EVA M. DAVIS 1922 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF HANDWRITTEN HISTORY OF WEST POWNAL MAINE
POWNAL MAINE 1922 Good Manuscript
On offer is an original manuscript 1922 diary handwritten by Eva M. Davis of West Pownal Maine. Eva does a super job recording the details of her life and times being a faithful diarist writing every day from January 1st to August 31st when the book ends. She is a seamstress but also acts in the local plays at the Town Hall or Grange Hall. The Pavilion and Golden Cross Hall are also mentioned. Here are some snippets: 1922 "January 1st and 3rd, Went up to Community Hall last night and stayed all night with Doris. Have been studying on the drama……Knit on my rug and learned a piece to speak at the Grange Installation, "An enquiring Yankee." "March 16th, Went up to Mrs. Hall's with Allie and went to a drama and dance at the Town Hall. Dearborn's orchestra played." "April 3rd, Was alone. They went to the sale at W. Durham's store. Was up to Mrs. Diehl's." "April 25th, I ironed in the P.M. Mrs. Wilson was over. Two autos were by here yesterday for the first time this year." "May 15th, I made tatting. They took E. over to the falls. It has been awful lonesome since she went." "May 30th, Went up to Hubert's Uncle's. Oxford. Went boating and had a lovely time. Went to Sylvester's opening. Had a swell time." "June 31st, & July 1st, Set up my bed and fixed my room. Went to the dance….I got ready to go to the seashore, but did not go." "August 6th, Went to Oxford with Hubert and his folks. Went bathing, boating and at home at 8:30 P.M." Some of the many names mentioned are; Burke, Farrar, Hall, Newell, Catherine Rogers, Parker, Merrill, Hunnewell, Augusta, Cressay, Diehl, Wilson, McCracken, Stinchfield, Sweeter, Sawyer, Berry, Fickett, and more. The diary measures about 2 ¾" x 5 ½" and is in good condition.