[Diary of Herbert Thornton] [manuscript], [1904-1905] | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Journal entries of Herbert Thornton, 3 June 1904 - 12 July 1905. The author was in some way affiliated with the Fishponds Asylum in Bristol (cf. postcard addressed to him laid-in after v.16 fol. 9 [removed to item folder]).
Author's name from autograph on front inside cover of v.1 and several entries throughout. -- Title supplied by cataloger.
Binding: All vols. bound in various styles of common paper notebooks; vols. 18-19 lack wrappers.
Origin: Location inferred from address on postcard. -- Other entries contain mention of Paris (v.1 fol. 71) and Japan (v.16 fol. 1r). -- Date from first line of entry for Jan 7th (v.8 fol. 1r): "To be sure it is the New Year - the year nought five." and almanac for years 1904-1905 affxed to front inside cover of v.14.
Provenance: Acquired from Turner, 26 August 1953.
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 246.
Several vols. contain laid-in leaves which do not seem to be related to the main text; laid-in leaves (excluding blotting paper) included in foliation.
Blank leaves: v.1: fols. 18-29, 55-59, 61-70, 72-75 and 78; v.3: fol. 40; v.9: fols. 36-37; v.13: fol. 48; v.16: fol. 18.
Vols. 1-12 are numbered in pencil [in a later hand?] on front inside covers. Excised leaves (stubs extant): v. 7 fols. 39-40; v. 9: fol. 38; v.16: fols. 14-16; v.17: fols. 6-7 and 17-23; v.20 fols. 3-10, 12 and 15. -- Mutilated leaves: v.8 fol. 42, v.18 fol. 1 and v.20 fol. 16.
Vols. 1-15 form a continuous set of entries.
Library has (Volumes): v. 1-20