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On offer are two  handwritten manuscript personal diaries of Marjorie Goss, an approximately 10 year old school girl who lived in Marietta, Ohio, representing the years 1913 in one book and 1914-1916 in a second book. She attended Marion Grade School. Her very legible cursive writings detail her daily life with a great deal of local history and genealogy. She reports smallpox in her class and a doctor providing 'vaxinations' but Marjorie couldn't as she 'has bad blood'; wind storms killing 100s of people; preparations for an expected flood and the damages done by the flood; going to Liman Howe's moving pictures; playing farmer and Carlos choosing her for wife; the sad lingering illness of Aunt Allie; going to the Hippodrome in Columbus; celebrating Marietta Day and much, much more. Marjorie Goss was the daughter of Alice W. [nee Farquhar] and Joe Goss, who used to live in Zanesville but ended up in Marietta, East Cleveland, and eventually Mount Gilead. This is a lovely, charming and informative look at pre-World War I piece of Americana and all the more being from this bright young girl. General signs of ageing but overall G+.
Title: 1913 + 1914-1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY BY A YOUNG OHIO SCHOOL GIRL REPORTING SMALLPOX, KILLER WIND STORMS AND PLAYING FARMER AND BEING CHOSEN AS 'WIFE'
Publisher: MARIETTA OHIO OH, 1913
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001040
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