1923 + 1926 ORIGINAL PAIR OF DETAILED DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A PENNSYLVANIA MAN TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION BUT WHO ONE DAY WILL SIT ON THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT

By: ALAN MAURER

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On offer are two, original, small diaries dating from the 1920's. The first diary has 52 pages full of extensive memoranda pages and is 100% complete. The second has 365 pages plus memoranda. It too is 100% complete. The cover and pages of the first diary is in good condition but the cover has separated from the spine. The second diary is in very good condition. The handwriting in both is very very small but very neat. The diaries belong to Alan Maurer of Orwigsburg, PA. He was born in 1892, was a graduate of Valparaiso Law School in Indiana and Indianapolis Law School and admitted to practice law before Indiana Supreme Court in 1917. He passed away in 1941 at the age of 49. Records show that he served in the U.S. army in WWI. Casual research has turned up no other biographical information. Maurer works in the nearby town of Palo Alto, PA. Most of his brief entries concern either travelling back and forth to Palo Alto, time spent with his out-of-town girlfriend and routine day-to-day tasks: "At 7 A.M. to Palo Alto. Home at 7 P.M. Out town a while. Home early and bed early. PAY TODAY Bad cold" [Jan 21, 1923]; "At 7 A.M. to Palo Alto. Home at 7 P.M. Out town a while. Home early. Pres Wilson reported dying." [Jan 22, 1923]; "At 7 A.M. to Palo Alto. Home at 7 P.M. Out town a while. And to movies with Mom "Enemies of Women". Home at 11:15 P.M. Wrote Anna. No letter so far since Mar 26. Partly cloudy and moderate."[Apr 2, 1923]. The second diary offers a little more detail as his entries are not as brief: "At 7 A.M. to Palo Alto. Home at 6:30 P.M. with Tobias. Eve. Out out town a while. Mom to movies. Out town to meet her. Home at 11 P.M. ... Miners ok pact at Scranton. Work tomorrow. .. " [Feb 17, 1926] "... David L Marshall, the Phila chiropractor guilty of murder in the second degree for the death of Miss Dietrich. Abraham Wernick credited with triumph in saving prisoner from the electric chair. Charles Edwin Fox was District Atty who prosecuted and Judge McDewitt presided." [Mar 24, 1926]. Overall, these two diaries paint a picture of the life of an ordinary young American working man in the years immediately prior to the Great Depression. What comes through is a person who is meticulous about recording daily events and observations. For a social historian, the information is granular and helps fill in gaps in the daily experiences of people at that time.

Title: 1923 + 1926 ORIGINAL PAIR OF DETAILED DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A PENNSYLVANIA MAN TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION BUT WHO ONE DAY WILL SIT ON THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT

Author Name: ALAN MAURER

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

Publisher: ORWIGSBURG, PA, 1923

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 0008212

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