1918 Diary of William Andrew White

White’s 1918 diary consists of a ledger with a black buckram cover and the word Agenda embossed. Despite the damage to the spine, the pages are bound and intact. Month, date, and day appear in print in French at the top of each page, suggesting that White likely purchased this diary in France. The numerical day of the year and days remaining appear on each page; for example, 3 October 1917 is numerically encoded as 276-89. The diary marks the names of saints and religious days of observation, a reminder that White was an army chaplain.

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