1899 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PROMINENT NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENT DEALING WITH THE MAJOR POLITICIANS OF THE DAY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

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On offer is the original manuscript diary a distinguished New Hampshire resident. While he does not identify himself there are many, many clues for local historians and collectors to assuredly discover the writer's identity. He is very involved in state politics and demonstrates familiarity with high level state officials. Perhaps he was a member of the state legislature. The author also buys and sells livestock, own a store and has some business in Manchester. He usually notes that he goes to the store in the morning and to Manchester in the afternoon. He doesn't mention where he lives, but does note that he paid taxes in Dunbarton and Goffstown. He also wrote of attending "Old Home Week" in Dunbarton. Other entries note his work in appraising estates, attending a stockholder meeting and the annual meeting of the Merchants Bank, buying stock, auditing the selective accounts at Town Hall. At one of the meetings of the State Bank he notes: Sept 6 Went to Concord to attend meeting of the State Bank. Met Col Rice of the 26th Regiment who has returned [?] from Manila. HISTORICAL NOTE: In 1899, Col. Rice was appointed by President McKinley to be Senior Colonel of all US Volunteers in the Philippines. He commanded the 26th US Infantry, a New England Regiment. Here are more snippets: Jan 5 Went to Concord to witness the inauguration of Gov Rollins. Mar 9 Went to Concord for the day to attend the legislature. Mar 14 Attended Town Meeting. Republicans successfully electing every officer. Apr 29 In the afternoon went to Manchester to attend the funeral of Ex-Governor Smyth. In addition, there are several entries about his attending meetings of the State Board of Equalization as well as meetings of the State Bank. He writes: Sept 26 Went to Concord and finished our work taxing railroads. The author also travels. In August, he takes a trip to Hampton Beach. In October he travels to Boston to see Admiral Dewey. Throughout the diary, the author writes of the many funerals he attends of NH citizens. One was a double funeral for a brother and sister, another was for a woman who committed suicide by drowning herself. Sometimes he would appraise their estates. Oct 14....Went to Boston with Appleton to see Dewey. We had a fine place (to see) the parade which was very fine. Oct 15....Went to Boston again to see the decorations. They were beautiful. Overall VG.

Title: 1899 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PROMINENT NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENT DEALING WITH THE MAJOR POLITICIANS OF THE DAY

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

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

Publisher: DUNBARTON MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE NH, 1899

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: English

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

Seller ID: 0001189

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