1892 - 1902 ARCHIVE OF FOUR [4] ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES DETAILING THE LIFE AND LOVE OF A DAYTON OHIO NEWSPAPERMAN TURNED PREACHER MAN

By: CHARLES G. READE

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On offer are the original 1892, 1900, 1901 and 1902 manuscript diaries handwritten by Charles G. Reade of Dayton Ohio. Charles worked for a newspaper and eventually became a preacher. He loves attending the concerts, plays and operas but that seems to lessen as his life as a preacher brings more fervor than his entertainments. In the early diary Charles is dating Nora Boltin then in 1901 he marries Nora and in 1902 has a baby boy. The diaries are full of handwritten entries for every day so you get a good deal of writing and information concerning Charles life. Here are some snippets: 1892"January 16th, Went to Waifs of New York with Avis at Grand Opera House. Poor play. Avis very sweet but rather distrait. Jewel's recovery written up." "February 9th, Attended Philharmonic rehearsal society. Invited to World's Fair." "February 15th, I was a witness in Harvey murder trial today. Went to _______in eve to practice solo." "March 22nd, Last night Watkins people went to Spiritualistic séance. Went to Phil. Rehearsal and to Y.M.C.A. exercises." "May 27th, Explosion at Friend Paper Mill Carrollton. Went to Cincinnati with Cleal. Saw Bishop Vincent about diaconate. Attended May Festival in eve." "July 29th & 30th, Went to hear band concert at Phillips House. Met Misses Bessie Rowe, Gregg Miller. Last 2 of Cincinnati…..Went to soldier's home theatre in eve with Josephine W." "August 27th, Worked at night last night until 3 A.M. Then from 8 A.M. until 4 P.M. Simms in Chicago. Drove with Nora B. to Pinnacles called on Clark Chump." "September 28th, & 29th, Arrived N.Y. 9:25 P.M. Saw beautiful Lake Chautauqua and Susquehanna and Delaware River route. Left N.Y. for Boston at 11 P.M……..Arrived Boston 7 A.M. First day of Bro. of St. A. Convention." "October 2nd, Mr. Jos. Breed, wife and daughter took me in carriage to St. Stephen's Church. Rev. VanBuren. Had drive to water works, ocean, Swampscott Beach and other points. Met George Breed." "October 3rd, Went to Salem. Saw evidence in Witchcraft case. Old house museum &c given by George Peabody. Went to Boston saw Navy yard and Bunker Hill Monument. Left for N.Y. at 11 P.M." "October 4th, Arrived at N.Y. 6:40. Breakfast at Sturtevant House. Met Jas. Harries. Called on La Coste, our New York agent. Saw World Building and Press Club. Left for home 2:55 P.M." "November 16th, Took Nora B. to "Isle of Champagne" at Grand Opera House. Democratic jollification. Saw Bessie Rowe on street in her carriage." 1900 "February 2nd, Miller took shop meeting. Went to Cincinnati and passed again for Diaconate before Reverend A. Small and Rev. R. R. Graham and Bishop Vincent. Went to Choir practice." "April 29th, Preached my first sermon in evening at St. Andrews. It was about 10 minutes long. Nora B. sang in choir. In evening took her home and called at association." "May 15th & 16th, Went to Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware and gave YMCA lecture to about 1200 people. Returned to Dayton at 11:30 A.M. On duty rest of the day. Very hot." "June 13th, Booker T. Washington in hall. Templin off most of the day. LaRue arrived. Called at Conover's in afternoon." "July 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, Left at 9:05 A.M. with Nora Boltin and Mrs. Dunlap for Cincinnati. Miss Olga Ruhrumann (?) joined us and we dined together and visited Ft. Thomas. Self, Mrs. D. and Nora left at 5 on boat Queen City for Pittsburg…..On the river. Hot today but cool at night and a good breeze all the time. Sang hymns…..On the Queen City Boat on scheduled time and trip very enjoyable…..In afternoon grounded at Black's Island. In eve got to East Liverpool in the afternoon in morning visited Rock Springs. Mrs. Wilson of Wheeling along……" "July 23rd, Started on excursion to Louisville on Steamer City of Pittsburg with Nora and Mrs. Dunlap. Got off at Madison Indiana. Stopped there all night." "September 16th, Chaplain officiated at Holy Communion. Nora and I dined at his house. Went to the work house and spoke to prisoners. Took ride on cars to Xenia and back. Preached in the evening." 1901 "January 28th, Went out to NCR Boy's club to give talk on White Star Line. Slides not there and had to give talk on slides furnished on opinion of the moment." "May 16th, Mrs. Rickey found dead in bed. Helped Chaplain at Ascension Day service. Called at Hixson's with Nora B. and Ben Rohrer. Called at Nora's in evening. She was out at Baer's. Old Mr. B. having died. Called at Phelps. They were out." "June 19th & 20th, Getting ready to get married. Garner got home at 9:05 A.M. Called at Nora's in eve. Slept at Chaplain's. Left YMCA building in afternoon….Married Nora C. Boltin at 8 A.M. Chaplain Lewis officiated. Left for Cincinnati at 9:05 A.M. Called in Cin. at Bruce's Ruhrumann's and Mrs. Keyt's. We left at 9:15 P.M. for Washington." (He talks about spending their honeymoon in Washington D.C., Norfolk Virginia and New York City) "June 27th, & 28th, Left at 6:30 P.M on steamer Washington for Norfolk Va. Pleasant night. Miss Keble and Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann saw us off…..Arrived at Norfolk. Spent the day at Virginia Beach. Dined at Mrs. Wrights. Arlington Cottage. Left Norfolk on O. D. Line. Princess Anne for New York at 7 P.M. Smooth sea. Fine." "September 6th, Attempt to assassinate President McKinley. Great excitement. Called with N.C. R. on Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Lehman there. Church and choir practice in evening." 1902 "July 25th, & 26th, Called in nurse for Nora at 6:30 a.m. She was in pain all day. Fanny Schaffer invaluable help. At 11:55 p.m. Dr. McCann and F. Webster by chloroform &c. Delivered Nora of an 8 pound boy. Chaplain took services for me……Hot. Nora doing well. Baby well. Dr. called at noon. Congratulations all day. Dohue's send flowers. I went to market. Wrote home and to many friends." BIO NOTES: Charles G. READE was a well-known clergyman in Ohio. Born Jan 1866 in England, came to the US in 1883. According to his wife Nora's obituary, published in the New York Times, they married in 1901. Charles was Rector of St Stephen's Episcopal Church in Cincinnati in 1930.Nora Cornelia BOLTIN, as it is spelled in census records and her obit, was born Jan 1867 in OH, daughter of Cornelius, a lawyer and Mary BOLTIN. In 1900 she was a school teacher in Dayton. They had one son, Lewis Boltin READE, who was a commercial pilot. The diaries are smaller pocket type diaries with the smaller ones measuring about 2" x 4" and the larger ones measuring about 2 ¼" x 5 ¼". They are in fair to good condition and full of entries. [EDITOR'S NOTE: We have a later archive of Reade's time in Cinnicinati listed seperately Seller Id# 0001530.]

Title: 1892 - 1902 ARCHIVE OF FOUR [4] ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES DETAILING THE LIFE AND LOVE OF A DAYTON OHIO NEWSPAPERMAN TURNED PREACHER MAN

Author Name: CHARLES G. READE

Categories: 19th Century Diary, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: DAYTON OHIO OH, 1892

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 0001304

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