1923 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A VERY YOUNG BOY WHO WOULD GO ON TO TEACH AT PURDUE AMONG OTHER NOTEWORTHY ACTIVITIES

By: BERT A. HINDMARCH

Price: $2,055.99

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Book Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating little diary written by a boy in 1923. Measuring 5 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches, this slim, hardbound volume has 52 diary pages and a number of additional memoranda pages. Each page is laid out as a week-at-a-glance and the diary is complete for 15 weeks (mid-April). The spine of the diary is cracked but all of the pages are intact and in good condition. The writing is neat and perfectly legible. The author is Bert A. Hindmarch and as research finds some articles about a Bert A. Hindmarch, we believe the one and same who was born in 1913 or 1914 [making him 10/11 at the time of writing] in Fort Wayne Indiana and as a child lived in East Chicago, Indiana and studied at school there. He moved to Hammond in 1940s, was an accountant, taught at Purdue University and Calumet College, was a member/chairman of different historical societies, led civic groups, and was called "guru" of local architecture. He died in 1989. Bert had an elder brother Alan (1908-1972), who became a professional caricaturist and commercial artist, and was a president of the La Grange Art League in Illinois. Bert lives at home and goes to school daily. Geographical references seem to confirm as he notes about going to Chicago. The entries are brief - usually just one or two lines. However, what makes this little diary so fascinating is that it is accompanied by small, perfectly drawn and coloured line drawings illustrating the entry for that day. For example, his entry on Feb 16 mentions having cabbage and ham for dinner. It is accompanied by a small coloured line drawing of a head of cabbage and a ham. Another time, beside the date for Washington's birthday, he has drawn and axe. A note in the Memoranda section notes that: "Nancy is thru with her fellow and likes Spencer and me. It is accompanied by a drawing of a rolling pin". There is another note saying that the illustrations were done by 'Allan' Hindmarch. This is a quirky, thoroughly delightful little diary written (and illustrated) by a boy with a wonderful imagination.

Title: 1923 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A VERY YOUNG BOY WHO WOULD GO ON TO TEACH AT PURDUE AMONG OTHER NOTEWORTHY ACTIVITIES

Author Name: BERT A. HINDMARCH

Illustrator: /

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

Publisher: INDIANA ILLINOIS, 1923

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008105

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