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1 to ARCHDEACON SIDNEY RICHARD SMITH, MABEL KATHERINE SMITH 1900s - 1947 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT LETTERS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOS AND EPHEMERA RELATING TO A RENOWNED REVEREND, LATER ARCHDEACON AND MISSIONARY BRINGING CHRISTIAN OUTREACH TO ONE OF THE EARTH'S MOST DIFFICULT REGIONS
WESTERN EQUATORIAL AFRICA NIGER 1910 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a super archive of original, manuscript autographed letters, hand drawn illustrations, photographs and ephemera dated early 1900s through 1947 related to the Niger Mission in Western Equatorial Africa of the Church Missionary Society and specifically the celebrated Archdeacon Sidney Richard Smith (1873-1946) and his wife Mabel who were Christian missionaries in one of the most difficult missions on earth. Here is the breakdown: a) Three manuscript diary leaves in Archdeacon S.R. Smith's hand, six pages, undated; b) 20 manuscript letters in Mabel K. Smith's hand, 123 pages, dated March 1911 to April 1922; c) Two pages, ALS from Alfred Smith to Mabel and Sidney Smith. C.M.S. Oshagbo 16th Aug. 1918; d) 17 manuscript letters to "Dr. Smith" from various, between May 1939 to June 1943, 22 pages; e) Typed ALS to Mrs Smith in sympathy on the death of Archdeacon S.R. Smith. 24th Jan. 1947; f) Two hand-drawn sketches of bedroom & dining room plans for the mission by Mrs Smith; g) Manuscript note 'sent in box mar. 20th 1912' 'Mabel K. Ridout' - list of nine items; h) News cutting announcement of marriage of Rev. Sidney R. Smith of Onitsha, southern Nigeria, Chaplain to the Bishop of Western Equatorial Africa & Secretary of the Church missionary society Niger mission and Mabel Katherine, youngest daughter of the late Rev. George Ridout, Rector of Sandhurst, Kent; i) News cutting - funeral of rev. S.R. Smith; j) Three typed leaves, from the Congregation of Christ Church, Mother Church of the Niger - congratulating S.R. Smith on his appointment of Archdeacon; k) Packet of nine colour negatives of missionary village scenes. BIO NOTES: FROM ONE ONLINE SOURCE: Sidney Richard Smith (1873-1946) CMS Register of Missionaries List I 1440; Western Equatorial Africa mission 1877-1925 (Onitsha 1897-1900, Iyi Enu 1902, Oka 1903-04, Onitsha 1905-25); married 1911 Mabel Katherine Ridout who died 1950; Mabel's sisters: Sophie, Emily, Edith, Evelyn; brothers: Arthur, Charlie, Leonard. Source: Information supplied by CMS Archivist. Overall G+. 
Price: 4255.99 USD
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2 KATHERINE H. KENDRICK, Secretary 1912 - 1920 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SCRAPBOOK OF PRINTED, TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN PAGES, DETAILING THE BEGINNINGS OF A SCHOOL ORCHESTRA COMPOSED OF MEMBERS FROM A MAINE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN OF TROUBLED FAMILIES
GOOD WILL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HINCKLEY, MAINE, ME 1920 Good Manuscript 
On offer is an magnificent and comprehensive scrapbook, documenting in impressive detail the beginnings of the Good Will Orchestra, a music ensemble made up of students from the Good Will Grammar School, a school in Hinckley, Somerset County, Maine, dedicated to providing assistance to students of indigent and troubled families. The book covers the time period of roughly 1912-1920. The book is a hodgepodge of various different forms: dozens of pages of what appears to be an official printed copy of the history of the orchestra, titled the ‘Good Will Record’; handwritten secretary notes of the Orchestra’s rehearsals including notes on where and when the orchestra met, what pieces were rehearsed, and who was present at the rehearsal; attendance sheets for the students in the orchestra; typed and handwritten letters relating to the orchestra and a trip taken to Boston; typed pages of recitals given over the course of a few years; and many photographs of individual students and group photos of the whole orchestra together, almost all of which contain notes on when the photograph was taken and who is in it. There is a tremendous amount of information contained within. Not just for the students who took part, but for a well preserved time capsule of the type of music and performance in the early part of the 20th century. One particularly fascinating 23-page section seems to give the entirety of the songs (and composers), waltzes, operas, overtures, phonograph records, ‘sacred music’, and more amounting to 150+ different compositions. The book itself is in good condition. The front and back cover show some discoloration and wear and the half leather binding is somewhat frayed. None of the pages inside the book are bound, so the covers serve as protection and not structure. Most of the pages inside are in good to very good condition. There are some pages that show some damage from being folded, but they are few and far between. The handwriting is easily legible and readable throughout, in slightly faded black ink. OVERALL: G. Text: “Sept. 22, 1919. The fourth rehearsal of the Good Will Orchestra was head at Moody Hall, directly after school closed. Altho the attendance was small, there was a good spirit, and we all felt that something had been accomplished. We started in earnest to learn the amarch ‘Imperial Swords,’ and repeated faithfully the difficult parts, so that we played it acceptably at chapel the next morning. The two selections, ‘Chansonette,’ and ‘Cavalry March’ were reviewed carefully and improvement was shown. Several pieces were reviewed, ‘An Old-Time Dance,’ ‘German Song,’ ‘Gavotte,’ in the little brown books. The orchestra decided that whoever is tardy at a rehearsal is fined two cents, whoever is absent is fined five cents. Katherine H. Kendrick. Rec. Sec.” (Background: Good Will-Hinckley is a charitable organization in Fairfield, Maine. Organized in 1889 by George W. Hinckley, the membership-driven organization is dedicated to providing assistance to indigent and troubled families. It has a campus of more than 1,800 acres (730 ha) in Fairfield, on which it operates the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, a boarding and day school focused on agricultural and outdoor education, and the Glenn Stratton Learning Center, a day treatment school focused on children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. It is also home to the L. C. Bates Museum, one of the oldest natural history museums in Maine.) 
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3 KATHERINE DAVIS 1922 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY RELATING THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY AND DIFFICULT LIFE OF ILLNESS AND HER COURAGE TO FACE IT
HAVERHILL BREWSTER SEA PINES MASSACHUSETTS MA 1922 Good Manuscript 
On offer is the remarkable handwritten journal/diary of Katherine Davis of Haverhill Massachusetts [23 years old at the commencement of writing]. Entries begin June 1, 1922 and continue through the 1930s over the fully written 152 pages. This 8.5 x 6 inch book is a rare combination of Katherine's spiritual journey as she strives to be an enlightened Christian and the trials of medical problems that dog her; spina bifida [which involved 9 months of operations], a mastoidectomy and serious problems with her eyes. That said she is also a young woman with many friends and this too is laid bare. Throughout the journal it is clear that Ms. Davis is a character of remarkable strength who views her medical trials as God's method of preparing her for whatever role He has for her. But Katherine is still a young woman with all the wants and desires of any young woman and as a casual reading provides she has a busy good life with family and friends. The family appears to be wealthy commuting between Haverhill and a home in Brewster Massachusetts on Cape Cod called Sea Pines. The journal is littered with ephemera; letters, notes between school girl friends, photos and some news clippings. This is truly a deep look into the life, heart and soul of a very intriguing young woman. The front cover is detached but present, the spine cap missing but interiors are in very good shape. Overall G. 
Price: 1185.99 USD
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4 KATHERINE ???? 1962 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY RETELLING ONE WEALTHY VERMONT WOMAN'S HORROR OF A MARRIAGE, TERROR OF HER BODY'S DEGRADATION TO VENEREAL DISEASE, HER OPEN DESIRE TO MURDER HER HUSBAND AND THE REGULAR VISITATIONS SHE GETS FROM UFOs AND ALIENS
near Brattleboro Vermont VT 1962 Good+ 
On offer is a sensational original 1962 manuscript diary handwritten by a wealthy 28 year old Vermont woman named Katherine. Uniquely this diary is an extremely intimate look into a bitter, ill woman who details the horrific life she faces and the numerous challenges: a cheating husband, a disease ridden body, mental anguish requiring institutionalization, a duplicitous doctor, an undisclosed disease which may be syphilis, UFO and alien sightings and visitations and much, much more. Her illness causes painful boils and abscesses, many under her breasts, that have to be lanced or erupt on their own, leaving scars that leave her body disfigured and mutilated. Researchers and collectors of manuscripts specific to women's issues and gender studies will be hard pressed to find a more raw statement of one woman's life than this diary. The author states her husband Paul is 30 years old at one point and that she is unable to have sex with him due to the horrific damage her disease has done to her: She is cared for by 2 servants, one to cook, one to clean and act as companion at times, she has friends and at one point finally decides to divorce Paul and then is courted by Michael, an accountant, who she wonders how he can love and want to marry a woman in what can only be a sexless marriage. She is sure he is to go running from her if he ever saw her naked body. Katherine is a bitter woman, many times calling the woman she 'knows' Paul is having an affair with 'the ugly bitch', one of her medical men is 'Dr. Asshole' and when it comes to Paul she basically ends up saying 'who cares' to enquiries from her mother and girlfriends. She wished he was dead and also at times that she was dead. She was a former homecoming queen and when another woman consoles her she is aghast that an ugly woman should pity her, the beauty. She is cruel in her bitterness wondering how a woman that should require a bag over her head to have sex should look upon her with pity. She laments how sad it was her husband didn't know his beautiful bride would turn out to be Frankenstein's monster. She does have friends she sees a lot, has dinner with, she shops a lot, and is always getting her hair done. She talks about killing herself and killing her husband and his girlfriend. She uses a fair bit of profanity, and believes in UFO's, and actually believes she sees them in her bedroom sometimes at night. She can't have sex, so she and her husband sleep in separate bedrooms except for the odd time. In the end they divorce and she finds a new man she can't believe who loves her. This truly is an exceptional narrative. The diary itself is in excellent condition, the handwriting is very readable, and written in ink. She writes for the whole year of 1962 but doesn't write for every day of the year, some months she skips days, but usually writes a lot when she does write. Overall about half the diary is full. 
Price: 2085.99 USD
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