1936 - 1937 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN UNUSUAL WOMAN DIARIST WHO TAKES UNUSUAL TRIPS BEGINNING WITH A TWO DAY VOYAGE ABOARD THE ZEPPELIN LZ 129 TO BERLIN ENDING AT TIN CAN ISLAND IN NIGERIA AFRICA

By: MRS. GEORGE W. BROWN

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On offer is an original, very unique, most unusual 1936 and 1937 manuscript travel diary of two [2] separate trips handwritten by an American woman named Mrs. Brown. Beginning with a trip aboard Zeppelin LZ 129 [in itself a rarity being a handwritten account of a flight on the short lived Zeppelin air service] where Hindenburg Passenger Mrs. Brown recorded details of her 2 day trip from the USA to Europe and then she describes in her unique style of openness and bluntness points of interest, historical facts or racist jabs while on a fantastic tour with her husband. The Browns do not make the usual stops and they travel off the beaten path many times; in the first trip going from New York to Berlin by Zeppelin to Holland to Parimaribo Surinam in South America and Trinidad. The second trip is December 7, 1937 to Japan to Zamboanga in the Philippines to Tin Can Island off Nigeria. A brilliant diarist in many ways she uses a stream of consciousness writing style sometimes making observations from politics, social and sadly many racist as sadly Mrs. Brown all too frequently uses the racist idiom of the day mentioning 'darkies' and repeated use of the 'N' word. That said she really is a very interesting diarist and proves it over the 158 or so pages. Here is a snippet: 'Crossing the line on the Frontier from the ras and Heil Hitler Auf Wiedersehn to the celebration of the Princess engagement everything wide open every kind of instrument and dress eels and fish for sale along the streets they eat them standing everywhere the smell of herring all over town and not a seat at any table….they march and sing the Dutch might be good fishermen but their singing sounds like a flat bottomed boat in a storm.' 'The darkies in the crew from the Dutch possessions are the same happy lot grab a broom sweep as far as they can reach whistling a tune the broom lands someplace but a Dutchman's middle name should be scrub.' 'Went to a cock fight and saw the crowd go mad.' 'Zamboanga Went to the prison where prisoners are sent with good behaviour some have their families with them the most interesting around here is the sea gypsies in their out riggers.' 'Fat Jews in bathing suits just like Atlantic City.' Overall G+.

Title: 1936 - 1937 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN UNUSUAL WOMAN DIARIST WHO TAKES UNUSUAL TRIPS BEGINNING WITH A TWO DAY VOYAGE ABOARD THE ZEPPELIN LZ 129 TO BERLIN ENDING AT TIN CAN ISLAND IN NIGERIA AFRICA

Author Name: MRS. GEORGE W. BROWN

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

Publisher: ZEPPELIN LZ 129, 1936

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002069

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