1907 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN OVER ACHIEVING NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMAN ONLY TO DIE ONE MONTH AFTER GRADUATION

By: H. A. LEAPHART

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On offer is a super, original 1907 manuscript diary handwritten by Annapolis Maryland Naval Academy student H. A. Leaphart who wrote of his studies, drills, classes and daily life from January through June 6th. Casual research reveals that Midshipman Leaphart died one month later at home in Missouri. As the obituary below makes clear Leaphart's diary is a record of his formidable academic improvement in achieving 13th in his class. Please see the obituary that follows. A native of Brookfield Missouri, his father C.H. Leaphart a railroad engineer, at times H.A. writes a line, often full entries detailing fire and steam drills, sword exercise, dancing, math and the manner of daily life amongst the other plebes and midshipmen. The 2 days to a page 2¾ x 5¾ inch leather diary about 80% full, has some marks on covers, some discoloration, spine cracked at front pages of book, but pages are intact. Overall G. OBIT. KANSAS CITY STAR: July 5. Midshipman H. A. Leapheart, who died while at his home in Brookfield, Mo., was a member of the last year third class at Annapolis and had just taken the examination for promotion into the second class for the coming year. Reports of the June examinations which have just reached the department from Rear Admiral Sands, superintendent of the Naval academy, show that on the examination Leapheart made a notable record, jumping over the heads of a number of his fellow classmen and reaching thirteenth place on the list. The reports show that Leapheart by the examination was advanced several numbers which makes for him a most creditable record, considering that the class number* 187 at present.

Title: 1907 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN OVER ACHIEVING NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMAN ONLY TO DIE ONE MONTH AFTER GRADUATION

Author Name: H. A. LEAPHART

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND MD USA US NAVAL ACADEMY, 1907

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002223

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