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Book Condition: Good+
On offer is an interesting Depression Era manuscript diary handwritten by 37 year old woman who lives in the state of Washington near Olympia and Seattle likely from Everett Washington the city the book was acquired with the writer mostly around Puget Sound and frequent trips to Seattle, Olympia, Monroe, Silver Lake, Rocky Point, Bremerton, and more. She also spends her New Year holiday in Vancouver and long camping trip also in Canada. While the books represents 5 years of this woman's life from 1929 - 1933 the two early years, 1929/1930, are almost full then she writes sporadically with the remaining years half or more full. Historians and researchers of the great Northwest during the 1930s and depression era will be rewarded with an interesting and unique perspective of this active woman's life as she spends a lot of time camping, swimming at the YMCA "tank", golfing, trips with their wealthy friends, Dr. and Mrs. Miller and the Burdick's who own a yacht, takes great camping trip in the summer of 1930 around Canim Lake in Canada, several trips to the Oregon coast around the Sea Side, Tillamook area and much more. Here are snippets: 1929 "Lawrence and I with Pamela, Barney and Dr. and Mrs. Miller came back from Vancouver after 3 days of grand fun. Went up Sunday. Wonderful trip. Hope we can go again….Inauguration of 31st President U.S. Herbert Hoover. Vice President Charles Curtis. Lawrence better again this A.M. Blood count 1100. Dr's decide operation not necessary. Went to see him at noon. Pola, mother and I went twice after 9 P.M. too. Feeling fine. Thank God!....Neva Ruppel came in to see me to tell me about Vallie. The family are at a loss to know why Vallie should end her life disastrously……Dear diary I am as worried over my beloved Lucile. She had another bad attack of the heart. Went out to see her brought her wine and flowers. Poor dear she looked so bad. Marie is so worried over her father. Her father had to be operated on again today….got up 6:30 and played golf. Breakfast. A walk to the Sulphur Springs and golf again. Pola and I went in the tank again before dinner. Cooks, Birches, Dykeman's, Mr. Bean and Miss Sanders from Seattle were in the party. Left there about 3:30 and got home at 10:30. Stopped at Bellingham for dinner. Home again after a glorious perfect trip…..Beautiful day. Florence and Carl Burdick came up in their yacht to take us for a cruise but poor L. couldn't get away. I went with them down to the boat and had dinner….Mother and I went with Florence and Carl for a sailing trip to Sandy Point. Were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Chandler in the afternoon. Got home about 10:30 P.M. Wonderful day……." 1930 "Had the grandest time again in Vancouver. All went to the dinner, dance and had the usual round of pleasure. Came home and had crab feed at Polly's….Lunch with Mabe. Dr. and Mrs. Miller and I sneaked off to Seattle to have dinner at the Wilsonian and to see hockey game….Barney, Paula Lawrence and I drove to Vancouver to be guests of Dr. and Mrs. F. R. Miller at Vancouver Hotel to celebrate their birthdays. Had Royal table at the dinner dance….Got home 9:30 after such a grand day in Vancouver. Got up at 8 A.M. and had lovely breakfast. We all went on to see Capilano Canyon and Stanley Park, Marine Drive and Channesy Heights. Dinner at the new hotel in Bellingham….Lunch with Marie. Dr. and Mrs. Miller, L and I went to Helen Swope (tea room in Seattle) for turkey dinner then took in 5th Ave. to celebrate my birthday (May 2nd)…..Polly took Mrs. Miller, mother and myself to Tacoma. Mother and I to see Alma, baby and Polly and Mrs. Miller went to Camp Lewis to visit Bill who is in training camp. We left at 9 A.M. Had coffee and lunch at Al's and stopped at Bob's Place on the highway for chicken dinner. Beautiful day and wonderful. Baby so dear…..Dr. and Mrs. Miller, Barney, Polly, mother, Lawrence and I left 6 A.M. on our camping trip. Our first stop was border then Chillawack for liquor. Lunch near Hope then to Lytton, from there cabins for the night about 8 miles up Thompson river…..Started out about 9 A.M. Stopped at Clinton for few provisions, beer and lunch. Wonderful drive all morning along Thompson River. Drove to Big Bar Lake. Stayed in cabin for night. Boys fished…….Left about 9 A.M. First stop chasm, one of nature's strangest freaks affording great scenic attraction. Then 100 Mile House to Canim Lake our destination. Everybody disappointed. Awful hot and no shade trees…." The diary measures about 4" x 5" and other then a cover that has worn edges, the diary is overall G+.
Title: 1929 - 1933 ORIGINAL DEPRESSION ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS LEADING THE HIGH LIFE IN THE OLYMPIA, EVERETT AND SEATTLE WASHINGTON AREA AND TRAVELS WITH HER FRIENDS ON THEIR YACHTS
Publisher: EVERETT SEATTLE PUGET SOUND OLYMPIA WASHINGTON WA, 1929
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001577
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