1890 - 1894 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF FIVE [5] FARMER'S ALMANACS WITH MANUSCRIPT PERSONAL DIARY NOTES, PROFESSIONAL ENTRIES AND FINANCIALS OF ONE SWEDISH APOTHECARY'S IMMIGRATION TO JAMESTOWN NEW YORK USA

By: JOHANN [JOHN] G. WINNBERG

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On offer is a super, original archive of five [5] 1890 through 1894 Farmer's Almanacs with handwritten entries by Swedish immigrant Johann (John) G. Winnberg of Jamestown, New York. The Winnbergs left Sweden in 1890 and settled in Jamestown in 1891. These books are used in brief almost point form diary entries likely of a professional nature in the Almanac portion but the free end papers have more detailed paragraph style entries and appear to contain records of their journey and impressions of their new home in 1890 and 1891 and then the later books have notes and clippings and addresses we believe. They are written in Swedish, for the most part, but you can see the beginnings of a transition to English. John Winnberg owned an apothecary in Jamestown. The almanacs were published by P. A. Norstedt & Söner in Stockholm and Göteborgs. Researchers and historians of the Swedish immigration to America will recognize the uniqueness of this archive. DESCRIPTION: 1890 Hardcover. Dark orange paper over boards with cloth over spine. Old string for hanging. Label and date on front. Decoration to title page. Blank sheets interspersed throughout - with several notations. Almanac pages illustrated by symbols and small drawings. Additional tables and information. Size: 4 x 43/4". Condition: Covers show some wear and light stains. Paper is chipped along the edges. Pages darkened with age. Calendar glued in at rear. Good condition. 1891 Hardcover. Patterned glossy black paper over thin boards. Date stamped in gold on front. String for hanging. Almanac pages illustrated by symbols and small drawings. Additional tables and information. Blank sheets interspersed throughout - with handwritten notes. Size: 4 x 41/2". Condition: Paper missing over spine. Paper on covers is scuffed and worn along the edges. Inside: pages are darkened with age. Good+ condition. 1892 Gray paper over thin boards. Red cloth over spine. Orange end papers. Almanac pages illustrated with small symbols. Additional tables and information. Blank pages interspersed with almanac pages. Handwritten notes. Size: 4 x 43/4". Condition: Color has bled from cloth onto the paper cover. A few other stains. Inside pages darkened with age. Good condition. 1893 Mottled paper over thin boards. Cloth over spine. Label with date of 1893. Ribbon for hanging. Glossy yellow end papers. Owner's stamp. Almanac pages illustrated with small symbols. Additional tables and information. Blank pages interspersed throughout. Handwritten notes. Size: 4 x 47/8". Condition: Cracking to front board. Paper on covers is a bit faded and stained. Splits to paper in spine area. Chipping to edges of boards. Inside pages darkened with age. Good condition. 1894 Light green paper over boards. Blue paper over spine. Label on front with date. Almanac pages illustrated with small symbols and drawings. Lined pages interspersed throughout - with handwritten notes. Several clippings glued or left inside. Size: 4 x 5". Condition: Wear to edges and chipping in spine area. Inside pages darkened with age. Good condition. Clippings including a report of a muskellunge caught at Dewittville that was 4 1/2 feet long and weighed 42 1/2 pounds! Casual research finds that J. G. Winnberg died in 1899, one month before his 56th birthday. We also note that Jamestown has the largest percentage of people of Swedish descent of any city in the U. S. Overall G+.

Title: 1890 - 1894 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF FIVE [5] FARMER'S ALMANACS WITH MANUSCRIPT PERSONAL DIARY NOTES, PROFESSIONAL ENTRIES AND FINANCIALS OF ONE SWEDISH APOTHECARY'S IMMIGRATION TO JAMESTOWN NEW YORK USA

Author Name: JOHANN [JOHN] G. WINNBERG

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: JAMESTOWN NEW YORK NY, 1890

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall

Seller ID: 0001645

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