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Image for 1921 - 1922 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN WE SEE EVOLVE FROM STUDENT TO TEACHER, SWAIN TO HUSBAND AND ONE DAY PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE HE ATTENDS

1921 - 1922 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN WE SEE EVOLVE FROM STUDENT TO TEACHER, SWAIN TO HUSBAND AND ONE DAY PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE HE ATTENDS

By: DR. BISHOP LESLIE R. MARSTON

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: GREENVILLE ILLINOIS IL, 1921

Seller ID: 0002252

Condition: Good+


On offer is an intriguing, original 1921 - 1922 manuscript diary handwritten by a young man, only identified by the initials L.R.M. who through some extensive detective work has been deduced as Leslie R. Marston notably the future Dr. Bishop Leslie R. Marston. Of note this diary has the unique characteristic of having a gift inscription from his then girlfriend along with notes and entries by his College girlfriend and later wife! Inscribed in one hand: "Christmas 1920;... View more info

1910 - 1911 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF TWO [2] MANUSCRIPT DIARIES DETAILING THE LIFE AND ILLNESS OF A BROOKLYN DOCTOR FROM DIAGNOSIS TO DEATH

By: DR. HARRY H. BAKER

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, CHICAGO ILLINOIS, 1910

Seller ID: 0001520

Condition: Good+


On offer is a very interesting archive of two [2] handwritten diaries and 14 early photos handwritten by Dr. Harry H. Baker of Brooklyn New York and at one time Chicago Illinois. The diaries relate specifically to his life and practice but of particular note are entries detailing his own illness from diagnosis to death. [In fact he writes right up until the last week of his life.] Historians, researchers and collectors of medical writings of a personal and intimate natur... View more info

1928 - 1932 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL AND PATHOLOGY STUDY BOOKS [2] HANDWRITTEN BY A MAN WHO WILL BECOME A RENOWNED CLEFT PLATE AND FACIAL SURGEON

By: DR. JACOB J. LONGACRE

Price: $1,485.99

Publisher: BOSTON CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS MASS, 1928

Seller ID: 0001575

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super manuscript relic of medical education at the Harvard Medical School in the 1930s. The notebooks [2] are compiled by Dr. Jacob J. Longacre, M.D. [1907 - 1976] while a student. There are copious notes and hand drawn illustrations, charts in the hand of a young man who would become a nationally renowned clef palate and facial surgery specialist who practiced in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Headings include Clinical Pathology and Parasitology in one book an... View more info

1922 + 1928 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTED CHEMISTS

By: DR. JOHN ARTHUR WILSON

Price: $1,385.99

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin WI, 1922

Seller ID: 0001235

Condition: Very Good+


On offer are original 1922 and 1928 manuscript diaries handwritten by noted chemist Dr. John Arthur Wilson. Dr. Wilson was one of the most distinguished chemists in America at the time and was so renowned that his scientific articles and papers were translated into many foreign languages and published in scientific journals throughout the world. These diaries detail and document his busy business and social life: he writes of working in his lab, writing his book, doing r... View more info

1982 FASCINATING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF SAYINGS, QUOTES, MEMORIES AND DIARY OF A NOTED HISTORIAN, SPIRITUALIST AND SANSKRIT SCHOLAR

By: DR. RUTH REYNA

Price: $3,955.99

Publisher: BELLFLOWER CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES CA, 1982

Seller ID: 0001789

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating manuscript relic of many years study of Indian literature, history, philosophy and all matters spiritual and New Age thought being a journal dated 1982 handwritten by Indologist Ruth Reyna Ph.d. dedicated to her Grandson. Dr. Reyna used the book as a collection of specific quotes or writings she had written over a four decade period. This passage gives the gist of it: 'My special diary tintinnabulations of the mind refers to soft ringing in the ... View more info

1912 - 1915 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRIP AND TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED YACHT RACING DENTIST AND ALL AROUND 'OLD SALT'

By: DR. SWEPSON J. BROOKS

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: HARRISON NEW YORK WESTCHESTER COUNTY BLOCK ISLAND, 1912

Seller ID: 0002221

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 1912 - 1915 manuscript relic of one man's utter dedication to sailing and yacht racing. Dr. Swepson J. Brooks of Harrison New York in Westchester County from August 1912 to March 1915 keeps a remarkable travel diary detailing his sailing, sometimes motor boat, trips. As he states at the outset: "An account of my wanderings by sea chiefly in the good ketch Sindbad". The 150+ page book begins with a first voyage that appears to be Long... View more info

1909, 1910 & 1911 ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS AND DIARIES OF TWO DEDICATED CANADIAN MISSIONARIES BRINGING WESTERN HEALTH CARE AND CHRISTIAN OUTREACH TO THE SICHUAN PROVINCES WITH THE BACK DROP OF SUN YAT-SEN AND THE REVOLUTION

By: DR. WILL P. SHERIDAN and MRS MARY W. P. SHERIDAN

Price: $17,585.99

Publisher: CHENGTU SICHUAN PROVINCE CHINA, 1909

Seller ID: 0001418

Condition: Good


On offer is a simply super archive of three [3] historically significant manuscript diaries and journals authored and handwritten by Dr. Will P. Sheridan and his wife Mary W.P. dated 1909, 1910 and 1911. [Curiously inscribed noting that the diary is primarily Will's but Mary does the actual writing.] The largish two-days to a page Grand & Toy 8½ x 7 inch journal style books sent by Toronto friend Ethel Cassidy are filled with this extraordinary Canadian missionary and d... View more info

1910 - 1915 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT LEDGER BOOKS [2] DETAILING A BUSY URBAN OBSTETRICS PRACTICE HANDWRITTEN BY THE NOTED AFRICAN AMERICAN PHYSICIAN, ACTIVIST AND FATHER OF A ONE DAY HIGH PROFILE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN EARLY 20th CENTURY ROXBURY

By: DR. WILLIAM WORTHY

Price: $6,655.99

Publisher: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1910

Seller ID: 0008161

Condition: Good


On offer is a detailed and fascinating record of a busy physicians practice in the early 20th century. Comprised of 2 volumes, they measure 12 inches by 8.5 inches and contain 220 pages each. They are about 95% complete. The hardboard covers are worn but intact and all pages are secured. Along with the record books, are a number of prescription forms on which he has made notes. Dr. William Worthy was born in 1878 in Georgia and died in 1954 in Boston, MA. He was a black ... View more info

1912 - 1914 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A PETTY OFFICER ABOARD THE HMS KENT, A ROYAL NAVY ARMOURED CRUISER IN CHINA STATION, WORKING AND LIVING THROUGH THE VIOLENT AND CONSEQUENTIAL SECOND REVOLUTION OF THE 1913 CHINESE CIVIL WAR

By: E. W. D. SAYERS [?]

Price: $6,585.99

Publisher: China Station Shanghai Hong Kong England UK, 1913

Seller ID: 0009018

Condition: Good


On offer is an exceptional and significant piece of British naval history, the diary of a petty officer and watchman from the HMS Kent [The author's name is on the front but it is extremely faded. It appears to be "E. W. D. Sayers" but the name has not turned up researching the HMS Kent. The author does mention taking his petty officers exam on December 2nd, 1912 which may assist local historians in confirming the name], one of 10 Monmouth-class armoured cruisers... View more info

1997 - 2000 ORIGINAL, INTIMATE MANUSCRIPT DIARIES [2] HANDWRITTEN BY A WOMAN STRUGGLING TO CONTROL HER ADDICTIONS TO ALCOHOL, BULIMIA, MONEY AND HER NEWLY OUT OF THE CLOSET LESBIANISM

By: E. W. SCHUSTER

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA FL, 1997

Seller ID: 0001574

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a unique, pair [2] of desperately intimate 1997 - 2000 manuscript diaries of a near middle age woman [1978 alumni at University of Maine] who lays out the tragic, difficult life of this South Florida woman whose problems and the scope of those problems is sometimes mind numbing. Addictions, eating disorders, gender and social issues with a newly open lesbian, family disputes, work problems are all detailed by an obviously intelligent, well written woman who b... View more info

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1927 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A MICHIGAN MASTER OF MAGIC

By: E.B. WILHELM

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: FRANKLIN, MICHIGAN MI, 1927

Seller ID: 0002242

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, super 1927 manuscript diary used as a notebook handwritten by popular Franklin Michigan magician E.B. Wilhelm. Using a large page a day book by "Dodge Reports - Yearbook" for 1927 not as a diary but more of a catch-all wherein he details many technical matters of his performances and acts including running orders, load notes, prop lists, stage blocking, scripting, secret codes, jokes, poetry and more. Historians, researchers and collectors of the... View more info

1942 - 1945 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A LESS THAN ENCHANTED, CRITICAL ARMY AIR FORCE RADIOMAN FROM HONEYMOON IN QUEBEC TO THE PACIFIC THEATRE AND THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN

By: E.H. WITHINGTON

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: PACIFIC THEATER SOUTH PACIFIC, 1942

Seller ID: 0002138

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating, original 1942 - 1945 World War II manuscript diary handwritten by an American Army Air Force radioman Sergeant E.H. Withington who ultimately ends up in the Pacific theatre. Not a combat soldier the diary is a well-written, insightful, personal commentary on his call up all the more poignant as he begins on his honeymoon and then his adjustment to war. Historians and researchers of World War II will appreciate the very frank, sometimes very cri... View more info

1911 SENSATIONAL, SIGNIFICANT, ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK DETAILING THE CALIFORNIA CONDUCTOR'S EXCURSION: A SUPERB, UNIQUE PIECE OF AMERICAN RAILROADIANA BY AND FOR ULTIMATE TRAIN TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS

By: E.M. MARTIN

Price: $5,255.99

Publisher: NEW ORLEANS WASHINGTON DC NEW YORK USA, 1911

Seller ID: 0008136

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a rare and absolutely outstanding train log detailing a nearly 10,000 mile journey around the United States. The log book measures 11 inches by 8 inches and contains 60 typewritten pages. The heavy paper cover has a small tear but otherwise, the journal is in excellent condition. E.M. Martin is the author of the California Conductor's Excursion or A Trip of 9,800 Miles. The journal was written immediately following this 1911 odyssey. In 1911, between May 2nd ... View more info

1930s ORIGINAL UNUSUAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG BOY ON THE BRINK OF TEENAGE YEARS AND HIS SLIGHTLY OLDER SISTER WHOSE LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE IF SHE COULD JUST MARRY BOTH TWINS

By: EARLE G HOGGARD, JULIENNE HOGGARD

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: LOS ANGELES DOWNEY BELLFLOWER CALIFORNIA, 1935

Seller ID: 0008225

Condition: Good


On offer is the fascinating original manuscript childhood diary of a young 12 year old boy who would one day become a successful professional and noted Rotarian, growing up in Depression era pre-WWII California and his slightly older boy crazy sister! Diary measures 6 inches by 4.5 inches and contains 365 pages plus an extensive address section. This is a 5-year, perpetual diary, begun in January, 1935. Considering its 5-year span, the diary is approximately 25% complete... View more info

ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN ARCHIVE OF TWO (2) WORLD WAR II DIARIES OF ED V. DAVIS - Y2C U.S.S BEATTY (DD640)

By: Ed V. Davis

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE USS BEATTY, 1942

Seller ID: 000001b

Condition: Good+


Archive lot of two sensational World War II diaries. As you open the cover of diary ONE, a small black book, it is signed "Ed V. Davis Y2C U.S.S BEATTY" (DD640) and at the bottom is has in print 50171 "Manufactured by U.S. Government Printing Office". The book starts out in October 16, 1942 and ends Tuesday, November 10, 1942. This diary was written as if he was talking to his mom. His job was in the bridge of the Beatty. He tells of many other ships and ... View more info

ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT - WHAT I BELIEVE - WITH LATER REVISIONS AND FORWARD BY EDITOR L.W. ROBINSON

By: EDGAR CAYCE [forward By LYTLE W. ROBINSON]

Price: $2,345.99

Publisher: CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINA, 1955

Seller ID: 000804

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original typed manuscript of "What I Believe" by Edgar Cayce. Edited and Forward by Lytle W. Robinson [IV + 150 pages, table of contents, approx. 40,000 words]. The earliest edition of the book was published in 1936 in response to the thousands of requests received by Cayce for insight into his beliefs. Most likely a planned later revised edition with a later day Forward and further notes by Robinson who was an author and noted writer on Cayce and ... View more info

1916 ORIGINAL UPSTATE NEW YORK MANUSCRIPT DIARY HAND WRITTEN BY A LOCAL FARMER'S WIFE INTENT ON RECORDING ALL THE ACTIVITIES AND OBSERVATIONS OF LOCAL LIFE AND TIMES WITH THE AWFUL BACKDROP OF WWI EVER LOOMING

By: EDITH HEATH

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: JEFFERSON, NEW YORK, 1916

Seller ID: 0008214

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript diary handwritten by a woman living in rural, up-state New York during WWI. Measuring 5 inches by 3 inches, the diary is in good condition. There are 365 pages and it is 100% complete. The handwriting is legible. Edith M. Heath lived in up-state New York, on a farm with her husband, Fred. She was born in 1863 and lived her life in Jefferson County, New York. Casual research has not turned up any additional information. She ... View more info

1909 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG NEW JERSEY BOY AND NEPHEW OF A MAJOR STEEL INDUSTRIALIST R.B. CARNAHAN JR.

By: EDMUND S. MILLS Jr.

Price: $945.99

Publisher: BOONTON NEW JERSEY NJ, 1909

Seller ID: 0001033

Condition: Good


On offer is a super piece of New Jersey Americana being a 1909 handwritten manuscript diary authored by Edmund S. Mills Jr. a 14 year old Boonton, New Jersey boy. Peppered with entries of local references, genealogy and events of local, national and international events such as "a sleigh ride to Denville; Papa went to Dover this morning to work on his book (advertising related); Papa and I went for a long walk this afternoon toward lower Montville". There are som... View more info

1917 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF LIFE IN SPOKANE WASHINGTON HANDWRITTEN BY THE WIFE OF AN EMINENT DOCTOR AND A SUPER CAR TRIP BACK HOME TO OHIO

By: EDNA A. KLUSSMAN [nee RICE]

Price: $1,755.99

Publisher: SPOKANE WASHINGTON, SHELBY OHIO,, 1917

Seller ID: 0002181

Condition: Good+


One offer is a super, original 1917 manuscript Spokane Washington diary with a trip back home to Ohio handwritten by the wife of a prominent Spokane medical doctor and herself the daughter of a prominent contractor and road builder. Edna A. (Rice) Klussman who was married to Dr. Henry A. Klussman. They had two children by the name of Richard M. Klussman (R. M. K.) and Helen V. Klussman (H. V. K.). Extensive BIO NOTES follow the description. [While there is no place or ow... View more info

1907 - 1910 ORIGINAL GROUP OF THREE [3] BIRD WATCHING DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY THE DAUGHTER OF THE PRESIDENT OF RIPON COLLEGE

By: EDNA HUNTINGTON MERRELL

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: RIPON WISCONSIN, 1907

Seller ID: 0002005

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting, original group of three [3] 1907 through 1910 birding journals handwritten by Edna Huntington Merrell the daughter of Edward Huntington Merrell (1835 - 1910) who was a reverend but also the President of Ripon College in Ripon Wisconsin between 1876 - 1891. He was married to Ada Clark Merrell. All of his children also went to Ripon College including Ada his daughter. Edna did her bird watching around the state of Wisconsin and also on campus. T... View more info