Thursday 5 Dec 1929 From A. M. Fernando To D Jones Esq Most Honered Sir I am still in the Land of the Living & that's about all. I am enclosing a daily Diary of my time, Beliving that it will give you a better in sight to the Situation of a blackman in England. I hope you will be abel to understand it. Beliving yourself & Mrs Jones is in the best of health, & had a good harvest. Wishing you & Mrs every thing of the very Best Greatfully thanking you for the many fold unselfish kindnesses I beg to remain your Humbel & Faithfull servent A.M. Fernando
Saturday October 26 1929 Barking Brodway [poss Broadway, in Barking, near East Ham] Go to your country Bk Bastard East Ham wash your face Upton Park wash your face dirty Sod Laytonstone [Leytonstone] Don’t buy of him I will buy of a whiteman Stratford. Boycot Whiteman on [line?] Whitechapel waist too Late
Monday 5-11-29 Burdet Rd Not 1 Penny. Wells St Sevear Boycot. A white man came by me & Sold things 1/2 dearear. he did a good Trade. Wentworth St I was [unclear] But hardly any Trade. Filth is adoration Lice in prostuition White mans adolation no matter where you sit or look lise [lice] crawlel [crawl] on you& the smell of flirth every where.
Tuesday 6-11-20 Sexten St Market. Tottenham Court Rd. Police husteled me but not others. (White) High St Camden Town Police husteled me& then told me I cannot stop in that market,& I am not allowed. Salvation Lodge A white man is in the habit of pissing his bed I have recquested to have my bed changed for it run under my bed and has soaked my cloths & my mattress is exchanged for his but no heed has been taken from every [the rest is unclear]
Wednesday 7-11-29 Rain. [unclear] at Wentworth St usual boycot. Salvation army Specal meeting. International Collage cadet. Coon not singing. I was the only Black man & they spoke Blacks wer as Savages & Inferior things Filth in adoration Lice in profueson White man’s [Grandiosen?] the Christian adolation
Thursday 8-11-29 Burdet Rd a new police man watchd me, hiden & came to me and told me I was not allowed to work in the market. Wentworth St Jew’s women said [unclear] to go to his own country & Baught off another White man
Friday 9-11-29 Caning Town market [Canning Town] very [Strange?] the P.C consulted a Serjent & Left me alone. as I was buying my stock. this& Jews said these aliens aught to be deported for they come here to do the white man [unclear] of a living
Saturday 10 11-29 [Lucerns?] Cresent, Hampsted. Very [Dragey?]. Much Insolent of the usual from half Bread Jews & Irish. & Set children for to bully me. 2 Women offered one penny each at different time, and I notice that an P.C. came out of a shop, or from behind a stall. I have been wondering. the above to move refered move. And Women & men in a pub where I went to get a drink of Beer I was told to get to hell out of England. that England go to keep us & Civalised (took me for an Indian and they wer mostly Indian Soldiers. & also a Tram conducter of the No 5 Tram.
Sunday 11-11-29 Seven dial Market Rain. No Stalls of the Jews. No trade. Mile End Waist. Italian chesnut seller’s. There he is the Black Bastard dowing a white man. Jews at MiddSex st the dog aught to be well wased [washed?]. Come here to do us out of a living. I spoke to the Bed Booking Clerk, to change my bed as it is swamped with [unclear] sleepers’ piss runing under my bed, and wetting my bed clothe’s & my cloths under the bed. he said he would do but paid no further notice for the 5th time since June he again dun me on the weekley ticket (5d). Last 8d.
Monday 12-11-29 Hasel St. Watney St. Wentworth St. Mile End Waist. Light Rain no sale. Jew’s & Gentil’s united against me. These arab’s aught to be killed. I would only there are so many Black Bastard aught to be washed. 274 Bed Piss for the last 3 nights it run’s under my bed 264. & collects at the head of the Bed 265. in a pool, the floor is Soaked,& Remains, no 251 Bed Piss collect at the hed of my bed. The smell of the Room is like exhumed grave yard with the addition of a piss [unclear] Pool no amount of reporting does any good.
Tuesday 13-11-29 Wells market. The fish stall, here he is. The Black Bastard, aught to be sent away to his country. we got to keep them. Women to crying children not off him. The Jews in petticot [Petticoat] Lane a shopkeeper (Forigner) you black Beast. you are the dirt (pointing to the ground. Your type should be killed. had no sleep. from drunken noise & the smell of an exhumed grave yard& decomposed urinel smell. As I am a Black man I could not get Lodging even in common
Wednesday 14-11-29 Stratford Angel lane & about. Sevear boycot Black Beast by women these forigners come to our country & rob us of our bread. Man go to your Country you Black Bastard you Indians should be extermanated. & the Jews you [unclear] [unclear] Arab. I will kill you. Wound’t serve me in Fried Fish shop. Salvation Bed Room in drunken comotion smells like exhumed grave yard & a fermented piss hole. no rest.
Sunday 27-10-29 Middsex St Jews & P.C. Hosteil Lambeth Walk [sth of Waterloo] much Shiriking V. Bad Mild End Waist mootchers Women & men Insolent. [Threat] Go to your country you Bck Bstd We got to keep you & Such Salvation Army Pointedley (many time) not [necasry/necessary?] to be at the meeting, & also how benevolent. Th S Army I spoke to every one of the officers & men about my piss soaked bed the[y] promised but left it as it was. I cannot help thinking the[y] are hunting me [unclear].
Thursday 15-11-29 Chatsworth Rd [prob in Hackney] Stall Butcher & girl almost asulted me the [unclear] of women & men Hostiel but the boy’s & girl’s against me they pelted soft [mitels?] at me. all because I am a black man. I stood at the corners of the street near the Butcher’s stall. This was braught about by a Jew stall Toy stall on the street [unclear] of the same [unclear] a Jews Wentworth st go to your country Bk B. Go to India and Coat Rica [Costa Rica] You come here to do us etc.
Friday 16-11-29 Plaistoe [Plaistow] market & Etc. as all over England, Indians are much hatted. and are the only allien especally by the Jews The P.Cs Hunt all Blacks as mad dogs & twice so the Indians on sight a black man is gearead [jeered?]& a every form of Niggardly nature adopted. he must not realeat [retaliate]. all most every man has been Soljering in India.
Saturday 16-11-29 all day Rain. Stood in a Sheltered way with a view to Trade. But the moocher’s arrived in number’s. I closed up for they wer making rain a good Ecuse to beg of the passers, wearing Servis Badges. The moocher’s arrived arrived latter at the Salvation army Dining hall, drunk & flushed with money Fighting& cowerling amongest them selves. Much the same in the Large Bed room No sleep or rest for me. The Jew’s are good marked by the moocher’s of the E.C. & goes well.
17-11-1929 Chalton St. St Pancras much competion all round me. The sold out early P.C. keeping a Keen watch on me. (Very Poor for me) Wentworth Rd no good Mile End waist did a littel but did not take expences. I was repetedly subjected to much Insolent & boycot started as usual by the Jew’s stall holders. at the arm Salvation Army quarters I was signeld [singeled] out for by former Soldjes. abused for being an Indians, or an africans.
Monday 18.11.29 about 5am I awok to find white man (young) tuging at my coat which was over my head. I asked him what is it. he answered f--- you Bastard.& when I jumped out of Bed& told him he should not go about calling me such names. he denied. & another white man as usual took his part. (had I not awoke he would have stolen my coat. as it was. I found my hat under my bed, not between the mattres, where I placed. & one day I lost my Belt. Fog. Wentworth Rd & about E.C. no good.