1937-1941 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE MIDDLE AGED WATERVILLE MAINE MAN

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $795.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+


On offer is the fascinating, original handwritten 5 year manuscript diary of an unidentified middle-aged Waterville, Maine man who is married to Bertha and they have children Virgil, Palmer and John [Virgil and Palmer are the oldest who work as men do, John obviously youngest travels everywhere with Bertha]. In many ways this is an extraordinary diary as our author was no doubt obsessive-compulsive, writing on nearly every inch of free papers facts and notes of information. Nearly every single day for 5 years, save 1941, is filled in very small but legible cursive handwriting. Our author notes everything of the family activities, work, visits and visitors. So dedicated is our writer that even when he is terribly ill as evidenced by his handwriting he rarely falters. In 1939 his handwriting changes with such dramatic effect we at first believed other hands had taken over the writings but research now suggests that it is his writing but so distressed by illness it is a wonder he can continue. A handwriting analysis of this man would be most interesting. He also mentions many, many names including: Alice Bowman, Ernest Eldridge, Dr. Whitney, Ed Bowman, Clyde Blake, Harold Sawtelle, Mr. Mathers, 'Peddler' Williams, Mahlon Brown, Mrs. Hastings, Morse Dick [d.2.18.39], Charlie Branch, Kenneth Eldridge, Estabrook and Lathrop boys +++ and places include: Portland, Waterville, Winslow, Clinton, Advent Church, Benton+++. Local events such as "Barton Wrigley died in the insane hospital with pneumonia [2.20.37]" or that "Dr. E. Fisk died in Titusville Florida and returns to Waterville for burial" will provide local historians, collectors and genealogists with a treasure trove of data. G+.

Title: 1937-1941 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE MIDDLE AGED WATERVILLE MAINE MAN

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

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

Publisher: WATERVILLE MAINE, 1937

Book Condition: Good+

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 000972

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