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Book Condition: Good+
On offer is a charming 1915 - 1917 multi trip manuscript travel diary handwritten by an unidentified south-central Michigan woman who lives near the town of Jackson. She writes 77 pages about trips to California, Florida, Cuba, and a few north-eastern states. Additional entries occupy 16pp on the "Address" tab, 2pp under "People I Met," one page of "saying/poems, and one page of expenses. Her trips breakdown: (1) California Trip: Culver City, Pasadena, Hollywood, Beverly Heights, San Diego, Monrovia, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Monterey, Oakland, San Francisco--with details and comments on the Panama Exposition, Catalina Island, Pacific Grove, the International Exposition at San Francisco etc.; (2) Eastern Trip: Train from Jackson, Michigan to Buffalo, Albany, Poughkeepsie, New Paltz, Minnewasha, New York City, Providence, Boston, Newport, etc.; (3) Florida and Havana Trip: Train to Jacksonville, Volusia County Fair, Tampa, Ocala, Silver Springs, St. Petersburg, Port Tampa, Key West, and Havana, Cuba. In addition to her trips, the diarist comments on life at home among friends and family: caring for an infirm sister, reflections on the deaths of her husband, her sister, and a friend. She is elected President of the Woman's Guild. In June, 1917, she records: "Attended a Patriotic Meeting as we are now at war with Germany and must get in harness for Red Cross work," etc. She joins the Red Cross, buys a $50 Liberty Bond, and is knitting a sweater for the Marines when her diary ends. The wallet-style book has a gilt-stamped cover title, "My Vacation." The original pencil and tab-closure are intact. 6.75" x 4.25" Overall G+.
Title: 1915 - 1917 ORIGINAL MULTI TRIP MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY WITH EXTENSIVE ENTRIES ON THIS SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN WOMAN'S TRIP TO THE PANAMA EXPOSITION AND MUCH MORE
Publisher: SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN, 1915
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001616
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