1929 SUPER, ORIGINAL DEPRESSION ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A RENOWNED JURIST, EARLY ENVIRONMENTALIST AND ACTIVE WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST

By: ROBERT WHITE WILLIAMS

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On offer is a sensational, original manuscript diary and journal of Judge and noted Conservationist Robert White Williams. He was Chief Counsel of the Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of the Interior and former Solicitor of the Department of Agriculture until his death in 1962. The diary was written in 1929 - 1936 and is filled with diary entries notes on bird and animal life, family genealogy and reminiscing about his career in the government. Most of his life he lived in Florida and, Washington D.C, but there is lots of travel included in this diary. William's inspects wildlife refuges, and spots birds, and other animals in the southern part of the United States. This book makes for an unusual and unique manuscript relic being equal parts history, ecology, genealogy and politics plus personal entries regarding his wife's Tuberculosis and other travel related commentary that make for great depth. Williams was born in East Carrol Parish, Louisiana, on December 5, 1877, the son of Robert Willoughby Williams and Virginia Sutton. Robert White Williams is from an old southern family (landed gentry of sorts) his father Robert Willoughby Williams was a cotton planter in Louisiana, and there married Miss Virginia Sutton, the daughter of a prominent planter. His father than joined the Confederate Army and served under General Edmund Kirby-Smoth until the close of the war, and became on to be a prominent lawyer in Florida. His grandfather was General Robert W. Williams of Tennessee a well known plantation owner with many contacts in the Confederacy. Here are some snippets: Tallahassee Trip January 1929 December 28,1928 I left Washington with Elizabeth for home reach there at 8:30 pm on the 29th at Jacksonville Virginia and Mr. Hillison meeting in the stateroom and we had lunch in the restaurant leaving for Tallahassee on the bus at 206. I relinquish the Solicitorship of the US Dept. of Agriculture (3 pages in length ) Early in June 1929 Secretary Hyde said he had been told by former secretary Jardine that I was going to resign as Solicitor very shortly as I ? Tired of the work and wished to - in something else. This to use suspended like a suggestion that the secretary wished to put some personal or political friend in my place and I Countered it. Return To Washington - 1931 Procrastination - Thou Art the thief of time Truly! Here it is Oct 4, 1931! I left Tallhasse Fla July 5, 1931 for Washington and only now about to record this unhappy record our more of the heart rending moments of my life. Nora went to ? In August 1920 leaving the children and me a the house in Tallahassee contented and happy as time wore on the we began to unite with her doctor (Colby )advised her not to try to live in Florida as the climate is to damp and altitude too low! A change of climate seemed the best immediately and I began to wonder where I would go while pondering this problem from time to time, still adverse to leaving my old home I received a telegram from Mr. Ridington Chief go the Biological Dept. of Agriculture Washington D.C. asking whether I would oblige a transfer to Washington to take Mr. Denmead (opposite page) vacancy I worried that I preferred to remain in Florida! In July Guy Winthrop and I in his automobile went to Cedar Key and Boca Grande Fla and visited a number of the Bird Reservations in that state. It was a fine trip with Guy and we finished the job in one week. As soon as I returned I began to pack for the move to Washington it was a months job and hot and dry spell I had two Jackson's doing the creating and I packed every box. The largish 10.5 x 6 inch journal contains 300 pages is well filled but even includes a copy of a letter he wrote the text for President Roosevelt there are some letters from other judges the original obituary of his grandfather newspaper articles (many that include content regarding Williams) with additional commentary and annotations lots of loose ephemera including a map or plot of his land in Florida.

Title: 1929 SUPER, ORIGINAL DEPRESSION ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A RENOWNED JURIST, EARLY ENVIRONMENTALIST AND ACTIVE WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST

Author Name: ROBERT WHITE WILLIAMS

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

Publisher: FLORIDA, WASHINGTON D.C., 1929

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002602

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