1892 - 1894 ORIGINAL PAIR OF FULLY WRITTEN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY THE DEPUTY POSTMISTRESS OF THE OSGOOD INDIANA WHO DETAILS THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A LATE 19TH CENTURY MID STATE INDIANA FAMILY

By: GRACE M. GRIFFIN

Price: $1,485.99

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On offer is a small group of two [2] interesting November 1892 through May 1894 manuscript diaries handwritten by Grace M. Griffin of Owen, Indiana. Grace is as many young women of the time occupied with friends and family and we read a more than casual interest by the writer in sewing and quilt making with frequent entries about she and her mother making aprons, dresses, clothes for her sister's dolls, a doll hat for a family friend's little girl +++. She also mentions many, many names of friends and visitors and she leads a very active life giving remarkable detail of a young woman's life in the late 19th Century. We note with fascination that Grace became the deputy postmaster, her father being the Postmaster, for the Osgood Post Office in 1893. She was paid $300 a year. Her father was well known as he also worked as a newspaper man, and ran for State Senator. The diary is contained in two [2] large 'legal size' perforated at the top note pads of about 80 pages each for a total of about 160 pages in total. Each page is covered with writings making for a very detailed, very intimate retelling of Grace's family and her life. The books covers are detached but present, some pages have separated from the perforation but all appears present. Overall Fair+.

Title: 1892 - 1894 ORIGINAL PAIR OF FULLY WRITTEN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY THE DEPUTY POSTMISTRESS OF THE OSGOOD INDIANA WHO DETAILS THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A LATE 19TH CENTURY MID STATE INDIANA FAMILY

Author Name: GRACE M. GRIFFIN

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

Publisher: OWEN OSGOOD INDIANA, 1892

Book Condition: Fair+

Type: Manuscript

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller ID: 0001897

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