1820s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEDGER BOOK FILLED WITH RELIGIOUS, PERSONAL, FINANCIAL AND GENEALOGICAL ENTRIES IN A MASSIVE FOLIO

By: JOHN STANWOOD PULSIFER

Price: $2,355.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, massive ledger book dated Catskills New York 1820 that contained the original, handwritten writings of John S[tanwood] Pulsifer. John was a noted Quaker brother and his writings include early religious writings relative to his studies then later financial transactions, notes etc., plus letter copies of personal letters and many other writings and the odd scribble by some youngster. The beginning of the book is written on Duncan's Logic then daily logs of sermons and discussions among the Presbyterian Church, Records of funds, travels, philosophies, correspondence between several parties as the book seems to have traveled. Some entries are from Massachusetts and some include signatures and/or names of priests, preachers or other clergy. While we do find any ownership signature of Pulsifer he has signed his name at the end of his copy letters. The folio book proper is rusting with age and the spine cap is detached on one side the contents are better than good. Overall G. BIO NOTES: One online source provides: John Stanwood Pulsifer, the eldest of nine children, born September 18, 1798, in Ipswich, who died September 6, 1866, in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. John entered Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1817 but remained there only a year. He studied theology and was licensed as a Presbyterian missionary in 1823, then spent the next two years traveling around Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, and Greene Counties in New York. He spent 1825 to 1832 in Massachusetts, visiting towns near Ipswich and unsuccessfully seeking a pulpit. In 1833, he moved to Morris County, New Jersey, where he taught school in several places, including Dover, German Valley, and Parsippany. In 1837, John moved to Pennsylvania, teaching in Easton and Upper Mount Bethel, then finally settling in Orwigsburg, where he taught school, worked as a surveyor, occasionally preached, and was superintendent of a Sunday school. J. S. Pulsifer was elected a corresponding member of NEHGS in 1859.

Title: 1820s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEDGER BOOK FILLED WITH RELIGIOUS, PERSONAL, FINANCIAL AND GENEALOGICAL ENTRIES IN A MASSIVE FOLIO

Author Name: JOHN STANWOOD PULSIFER

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

Publisher: CATSKILLS NEW YORK, ORWIGSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, 1820

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall

Seller ID: 0002033

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