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1932, 1934 and 1935 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT DIARIES INTIMATELY REVEALING THE EARLY FORMATIVE HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY YEARS OF A JEWISH BOY WHO WILL BECOME A HEROIC MAN OF MANY FIRSTS: NAVAL CAPTAIN, FLIGHT SURGEON, TEST PILOT AND MUCH MORE

By: BRODY, SIDNEY IRVING

Price: $5,285.99

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1932

Seller ID: 0001553

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an amazing archive of three [3] original manuscript diaries [1932, 1934 and 1935] handwritten by Sidney Irving Brody, future medical doctor, Naval Captain, flight surgeon and the first commanding officer at the Naval Hospital at Quonset Point. Sidney was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [Extensive biographic notes follow the description.] The first diary was written during his senior year at Northeast High School where he was an excellent student. The other two diaries were written while he was attending the University of Pennsylvania with the latter written during the author's ... View more info

1936 THROUGH 1963 HUGE ARCHIVE OF 40 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES DETAILING THE MIDDLE AMERICA EXPERIENCE FROM THE DEPRESSION TO THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY

By: BROWN, RAY AND ROSA

Price: $2,549.99

Publisher: Eugene, Oregon OR, 1936

Seller ID: 000111

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a very substantial 40 diary archive lot written by Ray and Rosa Brown. They lived in Eugene, Oregon. 27 of the diaries are written by Rosa. Starting in 1936 to 1963. Great shape, easy to read writing, 24 of them are full. 1943 is half full, and the 1944 and '45 only have one line or two in the whole diary. She explains this in the 1943 diary by saying: "August 13, 1943, I've really tried desperately to be myself, again but....three weeks have gone by & I still can't be interested in anything - It's no use - I give up - so to this diary, I write FINIS." She picks up the pen... View more info

ARCHIVE LOT OF NINE HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES OF WALTER A. BURTON, AKRON OHIO INVENTOR TECHNICAL WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

By: BURTON, WALTER A.

Price: $489.99

Publisher: Akron, Ohio OH, 1957

Seller ID: 000052

Condition: Good+


Burton, Walter A. [Ervin], late of Akron, Ohio (d.1995). Nine handwritten diaries detailing the life and work of this inventor/photographer/tech writer from 1957 through 1987, Akron, Ohio. Front joints of two volumes split o/w in very good condition. each 6" x 3.5". All 9 diaries have full-page entries for each day of the year, written legibly in ink: 1957, 1960-62, 1982, 1984-87. The first diary, when Walter Burton is 53 years old, sets the tone. Burton is a technical writer, photographer and inventor who works at home creating and/or researching mechanical projects and writing them u... View more info

1956 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN INDUSTRIOUS TORONTO ONTARIO OIL INDUSTRY SALES REP

By: C. J. Creedon

Price: $595.99

Publisher: TORONTO ONTARIO ON CANADA, 1956

Seller ID: 0001217

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original manuscript 1956 business date book and journal of oil salesman C. J. Creedon of Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Creedon details the oil industry using his journal for notes regarding his clients, their purchases, new industry information, notes on client problems and solutions etc. Mr. Creedon's day book will require some archaeological type digging as his book is a huge hodge-podge of information, appointments, sales figures, salesman's expenses etc. but Creedon's humanity is nonetheless on display with the odd personal an poignant note like 'Granny died!' and then 'Granny's Fun... View more info

1918 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN INJURED BRITISH OFFICER NOW IN COMMAND OF THE HOME SERVICE EMPLOYMENT CORPS

By: C.H. MCCALLUM

Price: $2,595.99

Publisher: BETTISFIELD PARK CAMP SHROPSHIRE ENGLAND, 1918

Seller ID: 0001919

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an excellent, well filled, original 1918 World War I manuscript diary handwritten by British Army Officer C.H. McCallum [while not specified directly in the book other related items in the original archive clearly identify the author] who, we learn from his service record in the diary spent the whole of 1918 in Britain where he was in command of the 568th HSE, Home Service Employment Company, part of the Labour Corps, at Bettisfield Park Camp in Flintshire (although the diarist himself records Bettisfield as being in Shropshire). We also learn that he was on active service in Franc... View more info

1929 ORIGINAL BRITISH ARMY OFFICER MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND EPHEMERA HANDWRITTEN BY THE NEWLY INSTALLED COMMANDER OF THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY IN INDIA

By: C.H. MCCALLUM

Price: $3,495.99

Publisher: INDIA ASIAN SUBCONTINENT, 1929

Seller ID: 0001924

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic and modest archive of ephemera of the British Army presence on the Asian Sub Continent and India specifically. Handwritten and compiled by Colonel C.H. McCallum of the Highland Light Infantry. The group includes a well-filled 1929 diary in which McCallum who had just assumed command of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry; a hunting 'Game Book' with entries for Scotland and India; a 1960 military journal featuring McCallum's obituary; 1950s passport for McCallum; four photographs of McCallum with family members. The diary covers in great deta... View more info

Image for 1921 - 1922 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED SALVATION ARMY CADET INTENT ON SAVING SOULS AND BRINGING MORE SOLDIERS TO THE ARMY OF GOD IN PRE CONFEDERATION NEWFOUNDLAND

1921 - 1922 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED SALVATION ARMY CADET INTENT ON SAVING SOULS AND BRINGING MORE SOLDIERS TO THE ARMY OF GOD IN PRE CONFEDERATION NEWFOUNDLAND

By: CADET C.F.P. CAMPBELL

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: ST. JOHNS NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR, 1921

Seller ID: 0002243

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 1921 - 1922 manuscript diary handwritten by a young Salvation Army cadet named C.F.P. Campbell, undoubtedly a man, who was born July 2nd 1900. The 4 x 6 inch book dated January 30th, 1921 through May 20th, 1922 is filled with over 250 pages of daily entries and narrative detailing the life and works of a street level 'Sally Ann' soldier helping poor families, traveling about the region saving souls, collecting donations, maintaining meeting places, adverse weather conditions, illness, receiving mail from home, eating salmon, cod and seal, dealing with Eskimos, etc... View more info

Image for 1901 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG CADET IN TRAINING ABOARD AMERICA'S NOTED TRAINING SHIP THE USS ENTERPRISE AND WHO WILL GO ON TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY AT SEA IN WORLD WAR I

1901 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG CADET IN TRAINING ABOARD AMERICA'S NOTED TRAINING SHIP THE USS ENTERPRISE AND WHO WILL GO ON TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY AT SEA IN WORLD WAR I

By: CADET LOUIS G. RUGGLES

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE USTS ENTERPRISE, 1901

Seller ID: 0002356

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original, manuscript relic of US Naval history being a log book of one young, 17 year old cadet's nautical training and experience on the "United States Training Ship 'Enterprise' Cadets Log Book Louis G. Ruggles" as stated in his hand. [Casual research finds That Cadet Ruggles was born Jan. 21, 1884, died Jun. 24, 1972 and served his country as an Ensign US navy during WWI.] The 60 page 8 3/8" x 13 5/8" logbook of the Barque-Rigged Screw Sloop's voyage is dated June 1, 1901 to October 21, 1901. During that time they visited ports in Scotland, Copenhagen De... View more info

Image for 1946-1957 Original Handwritten Journal with ephemera by a US Navy Chaplain Serving in Asia and the Pacific after World War Two

1946-1957 Original Handwritten Journal with ephemera by a US Navy Chaplain Serving in Asia and the Pacific after World War Two

By: Calvin H. Elliott

Price: $759.99

Publisher: UNITED STATES; MARSHALL ISLANDS; GUAM; SHANGHAI, 1946

Seller ID: 0010002

Condition: good


On offer is a fine hardcover notebook written by a United States Navy chaplain following World War Two. Included as well are a number of pieces of ephemera and legal documents, such as marriage licenses, an invitation to the wedding of the daughter of a US Navy Admiral, and various newspaper clippings. The author of the volume is Reverend Calvin H. Elliott, an Episcopalian minister and US Navy chaplain who served immediately after WWII. Not only does this detailed notebook provide insight into the thoughts of this Navy chaplain and his worldview, it also offers concrete and valuable geneal... View more info

Image for 1941 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A CRITICALLY TIMED TRIP TO WAR TORN ENGLAND BY AN AMERICAN PHYSICIST WHOSE DETERMINATION AND OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKING WILL PERFECT THE ART OF TORPEDO WARFARE

1941 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A CRITICALLY TIMED TRIP TO WAR TORN ENGLAND BY AN AMERICAN PHYSICIST WHOSE DETERMINATION AND OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKING WILL PERFECT THE ART OF TORPEDO WARFARE

By: CAPT. LOUIS MCKEEHAN

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: LONDON ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN UK, 1941

Seller ID: 0002397

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, very interesting, historic, original World War II manuscript diary handwritten by American physicist Capt. Louis McKeehan, (1887-1975) head of the Mine Warfare Branch of the Bureau of Ordnance, Director of the Physics Laboratories Yale among other noted positions. The diary is comprised of 37 pages of entries originally in a smallish flip style notebook now mounted four to a page on paper. The diary is a significant record beginning March 10, 1941 through to May 25, 1941 detailing his hazardous travels to England and a record of his important meetings and appointments and ... View more info

1901 - 1902 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LOG BOOK OF THE MANY TRIPS OF THE SCHOONER ‘KIPLING’ FROM NOVA SCOTIA TO BRAZIL AND THE CARIBBEAN PROVIDING AN EXCELLENT LOOK AT EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN SAILING COMMERCE

By: CAPTAIN ANGUS RICHARDS

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA to BRAZIL & CARIBBEAN, 1901

Seller ID: 0009155

Condition: Good+


On offer is a curious and original manuscript relic of ocean going commerce, being the log book of an ill fated vessel called the Schooner "Kipling" whose commander, Captain Angus Richards details a journey from Halifax to Pernambuco Brazil in 1901-1902. The 175 page or so handwritten log is in many ways typical of sea faring logs kept since the age of sail. There are included within the pages a detailed weather conditions, ship position, cargo information, stray observations and condition reports. The log begins “From La Have towards Halifax” on the 27th of February, 1901. Next th... View more info

1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY F A HARDWORKING SHIPS CAPTAIN PLYING HIS SHIP UP AND DOWN AMERICA'S EAST COAST

By: CAPTAIN C.H. BACON

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE BARGE ALICE, 1905

Seller ID: 0001978

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, original 1905 ship's log book of approximately 160 pages handwritten in pencil by Captain C.H. Bacon of the Barge "Alice." His loads are coal which he delivers to Hartford, Naubuc, Middletown Asylum, Rocky Hill, &c. By 1906, he is taking on water pipe at Elizabeth Port and Port Reading, then delivering it to Newport, Providence, and New London. In October, he goes back to hauling coal from New Jersey ports to Hartford, Middletown, Naubuc and Pawtucket. Laying up is delayed until Jan. 3, 1907, and the work resumes in March, &c., &c. Capt. Bacon hailed from Mid... View more info

1919 ORIGINAL SUPERB DIARY OF THE LAST YEAR OF WORLD WAR 1, HANDWRITTEN BY THE ACTING CAPTAIN OF A MACHINE GUN CORPS COMPANY, FIGHTING AND LIVING THROUGH THE LAST GASPS OF THE GERMAN ARMY IN NORTHERN FRANCE AND BELIGUM

By: CAPTAIN CHARLES SANDERSON

Price: $4,595.99

Publisher: NORD FRANCE, FLANDERS YPRES LYS, BELIGUM, 1918

Seller ID: 0009036

Condition: Good


On offer is the exemplary and fascinating wartime diary of Lieutenant Charles Sanderson of the Machine Gun Corps of the British Army. The diary covers the entire year of 1918, the last of World War 1. Kept against orders, it is very rare to find such a detailed diary outside the archives of the Imperial War Museum or regimental collections. Sanderson notes all the place names and identifies brigades so that it is possible to follow in detail the final stages of the war. In the beginning of the diary, Sanderson is in Amiens, France. "Wednesday January 1918. Went into Amiens by Lorry from D.... View more info

1951 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE KOREAN CONFLICT AND A MISERABLE SICKLY DISSATISFIED CAPTAIN OF THE US ARMY 51st BATTALION OUT OF FORT ORD

By: CAPTAIN ELBERT EMERSON STICKELS

Price: $945.99

Publisher: Onnam-ni, Ansong, Suwon North Korea Oregon Salinas, 1951

Seller ID: 000533

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a very interesting and enigmatic diary of the Korean Conflict and the effect of war on a man. The author, Captain Elbert Emerson Stickel, begins writing January 31, 1951. He is fastidious in his keeping of this journal - he fills in the personal record info even listing the serial number of both his watches, his pistol and his rifle. He writes in tiny - very legible - capital letters in most of the book. Capt. Stickels is a man in flux - mental and physical and almost certainly more. He writes of zero moral, dank, dark quarters, frequent evacuations and sending men to scrounge for ... View more info

1919 - 1923 ORIGINAL POST WORLD WAR I MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY MUCH NOTED AND DECORATED COMMANDER OF THE USS CHANDLER AND HUSBAND OF AN AMERICAN SPY

By: CAPTAIN FRANCIS COGSWELL, USN

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: USS MCDOUGAL USS CHANDLER, 1919

Seller ID: 0001525

Condition: Good+


On offer is the original post-World War I era manuscript 5-year diary of the much noted and decorated United States Navy Captain Francis Cogswell, Commander of the USS McDOUGAL in the early part of the narrative and then on September 25, 1919 he assumed command of the USS CHANDLER. He remained Commander of the USS Chandler until November 28, 1922. Then in 1923, the last year of these diaries, he and his wife bought a house in Dehlgreen, VA. A detailed biography follows. [It should also be noted that he was married to Foreign Service Agent and CIA operative, Grace Phillips Cogswell, whose diar... View more info

1939 - 1940 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING THE ONSET OF WORLD WAR II AND THE ROYAL NAVY'S RUSH TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY FROM THE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF A CAPTAIN OF THE ROYAL MARINES

By: CAPTAIN G.P.D. PEASE, ROYAL MARINE

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE HMS HERMES, 1939

Seller ID: 0002008

Condition: Good


On offer is a sensational 1939 to 1940 manuscript relic of Britain's naval war with Germany at the immediate outset of World War II being an original diary handwritten by Captain G.P.D. Pease, Royal Marine aboard the ill-fated HMS Hermes. The diary begins October 7th a mere month after the declarations of war between England and Germany 1939 with sporadic entries from October until mid-December and then another long entry in June of 1940 covering 19 folio sized 8" x 13" pages. [Two later pages have damage as if glued pictures were removed with some small loss but not terrible.] The shi... View more info

1914 - 1921 HUGE ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES [5] AND LETTERS [196] DETAILING THE WORLD WAR I SERVICE, LIFE AND TIMES HANDWRITTEN BY A CAPTAIN OF THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS AND LATER DEPUTY OF THE QUARTER MASTER GENERAL

By: CAPTAIN JAMES MARTYN EAVES

Price: $9,250.99

Publisher: AMIENS MEURILLON ESTAIRES SOMME FRANCE BELGIUM, 1914

Seller ID: 0001159

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sensational, archive of handwritten diaries, essays, ephemera and letters relating to the service in World War I of Captain James Martyn Eaves, [R.]A.S.C. [(Royal) Army Service Corps] and later the D.A.Q.M.G. [Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General] of the 19th [Western] Division covering just prior to his service and that service from 1914 - 1921 at the Western Front and in post-war Occupation Europe. This is an absolutely remarkable archive of depth and breadth. Captain Eaves has left an amazing achievement of primary content regarding 'The Great War'. The diaries are containe... View more info

Image for 1911 - 1947 ORIGINAL LARGE GROUP OF JOURNALS, DECK LOGS, LETTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA RELATED TO THE SERVICE OF AN EAST COAST CANADIAN MERCHANT MARINE STEAMSHIP CAPTAIN PLYING HIS TRADE FROM THE MARITIMES, QUEBEC AND THE WEST INDIES

1911 - 1947 ORIGINAL LARGE GROUP OF JOURNALS, DECK LOGS, LETTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA RELATED TO THE SERVICE OF AN EAST COAST CANADIAN MERCHANT MARINE STEAMSHIP CAPTAIN PLYING HIS TRADE FROM THE MARITIMES, QUEBEC AND THE WEST INDIES

By: CAPTAIN JOHN HENRY HUBLEY, L.H. DICKS

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: PORT OF SYDNEY CAPE BRETON ISLAND SHEDIAC LEVIS, 1911

Seller ID: 0002299

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sensational, original archive of journals [3], official Deck logs [3], 100+ letters of correspondence plus ephemera both personal and marine related including lists of passengers, personnel, letters of recommendation, letters from passengers etc. all handwritten or compiled by Captain John Henry Hubley born in 1884, a seasoned ship's master by the age of 20 no doubt having gained experience from his father who was also a ship's Captain. The group will provide a treasure trove for historians and researchers of Canadian steamship history and Canadian Government merchant marine comm... View more info

1921 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG HARDSCRAP PENNSYLVANIA COUPLE LIVING ON LOVE

By: Carl and Edna M. Berg [nee Parkins]

Price: $885.99

Publisher: Roscoe, Pennsylvania, 1921

Seller ID: 00004c

Condition: Good+


On offer is an enchanting diary written in 1921 by a young woman named Edna M. (Parkins) Berg of Roscoe, Pennsylvania. Edna married Carl Berg on October 13, 1920. So, at the time of writing this diary she and Carl were still newlyweds and very much in love. Uniquely, this diary is written by both Edna and Carl. Carl would sometimes jot a little love note to Edna in her diary and on days Edna wasn't feeling well he recorded their daily activities. Very full, approximately 95% filled with entries judging by their activities I'd have to guess they were in their early twenties. Edna recorded her b... View more info

1909 ORIGINAL PAIR [2] OF SUPER TRAVEL JOURNALS HANDWRITTEN BY A 14 YEAR OLD BOY WHO WOULD ONE DAY REMAKE THE TRIP AS COMMANDER OF THE USS ESSEX TO BECOME THE HERO OF THE BATTLE OF LEYTE AND WINNER OF THE NAVY CROSS

By: CARLOS WILHEM WIEBER

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: AT SEA, 1909

Seller ID: 0009189

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super 2-volume diary of a young boy who would go on to play a leading role in one of the largest naval battles in World War II. Written in a very legible hand, the diary of 14 year old Carlos Wilhelm Wieber (later Rear Admiral Wieber), is a detailed, 113-page description of a 1909 cruise with his parents from Manila to Europe via Japan, China, southeast Asia and the Middle East. It is an utterly fascinating read too as this is an unusual glimpse into the early life of one who would 34 years later, return to Philippine waters as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Essex... View more info