1915-1916 Diary of Clarence A. Booth

Booth's 1915-1916 diary consists of a single brown leather-bound ledger. It was manufactured specifically to be used as a soldier's diary as evidenced by the words "A SOLDIER'S DIARY" embossed on the front cover and pre-printed fields on the inside cover in which Booth recorded personally identifying information. At the top of each diary page, the day of the week, month, and date are printed. Most of the diary covers the year 1916, but there is one short entry in the memoranda section preceding 1 January 1916 that is dated 15 September 1915 (in which Booth records the death of a soldier named Eddie Cliff). Additional visual elements, including pressed leaves and flowers and drawings by Booth, are found throughout the diary.

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