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1929 Diary
(Source: S.B. Pryor)

Las Tres Lagunas & El Rincón
Age: 69/70

This is one in a series of diaries in which Alfred recorded 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.

Quarter 1   January - March, 1929
PDF file (4 mb)
Quarter 2   April - June, 1929
PDF file (3.6 mb)
Quarter 3   July - September, 1929
PDF file (4 mb)
Quarter 4   October - December, 1929
PDF file (4.6 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: Would you like to volunteer?)

1929 - Q1   January — March

January, 1929


February, 1929


March, 1929


1929 - Q2   April — June

April, 1929


May, 1929


June, 1929


1929 - Q3   July — September

July, 1929


August, 1929


September, 1929


1929 - Q4   October — December

October, 1929


November, 1929


December, 1929


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