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1926 Diary
(Source: S.B. Pryor)

Las Tres Lagunas & El Rincón
Age: 66/67

The diary begins on April 4, 1926.  It is the first diary of a series in which Alfred records his daily activities.  The events, except for trips, take place at his main residence, estancia “Las Tres Lagunas” (Las Rosas, SFé), or his summer home “El Rincón” (Cruz Grande, Cba.).  He maintained a separate diary of trips he made to his northern estancia, “Campo Winter” (Gral. J. de San Martín, Chaco).

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To assist you with Spanglish terms and names local to the different regions, please open and have at hand (in a separate tab / window) the Reference Pages.

The following list provides access to transcriptions and PDF files of page images.
   ♦ To jump to the transcription of a quarter, click on its title.
   ♦ To download page images, click on PDF file.

Front & Back covers & pages.
Book covers, pages of advertisements & tables, blank & unused pages.
PDF file (4 mb)
Quarter 2   April - June, 1926
(PDF file (9.9 mb)
Quarter 3   July - September, 1926
(PDF file (9.9 mb)
Quarter 4   October - December, 1926
(PDF file (9.9 mb)

Transcription notes:  We have transribed Alfred’s diary as written, verbatim, without correcting spelling or grammar.  However, his handwriting suffered as he grew older and some words are hard to decipher.  We gave him the benefit of the doubt when words are obvious (e.g. ending in a vs. o).  For words that are unrecognizable, we have inserted our best guess followed by [?].  Our comments are within [square brackets and italics] or in side-notes.  The quarter & month title bars are ours.  (Transcribed by: Jane Baggott - in progress.)

1926 - Q2   April — June

April, 1926


May, 1926


June, 1926


1926 - Q3   July — September

July, 1926


August, 1926


September, 1926


1926 - Q4   October — December

October, 1926


November, 1926


December, 1926

© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)