1915 - 1929 ORIGINAL GROUP OF THREE 5-YEAR MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG STUDIOUS AND PERHAPS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE VALMONT COLORADO BOY WHO BECOMES A CHARMING MARRIED MAN

By: HAROLD E. BENSON

Price: $2,455.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super group of three [3] five year manuscript diaries handwritten by a sensational diarist named Harold E. Benson [b. April 14th 1902] of Valmont, Colorado. Harold rarely misses a day in the fifteen years represented in the three books from 1915 to 1929 where we see a young studious, out going, boy-next-door grow from 12 - 13 years old to 28, from a boy playing Bear and counting eggs for mom to a young teen taking motors apart, playing sports, fishing and chores to a loving husband with his sweetie Rachel to come home to and play board games at Christmas. Very active, Harold, perhaps a little obsessive documents everything he does from playing on South Denver baseball team, school classes, people sick of influenza, chapel school, Woodrow Wilson's death, about a carnival, playing poker, car auction, fever, considering a job for $40 a month, the Lacombe plant, power plant, bought a 1921 Chevy car $100.00, fixing his phonograph motor spring, Deer Creek Canyon, driving to Barstow, San Bernadino, a woman tried to drown her three kids in California, Salt Lake City, gold rush and much, much more. The early diary is remarkable as the exuberant young Harold, almost gushes each day about his joy for life and the people around him and even his idol, Thomas Edison, who inspires him to be an inventor. Harold goes on even at a very young age to gain some success with his inventions and has articles published in the magazine POPULAR MECHANICS. The war and the flu of 1918 and how it affected him and those around him will keep you enthralled. Though very brainy, he is a typical All-American young man who loves in playing baseball, working on his family's farm. He was very intuitive and detailed and his good character shines through. Overall VG.

Title: 1915 - 1929 ORIGINAL GROUP OF THREE 5-YEAR MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG STUDIOUS AND PERHAPS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE VALMONT COLORADO BOY WHO BECOMES A CHARMING MARRIED MAN

Author Name: HAROLD E. BENSON

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

Publisher: VALMONT COLORADO, 1915

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002090

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