1930s ORIGINAL UNUSUAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG BOY ON THE BRINK OF TEENAGE YEARS AND HIS SLIGHTLY OLDER SISTER WHOSE LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE IF SHE COULD JUST MARRY BOTH TWINS

By: EARLE G HOGGARD, JULIENNE HOGGARD

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On offer is the fascinating original manuscript childhood diary of a young 12 year old boy who would one day become a successful professional and noted Rotarian, growing up in Depression era pre-WWII California and his slightly older boy crazy sister! Diary measures 6 inches by 4.5 inches and contains 365 pages plus an extensive address section. This is a 5-year, perpetual diary, begun in January, 1935. Considering its 5-year span, the diary is approximately 25% complete. The cover is padded green leather and is in very good condition. The binding and pages are also in good condition. The handwriting is legible. The diary was written by Earle Hoggard, begun when he was 12 years old. Hoggard was born in Spring, TX in 1922. However his family moved to Downey CA where he grew up and spent much of his adult life. After finishing high school, he served in the U.S. army during WWII. He was commended for decoding Japanese communications. Following the war, he enrolled in the L.A. College of Optometry. Following graduation, he established his own practice in the neighbouring community of Bellflower. While building his practice, he became active in local politics and served on the Bellflower municipal council. At the same time, he became active in Rotary International, the international service organization. As a Rotarian, he established a successful international student exchange program with students from Los Mochis, Mexico. He also was a gifted amateur musician. Hoggard passed away in 2003 at the age of 80. This diary spans three years - the first 3 months of 1935, several of 1938 and most of 1939. The entries reflect the age and life experiences of the writers - because there was more than one! They revolve around school and his family/social life: "Rained hard today. I had to come home for lunch and got all wet. Went to Scout meeting. Also went to basketball game" [Jan 9, 1935]; "Played football with Bill, Jack and Eugene and got in fight with Sis again." [Feb 20, 1935]. The diary continues, written by his sister, Julienne. There is no explanation for the transition - but the entries still revolve around school and social activities. Julienne began making entries beginning June 12, 1938! "Got out of school today. Just got home from graduation. I am a 10th grader now. I think Sister Wilfred is going away. Darn it I love her! ..." [June 12, 1938]; "Got all my stuff unpacked and am living with Mother now. Dear Jesus, please let me marry either Ronald or Billy or Bobby."[June 13, 1938]. She is obviously infatuated with some twin brothers as her entries reflect repeated desires to see them and she spares no prayers in her quest: "I wanted to go home so much today but couldn't Oh Lord Jesus, please give me my wish and let me meet the twins this summer. I love Bill and Bob so." [July 6, 1938]; "Went to school and showed kids my autograph of Dale Carnegie ..." [Mar 13, 1939]. For a social historian, this diary offers a look into the life of a teenage boy just before the outbreak of WWII. It is prime material for a women's studies program as it certainly portrays an attitude about gender roles in the society at that time.

Title: 1930s ORIGINAL UNUSUAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG BOY ON THE BRINK OF TEENAGE YEARS AND HIS SLIGHTLY OLDER SISTER WHOSE LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE IF SHE COULD JUST MARRY BOTH TWINS

Author Name: EARLE G HOGGARD, JULIENNE HOGGARD

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

Publisher: LOS ANGELES DOWNEY BELLFLOWER CALIFORNIA, 1935

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008225

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