Pocket Diary - School Age Boy's Daily Writings in Make-do Leather Book
Small size book constructed of a front and back book cover two leaves of lined laid paper cut to fit the covers an held in place wtih thread. Old sewing repair holds covers together at backstrip. A button is affixed to the front cover and a leather closure is sewn on the back cover with a buttonhole that clasps over the button. When opened it reveals the daily activity of the lad of few words. The pages are titled at the top of each month beginning with January 1857. Many of the lines in the first half are occupied with "To School" Some additional lines include: -school didn't keep , setting up wood, - made an axe handle - did nothing - Do work for Brown - Haying - A happy mood - Setting up wood - Killed the hog - made a gate - Picking Rocks - Cutting Bushes - To work for Brown- Holding plow for Clough - Drawing Stone and Plowing -Picking Apples - Making "sider" (cider) - Drawing dung - a couple of lines of secret code . Each of the tasks is repeated numerous time. The life of a young boy in an 1850s tweets! Measures 4 1/2" x 3".
(Inventory #: 25016123)
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