1917 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY FOLLOWING THE BUSINESS DEALINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL FUR TRADER ON A PAN-PACIFIC TRIP TO CHINA

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,495.99

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On offer is a very interesting 1917 travel diary commencing May 14th with the record of having purchased the book to record memorandum of the unidentified writer's business trip to Japan. Our author, a fur dealer, departs on an overseas journey with a business partner, leaving from San Francisco en route to his final destination - China. A perfect opportunity to witness China at a very important time in it's history being the birth of Republican China and China's war against Germany all in mid 1917. Besides the critical time in history the writer appears to be a most interesting individual as evidenced by his commentary and interactions and observations. Seems also to be a rough and tumble business type - gambling, drinking, disagreements with associates and general carousing all for the good of deal making and entertainment. Extensive notes include passing a Japanese warship 4th day, ported Honolulu 7th day. Aboard the S.S. CHINA, our gentleman uses record logs from the Captain's records to note latitude, longitude, distances traveled etc., time of arrival to Yokohama, Japan; 12 days. Anchored in the Shiminoseke Straits to avoid a typhoon the day after leaving Kobe. Woosung 3 days later, then to Hong Kong 4 days later. The time in China, the long lonely nights, midnight to 1:45am swimming, drinking and writing home getting visits from colleagues. Then "Our Day" Thursday Oct 18, 1917 - helping Britian fight the Hun's. Prompted by a telegram from home "come home quick" our writer begins the long process of ending his trip, finally leaving Hong Kong, Oct. 27th on the Tenyo Maru to Shanghai 3rd day. Another 3 days to Nagasaki to Kobe, Yokohama, Tokyo Japan. 18th day docked Honolulu. Further notes; wrestling the 'Japs' aboard ship, arriving in San Francisco, played baseball with the Giants, bumming around ++. Cover says "Date Book" loose from the book appears to be faux leather on pink paper board. The cover is in poor shape but the interior is very good and quite legible. Some financial notes will also be found amongst the writings.

Title: 1917 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY FOLLOWING THE BUSINESS DEALINGS OF AN INTERNATIONAL FUR TRADER ON A PAN-PACIFIC TRIP TO CHINA

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

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

Publisher: San Francisco, Hong Kong, Japan, China, 1917

Binding: Leatherette

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 000527B

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