1855 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LEDGER OF A NEW YORK CITY BUSINESSMAN AND ATTENDEE TO THE FUNERAL OF LEADING BOWERY BOY WILLIAM (BILL THE BUTCHER) POOLE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,285.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1855 handwritten manuscript diary and journal of commerce, real estate and industry in pre Civil War New York City. While the author is unidentified there are many clues in the references to properties he owned, sold and to whom and what prices and the manner of commerce and trade he was involved in. Entries are sporadic but they give a historical picture of New York economy given that this merchant was quite prosperous given the size of his transactions and his own evaluations on his trade of the day. Our writer was also sufficiently prominent to attend the funeral of boxer and major gang member of the notorious Bowery Boys made famous in the film 'Gangs of New York' who played by Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are some snippets: "I have been to Church…this afternoon the great show was the funeral of Poole. Broadway was crowded from Grace Church to Battery. I never saw so many on Broadway before."[He is referring to the William Poole a known gangster called 'Bill the Butcher'.] "The authorities are on the alert to catch [Lew] Baker, the murderer of Poole….a part say he has set sail for Palmas." Overall VG.

Title: 1855 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LEDGER OF A NEW YORK CITY BUSINESSMAN AND ATTENDEE TO THE FUNERAL OF LEADING BOWERY BOY WILLIAM (BILL THE BUTCHER) POOLE

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

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

Publisher: New York NY USA, 1855

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 000968

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