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On offer is a super 1892 manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified Massachusetts man living near Petersburg, Stephentown, Berlin and Lebanon Springs on the New York - Massachusetts border. This diary will provide regional collectors or historians a dedicated diarist who mentions milestones throughout the book from politics, religion, births, marriages, many, many deaths and his contacts for his many jobs and visitors. Death is mentioned very frequently - in the first week of the year three people die and it appears the young man's father does a number of odd jobs but works also as a sextant perhaps or a funeral director: "father came from North Adams with a casket for Josie Hull." "Henry Greene died about 8 o'clock this morning." "Father has been to Henry Greene funeral broke one of the handles on his casket." "Mrs. D.J. Hull died this morn." "Mrs. D.J. Hull funeral today at the house." He works in a shirt shop noting he made 116 doz. Button holes but he does many other jobs for pay and for the family running mail to the post office and train depot "when the train comes went to lodge, corkr and took 2nd degree". There are many unusual notes including "took Mr. Martin to Troy to put him in insane asylum" and the next day "2 doctors examined him and said he was all right and let him go". We assume he's a Quaker, most Saturday entries start with "father and i have been to meeting" but he also attends other churches "there was a lecture at the Baptist Church given by negro Adam Greene" or "miss Lent a blind woman preached", as well as temperance lectures. He mentions the election of Grover Cleveland and Corbett defeating John L. Sullivan "in 22 rounds" for the heavyweight championship. Other entries include baseball games, trips to the circus and seeing a Ouija board for the first time. Of the many, many names mentioned they include: Porter Lamphier, Whilcar Fox, The D.D.G.M., Maxon, Pres Cunningham, Walter Wood, Frank Crandal, Fannie Tompson, E.K. Green, Estelle Hope, Henry Satterlee, "Jared Packham, Mabel Shaw, Jabey Hakes. Overall G+.
Title: 1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NORTH ADAMS AREA MASSACHUSETTS MAN WHO DETAILS THE POLITICS, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND THE MANY MANY DEATHS THAT OCCUR ALMOST DAILY
Publisher: NEAR NORTH ADAMS MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1892
Book Condition: Good
Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001571
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