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1940 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT DIARY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $565.99

Publisher: GLENSIDE PENNSYLVANIA PENN PA, 1940

Seller ID: 0001147

Condition: Good


On offer is a super World War II homefront manuscript handwritten diary dated through the 1940's. It's so interesting reading about how people here in the U.S. were reacting to the news about Hitler, the US President and the war in general. The diary has about 118 handwritten pages and the diary entries start out on April 1st, 1940 and go though December 31st. The diary portion of the journal consists of 52 pages and then there are 66 pages more that have handwritten notes with poetry, religious views, lists of books read, a long list of women's names from A-Z and other miscellaneous notes. We... View more info

1935 - 1939 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A HARD WORKING RANCHER, FARMER AND PLUMBING CONTRACTOR

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $945.99

Publisher: SANGER FRESNO CALIFORNIA CA, 1935

Seller ID: 0001046

Condition: Good


On offer is a detail oriented, well-filled handwritten diary written by an unidentified Fresno-Sanger California area man. Research suggests this 1935-1939 Depression Era five year diary is written by a mid-50s year old man [he has his 32nd anniversary in 1935, he goes to Fresno for a new set of teeth] works extremely hard with his own ranch and orchard plus he has a super busy plumbing business where he works for many larger commercial establishments: Fresno High, Wash Union High, Pleasanton Restaurant, Eston High School, cleared a sewer, worked on down spouts at Hall of Records, Roos Bros.++... View more info

c. 1800 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TREATISE AND NOTES ON HERALDRY, COATS OF ARM AND EUROPEAN ROYAL HOUSES INCLUDES A RECIPE AND PROCESS FOR JAPANESE VARNISH AND LACQUER

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: Europe, 1800

Seller ID: 000674

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sensational late 18th, early 19th century manuscript book where the unidentified author writes a thirteen page treatise on the subject of heraldry, Coats of arms wherein by way of example he illustrates and lists the most important European Royal Houses shields. A beautiful manuscript joined with a short three page manuscript about the Japanese varnishing methods and process. Seventy-one blank pages separate the two subjects in this 9cm x 14.5 cm. worn hard vellum binding slightly detached from the body of the book, internal is in good+ condition. View more info

1873 THE SADDEST MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN DIARY EVER OF A NORWICH SHERBURNE NEW YORK WOMAN

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: Sherburne, New York, 1873

Seller ID: 000407

Condition: Good


What a sad, sad diary. When reading some of these wonderful manuscripts, one comes to realize over and over again how tough times were back then. The year is 1873, and the person writing this journal was in a great time of sorrow in their life. Yet through it all they kept their eyes on God. Likely it's a woman writing, but couldn't find a name anywhere nor could we assess with out doubt the local but she talks of going to Sherburne and Norwich quite often. The diary is full (give or take a handful of days) of handwritten entries, mostly about deaths, anniversaries of deaths, religious meeting... View more info

MULTIPLE TRIP TRAVEL DIARY INCLUDING; 1933 CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR, NIAGARA FALLS AND NEW ENGLAND

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $959.99

Publisher: Wilkinsburg Pa, 1928

Seller ID: 000027

Condition: Good+


This is a small memorandum booklet with 6 trips in it. The first one is titled "Southern Trip Sept 27 to Oct 5th 1930 in Ford Coupe." They leave Wilkinsburg Pa. at 1:30 and tell the route they took and that they arrived at Grafton West Virginia or Virginia. There are to Niagara Falls 1930, New England 1928 and trip to the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. The World's Fair Trip is written on about 12 pages. It mentions going to the different exhibits including Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibit. It mentions which way they went into the fair and it costing 50 cent. Because there were n... View more info

1939 + 1948 MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A POST OFFICE WORKER IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK ATTENDING MEETINGS, COMMITTEES, AND GOING ABOUT HIS NORMAL BUSINESS OF MAKING SURE THE MAIL IS DELIVERED EVERY DAY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: SYRACUSE, NEW YORK NY, 1939

Seller ID: 0009172

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting book from a Post Office mail carrier, first in 1939, then again in 1948. The entries take place from May 17th to October 31,1939 and then from June 30th to November 15, 1948. In 1939, the entries are usually short snippets from the author’s work as mail carrier in Syracuse, New York, delivering mail at different places around the city: The University of Syracuse, Solvay, Elmwood Park, and others. The entries also concern the meetings, surveys, inspections, committees, and other events that happened to or around the author in Pre-WW2 Syracuse. In 1948, the entries b... View more info

1999 DIARY OF A YOUNG GOD-LOVING AMERICAN MISSIONARY IN ROMANIA, PREACHING THE GOSPEL AROUND THE COUNTRY AND DETAILING THE FOOD, CULTURE, AND MANY ECCENTRICITIES OF THE ROMANIAN PEOPLE

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, 1999

Seller ID: 0009184

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a recent diary, written in 1999, of an American missionary’s trip to preach in Romania. The author is a Baptist from North Carolina, and speaks Romanian fluently. The diary is written almost completely in English. It begins in November 17, 1999: “Be ready. Some of this will be written in Romanian...My plane ride to Bucharest was a good one. When I arrived in Buc. at OJP., I had to wait 4 hours for my luggage. Ghita said someone would me me at OJP and take me to the train station. That was not the case. Eventually I made it to the station and waited 4 hours for my train (most of... View more info

1925 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF ONE AMERICAN WOMAN AND FAMILY DOING THE GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR IN GRAND STYLE

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: U. S. - EUROPE, 1925

Seller ID: 0008068

Condition: Good


On offer is a richly detailed, fascinating travel journal from the Roaring Twenties. Measuring 6.75 inches by 3.5 inches, this journal contains 136 pages and is approximately 72% complete. The leather cover is in good condition and all the pages are intact. The pages are not numbered nor are they dated. The handwriting is clear and legible. The author is unknown. It was written in 1925 from late June until approximately the end of August. Context suggests this is a young woman who is travelling with her mother and either friends or other family members. The journal begins June 26th: "Gary ... View more info

1896 ORIGINAL INFORMAL MANUSCRIPT LOG OF A VOYAGE FROM NEW BRUNSWICK TO LIVERPOOL HAND WRITTEN BY A KNOWLEDGEABLE SHIP SAVVY PASSENGER

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, 1896

Seller ID: 0008072

Condition: Good


On offer is a unique and valuable informal log of a sailing ship from the age of the great clipper ships. This small paperback volume measures 8 inches by 5.25 inches. It contains 84 pages and is 65% complete. The body of the journal has separated from the cover but both are none-the-less in good condition. The handwriting is clear and legible. Siddartha is a commercial sailing ship sailing between Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick Canada and Manchester UK. She departs August 19th, 1896 and the journal ends on September 12th, 1896 while she is still at sea. Siddartha is a barque which means she c... View more info

1920s ORIGINAL VERNACULAR PHOTO ALBUM OF THE LIFE AND TIMES IN POST WORLD WAR I CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: JACKSON YAZOO MISSISSIPPI, 1920

Seller ID: 0007016

Condition: Good


On offer is a marvellous collection of black and white photographs dating from the early 20th century. They are mounted in a black, hardboard cover album measuring 9.5 inches by 6.5 inches. There are 30 pages with a total of 167 photographs. Most of the photographs are either 2 inches by 2.75 inches or 5 inches by 3 inches. While locale is not specified there are sufficient context clues in the pictures themselves to make a reasonable estimation as to location. There are several groupings of photographs. There are 36 photographs of automobiles decorated as floats for a parade. The pictures off... View more info

1917 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A ROCHESTER TO CHICOUTIMI STEAMSHIP TRIP WITH THE AWFUL BACKDROP OF WWI AND THE AUTHOR'S REFERENCE TO ONE OF CANADA'S MOST DIVISIVE ISSUES IN HISTORY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: ST. LAWRENCE RIVER, 1917

Seller ID: 0008099

Condition: Fair


On offer is a small, interesting record of a 1917 trip by steamer from Rochester NY to Chicoutimi, Quebec. The journal measures 5.5 x 4.5. It is comprised of 30 loose-leaf pages, pinned at corners. The pages have been removed from a printed diary and cover essentially July 4 to Aug 2, 1917. Of the 30 pages, about 1/3 are complete. The writer is unidentified but some contextual clues suggest she is an adult female. Her journey begins south of Buffalo NY and she continues by road to Rochester, stopping to visit friends along the way. At Rochester, she boarded a steamer bound for Prescott, ON. Sh... View more info

2008 FASCINATING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK AND STREAM OF CONCIOUSNESS JOURNAL OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN STAND UP COMIC

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: LOS ANGELES [?], 2008

Seller ID: 0008114

Condition: Good-


On offer is an interesting, unattributed, undated 21-page notepad of an African American stand-up comedian written sometime after 2008 (from references to President Barack Obama), this stream-of conciousness, rather profane narrative gives an insight into the hard-scrabble life of poor, inner-city blacks. For a social or urban historian, these jokes gloss over the grim realities experienced by many who inhabit a partially-hidden underclass. Replete with references to sex, it also includes some interesting observations about policing in inner cities. EDITOR'S NOTE: While no location is mention... View more info

1900 ORIGINAL FRENCH MANUSCRIPT OF EARLY 20th CENTURY EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: France, 1900

Seller ID: 0008115

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb notebook, most likely used by a mechanical or electro-mechanical engineer at the turn of the 20th century. Measuring 8 inches by 5.25 inches and containing 191 pages plus index, the notebook is 100% complete. There is wear damage to the spine but it is intact as are all of the pages within. The handwriting is neat and very legible. This notebook is written entirely in French. The extensive notes and explanations are accompanied by dozens of carefully drawn, detailed illustrations. The illustrations in turn are all carefully and neatly labeled. The sections are carefully de... View more info

1945 - 1946 ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN INSIGHTFUL, ERUDITE SCOTTISH SIGNALMAN ON HIS WAY TO AND WHILE SERVING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND JAPAN

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: SOUTH-EAST ASIA, 1945

Seller ID: 0008145

Condition: Fair


On offer is an excellent journal of a WWII British army signalman. Measuring 8 inches by 5 inches, the journal contains 316 pages and is 70% complete. The covers have separated from the journal but all pages are intact. The entries are in both pencil and pen. They are mostly legible. There has been some water damage and the reader can see where the author has attempted to write over that damage, indicating that the water stains were contemporaneous to the journal entries. The author of this journal is unknown. What we do know is that he is Scottish and an only child. He initially served in the... View more info

1876 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG NEAR PHILADELPHIA WOMAN IN THE YEAR OF AMERICA'S CENTENARY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,585.99

Publisher: Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1876

Seller ID: 0008152

Condition: Good


On offer is a small diary kept by a teacher in the centennial year of the United States. Measuring 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches, the leather bound diary contains about 400 pages and is about 90% complete. The handwriting is legible and the book is in good condition. The writer is unknown. She is a teacher, living away from home. Context clues suggest she lives and works in the area immediately west of Philadelphia, PA., quite likely Collegeville, PA. [ref.: Sept 7]. The students, few as they are, live at the school. Much of her entries make a brief comment on what is happening at her school an... View more info

1935 SUPER, ORIGINAL SCANDINAVIA THROUGH RUSSIA MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A KEEN EYED, ERUDITE BROOKLYNITE

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $4,855.99

Publisher: NORWAY SWEDEN FINLAND RUSSIA SOVIET UNION, 1935

Seller ID: 0007028

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original and unique 1935 travel diary handwritten by an unidentified Brooklyn woman who left New York July 3rd onboard the steamship "Stavaugerfjiord" to Norway, Sweden and Russia. The 7 x 5 inch journal has about 100 double sided handwritten pages with entries through Aug 30, 1935. She does a wonderful job describing interactions with passengers and crew, mentions her state room receiving a welcome and national anthems played landing in Norway, than crossing the border from Finland to Russia. She writes about visiting a Lapp Community in Sweden. Some of the most i... View more info

1911 VERY UNUSUAL, ORIGINAL HUSBAND AND WIFE TANDEM TRAVEL DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A PAIR OF TRAVELING SPOUSES TOURING THE WEST INDIES AND CENTRAL AMERICA

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: WEST INDIES TRINIDAD CUBA COLUMBIA VENEZUELA PANAM, 1911

Seller ID: 0007029

Condition: Good+


On offer is a very unique, superb pair [2] of original manuscript travel diaries that commence in February of 1911. Of particular fascination is the fact that the books appear to be written by traveling spouses, so finely tuned a couple that at first the one book seems to be a transcription of the other but soon their interests diverge and uniquely one reads two versions of the same tour of the "West Indies". Our authors are not unidentified but assuredly from the United States. He leaves with his wife from New York Feb 16, 1911 by steamer than down the Atlantic to Florida. From Florid... View more info

1899 - 1901 SENSATIONAL, ORIGINAL PAIR [2] OF SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY AN AMERICAN GOLD MINER BATTLING BOLIVIAN INDIANS, PERUVIAN HIGHWAYMEN, THIEVES, SOLDIERS AND ADVENTURERS OF ALL STRIPES PROSPECTING FOR GOLD IN THE ANDES

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $13,855.99

Publisher: BOLIVIA PERU SOUTH AMERICA, 1899

Seller ID: 0002596

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb pair [2] of original manuscript diaries hand written by an unidentified American adventurer and gold prospector in Bolivia and Peru circa 1899 - 1901. The diaries, inscribed #4 and #5, the others lost to history, tell a most incredible story of the author's adventures and encounters which include Bolivian Indians, thieves, highwayman, soldiers and expatriates. [In many ways the times and places evoke Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.] Historians and researchers will be delighted given the long, detailed and keen eyed observations and while this is non fiction and a perso... View more info

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1941-1947 Unique Handwritten Manuscript Diary of a Single Mother in New England during WWII, Waging Legal Battle for Support Payments

By: Unknown

Price: $1,675.99

Publisher: Nahant, MA, 1941

Seller ID: 0010006

Condition: Good


On offer is a very simple yet unusual diary written by an unnamed woman from 1941 to 1947. Context suggests she was a single mother living with her son in Nahant, Massachusetts, a town in Essex County. There is no record of a husband, although she does note a legal action for non-payment of support from a man named Jay. Her son, Jamie, is 10 or 11 years old in 1941, and is mentioned in almost every entry she makes. She appears to be close with her family, as passages detail much time spent with her father and possibly a brother. When the author isn’t working at one of her many jobs, sh... View more info

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1885-1904 Diary Chronicling 20 Years in the Life of a Wealthy American Frontier Woman from Teen to Middle Age, Referencing the Panic of 1893, Deaths of Ulysses Grant and Carter Harrison Sr

By: Unknown

Price: $1,195.95

Publisher: Fort Wayne Indiana, Missouri, Chicago, Dakota Territory, Shelbyville In, Chicago, Fort Wayne Indiana, Missouri, Chicago, Dakota Territory, Shelbyville IN, Chicago: 1885-1904

Seller ID: 0011003

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


On offer is a wonderful journal a woman kept over a twenty-year period of her life in the late-19th century mid-west of the United States. The author of this journal is unknown. We know that she is a young woman living in Fort Wayne, Indiana as her father prepares to sell their home and head out to Missouri in 1885. This journal documents some twenty years of her life as she moves to different cities, gets married, has at least one child and deals with the challenges and vicissitudes of life on the frontier of the great plains. Her story is one of adventure, hard work, struggle, joys and sorro... View more info