Day diary used by Australian anthropologist, Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer on what became his final expedition. In 1929, accompanied by Jean Hamilton he travelled to Tierra del Fuego to study the Yaghan people. Each day he recorded brief jottings and then later expanded on these in a large excercise book [which is now housed at Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford]. He passed away five months into the journey, early in the morning of July 14, 1929. This pocket diary records his last written words on July 12.

Physical Description

Small black/dark brown leather day diary containing printed pages for daily entries. Embossed on front cover in gold lettering with "Diary" Red ribbon attached and printed on the the first page: "Walker's Diary for 1929". A calendar for 1930 is at the back.



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