Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Good
On offer is a very intriguing, original early 20th Century manuscript diary for the years 1913, 1914, 1915 and 1916 handwritten by an unidentified man [married to Alice, has children, orders cigars] who appears to be part of the prominent Haak family of Rochester New York. The author provides many clues for local historians and collectors but he is otherwise an enigma. He works we believe for L.M.A. who travels constantly but the writer holds down the shop constantly receiving and sending etchings, prints and books to and from publishers, galleries and individual artists. He is involved with artist exhibitions and individual art works. He issues checks, and communicates with a very eclectic group of people and companies: Art Collectors Club of Philadelphia; Grays' of London; Holland Bros, Birmingham; Anderson Auction Co; Martinsville Sanatorium; Liet. Gov. O'Neill of Mishawdia, Ind; Salter Bros - Florists; Hudson Book Co; Pierce - Book Seller in Albany; Bishop Alerding; note to Editor of New York World about H.G. trial and many, many more over the 4 years noted. Overall we get the impression he is the manager or partner in an art gallery/bookstore. The writer does a very nice job fleshing out his life from noting the mundane and the personal of the weather, friends, social life etc., He mentions for example that he talked to "Randolph Churchill" about Prohibition; saw Peter Pan at the Lyceum; used the Elite Laundry Service; wrote to Justice O. W. Holmes Jr.; pay raise of $40 in 1913; corresponds with Orson Lowell artist; went to Martinsville, Ind. Sanatorium, had a bath...came home about 4 weeks later on the Knickerbocker; Miller's girl commits suicide and much more. Many names are mentioned, local and business contacts that will delight a researcher in unravelling this interesting mystery man. The 7" x 4" book shows discoloration on face, but pages are complete and overall G+.
Title: 1913 - 1916 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ACTIVE BUYER, SELLER AND PROMOTER OF ART, BOOKS AND ANTIQUARY
Book Condition: Good
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001573
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