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1935 Diary
(Source: S.B. Pryor)

Las Tres Lagunas & El Rincón
Age: 75/76

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.).  During 1935, he did not visit his northern estancia, “Campo Winter” (Gral. J. de San Martín, Chaco prov.).

Between May 25 and September 11, Alfred and Olga joined his nephew Willie A. Benitz and family on a trip to the US visiting New York city, Washington DC, Chicago, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Fort Ross, and all the major cities on the west coast from San Diego to Vancouver in Canada, returning via Banff to Chicago and New York.

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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, 1935
PDF file (4.4 mb)
Quarter 2   April - June, 1935
PDF file (3.6 mb)
Quarter 3   July - September, 1935
PDF file (3.9 mb)
Quarter 4   October - December, 1935
PDF file (5.2 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?)

1935 - Q1   January — March

January, 1935


February, 1935


March, 1935


1935 - Q2   April — June

April, 1935


May, 1935


June, 1935


1935 - Q3   July — September

July, 1935


August, 1935


September, 1935


1935 - Q4   October — December

October, 1935


November, 1935


December, 1935


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