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Book Description

Size 13 x 20.5 cm; approx 85 filled pages (3-4 Days to a page) with occasional blanks. Beautifully and clearly handwritten in ink. English. Diary in very good clean condition, interesting period advertising, front & rear, & almanac for 1892. The Diary is mostly full to the end of October. No entries Nov & Dec (possibly due to illness) & entries again Jan 1-7th 1893. Lives near Islington, London.
Dealer Notes
Most interesting diary from a Culinary view. Gives a wonderful insight into the food of the period.
He goes into Islington most days to order meat - Ostend Rabbit, Knuckle of Ham, Pig’s Head for Salting, Leg of Mutton, Jugged Hare, Veal, Beef, Lamb’s Head & Bacon, Tripe for Supper.
Also plenty of seasonal vegetables, fruits & potatoes. Broad Beans, Peas, Cherries, Raspberries & Currants. Salad for Supper. Capers & Vinegar, Cocoa.
The day consists of Breakfast, Dinner (Main Meal), Tea (often Malt Loaf) and Supper.
Orders a case of Whiskey, bottle of Brandy, 1/2 doz India Pale Ale,

Also visits Lord’s Cricket Ground for the ‘Gentlemen v Players’ unfortunately turned out wet & no play after Lunch!
Winter very cold - outbreak of INFLUENZA from which many died (including the 28 year old Duke of Clarence at Sandringham) Doctor called to his wife Lizzie & calls each day for a week. Many funerals mentioned.
Worthy of further research.
Author London Gentleman
Date 1892
Binding Blue pebble cloth
Publisher Charles Letts & Co
Illustrator -
Condition Very Good
Pages 85pp Hand Written Entries

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