At in the summer of 1918, Ima Hogg was full of plans as she set off with friends on a vacation in New York and New England. She began jotting things in a little steno notebook. Here is the first page:
[She seems to have been happily scouting for antiques that summer. These names and addresses are probably dealers.]
Mrs. E. La Ferriere
146 N. Main
oxen wagon double chairs
[Had Ima heard that these were available? Was she planning to buy some?]
Springfield Economy Rug Co.
17 Taylor St. Springfield
Alice Brown - Shelburne Falls Mass.
Pecan hearts .85 Butternuts 1.00
[Here she made note of candy she bought!]
Mark L. Miner Greenfield
Mrs. Louise Phelps Greenfield
[So far, so good. She was now in Massachusetts.]