1920 - 1926 ORIGINAL GLOBAL MULTI TRIP MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL AND PERSONAL DIARY OF A YOUNG WEALTHY WOMAN AND BRYN MAWR ALUMNUS

By: ALICE CROSS JONES

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On offer is a super, original 1920 - 1926 manuscript multi trip travel journal and personal diary handwritten by Alice Cross Jones as stated in stamped gilt "Alice Cross Jones, June 26th, 1920." in a once premium book. Then inside is written "Alice Cross Jones 1215 Medina Road Akron, Ohio, USA. Pondfield Crossways, Bronxville, New York." Alice came from a very wealthy and notable family her father being the Chairman New York Tunnel Authority and a graduate of Princeton University class of 1896. The diary has 85 pages of densely written, small legible cursive of narrative and super illustrations concerning different trips, important events and social activities concerning her life from 1920-1926. She was at the esteemed Bryn Mawr College and details some exam and classes she took. While her diary narrative is an 'A' sadly her marks are not, at best the odd 'B' but many 'C's. Most of those are trips to Europe with even some wonderful drawings inside. The diary starts off with her boarding S.S. Venezuela on her way to Hawaii and so many more incredible places. Her writings leave little doubt that she is on a world tour: at the outset of the diary she has a list of places visited; Chicago, San Francisco, Honolulu, Yamaha, Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Shanghai, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Java, Ceylon, Egypt, France and London. She sailed on 6 different ships and the last one being the famous White Star Line "Olympic". She tours many of the battlefields of France as the war had just ended. After her trip she's got several entries about being at home and attending school, sometimes summarizing her adventures. One summer she writes about spending it at Camp Yokum, Becket Massachusetts. Then in 1926 she boards another famous ship the TSS "California" and heads on a trip to the United Kingdom. The covers of the 6 ½" x 8" book are off but are accounted for, very worn especially around the edges, some loose pages but overall Fair+. BIO NOTES FROM "Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 66, September 21st, 1965": "Alfred B. Jones born at Mt. Holly N.J. October 9th, 1874. Graduate of Princeton University class of 1896. Married Helen Cross on December 27th, 1900. Had one daughter, Alice C. Jones who was born December 10th, 1901. Worked a lineman with the Pennsylvania Railroad, then Diamond Rubber Co. later consolidating with B. F. Goodrich which he finally became vice-president. Major in WWI and then in 1925 became associated with the late Jesse H. Jones of Houston Texas in organizing and conducting his real estate interests in New York City and planned, financed, built and operated many large office building, apartments and the hotel May Fair House. Was president and director of numerous companies. In 1936 he was appointed chairman of N.Y. City Tunnel Authority building the under river tunnels, notable Queen's Mid Town and Brooklyn Battery. Owing to long hospital confinement he developed a crippling arthritis that confined him to his home in Mt. Holly under the devoted care of his daughter until his death. His wife died some years ago."

Title: 1920 - 1926 ORIGINAL GLOBAL MULTI TRIP MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL AND PERSONAL DIARY OF A YOUNG WEALTHY WOMAN AND BRYN MAWR ALUMNUS

Author Name: ALICE CROSS JONES

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

Publisher: AKRON, OHIO, PONDFIELD CROSSWAYS, BRONXVILLE NY, 1920

Book Condition: Fair+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001970

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