1907-1911 · Various locations
Campbell was the son of the wealthy owner of the Knight-Campbell Music Company of Denver. His 4" x 7" leather diary contains approximately 385 pages. Each diary page accommodates entries for multiple years Entries begin in January 1907 and continue to October 1911. Most pages contain several entries. A letter from the music company's vice-president is laid in. Contents are in nice shape; the cover is worn.
Campbell's diary includes information about
His social life: opera, theater, vaudeville, card parties, dances, teas, picnics, country club, horseback riding, etc.,
The business: working at the music store, business deals (Steinway, Aeolian, Wurlitzer), A piano order for the Summer White House in Denver (which was never built), etc.,
"The Big Loco," his Locomobile (the "Best Built Car in America," one of the world's most elegant and expensive automobiles): purchasing the vehicle at the Locomobile factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut, cleaning spark plugs and valves, unclogging its carburetor, replacing brakes, greasing wheels, installing a windshield, fixing inner tubes, repairing cracked cylinders, etc., and
Auto-tours of Europe in his Locomobile: transporting the Locomobile by train to New York, visiting the city, meeting up with the Steinways for the ocean cruise, prepping the Locomobile for transport by ship to Europe, driving through England, Scotland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, etc.
A very nice first-hand account of a wealthy young man's fascination with one of the most important early automobiles manufactured in the United States. (Inventory #: 009087)