Vernon Brown kept his diary notes in three books. The first
(February 1917 till January 1918) is an elegant bound volume (114 x 90
mm), shown as book 1 below. Book 2 is loose leaves (115 x 90 mm)
held together with string and covers the period January to August
1918). Book 3 is a loose leaf folder with metal clips holding the
pages (116 x 100 mm) and covers September 1918 to January 1919.
The books are in surprisingly good condition considering the situation
in which they must have been written and stored. The pages are
clean with clear writing in ink, there is no sign of mud or damage
from the trench environment.