CHARLOTTE GRANT [MRS. IVAN GRANT]
Title: 1937 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HOCKEY LOVING CANADIAN GIRL IN DEPRESSION ERA TORONTO IN WHAT WOULD BE LITTLE PORTUGAL TODAY
Book Condition: Good
Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall
Publisher: TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA  1937
Seller ID: 0002203
On offer is a charming, original manuscript relic of Depression Era Toronto being the 1937 handwritten diary of Charlotte Grant, wife of Ivan Grant, mother of Reg. [perhaps Reginald] who lived at 1285 College St. in the College and Landsdown area known as 'Little Portugal' today. The personal account of Charlotte's life makes for an interesting window into 1930s Toronto as the Grant's enjoy numerous and diverse activities: getting new washing machine for Christmas, trips to a variety of Churches and Lodges, road trips, Carlton Cinema, Sunnyside Beach and also at Toronto's famous summertime fair 'The Ex' aka the CNE, aka the Canadian National Exhibition. An All-Canadian girl-next-door type she writes about her beloved Maple Leafs: listening to games on the radio, noting hockey scores, Leafs playing against the Americans, Leafs beating the Canadians etc. Numerous places in the city named: Runnymede, Carlton, St Clair, Parkdale, Bloor St., shows at the Uptown, Bethel Church, Ebenezer Church and further afoot: Port Elgin, Oshawa, Peterborough, Welland ++. She writes most days then spotty in November and December. Overall about 80% of the pages have writing. There are some pages of expenses at back. The 2½ x 5½ inch book is overall G+.
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