Francis M. Gallagher 1919 Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Scope and Contents: One pocket diary, 3 by 4.5 inches, covering the year 1919, kept by Sergeant Francis M. Gallagher, New York City Police Department. Begins with the wake and funeral of Gallagher's mother (died December 31, 1918, per New York Times). Lists daily activities in shorthand style, giving times of departure and arrival home, police detail, frequent theater and movie outings with time and place, and other events attended. Participated in crowd control for returning soldiers' parades, and parades for General John J. Pershing and President Woodrow Wilson, but provides no descriptions.