rooms 10 and 12. Mr. Whitehall is the conductor from Halifax to Kentville. Wrote to Emily at Brussels." "August, 8th, W. called out at 5:30 this a.m. to Mrs. Wyman. At 6:30 Mr. MacDonald telephoned that Mrs. Mac D. was starting in labor. W. home to breakfast then to Phillips house. Home to lunch. Went to Phillips house and delivered Mrs. Mac D. Home to dinner then to Mrs. Wyman's. Home about 9:30." "September 17th, Percy took me down to the dock. Arrived there at 8:30. The "Arabic" docked at 9:45. E. got through customs about 12. Mac came down to see her. Afterwards met us at the Grand Central and rode to 125th Street with us. Lunch on train. Arrived Back Bay at 6:40. W. and Jim Hague met us there. Talking and seeing the things E. brought." "October 2nd, E. not well. Nausea &c. Dot Buchard here to see E. She is feeling better. Went to Park Sq. Bldg. with E. to return her brown hat. Then she went to a Debutante lunch at the Longwood Cricket Club. Sewing. Jo Davenport called. E. home to tea. Henry came to dinner. E. out with Pill." "October 10th, Downtown with W. Lunch at Republican Club. Jane Cool, Elizabeth Kingsley, Edith Orr and Jessie Degan. Henry Howe here to dinner. W. dined at Copley Plaza, Surgical Society. E. out with Bobbie Blake. Henry and I to Copley Plaza to presentation of Bigelow medal to Dr. Chevalier Jackson." Another newspaper clipping on November 3rd reads: "Invitations have gone out from Dr. and Mrs. Walter Clarke Howe of 303 Beacon Street for a tea which they are to give on Friday Nov. 16, at the Algonquin Club, in honor of their daughter Miss Emily Howe, one of this season's debutantes. The hours are from four until seven and there will be dancing." "November 16th, Emily's coming out tea at the Algonquin Club 4-7, a great success. Gerturde, Harry, and "Winks" Williston and Dr. and Mrs. Hoye came back here for cocktails and stayed to supper. Emily to dinner at Laura's and then to Cora Lefman's dance." "December 31st, Gertrude and Mrs. Burrell here playing bridge with F. and me. Mrs. Burrell took the prize; a pack of cards. Had frozen fruit salad, sandwiches, choc. cake and coffee. Dr. Johnson called and brought us a bottle of wine. James Tower dined here. F. to Sheppard Stores Colonial Restaurant to watch old year out with Al and Dot Hagar and two other girls. Home about 3:50. W. and I watched old year out together." As with many diaries, there are many names mentioned, some of which are: Dr. Green, Buchard, McDonald, Guild, Percy Brown, Pillsbury, Blanch Payne, Mathews, Hopkins, Tom chard, Kathleen Hartwell, Deborah Leary, Chapman, Bassett, Stickney, Pricilla White, Dr. Loft, Kennedy Halifax, Thorndike, Whitmore, Alice Childs, Frieda Moore, Elizabeth Kingsley, Charlotte Marshall, Jessie Degan, Dr. Edwin Leonard and many more. BIO NOTE: Dr. Howe's obituary in the 1931 New York Times: "Dr. Walter C. Howe, Noted Surgeon, Dies. Practiced in Boston for 29 years, Reserve Medical Officer in World War. August 21st, 1931, Dr. Walter Clarke Howe, noted surgeon, died suddenly tonight. He was born at Dedham fifty nine years ago, son of Elijah and Julia Ann Hunt Howe. His family was of Colonial ancestry. Hew was graduated from Phillips Andover Academy, from Amherst College, class of 94, and Harvard medical School, 98. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. He had been engaged in practice in Boston since 1902. In the World War he was a reserve medical officer. He was on the visiting surgical staff of the Boston City Hospital for fourteen years and for seven years on the staff of the Boston Dispensary. He married Miss Amelia Ely, daughter of Judge Frederick D. Ely of Dedham, in 1906. Dr. Howe was a member of the4 American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, New England Surgical Society, Boston Surgical Society, Natural History Society and the Harvard Club." BIO NOTES: From the Amherst College Biographical Record; Class of 1894, and it states: "3625. Howe, Walter Clarke. S. of Elijah (A. C. 1849) and Julia A. (Hunt), b. Dedham, Je. 21, 1872. M. D., Harvard, 1898; M. A., A. C., 1899. Alpha Delta Phi. Prepared Dedham H. S. and Phillips Acad., Andover. Harvard M. S., 1894-98; house surgeon Children's Hospital Boston, 1898-99; Boston City Hospital, 1899-1901; house physician Boston Lying-In-Hospital, 1901-02; in Europe, 1902; on surgical visiting staff Boston City Hospital, 1903-17; surgeon Boston, 1903-. Visiting surgeon Boston Dispensary; sec. Grad. School of Med., Harvard, several yrs.; fellow Amer. Coll. of Surgeons." Amelia and Walter had two children, Frederick and Emily." The diary is a good size measuring about 5" x 7 ½" and there is a stain on the outside spine and a small portion of the front cover but the pages are not affected and look great. Cover a bit loose at the binding. Overall G+. 
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JERUSALEM ISRAEL PALESTINE 1943 Good Manuscript 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
On offer is a super, original World War II manuscript relic of one Jewish Brigade soldier's service in Britain's Royal Navy. Handwritten primarily in Hebrew by Amnon Ish-Shalom H/MX 595216 who lived at Hayeshiva Street in Jerusalem begins Monday September 18th 1944 through to September 1945 to detail his personal and service duties in the small though near full 3½ x 2½ inch book in Hebrew. [Ironically we note his name Ish-Shalom translates to Man-of Peace.] His personal details and his experiences as a Jewish soldier who was recruited from volunteers in the Jewish community in what was then British Mandated Palestine are herein given in this very rare personal account. Historians and researchers will find Amnon's writings filled with technical and personal details; places he served, army units, military courses, meetings, members, and all manner of his experience. The text block is pulling back from the cover but still intact and overall G. BIO NOTES: One online source provides: Amnon Ish-Shalom (b. 1925), who served in the Palmach and the Royal British Navy. [1940s]. Ish-Shalom fought in Gush Etzion with the Jerusalem HISH companies. Ish-Shalom suffered a head injury and was taken as prisoner by the Jordanians upon the Gush Etzion surrender, one day prior to the declaration of the State of Israel. He was discharged from prison on February 22 1949. Later in time Ish-Shalom founded the "Ein Bokek" hotel on the shore of the Dead Sea. 
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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA CA 1945 Good+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is the fascinating, original 1945 - 1949 post World War II manuscript diary handwritten by a Bay Area - Oakland California business woman Amy Requa Long, later Mitten (1876-1960), a.k.a. Mrs. Oscar Fitzalan Long, who was one of the East Bay's most prominent socialites who later became a successful businesswoman in her own right. When her husband died she made headlines purchasing two banks in Willits, this coming on the heels of a number of successful real estate deals. Amy Long got involved in real estate when she led the effort to subdivide the Requa Estate on Highland Avenue in Piedmont near their home at 65 Hazel Lane. The Requa house was known as "The Highlands" and could be seen from San Francisco. It contained 40-acres of gardens, but was razed in 1923. After Long's death, she remarried Homer Mitten of Willits. She was also the President of the Women's Athletic Club of Alameda County and served on their board of directors for many years. She was a regular fixture in the local society pages. Here are some snippets: April 27, 1945: "Four years today! SK was very sweet. Stayed here and gardened and had fun. He gave me tin ???, two files. We had a very happy day." Jan. 31, 1946: "Sadie and I did the work. Alexis still has cold and complains of side. I can't get her to see any doctor about it." Sept. 3, 1947: " SK and I off early to Ukiah. Braziers office. To court for trial with Cecil Woodruff. All day session. I stayed hour twenty minutes. Tired out. To see Joan Walter Moore testified for us. Vic ? and Satchwell for Woodruff. Glad to get home." The 8 x 5.5 inch book, about two thirds full is in rough condition, the leather cover and spine is stained and worn but overall G. BIO NOTES: Obit Online: Amy Requa Mitten Services Held Today in Oakland Private services were held today at the Albert Brown Mortuary, Oakland, for Mrs. Amy Requa Mitten, a socially prominent member of a pioneer San Francisco family, who died Friday at her Piedmont home. Well known in this area, Mrs. Mitten had spent considerable time at her home in the north end, of Redwood Valley, the Mariposa ranch. She was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Ukiah Community Concert Association and a member of the Ukiah Garden Club. Mrs. Mitten was a daughter of the late Issac Requa, who made a fortune at Virginia City during tlie Comstock boom, and was a sister of the late Mark L. Requa, former Republican national committeeman and chairman of the commission which selected the site for the Bay Bridge. The widow of Brig. Gen. Oscar Long, Mrs. Mitten was married in 1941 to Homer Mitten, Redwood Valley rancher. She is survived by her husband, her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Toppero, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren" 
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