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Catalog Number 2005.159.6
Object Name Diary
Accession number 2005.159
Description A small diary of Marco Morrow, Topeka, Kansas, for the year 1918.

The diary is bound in black leather that is coming apart. In the center of the front cover is a crest that reads 'Standard Diary No. 415. Inside the cover there is a list of branch offices for the Standard Diary Co. which includes Chicago, New York, Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City. The next page has the cover page. It depicts a red background with a floral pattern. There is a zodiac with the year 1918 in the middle of it. The name of the publishing company is at the bottom. Next comes a page to fill in identification information. Marco wrote his name, address (1219 Garfield, Topeka, Kansas), business address (capper Bldg), home and work phone number (4106 & 3510), emergency contact (his wife), the kind of car he drives and its number (a Crow-Elkhart #12235 KDX131602B), his weight (132 Lb), his height (5' 8.5"), and his clothing measurements. The next two pages show the calendar for 1918 and 1919. The week following the November armistice is outlines. The next few pages explain postage rates, antidotes for poison, help for accidents, population of all the states and major cities in 1916 and 1910, tips on how to calculate interest, the list of presidents, legal holidays by states and in general, astrological information, and list of tides. At the back of the diary is a space for notes, pay records, addresses, and records of letters.


For the actual diary part, each page contains three days. Not every day is filled out, but Morrow did use the diary throughout the year making brief notes about what he did.
Date n.d.
People Morrow, Marco
Subjects Diaries
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