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Diary and guest book that was kept at a summer home on a Maine island in the vicinity of Bar Harbor and the surrounding islands of Acadia National Park. The entries are anonymously written by the owner or renter who is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recorded in the volume are the seasonal opening and closing of a summer home on an unnamed island beginning in 1916 and ending in 1935. The first entries for each year are usually in July with the last entry written in September. Autographs and lists of people who stayed and dined at the home have been recorded, including the autographs of Leopold Stokowski, Mildred (Yarnall) Garrison, Frank W. Garrison, and Leopold Seyffert. Short entries include the coming and goings of families vacationing on surrounding islands whose names are signed or mentioned in the diary. In some cases there are entries by house guests. They include the Yarnall family, the Gibbon family, and the Pepper family. Numerous entries include the islands that were encountered by sailboat or canoe. Places of note include Bartlett Island, Black Island, Hardwood Island, Sutton Island, and Blue Hill. Walking on trails, picnicking, and the weather are also written in the journal.
Sold by Ian Brabner Rare Americana (Wilmington, Delaware), 2014.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- November 2014
- Access Restrictions
This item is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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