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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, MO. He was the son of William Robert King, a Presbyterian minister and founder of Henry Kendall College, now the University... 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. and Allied merchant ships from attack by enemy aircraft, submarines and surface ships during World War II. A total of 144,970... 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 Embassy and going to bed early and then there are the glimpses of the vast societal changes taking place. Here are some snippets... 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 reports many of the births and deaths too. He is a license plate collector and spends a fair bit of time on his hobby which i... 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 praised by Mao as selfless and modest who was devoted to the Communist Party. The slogan was often used in nationwide propagand... 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.] Handwritten by the fascinating, obsessive Yann De Pierrefeu from the time he was attending Harvard University and then after he droppe... 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 but moreso a log book of happenings to remember and a ledger of events. Some months he will write 5 or 6 entries as simple as... 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 worked on a kibbutz in the village of Masaryk in what is now Northern Israel, in the Western Galilee. The diary covers the perio... 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 manager, like many others in China, were called upon, forcefully much of the time, to expose and confess their so called crimes of... View more info

1937 & 1938 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES OF A YOUNG BRITISH GIRL BOARDING AT A NORWICH RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

By: ZITA PHILLIPS

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: FAKENHAM NORWICH NORFOLK ENGLAND UK, 1937

Seller ID: 0001294

Condition: Good


On offer are two [2] original manuscript diaries, that are very interesting on many levels, handwritten by Miss Zita Phillips a young English school girl, fourteen or fifteen we guess, who boards, even though her family lives close by, in what appears to be a religious all girls school in Fakenham, near Norwich in Norfolk England. A casual reading tells one that she is of a wealthy family, her father teaches occasionally at high school level, the family travels in higher up local social circles and religion is important in many ways to the family. These diaries do a super service in providing ... View more info

1909 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A TRIP TO THE SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR BY A 14 YEAR OLD LOS ANGELES GIRL AND FAMILY

By: ZOLA GRACE STRAWSER

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 1909

Seller ID: 0008050

Condition: Good


On offer is an outstanding travel journal written by a young girl in California, in the early years of the 20th century. This well-written journal measures 9.25 inches by 7.5 inches and contains 60 pages. It is 60% complete. The cover and pages are in good condition and the handwriting is legible and quite easy to read. Also included is a black and white photograph, a map/itinerary and a number of newspaper clippings - all in very good condition. The author is Zola Grace Strawser, a 14 year old school girl. Born in 1895, she grew up in Los Angeles where her father Bert was a successful busines... View more info

1917 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A SEASONED TRAVELER TO JAPAN WHO GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT HE LOVES THE COUNTRY BUT THINKS IT WOULD BE BETTER OFF WITHOUT JAPANESE PEOPLE

By: [HEWSTONE] REMY RAYMENTON

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: Japan, 1917

Seller ID: 0001233

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original manuscript 1917 travel diary handwritten effort by 'Remy' Raymenton, the husband of Hazel, travelers with a propensity for world travel during World War I. This 1917 diary dated May 19th 1917 through November with 89 pages of entries is entirely about their time in Japan save for the trip home to America. ***However one must note the book begins stating it is volume two of the Japan trip; volume one is absent and missing and thusly there is a gap between the Philippines trip we list separately and the missing book January 18th 1917 through May 19th 1917, otherwise compl... View more info

1934 - 1938 ORIGINAL DEPRESSION ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS FORMIDABLE CAREER

By: [PROFESSOR] RAYMOND GUSTAV HOOPS

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: HAMLER OHIO OH, 1934

Seller ID: 0002135

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original five year, 1934 to 1938, Depression Era manuscript diary handwritten by a young Hamler Ohio man named Raymond Gustav Hoops, 21 years old in 1934, the first year of the diary. Of German ancestry and from a very large family, his father was Gust Hoops and his mother Erma Hoops. The 1930 census informs that he as the only son of six: his sisters were Hattie, Amelia, Montana, Marian and Lulu. The 1940 census shows him as a lodger in the Hayes household and he's listed as a teacher. He started teaching in 1935 as stated in the diary. It also says he never married. His... View more info

1937 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A FRUSTRATED AND DEPRESSED TEENAGE GIRL, DISCOVERING HER SEXUALITY AS SHE FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER FEMALE TEACHER, AND ACTS OUT IN STRANGE AND UNPREDICTABLE WAYS

By: _____ GOODWIN

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: LACONIA, MANCHESTER, CONCORD, CONNECTICUT, CT, 1937

Seller ID: 0009138

Condition: Good +


On offer is a unique and very interesting diary, that of a young, depressed teenage girl from New Hampshire. The diary paints a tortured picture of the young woman, who is a lesbian in a time long before it was even remotely socially acceptable. She speaks often of her secret crush and love for a woman named Irene who gives her piano lessons. The crush does not manifest itself in a healthy way, as evidenced by one moment in which the author tacks a dead robin to the headboard of the woman she secretly desires. She also gets quite nervous that her secret love for Irene may become known by Irene... View more info