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Motor Trip Diary and Blanket

Identifier: SC 00889

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Scope and Contents

Car trip diary, 1927-1934 and travel blanket of an unidentified woman. The diary records her trips in her Erskine Studebaker and later a new 1934 Ford. Includes are dates, miles, times and who accompanied her, as well as brief remarks. The following description was provided by the seller:

"She writes of attending the 1927 Cleveland Industrial Exhibition and seeing the exhibit titled "The Tower Of Jewels" she attended ball games, boat races again, dances, camping, picnics, Rogersville Centennial, Canton Fair, she rode in an airplane, was hit by a car, hit a wall, ... she sold the Erskine for $65 and bought a brand new Ford $669 in 1934. "

The blanket is a Stroock and measures 55"x58."


  • Creation: 1927-1934

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


2.0 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in December 2009.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository