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TWELVE MONTH DIARY OF MEMBER OF BELL FAMILY OF BAYSIDE, NEW YORK, JANUARY TO DECEMBER 1885

Bell family of Bayside, New york)

Publication Date: 1885
Condition: good Hardcover
From Xerxes Fine and Rare Books and Documents (Glen Head, NY, U.S.A.)

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Diary has about 20 pages of printed calendar, weather, coinage, postage , and other information preceding prepared lined pages with space for entries for two days of the year per page and then about 50 blank lined pages after for memoranda, cash accounts, visits received visits paid, etc ( almost all of these final pages are blank. ) There are neatly written ink entries for every day of 1885. Author is not identified in volume but laid in is a old piece of paper which states "Bell, Bayside, L.I. Diary". Diary writer is a female, apparently quite wealthy. She travels frequently to New York City, Philadelphia, Florida and Newport. She seems to have no responsibilities other than visiting people and writing letters. Frequent mention of taking flowers and roses to people. Names most frequently mentioned in diary are Mary, Anne, Willie and Mammie. People visited or written to include Mr. William Wharton and Susan and Debora Wharton; the Millers; Sallie Corlies, Annie Bailey, B. Bell, Philip Bell, Mrs. Hacis Purdy, The Ruttledges . Diary is 3 x 5 inches, leather covered (leather worn and chipped), all edges gilt; internally binding is very secure and text is clean. Ink writing is neat but ink is faint but legible in good lighting. Fairly good condition. Bookseller Inventory # a92532

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Title: TWELVE MONTH DIARY OF MEMBER OF BELL FAMILY ...

Publication Date: 1885

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:good

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