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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, page 1, August 11,1933 - August 15, 1933; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2000

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, page 1, August 11,1933 - August 15, 1933; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, 2000

Aug. 11, 1933 -

A path grows more interesting in August; more worn and used-looking, and the bleached grasses fringing its borders gives (sic) it an ancient look.

Evening – with children up to the dam and beyond on other side of creek. Half-grown boys and one or two men swimming and diving by the dam. In what is ordinarily a little bay off the stream (now dry with white mud-covered pebbles, jig-saw puzzle flakes of mud, and a host of dead snails) the children find a giant fallen poplar tree which delights them.

               Aug. 12, 1933 -

Up at 2:30 A.M. to see the Perseid meteors, but it was cloudy.

Morning is hot and misty with sullenly hot sunshine, and reminds me of a water-color I made in 1916 of a view eastward in our back-alley at home.

               Aug. 15, 1933 –

A.M.to S. Buffalo for medicine and to look over old house on Abbott Rd – walk by golf links pleasant – Downtown – lunch with S & three others from his office – a pleasant chatty time. 

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  • Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966

    Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Volume 39, August 11, 1933 - March 27, 1936; handmade cardboard notebook, 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches; Gift of Charles E. Burchfield, 1966