1868 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL WHO RELISHES CANDY, ELEGANTLY FROSTED CAKE AND CHESS

By: MISS GERTIE B. BARRETT

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On offer is a delightful original 1868 Civil War era handwritten diary kept by a very young girl named Gertie B. Barrett [b. May 4th 18??]. Nice hand writing but still playing with her dolls we estimate she is 9 or 10 years old. Research suggests that she is somewhere outside of Boston, Massachusetts area. Our young diarist does a commendable job sharing her day to day life through mid-May [she gets sick and sputters out] entries that include details of going to school, her teachers and siblings, visits to church and grandparents, games such as chess and backgammon, sliding, ice-skating, and a long sickness in the Spring. She goes frequently to St. Paul's Mission, fights with her sister, tells of being given 'a lot of elegant frosted cake' on a visit, 'went over to Grandma's and much candy', 'Lizzie and Gertie, Mary and Momma all jumped on a rotten potato', 'our Jemiah climed a tree….there she sat throwing corn at our old bobtail rooster', recipe for Indian Pudding are a few of the bits of her life she shares with her diary. She also mentions names of playmates and visitors: Fanny Patton, Ira Kent, Annie Merrill, Mrs. Rand, Mrs. Macdonald, Mary Hayes, Maggie Webster, Julia Thoms ++. This full leather diary was a Christmas gift from Mary. Clasp flap over fore-edge fully intact. Marbled edges. 4 7/8''. Complete in one volume. Some general rubbing but overall VG.

Title: 1868 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL WHO RELISHES CANDY, ELEGANTLY FROSTED CAKE AND CHESS

Author Name: MISS GERTIE B. BARRETT

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: Massachusetts Mass MA, 1868

Binding: Manuscript

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 0001062

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