Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Good
On offer is a super piece of New Jersey Americana being a 1909 handwritten manuscript diary authored by Edmund S. Mills Jr. a 14 year old Boonton, New Jersey boy. Peppered with entries of local references, genealogy and events of local, national and international events such as "a sleigh ride to Denville; Papa went to Dover this morning to work on his book (advertising related); Papa and I went for a long walk this afternoon toward lower Montville". There are some historical related entries such as "battleship fleet which left Hampton Roads in 1907 will return to that place today after going around the world", referring to the battleship USS Vermont a ship commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to show the rest of the world U.S. Naval power. Entry on March 4 mentions the inauguration of new incoming president William Howard Taft. Also an avid baseball fan, entries of 4/14-16 are related to the new season opening, Brooklyn-Giants game ending in a tie and then Brooklyn winning on 4/16. 8th grader, big fan of ice skating, avid church attendee, elected president of his class of which he was very excited. Quite dedicated to his diary from January 1 to April 27 for the remainder of the year there are 9 more entries but still well over 100 pages of entries of interesting American. Of further interest is his association to Robert Brown Carnahan Jr. [his uncle] a very successful steel industrialist and one of the principle subjects in the book "True Steel - The Story of George Matthew Verity". Gilt-edged, leather, shows some edge wear, small piece missing from bottom edge-back flap otherwise VG.
Title: 1909 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG NEW JERSEY BOY AND NEPHEW OF A MAJOR STEEL INDUSTRIALIST R.B. CARNAHAN JR.
Publisher: BOONTON NEW JERSEY NJ, 1909
Book Condition: Good
Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001033
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