Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Good
On offer is a cryptic little diary written by a woman living in the United Kingdom, presumably London. Although this diary is perhaps a little sparse on detail, it provides insight into the life of a woman enjoying an independent life in Britain of the 1930’s. Although the author is not recognised, the content of the journal would suggest that the author is female. There is a name on the inside of the rear cover - Maud Levy, however this is not conclusive evidence that this is the author. The author makes several references to a ‘Margaret’, which include taking care of her. Within the diary itself there is the name ‘Margaret’ written in a child’s hand. Throughout the journal there are repeated references to the AWC; American Women’s Club. This was a social club for women found in central London and a gathering point for female European and American artists. First established in 1898, the AWC continues today as an active and engaged social club in London. Although the entries are brief, it is clear the author lived an exciting life, travelling between London and Europe. There are references in the diary to hotel-stays in France and Switzerland. The Memoranda section contains many listings of prices as well as some names and addresses. The diary measures about 5 inches by 3 inches. It contains 100 pages plus extensive memoranda pages. It is approximately 20% complete. The cover is in good condition as is the binding. The pages are intact. The handwriting is legible NOTE: Notwithstanding the seller’s comments, this diary has absolutely nothing to do with Princess Margaret.
Title: 1933 INTRIGUING HANDWRITTEN DIARY BY A CONFIDENT, INDEPENDENT WOMAN IN LONDON DURING THE DEPRESSION, A MEMBER OF AMERICAN WOMEN’S CLUB AND PRESUMED ART DEALER.
Publisher: London, United Kingdom, 1933
Binding: Softcover, binding in good condition
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Size: 5" x 3"
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0011000
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