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1832 UTTERLY CHARMING ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN BOOK OF OBSERVATIONS, SAGE ADVICE, INSTRUCTION IN DECORUM, POETRY AND QUOTATIONS OF FAMED AMERICAN ICONS AND PHILOSOPHERS TO HER TWO YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER

By: GRANDMA TO SARAH SEYMOUR

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: MADISON COUNTY ONEIDA COUNTY CAZENOVIA, 1832

Seller ID: 0002218

Condition: Good


On offer is an utterly charming, original 19th Century manuscript book handwritten by an adoring grandmother who offers her sage advice to her 2 year old granddaughter Sarah Seymour. [While she is not named the author will undoubtedly be named by local historians or researchers.] Casual research suggests the girl to be Sarah E. Seymour [later Mrs. James Burton] of Oneida County, New York born in 1828. [See the Bio Notes that follow.] Grandmother imparts age-old advice to her beloved little one. Part common sense, part pious belief and faith, another part solidly pure folksy Americana with entr... View more info

1865 - 1868 RARE ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS - THE CORRESPONDENCE OF LOVERS: THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END OF AN UPPER CANADA ROMANCE AT THE TIME OF CONFEDERATION

By: REVEREND JAMES LAIRD and MISS SARAH WILSON

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: DURHAM HAMILTON CHATHAM COBOURG ONTARIO CANADA, 1865

Seller ID: 000931

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a terrific archive of 76 original handwritten letters dated between 1865 and 1868. The letters, simply put, are love letters and as this archive has both sides of the correspondence one sees the play of life as Miss Sarah Wilson is courted by the Reverend James Laird and as the Reverend is most certainly courted by Miss Wilson. Given the times the romance is pursued in terrific intimacy though much is unwritten and seen between the lines. As the romance becomes love the archive details in many threads of correspondence the local activities of Sarah and family in Durham and James' s... View more info

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1888 ORIGINAL, CHARMING MANUSCRIPT LETTER HOME TO HER SIBLINGS IN NEW YORK STATE DESCRIBING HER LIFE IN POMONA CALIFORNIA 'NOW WITH 3 HORSES'

By: SARAH ?

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: Pomona California CA, 1888

Seller ID: 0002385

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original late 19th Century interesting, closely written, long, descriptive four [4] page manuscript letter dated (Pomona, California) Feb 24 (1888) from "Sarah," to her brother and sisters care of W. D. Yale, Houseville, Lewis County, New York, with printed religious tract envelope franked with US 2c green postage stamp, Pomona, Feb 25 postmark. Here are some snippets: "We now have 3 horses & sometimes 6 men & the Springs work goes on. He bought a big tan colored horse 'Fanny' ... a splendid work horse, but of course a poor match for the nervous, kicking little carri... View more info

1909 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTED ACTIVIST AND TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR THE ORPHANED AND HOMELESS REMEMBERED TO THIS DAY IN HER HOME TOWN

By: SARAH A. REED

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: BRITAIN - IRELAND - SCOTLAND ERIE PENNSYLVANIA, 1909

Seller ID: 0008191

Condition: Fair


On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript travel diary handwritten by a leading figure working with orphaned and homeless children in the early years of the 20th Century. Measuring 6.5 inches by 4 inches, the diary contains 192 pages and is 100% complete. The spine of the book has been damaged. The cover shows some wear at the corners but is intact as are all pages within. The handwriting is legible. This travel diary was written by Sarah A. Reed from Erie, PA. Reed was the president of an association that helped orphaned and homeless children for 45 years in Pennsylvania. The Children's ... View more info

Image for 1889 - 1896 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY, RECORD AND LEDGER BOOK OF THE ROYALSTON CHAPTER OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS: A CHARITABLE WORKS SOCIETY

1889 - 1896 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY, RECORD AND LEDGER BOOK OF THE ROYALSTON CHAPTER OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS: A CHARITABLE WORKS SOCIETY

By: SARAH E. MILLER, Secretary

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: ROYALSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1889

Seller ID: 0002227

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original late 19th Century manuscript journal handwritten by Sarah E. Miller, Secretary, of the local chapter of the King's Daughters in Royalston, Massachusetts. Dated 1889 - 1896 the book details the various activities of the group: minutes from meetings, elections, Bible readings, inspirational messages, membership lists, monetary offerings, etc. There are also sections describing the founding and earliest times of this chapter of the King's Daughters. Established in 1886 as a Protestant non-denominational group consisting primarily of women, the King's Daughters distri... View more info

1872 + 1911 ORIGINAL, UNIQUE CROSS CENTURY PAIR [2] OF MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY THE WIFE OF NEW YORK CITY PUBLISHER AND CROSS GENDER JUVENILE AUTHOR HANNAH WARNER

By: SARAH HART PHELPS JEWETT

Price: $4,485.99

Publisher: HOLYOKE MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK CITY NY, 1872

Seller ID: 0001766

Condition: Good


On offer is a super pair [2] of original manuscript diaries handwritten by Sarah Hart Phelps Jewett who was the wife of Civil War veteran, author [sometimes under the nom de plume Hannah Warner] and publisher, John Howard Jewett. The first diary was written in 1872 when John and his wife lived in Holyoke and he was the editor of the Holyoke Transcript. Approximately 60% full, having 90 blank pages, there is still a wealth of narrative in this "page a day" diary and her entries often fill an entire page. [Remarkably the second diary is nearly 40 years later from 1911 as identified in he... View more info

c1840s ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA OF THE AMERICAN WIFE OF THE FRENCH VICE CONSUL

By: SARAH HOWE

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: PARIS NANTES FRANCE, 1840

Seller ID: 000871NN

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a fascinating archive of original handwritten letters and ephemera from Sarah Howe in Nantes France, who married the vice-consul in Nantes, Antoine Martial [Antoine Martial St-Cyr Louis Azais]. These are mostly by Sarah to her brothers and sisters, but some are by her husband discussing a wide range of topics: politics, living in Paris, her husband, slavery, food prices, adultery etc., etc. There are a few pieces of ephemera; a school essay, a legal document or two and the letters make for approximately 73 pages and date from the early to mid 1840's and are on, for the most part, f... View more info