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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 McCal... 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 ... 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 S... 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 th... 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... 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, Naubu... 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. ... 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 a... 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.... 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 ... 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 ... 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 provi... 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... 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 ea... View more info

1868 - 1900s SUPER ARCHIVE OF FAMILY DIARIES DETAILING OVER 30 YEARS OF NEW ENGLAND LIFE AND TIMES

By: CAROLINE L. CARR; FRANK T. CARR; HELEN F. CARR: JOHN H. COLLINS

Price: $5,585.99

Publisher: New England, 1868

Seller ID: 0008179

Condition: Good


On offer is an absolutely outstanding collection of diaries from one family that span 33 years. These diaries paint a warm and intimate look at the life of a very fine woman and here family. In addition, there are 2 account books that cover a 12 year period. The dates, sizes, completion and general condition of the volumes are as follows: Diary 1868 measures 6'x3', has 60 pages, is 100% complete and in good condition; Diary 1869 measures 4.75 x 3.0, has 60 pages, is 100%... View more info

1905-06 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND TRAVEL JOURNAL OF A YOUNG WOMAN OF MEANS AND THE PREJUDICES OF THE DAY - EARLY DESCRIPTION OF THE DAYTONA CAR RACE

By: CAROLYN R. MOORE

Price: $985.99

Publisher: PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY NJ DAYTONA FLORIDA FL, 1905

Seller ID: 000780

Condition: Good+


On offer is the very interesting travel journal and diary of Carolyn R. Moore from Plainfield, New Jersey. She is a young woman of means (her family owns a hotel where Carolyn works very hard but uncomplainingly) and possesses the common prejudices of the day writes from 1905 - 1906. This is a densely written diary wherein Carolyn writes intense detailed accounts of family, friends, daily activities, local gossip and various trips via ship, road and train from Daytona, ... View more info

1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A ST. ALBANS VERMONT WOMAN WHOSE WRITINGS CONTAIN A WEALTH OF LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY

By: CARRIE S. JANES

Price: $585.99

Publisher: ST. ALBANS BURLINGTON VERMONT VT, 1916

Seller ID: 000974

Condition: Good


On offer is a treasure of St. Albans and Burlington Vermont local history and genealogical information. This is the 1916 handwritten manuscript diary of Carrie S. Janes. Rarely does one find so dedicated a diarist who never fails to mention by full name visits and visitors, business and local activities and happenings; she even uses the memorandum area fully to record births, deaths, calls made to her and returned etc., etc. We have never seen some much pure data charmin... View more info

1905 - 1909 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL, AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS HANDWRITTEN AND COMPILED BY A YOUNG MAN WHO RAN AWAY TO THE SEA AND WAS PART OF THE FAMED US ATLANTIC BATTLESHIP FLEET AROUND THE WORLD TOUR

By: CASMIRE G. BONKOSKE

Price: $2,585.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE USS VIRGINIA, 1905

Seller ID: 0002053

Condition: Good


On offer is a modest, original 1905 - 1909 archive of letters, diary, map and photographs handwritten and compiled by one United States Navy sailor aboard the USS Virginia. The very large, very well filled 11 x 7 inch diary of a fun loving, enthusiastic young man who went off to sea to become a man and seasoned seaman as demonstrated in this excellent diary/journal/scrapbook of Casmire G. Bonkoske's around-the world adventures beginning with training on the USRS Franklin... View more info

1917 - 1936 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS BY AN AMERICAN ENGLISH TEACHER IN JAPAN TO THE FOLKS BACK HOME

By: CHARLES COPP

Price: $1,685.99

Publisher: Japan, 1917

Seller ID: 000803

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a very unique archive of correspondence between Charles Copp and his family back home in the USA. Spanning the years 1917 through 1936, Copp apparently was an American living in Japan as an English teacher. The letters are long and full of content about the life of this man in pre-war Japan. Charles has definitely embraced the Japanese culture and his letters are very instructive in culture, manners and his detailed observations of the Japanese. He lived in H... View more info

1932 SUPER, SIGNIFICANT ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK DETAILING AN EARLY AVIATION EVENT OF STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN OPEN AIR BI-PLANE BY AN EARLY AVIATION PIONEER AND GREAT FRIEND OF CHARLES LINDBERGH

By: CHARLES DAWSON MCALLISTER; GAYLORD GILBERT

Price: $8,455.99

Publisher: DAYTON OHIO TO PORTLAND OREGON, 1932

Seller ID: 0007020

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb and quite rare logbook detailing a cross-continent flight in an open-air biplane. Measuring 11 inches by 8 inches, the log book contains 19 typed pages plus 2 pages of orders The log book has a hard bound cover and it is in excellent condition. It is one of only five copies made. The log details a cross-country flight in 1932 in a two-seat open-cockpit BT-2B Douglas biplane, by First Lieutenant Air Corps Charles Dawson McAllister and Captain Gaylord ... View more info