Author:PORTER JUDSON SMITH

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1912 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY SADLY HANDWRITTEN BY A VERY SICK MAN IN THE FINAL MONTHS OF HIS LIFE

By: PORTER JUDSON SMITH

Price: $1,485.99

Publisher: SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, 1912

Seller ID: 0002043

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sad, original manuscript diary that serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the daily misery of infirmity. Of 130 handwritten pages only 51 of those pages have to do with personal entries and one cannot help but notice the handwriting becomes shaky and weakens as the illness progresses. Authored by Porter Judson Smith [born Sept. 22, 1848 in N. Chelmsford, Massachusetts] of Springfield, Massachusetts Smith perhaps knowing the end is coming uses a financial ledger to begin his a diary from June 23rd, 1912 through October 7th, 1912. Casual research finds that he die... View more info