The diary is a Charles Letts "Popular Shilling Diary". The entries are a mix of personal and work, covering his duties, how busy he was, the weather, classes he was taking, activities such as reading, chapel attendance, cash, colleagues and violin etc. He often mentions 'Edie', Edith Marie Smith who he married in 1897. The diary is written when Thomas was 20 years old.
The photographs are taken at unidentified stations.
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