Ivory Day Diary - Inventory Number: PER 103
Excellent Civil War soldier’s pocket-sized calendar that consists of eight small pages of natural ivory, all hinged at one end with a single rivet. In fantastic condition, this diary has its small, thin ivory pages pivoted together that measure 3” high x 1 1/2” wide each. The pages are stamped at the top edge with a different day of the week from Monday through Saturday. The inner pages are protected with a thicker ivory outer page cover at front and back. Outer cover has a 3/4”, silver shield device pinned to the exterior surface with the original owners name “M.B.C. / Amherst” engraved on the face. Additionally, a silver clasp and hinged hook pinned at the upper edge of the diary. Daily entries were made upon the appropriate flat hard slabs of ivory, usually with a lead pencil. Light inscriptions are visible on the diary as it appears it was used. A wonderful, Civil War era ivory diary.
Inventory Number: PER 103