1935 - 1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ENGAGING, STUDIOUS, SKIRT CHASING SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE STUDENT WHO LIVES A LIFE OF FUN AND SUN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

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On offer is a super, original January 1935 - May 1936 manuscript diary handwritten by a young South African college student who writes of the almost idyllic life. School aside there are trips with friends and family, outings and games and nary a worry. While the author is unidentified there are numerous clues which should help local researchers and historians revealing him at some point. A resident of the Greater Cape Town area there are frequent mentions of local places: Seaforth [his most common reference and likely closest to home], Cape Point, Constantia, Salt River Fire Station+++ and his numerous friends and family are all named. However when he meets a new girl he some times use a shorthand mark to refer to his activity with her. The diary is an experiment and being the very pragmatic he lays out his reasons and method for approaching the experiment. He loosens up and details in a neat hand his life and times: his love affairs, yearnings, career travails and leisure activities, including the beaches, parties, rugby games, movies and books seen and read. The final entry states he has passed Part II of his studies and in August he and his father depart for England where the young man will complete his education and father begins his 6 months leave. The 8 x 10 inch stiff card cover book has 85 pages of narrative and save for some general ageing and a stain or two is overall G+.

Title: 1935 - 1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ENGAGING, STUDIOUS, SKIRT CHASING SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE STUDENT WHO LIVES A LIFE OF FUN AND SUN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED.

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

Publisher: SEAFORTH CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA, 1935

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0002229

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