Miles Franklin pocket diary, 1909

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Diary with daily entries briefly describing events which occurred in Miles Franklin's life.

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Sun. Dec. 12, 1909

30° -38° Tremendously wet & sloppy. Heard J. L. Jones at 11a.m. at Lincoln Centre. Luncheon at Henricki's on Van Buren. League meeting at 3.p.m. Came home & went to bed

Monday 13

39° 31° Practised & typed letters all day. Invaded by Fraulein Griesbach & her old German ideas of life.

Tuesday 14

33-28 Typed Love Machine & practised in morning. After lunch went to office. In evening went to Political E.U. party at Hull Hse. Took Mrs Norse

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Wed. Dec. 15, 1909 Went to Mrs. R. in morning. In afternoon went to Art gallery & Called on Mr [Forsman? Foreman?] in Fine Arts Bldg. Went to office & had afternoon tea with Miss Henry.

Thurday 16 34°-8° Went with Miss Henry to Lunch at Lincoln Centre & take Australian poetry to Mr Jones. Miss White called in evening & confessed she was Mrs [Mrs underlined] White. Miss H & I called on Berry the printer

Friday 17 34°-6° Miss Henry called in morning. Came back again for dinner so I didn't get much done. Very cold in my room.

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Sat. Dec. 18, 1909

11°-1 below Cold! Cold! Went to Mrs Robins till afternoon. Took a letter to Miss Sprague. Executive board meeting at night.

Sunday 19

13°-2° Went to Lloyds at Winnetka. Miss Henry joined me at Ravenswood Stn. Mrs & Mr Haag dined there too. Dr & Will Lloyd came home in afternoon just as we were leaving.

Monday 20

Went to office after lunch. Saw Dr Rhodes he weighed me - 116½ lbs.

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Tues. Dec. 21, 1909

11°-18 Went to Mrs Robins [in?] forenoon thence to office

Wednesday 22

26° 12° Went to office & helped Miss Steghagen. Bought some presents for Mrs Robins. Miss Storch & I went in evening to meeting of unemployed at 763 W. Van Buren St.

Thursday 23

Went to Journeymen Striking Tailors meeting at 12 So-Clark St. Then Olive & I took preserves to Mrs Post at 3220 N. Halsted St.

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Fri. Dec. 24, 1909

Went to office & thence to take present to Olive & Dr Young. Miss H. & I had afternoon tea at Lunch Club on Van Buren. Snowing & warm. Very tired.

Saturday 25

31° 27° - Dinner at Indiana Hse at one. At 5.p.m at 202 E. Superior St. with Miss Phelps Miss H. & Miss Pease. Warm and much nice snow.

Sunday 26

Worked at Indiana House. In the evening took Lulu Fitch & Clara Schirmer To T.U.L. Concert in Seward Pk. Walter Spry & Miss Listermann the artists - snowing.

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