1856 - 1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MEDICAL STUDENT AND SOON TO BE PROMINENT CITIZEN OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

By: CALVIN C. HALSEY

Price: $2,285.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original, well filled manuscript notebook handwritten as noted by the paper label: "Journal, CALVIN C. HALSEY July 1856." His journal of July 31, 1856-March 1859. This is a very interesting personal journal of this fascinating man's observations and doings in ante bellum Pennsylvania at a critical and formative time in the man's life. Handwritten by Dr. Halsey who served in many significant positions in Susquehanna County before and after becoming a physician including a principal at the Susquehanna Academy, a clerk in the bank before he received his degree in medicine in 1858. In 1853 located to Nicholson, PA until 1859. He was later the Susquehanna examining surgeon for the county; jail physician and coroner for Susquehanna County. He was a known abolitionist, Free Soiler and a Republican. On the invasion of PA by Lee he went to Harrisburg in 1862 and raised Company D 35th Regiment of PA Militia. Halsey was Captain. US service July 2, 1863 and mustered out Aug 7 of 1863. The ante bellum journal intimately details everyday events beginning with a trip on passenger train to Williamstown and description of some fellow travelers some "drinking Germans" to the common mundanities of life"…talked to Little Harding about purchase of lot for an office 16x24 they ask the moderate price of $80.00!" Ends July 1859, he is deciding to board/live at certain place and saying he wrote annual communication to his Mother since it was his 36th birthday. The marbleized paper over board covers are about 6 by 7 ½" in size. Canvas tape at spine and on endpapers front back-probably an old repair long ago repair as the corners are leather which is now almost gone. All edges expose board-the hinge and covers feel secure, the tape evidently serves its purpose well. Overall G.

Title: 1856 - 1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MEDICAL STUDENT AND SOON TO BE PROMINENT CITIZEN OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

Author Name: CALVIN C. HALSEY

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

Publisher: NICHOLSON PENNSYLVANIA SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, 1856

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002121

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