26 HANDWRITTEN DIARIES 1918 - 1945 WWI WWII WORCESTER MA

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26 HANDWRITTEN DIARIES 1918 - 1945 WWI WWII WORCESTER MA

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Twenty-six handwritten diaries kept by Philip W. Symonds of Worcester, Massachusetts.  They date from 1918-1945 (1919, 1920 and 1926 are missing) and include 5 early Boy Scout diaries.

He wrote nearly every day about his life and events happening around him.  From an early age, he was in love with Betty, who moved away and married, yet he still pined for her.  He took part in local theater and enjoyed going to movies and the diaries contain some of his reviews.  This grouping starts during World War I, where he mentions war news, including Armistace Day.  He was drafted in 1941 and was in the National Guard and spent time on a ship.  He talks of the Lindbergh baby and his dislike of FDR. 

 Symonds was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1905 and died in Old Lyme, CT in 1998.  He was a clerk for an insurance company in 1940.  In 1949, he married Mary Bowman Smith, the daughter of Edward Gregory Smith, who was a moderately well-known American artist. 

A historical and often amusing account of a man who grew up to experience both World War I and World War II.

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