By some channel of friendship or finance, Personality, six-months-old pet magazine of potent Publisher Frank Nelson Doubleday, obtained, and last week brought to light, excerpts from the childish diary of a puny boy who, born 69 years ago, was destined to grow strapping strong, fearlessly articulate and world-famed as Theodore Roosevelt.
The excerpts, from a year when ten-year-old Theodore was traveling with his parents, included the following:
"1869 May 29th Liverpool
"We all went with our cousins to Southport and had a ride on donkeys. We had great fun...