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Accession number 2003/005
Catalog Number 2003/005.012
Object Name Diary
Scope & Content Original handwritten diary of Leon Riddle covering 8/19/28 to 12/31/30. This is one of five handwritten diaries of his in this accession.

Leon H. Riddle (8/16/1864-1936), and sons Karl and Kenyon who grew up in Herington, Kansas, kept diaries describing weather, daily events, family, business, political and social activity; local, national and international events.

This text continues life in West Palm Beach, FL. including real estate dealings, an account of the hurricane of 1928, death of his wife, Harriet, social life, continuing effects of the bust, brief work for Smith & Riddle, economic news of bank failures and progressing to the Oct 1929 panic of the stock market and its effects.


See also Object ID 2003/005.038 for photocopies of this diary.

Box 7
Year Range from 1928.0
Year Range to 1930.0
Title Leon Riddle Diary from 08/19/1928-12/31/1930
Collection John Kenyon Riddle Collection
People Riddle, Harriet
Riddle, Karl
Riddle, Kathryn
Riddle, Kenyon
Riddle, Leon H.
Riddle, Louise
Search Terms Bank failures
Boom and Bust of 1920s
Diary
Great Depression
Hurricane
Hurricane - 1928
M & M Ranch
Riddle Engineering Co.
Royal Palm Way, 210 (Palm Beach)
Smith and Riddle Engineering Company (see Riddle Engineering)
West Palm Beach
Subjects Banks & Banking
Cities
Histories
Weather
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact