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1863 ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND HANDWRITTEN RELIC OF EAST GRANBY CONNECTICUT BY NOTED LOCAL MERCHANT WITH STRONG CONNECTION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL POLITICS

By: JOHN JAY VIETS

Price: $2,895.99

Publisher: EAST GRANBY SIMSBURY LAMINGTON CONNECTICUT CT, 1863

Seller ID: 0001405

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1863 Civil War manuscript diary handwritten by we believe by John Jay Viets of East Granby Connecticut. Not identified by his ownhandthere are a number if clues most assuredly identify as such and local historians and researchers of Hartford County Connecticut should have little problem confirming. There are a number of clues such as the death of his Aunt Abi Fuller Case, the widow of Mamry (or Manny) Case and an online biography provides: "John Jay Viets was born in Simsbury (East Granby) in 1806. He was in business for a number of years in his native town, dealin... View more info

1863 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A PROSPEROUS EAST GRANBY CONNECTICUT BUSINESSMAN WITH THE AWFUL BACKDROP OF THE HORRIBLE CIVIL WAR

By: JOHN JAY VIETS

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: EAST GRANBY CONNECTICUT, 1863

Seller ID: 0007006

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb diary from the Civil War era of the United States. Written in 1863, it details the daily life of a prosperous merchant in eastern Connecticut. The author does not identify himself but clues abound to his identity. Research suggests that this is the diary of John Jay Viets, a Connecticut businessman who lived in East Granby, Connecticut. There are a number of entries in the Memoranda section that bear the signature of J.J. Viets or John J Viets. There are a number of entries that reference town in and around East Granby including Hartford, Copper Hill, Simsbury and Farmingt... View more info