1924 CHARMING, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF AN IDYLLIC CAR TRIP UP AND DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD

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On offer is a delightful account of an automobile trip up the eastern seaboard of the United States. This softcover journal contains 80 pages and is about 50% complete. The cover, binding and pages are all in good condition. The handwriting is in pencil and ink and is quite legible. The author of this journal is unknown. Context suggests that the writer is a woman and that she travelling with friends. Context also suggests that both the car and driver are hired for the trip. Written in 1924, it chronicles an automobile trip taken from Miami FL to New York City over a period of two weeks. Each day's journey is very well described with the writer commenting on scenery, interesting bits of information, places they stayed and people they met. "... We had a room ... in a pretty new home of Mr. And Mrs. Bassett delightful people. Mr. C recommended staying over a day and after breakfast he took us around the place - showing us jungle land which had been cleared & transformed into beautiful gardens". [p 1]; "... We have quite different scenery today - we have hills and valleys. Motored all day through the peach belt of Georgia. The orchards are beautiful - many in full bloom ..."[ p 12]; "... There was a good cement road to Salisbury, NC a distance of 66 miles ... arrived at the Ford Hotel in Salisbury at a quarter of 3 ... Tow couples from Ohio stopped there for the night had come up from Florida one from Clearwater the other from Daytona..." [p 17]; "... About 4 PM we crossed the line from NC to VA the hotel prices are driving many into camps nearly every town advertizes their free camp - we have passed many of them but I confess they do not appeal to me" [p 25]. Their journey ended in New York City: ".. Crossed on the 23rd St ferry and arrived at Prince George Hotel around 3:25 ... So brings us to our destination after a delightful trip of eighteen hundred miles, all well and happy. ... We feel we made no mistake in choosing Mr. Chandler and stand ready to recommend him highly" [p. 32]. This is a charming account of a road trip in the halcyon years immediately before the onset of the Great Depression. A geographer would thoroughly enjoy the descriptions of the passing landscapes, and a social historian would likewise enjoy the perspectives shared by these obviously middle-class travellers as they journeyed north.

Title: 1924 CHARMING, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF AN IDYLLIC CAR TRIP UP AND DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD

Author Name: NOT IDENTIFIED

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

Publisher: UNITED STATES EASTERN SEABOARD, 1924

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008201

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