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1915 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN WORKING HIS FIRST JOB AS A FOREST RANGER WITH DUTIES THAT INCLUDE DRAWING MAPS, SURVEYING HOMESTEADS, AND FIGHTING RAGING FOREST FIRES AND ANTAGONISTIC RANCHERS

By: WILLIAM F. WILL

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST, WYOMING, WY, 1915

Seller ID: 0009144

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting diary, written in the early 20th century by William F. Will, a young forest ranger working in the Medicine Bow National Forest of Wyoming. The diary kept a log of his daily activities from April 1, 1915 to January 31, 1916. There is an entry for every day during this time period. Will’s duties were many and varied, and he often logged the hours spent on each task in the diary. The young ranger spent a good deal of time throughout the course o... View more info

1925 - 1939 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF 8 DIARIES BY AN OBSESSIVE WRITER, REPORTER AND TRIVIA ENTHUSIAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND WORLD AND LOCAL EVENTS

By: WILLIAM FRANK KEITH

Price: $2,595.99

Publisher: LOUISIANA MISSOURI MO, 1925

Seller ID: 0001118

Condition: Very Good


On offer are eight [8] original manuscript journals dated between 1925 -1939 handwritten by William Frank Keith of Louisiana, Missouri, born about 1903. The first journal, 151 pp., is autobiographic in nature detailing highlights of his childhood, such as teachers, where his family lived and so on. Overall this is a super post World War I, pre-Depression Era through the beginning of World War II archive. In depth and detailed to the point one imagines that William was ob... View more info

1948 - 1949 ORIGINAL FASCINATING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CREW MEMBER OF THE FALKLAND ISLAND BASE CAMPS WORKING TO HELP SUPPLY AND RESEARCH THE ANTARCTIC REGION INCLUDING A TYPESCRIPT PROPOSAL FOR A SLEDGE JOURNEY TO SNOW HILL ISLAND

By: WILLIAM GWYNN THOMAS

Price: $5,285.99

Publisher: FALKLAND ISLANDS MALVINAS STH ATLANTIC ANTARCTICA, 1948

Seller ID: 0001733

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a very unique, pair of original 1948 - 1949 manuscript relics of Antarctic exploration being a diary and typed proposal with tucked in ephemera handwritten by "Wm. Gwynn Thomas, Base F, Argentine Islands West Graham Land" a crew member of the British Falkland Island - Argentine Island Base Camps for supply and research to the Antarctic Region. [The main book is a handwritten diary and then there is a typed diary of a special expedition.] The author d... View more info

1935 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A SHIP'S FIREMAN DETAILING A TRIP FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AMERICA AND THE AMAZON DELTA HANDWRITTEN WITH INCREDIBLE DETAIL AND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PERSONALITY

By: WILLIAM H. BALLOU

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE S.S. WEST CACTUS BRAZIL SOUTH AMERICA, 1935

Seller ID: 0001877

Condition: Good


On offer is a super pair [2] of manuscript 8 x 10 inch notebooks handwritten we believe by a sailor named William H. Ballou. While he does not identify himself in these books he is known though other writings to be one and the same person. The notebooks detail an extended trip from the USA to South America including the Amazon River dated February 19th 1935 - September 17th 1935 aboard the SS West Cactus of the McCormick Steamship Co. William's job title is Fireman aboar... View more info

1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG BOY IN DEPRESSION ERA SUPERIOR WISCONSIN

By: WILLIAM HALE EDWARDS

Price: $545.99

Publisher: SUPERIOR WISCONSIN WI DULUTH MINNESOTA, 1936

Seller ID: 0001101

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a real all-American boy-next-door manuscript diary handwritten by William Hale Edwards, about 16 or 17, who lives in Superior, Wisconsin at the very tip of Lake Superior. While his life revolves around school, Church, family and work William has a fair bit of personality with charming entries: "Had a rip roaring start to school by being late"; "Rask took his babe to a show." Other entries note: worked at Breusaughs, practiced violin and piano,... View more info

1915 ORIGINAL WORLD WAR I MANUSCRIPT MANUAL BY A SECOND LIEUTENANT ON THE ART OF BAYONET COMBAT

By: WILLIAM J. BUDD

Price: $1,395.99

Publisher: ALDERSHOT ENGLAND UK, 1915

Seller ID: 0001850

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super manuscript relic of World War I soldiering and combat training being a handwritten Bayonet fighting training book dated Dec `15 Aldershot by William J. Budd 2/Lt 2/5 R. War R. Over 46 pages Mr. Budd details thee art of fighting with a bayonet under all conditions and seems very comprehensive indeed. The book proper is bound in a maroon cloth binding, with blind stamp [MSS?] front cover. There is some rubbing to edges, spine lightly faded but overall t... View more info

1944 - 1945 ORIGINAL GROUP OF FOUR [4] MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOKS DETAILING THE ARDUOUS, CRITICAL WORK OF A REPLENISHMENT SHIP IN THE DEADLY PACIFIC THEATER THAT WOULD GO ON TO WIN 3 BATTLE STARS

By: WILLIAM J. GRAY

Price: $3,485.99

Publisher: U.S. NAVY - PACIFIC THEATER SOUTH PACIFIC, 1944

Seller ID: 0008224

Condition: Good


On offer is a fine collection of original manuscript notes and writings handwritten by a sailor on a battle-tested U.S. Navy ship in WWII. The following details the size, condition, etc of the diaries: There are four notebooks: January-June, 1944, has 56 pages and 50% complete; July-September, 1944, - 56 pages and 50% complete; October-December, 1944 - 18 pages and 50% complete, and February-August, 1945 - 61 pages, 26% complete. All notebooks measure 8' x 5'. The cover ... View more info

1933 - 1934 ORIGINAL DEPRESSION ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A FORTHRIGHT, HARDWORKING PENNSYLVANIA TEENAGE BOY

By: WILLIAM JAMES HART

Price: $855.99

Publisher: GLYDE PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1933

Seller ID: 0001282

Condition: Poor


On offer is the original Depression Era manuscript diary handwritten by William James Hart, a 16 - 17 year old we estimate, boy who is one of a family of nine, eight who are still at home. Mr. Hart does a super job as he logs entries for almost every day of 1933 and 1934 missing only a handful. Between going to school and his studies William is extremely busy with his family and extensive circle of friends. He makes note and mentions: going to the Bethlehem Lutheran Chur... View more info

1931 ORIGINAL BITTERSWEET MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CELEBRATED BUT ILL FATED ROCHESTER NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER WHO WORKS HARD, HAS A CHERISHED LIFE BUT SADLY DOESN'T MAKE IT THROUGH THE YEAR

By: WILLIAM L. SANDER

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: Rochester, New York, 1931

Seller ID: 0008035

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting diary detailing the last year in the life of a 1931 Rochester NY police officer. What makes this especially interesting is that mid-way through the year, as his health fails, his wife takes over keeping the daily journal. The diary is a hardbound book (6 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches) with about 210 pages. There are 180 pages of diary entries and they are 100% complete. The binding is loose but otherwise, the book is in good shape. The handwriting... View more info

1932 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND PHOTO JOURNAL OF THE WORLD'S FOREMOST AUTHORITY AT THE TIME ON OPERA WITH THE WORLD'S FOREMOST AUTHORITY ON PHYSICS ALBERT EINSTEIN HIS SHIPMATE FROM LOS ANGELES TO GERMANY

By: WILLIAM LINES [HAVRAH] HUBBARD

Price: $8,255.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE MS SAN FRANCISCO, 1932

Seller ID: 0001342

Condition: Good


On offer is a sensational archive of two [2] manuscript items historical on a number of levels: the first item is the personal travel diary handwritten by William Lines [Havrah] Hubbard, noted expert, lecturer and author on the world Opera. Very well filled, nearly every inch of space is densely covered with his small legible cursive handwriting. Hubbard was the music critic for the Chicago Tribune and author of a definitive 11 volume work on the history of opera which w... View more info

1917 - 1918 ORIGINAL, INTENSE MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER IN FRANCE DUCKING DANGER WHILE DELIVERING DEADLY CARGO THROUGH WAR TORN FRANCE

By: WILLIAM O. SWENSON

Price: $3,385.99

Publisher: CHAMPAGNE MARNE FRANCE, 1917

Seller ID: 0001868

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sensational archive of World War I manuscript diaries [2] and ephemera handwritten or accumulated by William O. Swenson a 23 year old soldier who was part of the 117th Ammunition Train, 42nd Rainbow Division occupied as a driver. The first diary, 2.5 x 4 inches has 42 well filled handwritten pages starts in Sept. 1917 to Oct. 31, 1917 mostly the trip to overseas, arriving in N.J. getting on boat, go to London, Paris, Parade Day, etc. The second diary that i... View more info

1909 - 1921 + 1949 SUPER GROUP OF ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HAND WRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN [7] AND ONE BY HIS NOTED FATHER AND FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA

By: WILLIAM ROBERT KING Jnr. and Snr.

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: MISSOURI ; ILLINOIS; TENNESSEE, 1909

Seller ID: 0008177

Condition: Good


On offer is a collection of 8 diaries, the earliest is of 1909, 7 diaries are for the period from 1916 to 1921, and the last one is of 1949. Diaries of 1909, 1921, and 1949 have 60 pages each, diaries for 1916 through 1919 are 91 pages each, diary of 1920 is 365 pages and the record book is 152 pages. All diaries are in good condition and 100% complete, except the record book which is 90% complete. The author of 7 of these diaries was William Robert King Jr. of St. Louis... View more info

1943 - 1944 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT U.S. NAVY ARMED GUARD MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF WORLD WAR II SERVICE, ALLIED COOPERATION AND ONE OF THE TOUGHEST, MOST GRINDING JOBS IN THE WARTIME NAVY BY A US NAVAL RESERVE LIEUTENANT

By: WILLIAM WADELL

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: MS TOSARI NORTH ATLANTIC, 1943

Seller ID: 0008174

Condition: Good


On offer is a rare, original U.S. Navy log book from WWII. Measuring 8 inches by 5 inches, this hardcover volume has 188 pages an is 70% complete. The cover and binding are in good condition and all pages are intact. The handwriting is clear and legible. The book is the Log Book of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard, a little-known branch of the United States armed forces in WWII. The USNAG was the service branch of the United States Navy that was responsible for defending U.S. a... View more info

1916 - 1917 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN IN PETROGRAD EXPERIENCING THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND THE BIRTH OF COMMUNISM FIRST HAND

By: WILSON FISKE REYNOLDS

Price: $4,485.99

Publisher: PETROGRAD RUSSIA, 1916

Seller ID: 0001273

Condition: Good


On offer is the unique, original, historical manuscript diary of Wilson Fiske Reynolds, an American businessman in Petrograd who was an eyewitness to the Russian Revolution in 1917. While not an effusive using a 5 year diary from September 10th 1916 through September 17th 1917 the writer relates the mundane and much, much more: very concerned about work at the office, going to the Hotel Europe with the Embassy crowd, taking Russian lessons, picking up his mail at the Emb... View more info

ARCHIVE LOT OF 30 DIARIES 1942 THROUGH 1976 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES OF RUMNEY VILLAGE NH LONG TIME RESIDENT

By: WlLKENS, WINFRED

Price: $2,295.99

Publisher: New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, 1942

Seller ID: 000100

Condition: Very Good


On offer an archive of vintage diaries from the hand of Winfred Wilkens, Rumney Village New Hampshire, b. March 13, 1911, married to Evelyn January 20, 1943. Thirty [30] diaries 1942, then 1947 through 1976 detail the average but very interesting life of Winfred. A reading of the diaries tell us many things: Winfred is obsessive accounting for birthdays of everyone he knows in the Rumney, Plymouth and West Plymouth area plus many mentions for Massachusetts and Maine. He ... View more info

1975 - 1978 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND RELIC OF MAO ZEDONG'S COMMUNIST PARTY HANDWRITTEN BY A NEWLY ENLISTED SOLDIER DETAILING HIS IMPRESSIONS, OBSERVATIONS AND INCULCATION IN MAO'S ARMY AND HIS SUCCESSFUL RETURN TO HIS VILLAGE AS MAO'S MAN

By: XI TAO FANG

Price: $5,885.99

Publisher: BAO DING CHINA PRC, 1975

Seller ID: 0001646

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an exceptional, historically significant manuscript relic of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution being a diary handwritten by Xi Tao Fang started during his enlistment in the People's Liberation Army from 1975 to 1978. Xi Tao records and details his life in the military camp, impressions of the army and the strong encouragement by others: from his recruitment officer to the guards that he should "learn from Comrade Lei Feng" a person characterized and pr... View more info

1923 THROUGH 1943 BRILLIANT ARCHIVE OF 18 MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY AN EXTRAORDINARY HARVARD DROP OUT, PHOTOGRAPHER, HISTORIAN, FUTURIST, FOLLOWER OF L. FRANK BAUM'S WIZARD OF OZ AND AN UNPARALLELED SCHEMER AND SOCIAL CLIMBER

By: YANN DE PIERREFEU

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: IPSWICH MASSACHUSETTS MA ROWLEY NEW HAMPSHIRE NH, 1923

Seller ID: 0001095NNN

Condition: Good+


This is one of the most interesting archives of handwritten diaries and out of the ordinary authors we have encountered in quite some time if not ever. The diaries of which there are 18 cover the years 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1930, 1930 thru 1934, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1935 thru 1939, 1939, 1940 - 1941, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943. [We must note that this is the second group of books we have discovered - in the past we had a smaller group which was sold.] Handwritt... View more info

1930s - 1990s ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES REVEALING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THIS HERO OF SOUTH AFRICAN JEWRY AND ZIONISM

By: YEHUDA LIEB FRANK

Price: $4,495.99

Publisher: JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA SA TEL AVIV ISRAEL, 1931

Seller ID: 0001735

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, significant, original archive of three [3] manuscript books; being two [2] diaries covering 1930s through 1990s and one [1] book of personal thoughts, writings and copies of his favourite essays, poems and observations handwritten by Yehuda Lieb Frank a fascinating individual originally from South Africa, then Israel and back to South Africa and Israel again [biographical notes follow the listing]. Lieb Frank does not write a traditional diary ... View more info

1940 - 1942 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE MANUSCRIPT OF A JEWISH REFUGEE IN ISRAEL, KEPT AT THE NOTED DETENTION CAMP AT ATLIT AND THEN WORKING ON A KIBBUTZ IN THE MOUNTAINOUS GALILEE

By: YOSEF (Joseph) HIRSCH

Price: $5,585.99

Publisher: ATLIT DETENTION CAMP to KIBBUTZ KFAR MASARYK, 1940

Seller ID: 0009089

Condition: Good


On offer are a diary and letter of the detainee Yosef Hirsch, written during and after his time at the detention camp for the illegal immigrants to Mandate Palestine in Atlit. Joseph Hirsch was born in Romania in 1918. In 1939 he boarded an illegal immigrant ship sailing to Eretz Israel. On January 14, 1940, the ship was stopped by a British warship, from where they were taken to the port of Haifa and to the detention camp at Atlit, was released on April 21, 1940 and wor... View more info

1960s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MAO ZEDONG'S GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION HANDWRITTEN BY A CADRE DIRECTOR FORCED TO CONFESS TO HIS CAPITALIST SINS AND ANTI-SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES

By: Zhang Guang

Price: $5,985.99

Publisher: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, 1969

Seller ID: 0001557

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original, late 1960s manuscript relic of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the cruel manipulation of the people as the politics of the times changed to the socialist agenda of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. This document attests to the forced recanting of many former managers as evidenced by this document being a 38 page manuscript confession handwritten by a director of a local bureau during the revolution. This bureau or cadre manag... View more info