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1 JAMES TORF WHITON [sometimes Whitin] 1860 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PIOUS, INTELLIGENT MASSACHUSETTS MAN FROM A PROMINENT MID-STATE FAMILY
WHITINSVILLE WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA 1860 Good Manuscript 
On offer is an interesting original 1860 manuscript artefact of pre Civil War Americana being the handwritten diary of James Torf Whiton [sometimes Whitin] from Whitinsville, Massachusetts. In a fine hand James, who is not identified in the book but through other related ephemera, writes of his daily life and doings. Never missing a daily entry he writes of going to Worcester and Boston, mentions the Lawrence calamity at Pemberton Mills Massachusetts, visitors including Israel and Marianna Saunders, C.P. Whiton, Elsaphon Tafts, an evening exhibition of Uncle Tom's Cabin: 'it was rather a hoot but was sorry for going'; a sermon where the preacher presented 'The Seaman's Cause' and much, much more. Overall VG. 
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