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1 MRS. DR. WILLIAM SCHILLER[?] 1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A BITTER, RESENTFUL, SELF ABSORBED NEW WIFE OF A MEDICAL DOCTOR WORKING HIS WAY OUT HIS MARRIAGE
Cleveland OHIO OH 1936 Very Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is an original manuscript diary and fascinating piece of Americana being a diary written by a woman who seems to be the most self centered young woman that one can imagine. Of the 2/3 or so filled diary has entries dripping with self absorption, brimming with self entitlement, with a backdrop of physical pain and illness this woman may or may not being feeling. [A snippet that says much: 'one of Bill's patients died last night at 12:30 so my sleep was brokenů' later in a very serious tone: 'Mother just discovered Tommy, our canary bird, dead. We didn't even know he was sick.'] This woman is a psychology thesis in human form. While unidentified we believe she is married to a Doctor William [Bill] Schiller [though it could be Schillier]. Our author is a late 20s maybe early 30s woman recently married but her family may have pushed her into it somehow. A newish doctor, still wanting to go back to school for surgical training he works day and night. He is most likely staying out on purpose and by August they are in the process of divorcing. She writes: 'Spent all afternoon trying to chase up my will o'wisp husband who had a call to make. It annoys me trying to find him all the time.' Parallel to his excessive work is her procrastination and failure as an author of children's books and magazine articles. She notes one rejection notice after another. The diary is littered with complaints: he is cheap, he is inattentive, he is a mamma's boy, he is unfeeling and on. Physically she complains about back pain, toothache, heart palpitations, always tired, having the 'jumps' all over. She complains that people think she just has a case of 'nerves'. She complains of pains in her legs. She takes shots for pain and in the writing one can see how she gets groggy and the writing gets sloppier. It seems that she takes the shots frequently. She is jealous of the relationship between her husband and his mother and his aunt and is sarcastic about them several times. He works long hours and she complains that she is left alone far too much and suggests that he is having relationships with other women. She thinks he is cold and distant from her. At one point she writes: 'I suppose I ought to get 'continental attitude' toward marriage. Along with the complaints are some tidbits of the times: news of the Simpson affair in England [she admires the King's passion that he would throw it all away for his woman], playing the new game Monopoly, going to Kaase's Restaurant, charity work +++. The holidays make for interesting reading as she dwells on her loss of her husband and is bitter. At no time in the diary does she ever take any responsibilty for what is happening to her, it is always someone else's fault. Many names and relatives names are written about inside and local collector or historians may well establish the exact specifics of these people. Overall VG+. 
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