[War diary of Eugen Meyer, grid paper]
War diaries of Eugene Meyer [former title]
Title NoteThe supplied title proper is based on the subject of the item, as well as the paper type to discern from the other diary in the file.
Date of Creation1915–1918
GenreAlbums, Diaries & Scrapbooks
Archival HistoryPrevious item number assigned by the VHEC: 96.025.003
Extent & Medium1 notebook : 16.3 x 10 cm
Scope & ContentItem is a war diary of Eugen Meyer, written in Champagne and Flanders, France. His son, Paul, has provided an interpretive translation. The item is a diary constructed from four signatures of grid paper. It is tight backed with a cover made from heavy paper with a shiny, black surface. The text block is coloured red.
Physical Characteristics and Technical RequirementsThe diary exhibits signs of aging and handling. The cover and text block show evidence of surface stains, liquid stains, scratches, rubbing, discolouration, and fading. The spine of the diary illustrates extensive physical degradation that exposes supporting materials; this renders the diary very fragile. The item’s significant liquid stains create discolouration of the cover and paper, including the handwritten text. Additionally, the exposure to liquid has removed the red coloured edges of the text block.