BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1903, Manuscript Daily Log

By: UNIDENTIFIED FIRE FIGHTER

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Wonderful all handwritten, 9" x 11" hardback daily, hour by hour, journal from an unspecified fire department but almost certainly Boston. Dated July 1903 through Oct. 1903. The day of horse drawn fire engines. 300 pages. No missing pages. The log is written in black ink with all the fire calls written in red ink. Contains information on the care of the engines and horses, roll call, who's in charge of meals, who's absent and on vacation, fire call addresses and names of all the fire men, etc, etc. Items too numerous to mention. A typical days entry: Sunday Oct 4th 1903. 12am York relieved Ryan on house patrol. 1am Water in Engine 38 and 39 at 4th and 3rd gauge . Steam at 100 lbs. 2am Hart relieved York on house patrol. 3am 3 and 4 G's of water in engines 38 and 39. Steam 95 lbs, 4am Heaters OK. Patrol completed York and Hart. 4am Burke relieved Hart on house patrol. 6:45am Morning call struck. 7am Lt. Lynch, Marden, Ryan, Doughtery, Burke, Gilligan to breakfast. 7:25am Received alarm from box 38 Tapper and Gong. Engine 39 responded to fire at #70 Long Wharf. Connected to hydrant opposite 62 Long Wharf. Company services not required. Reports to Chief Cheswell and ordered to quarters by same. 1 officer and 5 men responded with apparatus. 2 officers and 6 men responded to fire. While responding to the above alarm horse #677 was injured by colliding with post of elevated structure receiving injuries that caused him to be killed. Company returned. Absent 35 minutes. Other entry: Responded to Railroad car #355 in NY NH & H railroad yard caused by fierce exploding company. Used 1 extinguisher. Another entry: Still alarm for fire inside building #33 and 37 Wormwood St. Engine 39 hose wagon responded to fire on 2nd floor. Run 200 feet of hose from hydrant on Wormwood St and passed water 5 minutes. Absent 55 minutes. THIS IS A WONDERFUL ONE OF A KIND FIREFIGHTER HISTORICAL ITEM. Most of the pages are loose with yellowing on the edges with some tatters. The spine is missing and taped.

Title: BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1903, Manuscript Daily Log

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED FIRE FIGHTER

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

Publisher: Boston Massachusetts MA, 1903

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 000006b

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