1888 - 1918 SUPER, NEAR COMPLETE ADULT LIFE ORIGINAL DIARY GROUPING OF THIRTEEN [13] NOTEBOOKS HANDWRITTEN BY AN ANTIOCH COLLEGE PROFESSOR DEDICATED TO HIS PROFESSION AND HIS COMMUNITY

By: M. JAY FLANNERY

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On offer is a fascinating collection of diaries written by Professor M. Jay Flannery, an educator at the turn of the 19th century in central Ohio. Born in 1857, he secured a position teaching at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH, just south of Springfield. He died in 1920. The diaries take the form of 13 notebooks measuring approximately 6 3/4 inches by 4 inches and one smaller volume measuring 5 1/4 by 3 3/4 inches. The books volumes contain about 120 pages each and are essentially 100% complete. The smaller volume is about 50% complete. The books are in very good condition and the writing is quite legible. Flannery writes extensively about everyday events, commenting on school life, personal and other professional matters: "Mrs Foster went away this morning. In school all day. School good. ... A number of girls stayed to prepare for Democrat rally in Osborne tonight. Big Democrat torch-light procession from here to Osborne ... We had a meeting at the schoolhouse tonight to organize a Teachers' Reading Circle. ... we will read 4 chapters of a Guide to Health. Harry had a tooth ache tonight and [ ] broke his tooth trying to pull it" [Fri, Oct 19, 1888]. "Thanksgiving! No school as this is a holiday. Beal brought the bookcase and other things about noon and Dillinger and I worked hard the rest of the day putting it up, putting the bureau upstairs, changing things around in the room, changing books, etc. I sent my examination lists to the printer today. I used old ones.... Uncle Joe [ ] died about 6 o'clock this morning. I suppose the masons will bury him ..." [Thurs, Nov 29, 1888]. In October, 1894, he pastes in a lengthy newspaper clipping referencing something he wrote. The article hints at the tensions that existed at Antioch College between several groups involved in the running of the College. "Got a letter from Sister [ ] today. She says that ma is not well. Took [ ]'s picture down to Miller the photographer to have a small, better picture made from it ... This has been a rather pleasant day" [Wed, Feb 5, 1900]. He notes political events that happening, commenting on Cleveland's election as president in Nov, 1888 and McKinley's assassination September, 1901. He continued working in education, teaching, writing and publishing. At one point, he was elected superintendent of the local school system: "Anne and I came tp Springfield this morning. This morning I received some copies of the New England Journal of Education for Sept 25 containing as its leading article my paper The Lure of the City. Last night I attended a meeting of The [ ] Chautauqua and was elected Secretary and Chairman of the Executive Committee ..." [Sat, Oct 4, 1919]. Taken as a whole, these diaries paint a picture of a man who is committed to his profession and his community. Because of the span of years they cover, these diaries offer a historian or researcher an excellent longitudinal view. The diaries cover the following time periods: Oct - Dec 1888; Oct - Jan 1894-95; June - Oct 1898; Jan - Apr and Aug - Dec 1899; Dec - Mar, 1899-1900; Mar - July and July - Oct , 1900; Apr - June and July - Sept 1901; Oct - Jan, 1901-02; Jan - May and May - Oct 1902; Aug - Sept 1918-19.

Title: 1888 - 1918 SUPER, NEAR COMPLETE ADULT LIFE ORIGINAL DIARY GROUPING OF THIRTEEN [13] NOTEBOOKS HANDWRITTEN BY AN ANTIOCH COLLEGE PROFESSOR DEDICATED TO HIS PROFESSION AND HIS COMMUNITY

Author Name: M. JAY FLANNERY

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

Publisher: Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1888

Book Condition: Good +

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008041

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