1918 Original Handwritten Diary of a 65-Year-Old Widower in Rural Maine

By: Charles Green

Price: $255.99

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Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


On offer is a fine description of life in rural Maine at the end of World War I. The author of this 1918 diary is 65-year-old Charles Green of Skowhegan, Maine. Green was born in 1853 and spent his entire life in and around the village where he lived with his wife and three sons. He passed away in 1935 at the age of 82. When Green recorded the events of this diary he was a widower--his wife, Emma, having died a year earlier. He spends his days doing a variety of small tasks, and enjoys meeting friends to socialize and play cards at a local hotel: "A.M. About home. P.M. Went to see income tax man and bank and then went to Butler's office and had papers made out. Evening at hotel a while and come home 8:30. Fine day" (January 29). "A.M. Split wood. Changed clothes and went to town and played 63 at hotel and went over to garage. Evening played 63 a while and come and wrote letters. Mild and rained some" (February 12). "Got up and come home and read till 4:50 P. M. Then went to town at 5 the Hotel Coburn took fire and burnt down. A cold night" (March 3). In the back of the book is a family record listing family members and their birth dates. There are also several pages of contact information for friends and acquaintances. This small pocket diary measures 3.0 inches by 4.75 inches and contains 183 pages. It is one hundred percent complete. The cover shows wear and the back cover has been damaged. The binding is in good condition as are the pages. The handwriting is legible. For a local historian or genealogist, this diary offers a fine picture of life in a small and fairly remote part of the United States at the close of World War I.

Title: 1918 Original Handwritten Diary of a 65-Year-Old Widower in Rural Maine

Author Name: Charles Green

Categories: 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: Skowhegan, Maine, 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Type: Manuscript

Size: 3" x 4.75"

Seller ID: 0010031

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