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Book Condition: Good
On offer is an intriguing manuscript relic of the immediate post Civil War and Reconstruction eras being a handwritten diary dated New York, July 26 1865, sporadically until April 1866, some financials at the back, by an unidentified cotton buyer. The diary follows our buyer from social events in New York to a trip to Thomasville and Albany Georgia. The diary is perhaps one-third filled but researchers and historians of the era beside reading interesting background to the cotton business they will also find some interesting narrative from this man who discovers his partner is up to no good: the cotton purchased is reweighed and does not match the records: "I caught Mr. Brooks in rather a dark transaction. Talked plain to him." Other relevant business matters are also detailed: an expense breakdown for this trip, a buyout list for purchasing the cotton, a loan payment list, what looks to be a donation list, and finally, an abbreviation table (the cotton sellers are represented through the diary by initials, this chart tells you the name that corresponds to the initials), going to the Highlands, races ++. Many names are mention if full and in part including: Rob John, Mrs. Pease, Mr. Thorn, Passamore's Cotton, Mr. Brooks, Col. Barnard, Mr. Lester +++. Overall G.
Title: 1865 ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION ERA DIARY DETAILING A NEW YORK MAN'S TRIP TO GEORGIA TO BUY COTTON AND FINDS DOUBLE-DEALING PARTNERS
Publisher: NEW YORK NY THOMASVILLE ALBANY GEORGIA GA, 1865
Book Condition: Good
Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001539
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