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844264
  • Title
    Item 10: Miles Franklin pocket diary, 5 January 1917-16 February 1918
  • Call number
    MLMSS 364/Box 2/Item 10
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    5 January 1917-16 February 1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    844264
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Scope and Content
    Note on 1 January: "See 1916 diary for first days".

    Describes day to day activities in London working at the Minerva cafe as a cook; taking care of Mrs Ussher; writing draft of play, "Virtue"; beginning work on "How the Londoner takes his war"; writing article on suffrage for "W. J." (Woman's Journal?) and Sydney Morning Herald; attending theatre and lectures, including by Bertrand Russell and Helena Swanwick (7 March 1917); attending suffrage meetings; sending "Somewhere in London" to Alice Platt; revising "On Dearborn Street"; (from 5 June 1917:) joining the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service unit at Ostrovo, Macedonia as a volunteer orderly, and departure from camp 3 Feb. 1918 for London.

    Two photographs inside back cover, taken in Macedonia?: two men standing outdoors (one in uniform); view of camp.
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm copy available at CY 766
    Digitised 2014
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1244883
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Name, address and height at beginning of diary: S. M. Franklin, 144 High Holborn, London, England; 5 ft [2 or 3?] 1/2 ins. [numeral indistinct]
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