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  • Ivory Day Diary

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    Ivory Day Diary - Inventory Number: PER 308

    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 ½”” high x 1 ¾” wide.  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 owner’s initials “N.I.T.” 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. A wonderful, Civil War era ivory diary. 

    Inventory Number: PER 308