1913 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN DURING A SIX MONTH VACATION TOUR OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THEN CROSS COUNTRY FOR SIX MONTHS IN MAINE

By: HELEN G. ATWATER

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On offer is an original manuscript 1913 travel diary of Helen G. Atwater, a young woman who spent half of the year in Southern California including La Jolla, Pasadena, Point Loma, into the Sierra Madre mountains and much, much more. The other half of her time is spent in Maine. Here are some snippets: Wonderfully beautiful and warm day. Went over to Orange Grove Avenue and Del Rosa Drive with all the others….watched parade, very pretty. Killing frosts all through Southern California flowers here all killed. Betty and I went down later in automobile from stable to see them off for San Francisco on 5:40 train, talked awhile in bungalow parlor. Took carriage and invited Mrs Peters to go with us to Busch Gardens picture exhibition. Dennis came for us with his auto and took us out to lunch with them at their ranch, stayed til 4. Dennis and Marian came and took us out to San Gabriel Mission. Betty gave up horseback ride and I gave up Long Beach trip, Dennis and Marian came and took Betty and me to the Maryland, watched the people a wedding reception. Went to Los Angeles with Dennis and Marian and after leaving Marian to do her shopping, Dennis took me to see the residential part of LA saw, Wild West parade went to Van Nuys Hotel and rested. Dorothy Betty and Billy and I went for a drive and stopped at the New Hotel Wentworth at Oak Knoll. Earthquake Tremor. Went to the Holiffe's rooms and looked at Miss Bearing's photos of Japan, Ceylon etc. Heard of Ben smith's death, had telephone from Dorothy Wright Foster in San Diego. Received letters from Hawaii, sat out with Betty looking out over the Pacific til 4, then went to Japanese Tea House, did accounts. Betty and I went to San Diego by auto called for Dorothy Wright Foster and we three went to Point Loma. Wonderful view from point over Pacific to the West and Mountains of Mexico over San Diego. Betty and I went to Polo match between Hawaiian team and Canadians watched it from country club, very exciting. Betty and I took automobile and went to San Diego Mission through San Diego Valley and beyond to San Diego Canyon a very interesting beautiful and fearsome drive. Betty and I went to La Jolla with Mitchell, automobile, lovely shore, surf, tropical color in water and Sierra Madre mountains with ? In distance. Betty went down to caves, we went to Arts and Crafts shop to call on Rev Shellin Bissell. Took 1:10 train for Los Angeles beautiful ride ocean on one side, snow mountains, San Juan de Capistrano Mission and reached LA at 5:07 went to Alexandria did not like it and moved to Hotel Van nuys, telephoned Dennis. Betty and Mrs Beard and I took a beautiful drive called Rattlesnake Canyon and stopped at the Mission went to dressmakers, looked at Japanese things. Betty, Katy and Cousin Friel started for a motor ride, got as far as Lighthouse point when the storm broke, mud, dust, and rain, ran home we were drenched before we could get there. All came to our house, got dry had tea and photographs. Had Aeroplane Trick. Overall G+.

Title: 1913 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN DURING A SIX MONTH VACATION TOUR OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THEN CROSS COUNTRY FOR SIX MONTHS IN MAINE

Author Name: HELEN G. ATWATER

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

Publisher: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MAINE, 1913

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001218

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