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Image for 1890 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A 3 WEEK CRUISE ON A 'MONKEY BOAT' THROUGH SOUTHERN ENGLAND'S SADLY DECLINING INLAND WATERWAYS AND CANAL SYSTEM AS RAILROADS BEGIN TO OVERTAKE BOATING

1890 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A 3 WEEK CRUISE ON A 'MONKEY BOAT' THROUGH SOUTHERN ENGLAND'S SADLY DECLINING INLAND WATERWAYS AND CANAL SYSTEM AS RAILROADS BEGIN TO OVERTAKE BOATING

By: "RUTLAND BLEIGN" (?)

Price: $4,585.99

Publisher: SOUTHERN ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1890

Seller ID: 0002315


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of travel through England on its inland waterways and canals as handwritten by the intrepid author "Rutland Bleign" [but really unidentified as it seems a pseudonym] who is travelling with his friend and illustrator, the brace working to publish the as titled book: "In Tow: The Chronicle of a Cruise in a Monkey Boat." Written from August 6th through the 28th in 1890 [he leaves off the year but some sleuthing ... View more info

Image for 1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

By: 'S.B.' [?] and CLEMENTINE

Price: $6,455.99

Publisher: France, 1830

Seller ID: 0002262


On offer is a superb, original pair [2] of 1830s manuscript journals of multi discipline subjects including; cosmography, mythology, navigation and exploration of the New World, ancient lore, history of powerful monarchies, an extensive history of France from ancient times to the Napoleon Bonaparte era etc all undoubtedly of an advanced level of study hand written by an unidentified student save, we believe, for the initials 'S.B.' in early 19th Century France. The treas... View more info

1891 - 1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A RELATED 'GUEST' OF THE CAPTAIN IN THE ENVIABLE POSITION OF SHIP'S PURSER ON A 3 MASTED SCHOONER FROM NEW YORK TO HONG KONG AND BACK

By: 'UNCLE' FRED HARTFORD

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE STERLING, 1891

Seller ID: 0002219


On offer is a superb, though flawed, original manuscript 1891 - 1892 travel diary detailing day to day life workings and aboard a 3 masted schooner sailing to the 'far side of the world' from New York City to Hong Kong and back. Inscribed, in a later hand: 'Uncle Fred Hartford's Diary on Board The Sterling Capt. Geo. Goodwin 1891 - 1892 Voyage from New York to Hong Kong by Sailing Ship 196 days'. 'The Sterling' commanded by Captain George Goodwin and this extended trip t... View more info

Image for 1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

By: 30 CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

Price: $855.99

Publisher: MADISON ALABAMA, 1869

Seller ID: 0002551


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript relic reflective of Southern Reconstruction Era woes and gripes between citizens and Government, this being an 1869 Madison, Alabama handwritten document; a Reconstruction Era petition and as stated a protest by the Citizens of Madison against a proposed sale by the Mayor and Aldermen of the street between the store house of the Wise Mercantile Co. and that of Mr. L. Hardage, running from Front St. to Martin St. with 30 aut... View more info

Image for 1826 - 1827 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN WHO SHUTTLES BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HER CHAMBER AT THE CONVENT AND HER FAMILY HOME

1826 - 1827 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN WHO SHUTTLES BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HER CHAMBER AT THE CONVENT AND HER FAMILY HOME

By: ??? DEFOREST

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: STRATFORD CONNECTICUT, 1826

Seller ID: 0002235


On offer is a fascinating, original early 19th Century 38 page manuscript diary handwritten by a 21 year old female member of the Deforest family, we believe, and living in and around Stratford Connecticut. Dated January 1826 through February 1827 we surmise she is a novice or novitiate [she is allowed home] in a not too faraway convent with frequent mentions Sister Maria, Sister Betsey, etc., and that she sits in her 'chamber' window' etc. That said she still has a life... View more info

1861 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MID 19TH CENTURY GERMAN MILITARY ARTILLERY AND GUNNERY SKILL AND TECHNIQUE

By: A. GULHNER

Price: $3,085.99

Publisher: ULM GERMANY, 1861

Seller ID: 0001517


On offer is a superb relic of mid-19th Century militaria and German artillery and gunnery skills and technique being a manuscript book titled 'Portie-Tafeln nebst Ertäuterungen für sämmtliche Geschütze der Bundesfestung Ulm'. The 85 page handwritten book is a technically detailed manual with many tables, charts, graphs with explanations of the guns at the Federal fortress at Ulm in a beautiful calligraphic hand in German. Dated 1861 and with the name of 'A Gulhner' i... View more info

Image for 1843 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A GOLD AND SILVER DEALER FROM RHODE ISLAND TRYING TO MAKE SALES IN MOBILE TO NO AVAIL

1843 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A GOLD AND SILVER DEALER FROM RHODE ISLAND TRYING TO MAKE SALES IN MOBILE TO NO AVAIL

By: A.C. MATHEWSON

Price: $585.99

Publisher: MOBILE ALABAMA AL, 1843

Seller ID: 0002312


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript relic of North-South trade being an 1843 handwritten letter dated Mobile Alabama as field representative A.C. Mathewson writes his head office of jewellers Mathewson Allen and Co. of Rhode Island. Addresses to the company his correspondent was likely his relation Nathan Fuller Mathewson, [born: 7 Sep 1814, Warren RI, Marriage: Susan Green Wightman about 1840 in Providence RI, Died: 27 May 1901, Jeweler and partner from circ... View more info

1862 ORIGINAL INTRIGUING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL ENGINEER AND SCHOOL TEACHER WHO INSISTS HE IS "INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES"

By: A.K. JACOBS

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: ELMIRA WILLIAMSPORT LUZERNE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, 1862

Seller ID: 0001394


On offer is an original rather enigmatic and very intriguing 1862 manuscript diary handwritten by A. K. Jacobs a 22 year old man [he is 23 years old on December 23rd] who at the beginning of the diary was a teacher at Eckley School and going to White Haven in Luzerne County. Soon he tires of teaching, a Mr. Tarbox takes over, and Mr. Jacobs heads to Philadelphia, then to Harrisburg, Williamsport, Elmira and finally ends up on the shores of Lake Erie where starts an engin... View more info

1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE RARE AND UNUSUAL METEOROLOGICAL EVENT KNOWN AS PARHELIA OR SUN DOGS

By: A.S.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: BROOKLINE MASSACHUSETTS, 1859

Seller ID: 0002065


On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript relic of mid 19th Century meteorological occurrence of note being a handwritten eyewitness account of what the Harvard College Observatory, Annals, Vol. 19 described as a "Parhelia of the usual form, but of remarkable brilliance." The account which includes a pen and ink drawing signed A.S. describes the observation which occurred in Brookline Massachusetts on April 2, 1859. The notes in part: "About one fifth of... View more info

1849 - 1860 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT FINANCIAL DIARY AND INVESTOR'S LEDGER DETAILING THE HISTORY OF TWO SHIPS PLYING THEIR TRADE ON THE ATLANTIC

By: A.W. KENNEDY

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: Plymouth Massachusetts MASS MA, 1849

Seller ID: 0002139


On offer is a super, original 1849 - 1860 financial and investment diary and ship owner's ledger handwritten by A.W. Kennedy one of many share owners and likely the 'Chief Operating Officer' in two stated ships; The "M.R.Ludwig" and the "Brig Darien". The many intimate details of the investors, costs related to ship building, supplies etc., are finely detailed and within the 136 pages a wealth of mid 19th century marine commerce is revealed. There are a f... View more info

1867 ORIGINAL, HISTORIC MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A CHARMING ENGLISHMAN DETAILING HIS VOYAGE FROM PLYMOUTH TO QUEBEC THEN OVERLAND TO 'UPPER CANADA' MERE DAYS AFTER CONFEDERATION

By: A.W. ROW

Price: $3,455.99

Publisher: MONTREAL QUEBEC TORONTO HAMILTON ONTARIO, 1867

Seller ID: 0008019


On offer is a manuscript travel journal of a sea voyage from Plymouth England to Quebec and an overland tour to Toronto and Hamilton made in the month following the Confederation authored by an Englishman identified by his own inscription as A. W. Row. It gives a fabulous opportunity to see Canada through the eyes of an early traveller. He travelled by boat, rail and horse-car, comparing the sights to England and expressing especial liking towards Hamilton, Ontario. On J... View more info

1807 HANDWRITTEN LATIN BOOK OF MATHEMATICS AS STUDIED IN THE COLLEGIO ROMANO UNDER THE FAMED ABBOT CALANDRELLI

By: Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli

Price: $4,985.99

Publisher: Collegio Romano ROME ITALY, 1807

Seller ID: 0001239


On offer is an original handwritten Latin mathematics manuscript detailing the instruction and works of Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli (1749 - 1827) who was a famous Italian astronomer and mathematician. After the Jesuit order was suppressed, after the direction of the Collegio Romano was given over to priests from other orders, young Calandrelli perfected his scientific studies and became the substitute for his maestro, Father François Jacquier. He earned many prestigiou... View more info

1858 CHARMING EARLY PIONEER HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM ILLINOIS

By: ABDIEL & JANE

Price: $359.99

Publisher: Giraed, Illinois, 1858

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV208


Superb early pre Civil War letter in lovely hand by ABDIEL & JANE - ALS, GIRAED, ILLINOIS, 1858, 4 full pages, 4to. Wonderful letter to cousin urging him to come west, buy a farm and be their neighbor. Super snapshot of early life and family warmth. Fine. View more info

1813 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, LETTERS TO THE GOVERNOR, PROTEST OF LAND TRANSFERS AND SCHOOL POLICIES OF EARLY NEW HAMPSHIRE

By: ABEL BROWN

Price: $985.99

Publisher: SOUTH HAMPTON SEABROOK NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1813

Seller ID: 0001180


On offer is a super manuscript relic of early 19th century New Hampshire government and judicial proceedings and some legislative acts and even a protest being the original manuscript daybook of Abel Brown of Southampton, New Hampshire. He identifies himself as a witness to proceeding and recorder of such. There are a number of signatures and initials of other witnesses, signers to Abel's writings etc. Handwritten notes dating from 1813 through 1824 over 24 pages of writ... View more info

Image for 1881 - 1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE SCION OF A LONG ESTABLISHED [1709] NEW JERSEY FAMILY WITH ROOTS TO THE MAYFLOWER

1881 - 1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE SCION OF A LONG ESTABLISHED [1709] NEW JERSEY FAMILY WITH ROOTS TO THE MAYFLOWER

By: ABEL VEIL SHOTWELL

Price: $2,655.99

Publisher: RAHWAY NEW JERSEY, 1898

Seller ID: 0002306


On offer is a super, significant original 1881 - 1885 manuscript diary handwritten by Abel Veil Shotwell the then scion of a many, many generations established in New Jersey family and whose ancestors crossed from England on the second Mayflower, after their original ship the Speedwell was turned back, landing at Plymouth Massachusetts in the later half of the 17th Century but eventually settling on the banks of the Rahway River in New Jersey around 1709. Abel's father w... View more info

Image for 1862 - 1871 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A NEAR EPIC JOURNEY TO FIND WORK FROM MAINE TO MINNESOTA BY STEAMSHIP, STAGECOACH, TRAIN AND HIS OWN TWO FEET

1862 - 1871 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A NEAR EPIC JOURNEY TO FIND WORK FROM MAINE TO MINNESOTA BY STEAMSHIP, STAGECOACH, TRAIN AND HIS OWN TWO FEET

By: ABIJAH W. TALBUT [sometimes TALBOT]

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: COLUMBIA FALLS MAINE ME ST. PAUL ST. ANTHONY FALLS, 1862

Seller ID: 0002263


On offer is a super, original 1862 - 1871 manuscript diary handwritten by Abijah W. Talbut [sometimes Talbot] of Columbia Falls Maine who was a minor inventor and likely cranberry farmer as we note from one online reference: "… it was the rake developed by Abijah Talbot of Columbia Falls, Maine that became the standard for the industry. This rake was similar to those used for harvesting cranberries, but had metal teeth and a flat bottom like a dustpan. With only minor ... View more info

1867 - 1900 ARCHIVE OF FIVE [5] HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES BELONGING TO THE ABRAHAM CALDWELL FAMILY OF IPSWICH MASSACHUSETTS

By: ABRAHAM CALDWELL and FAMILY

Price: $1,295.99

Publisher: IPSWICH MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1867

Seller ID: 000793


On offer are five handwritten manuscript journals all having belonged to the Caldwell family who lived in Massachusetts, [one of the diaries, 1870, has the name Ezra S. Vieyes written in it. A casual reading does not determine where Ezra fits in with the Caldwell family but a more detailed reading will hopefully flesh out the relationship.] Two of the diaries have the name of the family scion being Abraham Caldwell, of Ipswich Massachusetts. Other towns mentioned include... View more info

1857 - 1879 ORIGINAL PAIR OF CRAWFORD COUNTY OHIO LEDGERS DETAILING THE COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY OF PRE CIVIL WAR AND BEYOND CENTRAL OHIO

By: ABRAHAM FROST

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: Ohio, U.S., 1857

Seller ID: 0008045


On offer is an excellent pair of diaries spanning 22 years in the 2nd half of the 19th century in rural Ohio. Full of minute detail of daily life, they offer an outstanding window into life at that time. Measuring 12 inches by 7 1/2 inches, each has 240 pages. They are essentially 100% complete. The covers are in good shape as are the pages. The writing is legible. Also included are some notes and letters which help locate the author. Abraham Frost began his diary in 185... View more info

1886 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF NORTH OXFORD COUNTY ONTARIO FINANCE AND COMMERCE HANDWRITTEN BY THE COUNTY TREASURER

By: ABRAHAM JOHN HILLSDON

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: NORTH OXFORD COUNTY ON EAST NISSOURI WOODSTOCK, 1886

Seller ID: 0002014


On offer is an interesting, original later 19th Century Municipal Record book from North Oxford, Ontario dated 1886-87. Titled: Township of North Oxford, Debenture Accounts, Henderson Creek Drain under By Law No. 176. 1886 & 1887. The treasurer is an Abraham John Hillsdon, and the accounts are written in his hand ~ lists of income received and expenditures for this Henderson Creek Drain project in 1887. There are 29 written pages, starting in 1887, with the last entry in... View more info

1861 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER WRITTEN ON STATIONARY ADDRESSED FROM THE "EXECUTIVE MANSION"

By: ABRAHAM LINCOLN SECRETARY

Price: $545.99

Publisher: Washington DC, 1861

Seller ID: 000720


On offer is a very mysterious, enigmatic, perhaps incomplete as it is an unsigned, letter dated July 12, 1861 from the Executive Mansion. As evidenced on the first page in the hand of an old archivist or perhaps auction house this letter is written "During Lincoln's administration the man writing this was Lincoln's Secretary." This would have been written within months of Lincoln taking the Presidential office and moving into the White House. Lincoln had several ... View more info