Soldier's Pocket Diary

Small pocket diaries just like these were prized by front-line troops during the First World War. Soldiers often used these to keep track of the weather, their daily activities, and who had sent them letters and parcels. In some diaries there are small photographs, pressed flowers, and even a real preserved butterfly.

diaries, various
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory, and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
First World War