Tag Archives: 1920

The Diaries of Dawn Powell: 1915-1965

Cover 1943-1953 Diaries

What are the Dawn Powell diaries? They are 43 handwritten volumes dating from 1915 to 1965 by the American author Dawn Powell (1896-1965). An abridged version (approximately 1/5 of the content) was edited by Tim Page and published in 1995 by Steerforth Press, to international acclaim. Now, with the blessing of Powell’s family and her […]

1920 Diary

Cover 1920 diary

“The Book of Joe” Powell kept this small diary in early 1920 as she was falling in love with her husband-to-be Joseph Gousha. If Powell was ever again so happy and contented for such an extended period of time, her diaries do not reflect it. Approximately 50 pages.

1920-1942 Diaries

Covers 1920-1942 Diaries

This is a representative picture of Powell’s diaries between 1920 and 1942. Conditions vary. Some bindings are very weak and the 1931 diary has no hard cover at all.