1928 ORIGINAL FAMILY TRIP DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN DESCRIBING AN IDYLLIC TIME OF FUN, FRIENDS AND FROLICKING FROM NEW YORK TO SCOTLAND

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On offer is an interesting collection of loose-leaf notes that describe an Atlantic crossing in the heyday of the Roaring Twenties. This 'journal' consists of 38 handwritten pages on ships stationary. The pages are in good condition and the handwriting is quite legible. In size, they measure 7.75 inches by 5.0 inches and are 100% complete. These loose-leaf pages were written by an unknown author. We only know her first name - Sadie. She refers to another woman (Frances), her father, and a young boy/man named Tom Jr. accompanying her. In another place she refers to their group as their family. They are crossing the Atlantic Ocean on board RMS Tuscania. A number of pages carry a date in the month of July and a coloured postcard accompanying the manuscript depicts the Tuscania and carries a post mark dated July, 1928. Shipboard life was a constant round of meals, games and dancing. Card playing was a very popular way to pass the time: "A little cooler today but sea was very calm and smooth. Boat rides wonderfully - hardly a roll. Family all up for salt baths ... Saw two enormous man-eating sharks this A.M. Their heads came out of the water. ... " [July 16]; "... We stay up late at night12 or 1 o'clock, have a 9 A.M. breakfast seems early tho in NY one does not think much about it. This is the lazy life. ..." [July 17]; "... The family are all well and enjoying the sports - sleep in deck chairs and general fun. Dancing and cards in the evening. ... " [July 19]. In September, they make the return trip from England to the United States - this time on board SS Cameronia. The last 6 pages of her notes deal with that return trip. The last few days have been so full of things that I have not had time to write anything. Fri A.M. we left bridge of Allan for Glasgow. Sadie, Frances and I came on 11 o'clock train. Tom Jr., Dad & Jack had come on earlier. ..." [Sept 8]. The journal ends with them setting sail for home: "They put up the gangplank and we walked aboard. - yes - bound for the good old USA and home - one great trip ended. Sadie." This is a delightful description of one family's cross-Atlantic journey. They obviously were reasonably well-off. A social historian looking at how those who were more well-off lived in the days immediately preceding the Great Depression would find this an interesting relic.; Manuscript; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF; 20TH CENTURY; 1920s; 20TH CENTURY; RMS TUSCANIA; SS CAMERONIA; ROARING TWENTIES; CRUISE LINERS; TRAVEL JOURNAL; CRUISE SHIPS; LUXURY CRUISES; CRUISE LINES; OCEAN TRAVEL; SEA TRAVEL; ENTERTAINMENT ON CRUISE SHIPS; TRANSATLANTIC TRIPS; ANCHOR LINE; CUNARD LINE, STEAMSHIP COMPANIES IN 1920S; OCEAN LINERS; SOCIAL LIFE IN 1920s AMERICA; MARITIME HISTORY; TRAVEL IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY; AMERICANA, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNALS, PERSONAL HISTORY, SOCIAL HISTORY, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, 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

Title: 1928 ORIGINAL FAMILY TRIP DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN DESCRIBING AN IDYLLIC TIME OF FUN, FRIENDS AND FROLICKING FROM NEW YORK TO SCOTLAND

Author Name: NOT IDENTIFIED

Illustrator: Illustrated by /

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

Publisher: UNITED STATES - SCOTLAND, 1928

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0008165

Keywords: KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF; 20TH CENTURY; 1920s; 20TH CENTURY; RMS TUSCANIA; SS CAMERONIA; ROARING TWENTIES; CRUISE LINERS; TRAVEL JOURNAL; CRUISE SHIPS; LUXURY CRUISES; CRUISE LINES; OCEAN TRAVEL; SEA TRAVEL; ENTERTAINMENT ON CRUISE SHIPS; TRANSATLANTIC TRIPS; STEAMSHIP COMPANIES IN 1920S; OCEAN LINERS; SOCIAL LIFE IN 1920s AMERICA; MARITIME HISTORY; TRAVEL IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY; AMERICANA HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT LETTER AUTOGRAPH WRITER Hand Written