Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
Advanced Search
 
 
16th Century Diary
16th Century Judaica
16th Century Manuscript
16th Century Rare Book
17th Century Diary
17th Century Ephemera
17th Century Judaica
17th Century Manuscript
17th Century Rare Book
18th Century Diary
18th Century Ephemera
18th Century Judaica
18th Century Manuscript
18th Century Rare Book
19th Century Diary
19th Century Ephemera
19th Century Judaica
19th Century Manuscript
19th Century Rare Book
20th Century Diary
20th Century Ephemera
20th Century Judaica
20th Century Manuscript
20th Century Rare Book
21st Century Diary
21st Century Manuscript
21st Century Rare Book
Books and Manuscripts General Overview
THE ZOLA STORE
 

Associations

We are proud members of The Manuscript Society and follow their ethical guidelines of fairness and integrity.

 
 
 
       Tell a Friend
Author Name:    UNIDENTIFIED.

Title:   1943 ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II HOME FRONT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A LONELY, WIDOWED DENTIST WHO SHARES HIS MISERY, DAILY ROUTINE AND KEEN OBSERVATIONS WITH PEN AND PAPER

Book Condition:   Good+

Type:   Manuscript

Size:   8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Publisher:   SIOUX CITY DES MOINES IOWA  1943

Seller ID:   0002207

On offer is a fascinating, original 1943 manuscript home front diary handwritten by an unknown 62 year old Iowa widower who misses his wife terribly; writes of her each month on the day of her death; mentions and sometimes rails at the WPA, civilian blackouts, rationing board, Des Moines, Negro Squadron air base nearby [likely the Des Moines Air National Guard Base] and the Colored Air Base baseball team whose games he attends. He also mentions letters from servicemen who cannot say where they are, a serviceman's death in Africa, furloughs, all interspersed with his daily life of work, boarders and sons. The very well filled diary, which is actually a 1940s appointment book, is legible with some practice as he used a pencil for the most part but we note that much of the man's loneliness and frustration with life can be summed up on Nov. 14th, 1943: "We got the Japs, why don't they just surrender?" While the name and exact locale are not specified local historians and researchers should find enough clues to identify the writer: the book was for dentists and the back cover shows an advertisement for the Tri State Dental Laboratories in Sioux City, Iowa [likely he was given the book by the company]; he mentions Des Moines frequently; his wife's name was Ethel, and sons are Pete and Dick. The writer's birthday was Aug. 6th, and in 1943, the date of this writing he was 62 years old thusly born in 1881. His wife died on July 18th, 1941. He also had a sister named Mabel. The 6 x 8½ inch book is overall VG.

KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, IOWA, WW II, WORLD WAR II, WW2, WORLD WAR TWO, AMERICAN HEARTLAND, THE CYCLONE STATE, CORN BELT, RATIONING, NEGRO SQUADRON, DES MOINES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, DENTISTS, HOME FRONT, WIDOWERS, GENDER STUDIES, MEN'S STUDIES, AMERICANA,HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, AUTOGRAPHED, AUTHORS, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, ARCHIVE, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNAL, LOG, PRIMARY SOURCE, FIRST HAND ACCOUNT, SOCIAL HISTORY, PERSONAL STORIES, LIVING HISTORY, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL,BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY PERSONAL NARRATIVES



Price = 1595.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 

WE ARE ALWAYS BUYING HANDWRITTEN LETTERS, DIARIES, JOURNALS, MANUSCRIPTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, MILITARIA AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.

ONE LETTER OR AN ENTIRE ESTATE. PLEASE USE THE 'CONTACT US' BUTTON TO EMAIL OR TELEPHONE.

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mbenjaminkatzfinebooksraremanuscripts.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie