1927 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A NEAR 'ZELIG' LIKE CONNECTICUT MAN WHO WORKS AND SOCIALIZES IN THE UPPER ECHELONS OF CONNECTICUT POLITICS

By: HOWARD P. DUNHAM

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On offer is a super, original Roaring 20s manuscript diary handwritten by Howard P. Dunham a politically and socially well placed, near 'Zelig' like, Connecticut man whose career highlights included Chief, office Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for United States for District of Connecticut, two years Elected to Connecticut State Legislature, served on Staff, Governor Charles A. Templeton, 1921 - 1923. Appointed State Insurance Commissioner, Connecticut, by Governors Templeton and Trumbull in 1923. He also wrote several books concerning the insurance business. [While there are no marks of ownership research and associations confirm Mr. Dunham as author.] The 49 year old man, at the height of his personal society, is in touch with many prominent political and business leaders especially on the State government level. Well filled, only 17 blank days, Howard diary is filled with parties, politicians and playing golf and travels, lectures and more in the 3" x 5" book. Here are some snippets: "January 5th, Inauguration of Gov. Trumbull. Attended Inaugurate receptions of Trumbull, Salmon, Pallotti and was on Honorary reception committee at Governors Ball, eve." "January 13th, Mattie's birthday. Dinner at Hfd. Club of Painters and Sculptors 7 P.M. Sat with Jim Stevens, Misses Welcher, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Hazelton." "January 16th, Pratts for breakfast. Commemorative meeting of the adoption of the First Constitution of the colony of Conn. at Centre Church. Tea at Parish home. Supper at Henblien. Saw Swedish Prince." "February 9th, Ben Merrill at 12:15. Hamnblien. Nomination as Insurance Commissioner confirmed by Senate. Ned Allen in. Hair." "March 14th, Left Kingston at 9:10. Couldn't cross Hudson account of ice break. In N.Y. at 12. Roosevelt Room 944. Lunch at Pennsylvania. Maj. Tuck, Mr. Alexander and Stevenson. Eve dinner at Macdougals. "Broadway" at Broadhurst." "April 15th, Al Hammers eve. about a meeting of town to rescind vote on school. Took Mr. Warner to Framington and Plainville P.M. Saw Mattie off to Wesleyan at 9:20 P.M. as delegate to D. A. R." "May 4th & 5th, Boat trip to Jamestown down the James. Met Cottrell and also State Treasurer… Convention A.M. Dance Country Club. Cox's took us to the crater at Petersburg." "June 24th & 25th, Left for Maplewood at 9. At Base of Mt. Washington. Golf at Maplewood. I beat Faulkner and Chapin. Stopped at Turner's Tavern. Room 10. Maplewood hotel eve to see Templeton's…..Faulkner and I beat Gov. Templeton and Bob Platt 4 up. I made a 90 at Maplewood, last hole in 2. Left for Burlington at 3. Arrived 7. Bad storm. Allenwood hotel Room 6." "July 7th, Westport with Gov. Had lunch at Henblien. Drove down in 1:48. Ed Taylor and I beat Gov. Trumbull and Jim Bradley. Dinner at Salmon's, eve. Prison Board and Gov. Trumbull, Jim Bradley also there." "July 20th, Lindberg in town. Saw him at Capitol." "August 27th & 28th, Left for Montreal at 10:30 standard. Arrived at 10:30 P.M. Stopped at Windsor Hotel, Room 1324. Mgr. Davidson sent up fine flowers…Griffin of the Globe took us on ride around Montreal. Went on the Calcutta. English 1st class warship. Lunch at the Ritz Carlton with Dan Young. Golf at Dummerlea. I got low 91. Dinner Windsor. Dance at Young's." (He goes to Quebec. Speaks at the Parliament Building to Canadian Sergeants at Arms. Also dancing at the Piazza of the Mount Royal. "September 22nd, Left for Chicago on North Shore Ltd. at 12:05 P.M. from Springfield on car "Loomis". Edgewater Beach Hotel. Room 1567-A. Dinner and Theatre "Chicago" with the Cartwright's." "September 27th & 28th, Convention at Cincinnati. John Sage, Pres. Union Central took us for an auto ride in P.M. Dinner dance at Gibson eve. Our room 270, very noisy. Met Mr. Soule's son….Cincinnati Convention. Boat ride on Ohio at 2:30. Mr. Earl brought us back from boat, "Island Queen." "September 30th, Elected to Executive Comm. Of Commissioners. Left at 12:30 for Cleveland. Arrived at 6:50 P.M. room 1070 at the Cleveland." "October 27th, Ed down eve. Testified in Superior Court in Fire District vs. Osterlund. Got verdict." "November 5th & 6th, Biggest flood since 1854…..Flood reached 29.5. Frank Robbins in A.M. Motored to Conn. River Bridge P.M. Great crowds." "November 25th, N. Y. on 8:50 train. Waldorf Room 743. Staten Island P.M. and down town. Eve. My Maryland at Jolson….Army-Navy Game. N. Y. Army won 14-9. Dinner with Henry Adams at Metropolitan Club. Eve. Good News at Channing 46th St. Theatre." "December 23rd, Dr. Hutchinson at 3. Bot Paige Sedan 415697 at 4 P.M. Sold Jordan to Paige people. F. W. Williams. Attended Internal Rev. party at 1 P.M." "December 2nd, Boston at 9:10 A.M. Attended meeting of A. A. A. Statler Hotel. Met Pres. Henry of Detroit. General Manager Smith of Washington etc. Sat at head table. Balche's and Mabel Hewes at house for dinner in eve."

Title: 1927 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A NEAR 'ZELIG' LIKE CONNECTICUT MAN WHO WORKS AND SOCIALIZES IN THE UPPER ECHELONS OF CONNECTICUT POLITICS

Author Name: HOWARD P. DUNHAM

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

Publisher: HARTFORD CONNECTICUT CT, 1927

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 32mo - over 4

Seller ID: 0002394

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