Bulk of entries date between January 1952 to November 1954, with very few scattered entries from 1955 and 1956. Hammersley records each day when he awoke, the errands he ran, paintings he worked on, biking, visiting with friends, and other daily activities. On the very final page of the diary is a list of "cigarettes I tried."
Frederick Hammersley diary, 1952-1956, bulk 1952-1954. Frederick Hammersley papers, circa 1860-2009, bulk 1940-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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