1938 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY - SIX ALPHA DELTA PHI BROTHERS ON THE ROAD TO NEW YORK AND THEN OFF TO PRE-WAR EUROPE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $895.99

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On offer is a super "Compositions" notebook style travel journal handwritten by one of six young, [we estimate very early twenties], Canadian men traveling from Toronto, Canada by car to New York and then on to England by ship and finally the rest of Europe. All of the fellows are identified save for the author; Bob and Hugh MacMillan, Art Boddingtion, John MacFarlane and Don Nulands. Though not every day is filled in (they misplaced the book for a couple of early weeks) the writer amongst them commences writing when they leave Toronto on May 23, 1938 and continues to write until they arrive back in September the same year. Our writer seems to be a fine young man with a droll sense of humor, keen eye for details and is able to detail his trip with clarity while making for a great read. We learn that they are Alpha Delta Phi fraternity brothers, sail across on the 'Paris' a boring ship even for those in First Class like these boys, met a pleasant Nazi in Dresden and for the most part they make a very 'touristy' and detailed tour and use their Alpha Delta relationships to a large degree. Many times they tour with professors and doctors while covering it seems every inch of England, Germany and much of Holland +++. Given the year one may wonder if this young man had to return to Europe as a soldier just a year or so later. Fascinating look at a tourist group immediately prior to the War. This book is in very good shape.

Title: 1938 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY - SIX ALPHA DELTA PHI BROTHERS ON THE ROAD TO NEW YORK AND THEN OFF TO PRE-WAR EUROPE

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

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

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada New York Europe, 1938

Book Condition: Very Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 000528b

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