1937 Scrapbook of George F. Pierrot's World Letters

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 21, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

This is a 9 x 11 1/2 scrapbook of George F. Pierrot, World Letter Author in 1937-38. He traveled the world and wrote back to High Schools of his adventures (and the students were also able to communicate with him). His tentative itinerary for the world journey was Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Wales, England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Transjordania, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Baluchistan, India, Burma, Maylay states and Philippines. As he traveled to each country he would send a letter (they are numbererd) home to be put in a scrapbook along with a stamp from each area, brochures or maps etc. He would talk about the people, (letters are also included from dignitaries of different countries, such as the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iraq), the money and his experiences along the way with pictures. To quote a piece in the book of a friend he said "To read his description was in many cases like being on the spot oneself. The manner in which he wrote and the vividness of his descriptions made us feel that we were actually living the experience along with him."

Some excerpts from Belgium "During weekdays the center of the Grand Place is a riot of gorgeous colors. , under hugh umbrellas, the flower venders sell the
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