Author:CHARLES M. DAWSON

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1890 ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN SKETCHBOOK BY A RENOWNED WOOL MERCHANT AND ACCOMPLISHED LANDSCAPE ARTIST OF YORKSHIRE AND CENTRAL ENGLAND

By: CHARLES M. DAWSON

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: SMITH HOUSE LIGHTCLIFFE, HALIFASC, HALIFAX, 1890

Seller ID: 0002193

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original late Victorian Era 1890 - 1891 sketchbook with drawings and sketches by the amateur, but quite accomplished renowned wool merchant Charles M Dawson who has dated the book 1890 'Smith House Lightcliffe Halifasc [Halifax]Yorks'. Drawings include: The Old Port at Scarboro; Ilkley; Richmond; Tingley; Smith House; Walterclough; Grasmere Church; Bowness Church and many more. Approximately 35 pencil drawings in all. The 7.25 x 5.25 inch oblong sketchbook proper is quite weak in the binding and the spine cap is deteriorating but still all held together and overall G. View more info

1877 - 1878 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE 19 YEAR OLD SON OF AN ENGLISH WOOL MERCHANT TRAVELLING IN THE GUISE OF A GENTLEMAN ON A GRAND TOUR WHO IS IN FACT A SPY

By: CHARLES M. DAWSON

Price: $8,255.99

Publisher: AMERICA CHINA SHANGHAI, 1877

Seller ID: 0002187

Condition: Good+


On offer are a fascinating, pair [2] of original 1877 - 1878 manuscript USA/China travel diaries handwritten by Charles M. Dawson, the young 19 year old son and scion of an established, successful English wool manufacturing concern. The books are fascinating as a substantive and significant historical record on numerous levels considering that while traveling as a young bon vivant, an English gentleman on a fantastic sight seeing tour, we soon learn what will be of particular interest to historians and researchers that the underlying reason for the young man's trip was industrial espionage! To... View more info

1876 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ENGLISH WOOL MERCHANT'S 18 YEAR OLD SON WHO GAINS KNOWLEDGE, CONFIDENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN CANADA AND THE USA BEFORE HE TACKLES CHINA

By: CHARLES M. DAWSON

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: SS ADRIATIC AMERICA CANADA, 1876

Seller ID: 0002186

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original May to September 1876 manuscript diary handwritten by Charles M. Dawson the son of British wool manufacturer Mark Dawson. Only 18 years old, the tour to the US and Canada was undertaken to build up the confidence and experience of the scion of a successful enterprise. [We note this trip was a prelude to a much longer undertaking in 1877 - 1878 when he visited China to sight-see, conduct business but mostly to assess the market on behalf of his father's firm Mark Dawson & Sons of Bradford, England, worsted spinners, est. 1848. We list these diaries separately Selle... View more info