1930 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG OHIO VIOLINST WHO WOULD ONE DAY SOON DEFY HER JAPANESE CAPTORS, ENDURE THREE YEARS OF HORRIFIC TREATMENT AND DEPRIVATIONS EVEN WHILE PREGNANT IN PRISON ONLY TO ENDURE AND FLOURISH UNTIL HER 97TH YEAR

By: GRACE ELINORE CHAPMAN [later NASH]

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On offer is a fascinating, original January 1, 1930 to November 9, 1930 manuscript diary handwritten by Grace Elinore Chapman [later Nash], a 21 year old woman, a concert violinist and teacher who would one day soon find love, move to the Philippines and then in 1942 become a prisoner of war under cruel and severe treatment by her Japanese captors. Casual research finds an article regarding her life titled: "An Unbelievable Life: Mother, wife, teacher, POW, author - Grace Nash packs a lot of living into 97 years 'Amazing' Grace; Mother, Wife, Teacher, POW, Author: Grace Nash Packs a Lot of Living into 97 Years." Grace's story is truly unbelievable from how she met her husband to her capture and enduring three years of the most awful treatment and conditions and even giving birth in prison but she did endure and thrived to a goodly age. She is noted for having refused her captors admonition to give up her violin and her refusal and subsequent use of the violin led to her salvation and maintained her sanity. Her love of the violin and teaching violin led her to write 30 or so books on the subject plus she trained and taught teachers throughout the world on how to teach violin. However her first book "That We Might Live," an autobiography of her time in prison shared so that others could learn of the horrors she and her family faced. This 7 x 5 inch page a day diary book usually with full page entries describing her life, friends, near endless practising, performing and working while trying to maintain a social life, is about 2/3rd full and was written while she was at Ohio Wesleyan College in Delaware Ohio offers an unusual opportunity for researchers and historians to meet the young woman who would soon have to prove her mettle and survive when so many others did not. Overall G+.; Manuscript; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, GRACE ELINORE CHAPMAN NASH, VIOLINIST, VIOLIN TEACHERS, PRISONER-OF-WAR, MUSICIAN, SYMPHONIC, SYMPHONY, WWII, WORLD WAR II, WW2, JAPANESE PRISONS, THE BATTLE FOR MANILA, PHILIPPINES, WOMEN'S STUDIES, GENDER STUDIES, WOMEN IN WAR, WOMEN CAPTIVES OF THE JAPANESE, SANBORN LIBRARY, CLEVELAND, OHIO, DELAWARE OHIO, OHIO WESLEYAN COLLEGE, CHICAGO MUSICAL COLLEGE, AMERICANA,HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, AUTOGRAPHED, AUTHORS, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, ARCHIVE, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNAL, LOG, PRIMARY SOURCE, FIRST HAND ACCOUNT, SOCIAL HISTORY, PERSONAL STORIES, LIVING HISTORY, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL,BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY PERSONAL NARRATIVES

Title: 1930 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG OHIO VIOLINST WHO WOULD ONE DAY SOON DEFY HER JAPANESE CAPTORS, ENDURE THREE YEARS OF HORRIFIC TREATMENT AND DEPRIVATIONS EVEN WHILE PREGNANT IN PRISON ONLY TO ENDURE AND FLOURISH UNTIL HER 97TH YEAR

Author Name: GRACE ELINORE CHAPMAN [later NASH]

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

Publisher: DELAWARE OHIO CLEVELAND AKRON OH, 1930

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0002244

Keywords: Keywords: History Of Grace Elinore Chapman Nash VIOLINIST Violin Teachers PRISONER-OF-WAR MUSICIAN SYMPHONIC SYMPHONY WWII