EDWARD W. WELLS
Title: 1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WEALTHY FAMILY SCION OF HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Book Condition: Good
Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
Publisher: HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT  1859
Seller ID: 0002573
On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript diary handwritten in 1859 by wealthy New Englander Edward W. Wells of Hartford, Connecticut. Historians and researchers of the time and place will revel in the 91 pages of writings regarding local news, his observations, his family, purchases, servants, illnesses, births, deaths, weather and more! We note George F. Wright 'Portrait Painter' he of Abraham Lincoln portrait fame, took tea with him multiple times and was a regular visitor, hearing Rev Dr. Bethune speak, lectures at the Institute and much much more. Monday, January 31st A very fine day. In the morning I had my skates prepared for skating. Nephew, James Wells came down from Windsor Locks to spend a few days with me. In the afternoon I took my skates and going onto the ice at the foot of Grove Street I put on my skates and skated down as far as the Colts Freight Depot. Finding the wind trying to my eyes, I stayed but a short time. There were a great many persons on the ice. Several boys were pushing girls upon sleds. There were some ladies skating. My nephew skated down to Wetherfield Cove near the Prison and back. Wednesday, February 16th The paper contained an account of the arrest of Dr. Louis P. Brockett formerly of the firm of Brockett & Hutchinson, of this city, for forgery to a large amount. Monday, March 14th In the morning, manservant John refused to do some work which he was told to do and I gave him notice to leave. The 6 x 3.5 inch softcover book is overall G+.
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