1939 - 1943 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A KANSAS WOMAN IN A 5 YEAR DIARY A GIFT FOR HER 80TH BIRTHDAY

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $1,185.99

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Book Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable, original 1939 - 1943 five year manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified Kansas woman living very near St. Josephs. The diary is dedicated to Mother on her 80th birthday on March 22nd 1939 [b. 1859] by her daughter Zena [who turns 63 during the writing of this diary in 1939]. While she is not named directly there are many, many clues that would allow local historians and researchers, who would be hard pressed to find a more detailed World War II era home front diary, to discover her identity. The writer, who is retired from most labours, details a life of continual work of her daughter, visits by friends, trips to doctors and local events from the birth of a friend's child to the death of a neighbor's kitten. She writes in a strong hand throughout, hard to believe given her age but she is consistent and rarely misses a day and is obviously very sharp mentally. It is amazing to consider she lived from pre Civil War through to World War II years. The book proper has had some dampness issues but is legible and complete. Overall G.

Title: 1939 - 1943 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A KANSAS WOMAN IN A 5 YEAR DIARY A GIFT FOR HER 80TH BIRTHDAY

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: ST. JOSEPH KANSAS KS, 1939

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001878

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