SOME PEOPLE ARE AN OPEN BOOK; Richard was an open diary, but only if it was unused. Richard’s collecting of diaries was inspired by samples his father brought home from work; Richard was six years … [Read more...]
FROM 1939, THIS DIARY DOCUMENTS EACH DAY IN TINY FLOWING HANDWRITING. In early February - it is all about visiting and sewing. A closer look shows that this is a student diary for 1939; from … [Read more...]
Time to use a diary again?
MANY WEEKS IN ISOLATION MEANT THAT THE DIARY HAD REALLY BECOME USELESS, NOTHING TO RECORD. NO APPOINTMENTS, NO MEETINGS, NO GET-TOGETHERS. But as we are allowed to engage with the world outside our … [Read more...]
AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, LIKE TO THINK BOTH forwards and backwards - time to buy a new diary and to look back on diaries of the past. We are drawing on the collection of ESA member Richard F. … [Read more...]
Ephemera Journal of Australia May 2015
Contents Mrs Armstrong collects - swapcards Winter tourism in Australia - postcards and brochures The Richard Felix diaries Max Robinson resources map With fondest love - WW I … [Read more...]
The business of diaries
WHO DOESN'T LOVE THE FRIVOLOUS OR INDULGENT 'FANTASY' DIARY, THAT MAKES EVERY DAY A WALK IN THE PARK, BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE OR A LAUGH? THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BUSINESS SIDE TO DIARIES AND HERE … [Read more...]
Are you free on 25 February 1939?
ESA MEMBER RICHARD FELIX COLLECTS OLD AND CURRENT DIARIES. Richard has more than 600 diaries including one for 1939 and 2015. There is nothing written in his 1939 diary (he prefers the diaries not to … [Read more...]
Happy ending for James
YOU MAY RECALL THAT JAMES SOUGHT HELP VIA THIS WEBSITE; HE WAS LOOKING FOR JAYCEE DIARIES. James advises that: Some great news! I am now the proud owner of a 1979 edition of the ‘Australian … [Read more...]