1897 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARD WORKING, HARD DRIVING BUT SICKLY OKLAHOMA MAN WHO WOULD ONE DAY PUBLISH A NOTED NEWSPAPER ONLY TO END HIS OWN LIFE IN IT'S OFFICES

By: ELI ADMIRE

Price: $2,185.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating late 19th Century manuscript Oklahoma diary handwritten mostly by Eli Admire, as the ownership inscription states. Eli, we believe, was at the time of the writing 19 years old [bio information to follow]. We also believe that Eli's father or mother may also have contributed a few pages when the writing changes and there is a reference made to sending Eli someplace. Eli is an interesting but ill-fated fellow: a business person who writes of checking on his 'Sandpiper Farm' and bemoaning his shiftless renter; a pious person staying quiet at home and reading on the day of rest; a man plagued by illnesses, complaining of swollen lymph glands and frequently going to the not too far away Gueda Springs which was known for its healing salt springs. [We learn, sadly, that Eli ends his life very young and perhaps his health issues finally drove him to ultimate despair.] Eli uses an 1896 book but writes of events in 1897. It doesn't start until August 16th but from that point Eli writes everyday and most of the pages in this page-a-day book are well filled. Here is a snippet: September 4, 1897 - Rain - Cool "Did not rest well last night. Several things annoyed me, and my mind was as vigilant as a soldier on picket. So have not felt well. I sometimes think I am undergoing a change of life..." The cover is in really rough shape: tattered, torn and part of it is missing. The inside pages are in surprisingly good condition. Overall G. BIO NOTES: Eli Admire Birth: 1878, Death: 1927: OBIT: THE OKLAHOMAN (Oklahoma City, OK) 4/7/1927 Funeral Of Editor Set For Thursday (Thursday), Oilton, April 6 - Funeral rites for Eli L. Admire, publisher of the Oilton, Gusher, who took his own life Tuesday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the First Methodist church. Retail stores of the city will close for the services. The body will be taken to Kingfisher for burial. 4/12/1927 Publisher's Widow To Continue Paper (Tuesday) Drumright, April 11 - Mrs. Eli Admire, widow of the late Eli Admire, publisher of the Oilton Gusher, who killed himself in his office here, will operate the Oilton Gusher.

Title: 1897 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARD WORKING, HARD DRIVING BUT SICKLY OKLAHOMA MAN WHO WOULD ONE DAY PUBLISH A NOTED NEWSPAPER ONLY TO END HIS OWN LIFE IN IT'S OFFICES

Author Name: ELI ADMIRE

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

Publisher: OILTON GUEDA SPRINGS OKLAHOMA OK, 1897

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002059

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