Category: M. Benjamin Katz, Books & Manuscripts

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c1915 ORIGINAL GROUP OF DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE MILITARY SERVICE OF A LANCE CORPORAL IN THE 5TH BATTALION OF THE CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 2ND BRIGADE A.K.A "TUXFORD'S DANDIES", WHO WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED, AND SPENT OVER A YEAR AT MILITARY HOSPITALS

By: HERBERT ARSCOTT

Price: $2,855.99

Publisher: 1936

Seller ID: 0008003


On offer is a collection of 19 historically significant documents pertaining to military service of Herbert Arscott, including a war-time photo, a booklet with handwritten notes, an active service pay book, and post-war correspondence from the Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada. These documents represent milestones of his wartime experience, and also of many Canadians fighting in the Great War. As the majority of Canadian soldiers at that time, Herbert Arscott was... View more info

1934 + 1936 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN DIARIES BY A YOUNG FARMER AND BUS DRIVER FROM GARRET COUNTY, PORTRAYING RURAL LIFE IN MARYLAND DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION

By: LESTER GLOTFELTY

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: MCHENRY MARYLAND, 1934

Seller ID: 0008004


On offer is a pair (2) of original diaries authored by Lester Glotfelty (1905-1949), a farmer from McHenry area giving a powerful evidence of day-to-day life of western Maryland farmers in 1930s known by iconic photographs by Jung and Ben Shahn. Lester was a son of John and Sarah Glotfelty, whose ancestors arrived in Pennsylvania from Switzerland in the 18th century, and whose grandfather, William Glotfelty, moved to Maryland in mid-nineteenth century and bought farming ... View more info

1943 + 1944 CHARMING PAIR OF ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG KEXBROUGH, SOUTH YORKSHIRE LAD COMING OF AGE WHILE THE WAR BRINGS DEPRIVATIONS AND SACRIFICE THROUGHOUT ENGLAND

By: RICHARD LEAN

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: SOUTH YORKSHIRE, KEXBROUGH, ENGLAND UK, 1943

Seller ID: 0008005


On offer are two (2) diaries documenting life of a young boy from rural England during the Second World War. When starting the first diary Richard was 13, and lived in Kexbrough, at the border of South and West Yorkshire, near the river Dearne with his aunt and father. The diaries contain many details of wartime life, like rationing and watching war documentaries; Richard's school friend is in the Air Training Corps, and a family member, probably his brother, is serving ... View more info