Author:JOSEPH HOLMES

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1850 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A WELL-TO-DO YOUNG MAN WHO EXPERIENCES HOMESICKNESS AND DEPRESSION AS HE’S SENT OFF TO CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS TO STUDY FOR HIS HARVARD ENTRANCE EXAM

By: JOSEPH HOLMES

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: KINGSTON CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS MA HARVARD, 1850

Seller ID: 0009062

Condition: Good


On offer is the diary of Joseph Holmes, an 18 year old boy who leaves his home in Kingston, Massachusetts, in 1850, to be tutored for the college examination in Cambridge, Mass., presumably for entrance into Harvard University. On the first page, Holmes writes: “The Intention of this Journal is, as well and faithfully as I am able to carry out my purpose, to contain a description of all my actions, of my advancement in study, of my pastimes, of my expenditures and all such other matters, as may be interesting for myself, parents, and other friends (to whom it shall always be open) in after t... View more info