With 38 tipped in photographs, printed captions. Unpaginated,  leaves. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Cloth 6-ring perpetual diary, titled on upper cover, also stamped C.W. Francis at lower right. Gatherings hole-punched in gutter margins. A few stray pen marks. Fine. Laid into a half black morocco slipcase and chemsie Item #319079
Privately printed and well illustrated account of annual deer hunts at Hicks Run Camp, a hunting lodge in the property owned by H. C. Stackpole, in Elk and Cameron counties in central Pennsylvania. Stackpole was founder of the Stackpole Battery Company, later Stackpole Carbon, in St Marys, Pa., a major supplier to the automobile industry.
The three sections of the diary record hunts in December of 1931, 1932, and 1933, with narratives of hunting adventure and misadventure (missed shots, dud shells, and other excuses), much camaraderie, hi-jinks, and unvarnished humor.
There is a printed roster of the hunters in each party, mostly from St. Marys, with a select number of “foreigners” from Pittsburgh or Toledo, such as Charles W. Francis, whose copy this was. Francis took part in all three hunts and has marked a few of his appearances in the text with neat pen rules or tick marks. Charlie got his buck in the first year but the accounts record that he missed out in ’32 and ’33.
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