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1936 Diary
(Source: S.B. Pryor)

Las Tres Lagunas & El Rincón
Age: 76/77

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, 1936
PDF file (4.4 mb)
Quarter 2   April - June, 1936
PDF file (3.6 mb)
Quarter 3   July - September, 1936
PDF file (3.9 mb)
Quarter 4   October - December, 1936
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?)

1936 - Q1   January — March

January, 1936


February, 1936


March, 1936


1936 - Q2   April — June

April, 1936


May, 1936


June, 1936


1936 - Q3   July — September

July, 1936


August, 1936


September, 1936


1936 - Q4   October — December

October, 1936


November, 1936


December, 1936


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