1917 Diary of William Andrew White

White’s 1917 diary consists of a ledger with a black leather cover and the year 1917 stamped in gold. At the top of each page, the month, date, and day are printed in French, alongside the numerical day of the year and days remaining, with 276-89, for example, corresponding to 3 October 1917. The diary marks the names of saints and religious days of observation in French, a reminder that White was an army chaplain in France and likely purchased the diary there. The first 60 pages are blank and the first entry begins on 28 June 1917.

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