"THIS COMES AT THE END OF THE MOST CRITICALLY TROUBLED PERIOD OF MY LIFE… I BELIEVE I CAN WRITE A GOOD NOVEL, PERHAPS MY GREATEST"
GREY, Zane. Manuscript notebook ("Baggage Notebook May 1932 33 New Zealand & Tahiti"). New Zealand and Tahiti, 1933.
Manuscript diary, written entirely in Zane Grey's hand, including a 32-page packing list for Grey's 1932-33 trip to New Zealand and Tahiti focusing on fishing gear, as well as a writing log maintained during the trip tracing the daily progress of Twin Sombreros, Ride the Man Down, 30,000 on the Hoof, and "Horse Thief" and sharing Grey's in-depth thoughts at the completion of each work. $8500.