Greetings!I saw this auction on eBay, the world's largest online auction.The seller states, "It is a lot of seven journals written by Edward C. Burrage of Boston, MA, during the years 1855-57. They do not cover the full two year period. The journals were kept while he was a student at the West Newton English and Classical School. He expresses himself beautifully. He presents a picture of a well spoken, intelligent and thoughtful young person. One entry mentions sewing machines. "What will they think of next?" and further in that journal a commentary on hoop skirts... "It is preposterous to dress as some do in the city taking up the whole sidewalk with their dresses while their heads are nearly bare." I have enjoyed reading these journals. The penmanship alone is worth the read. I am including Mr. Burrage's obituary. Buyer pays $4.00 shipping. Cashier's checks, money orders or personal checks accepted. I do not ship internationally. Email any questions. I did not have much luck photographing these pages but I will try to answer any questions. "
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Currently,(Monday night, July 24) the highest bid is $21.50 Time left-- 5 days, 18 hours + Seller's Location is Cape Cod. The auction Ends-- Jul-30-2000 19:07:11 PDT
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Why am I doing this?Because I'm a genealogist, too, and I'd appreciate someone doing it for me were it my family's name.