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ARCHIVE OF TWO (2) HANDWRITTEN HOLOGRAPH LETTERS GIVING OPPOSING TESTIMONIES REGARDING THE SAME INCIDENT FROM THE SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS COLLECTION

By: DELABIQUE AND AN UNIDENTIFIED CHIEF SURGEON TO THE KING

Price: $449.99

Publisher: VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1792

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP75

Condition: Very Good


Archive of two (2) handwritten letters, both dated January 14th, 1792, both physically attached at the bottom left corner with sealing wax. Very interesting: The first letter, beautifully penned, whose author's signature is indecipherable yet whose status as a 'ancient surgeon to the King' is foremost in presentation, tells of the story of a young boy named Colinot. The boy has been severely injured to the point of blood building up under his eye lids and that he required many sutures to the head and around the nose. The second letter, (in a much rougher handwriting style than the refined Chie... View more info

1801 & 1803 [2] SMALL ARCHIVE OF SMALL POX RELATED HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS

By: MAURICE DEVILLIERS and UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER OF HEALTH

Price: $945.99

Publisher: DU BLANC [MONT BLANC?] PARIS FRANCE,

Seller ID: 00JT51b

Condition: Good+


On offer is a small archive of handwritten letters relating to small pox. Letter 1 penned by Maurice Devilliers a citizen of Du Blanc France writes of small pox throughout the district and much more in this tightly written stampless letter with wax seal. Letters 2 and 3 are from the same health officer of the Revolutionary government whose signature is affixed on both letters but not quite legible.G+. View more info

1886 - 1887 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF CHRISTIAN OUTREACH - THE CONSTITUTION, MINUTES AND MUSTER OF THE GOOD MISSIONARY WOMEN OF TENANTS HARBOR MAINE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: TENANTS HARBOR MAINE ME, 1886

Seller ID: 0001337

Condition: Good


On offer is an original manuscript relic of Christian outreach being the Constitution, minutes and entries regarding the charity works of the Tenant's Harbor (Maine) Mission Band, organized in 1886. They contents of the 10 x 8 inch notebook include: the roll call which mentions Nellie Jackson (President), Rose Pillson (Vice President), Abbie Morton, Nannie Kalloch (Secretary), Fannie Sheerer, Carrie Wheeler (Treasurer), Fannie Hart, Anna Wall, Grace Davies, Frank McNeil, Hathir Bickmore, Fannie Long, Nellie Ludwig, Clara Song, George E. Allen, Jennie Robinson, Maggie Grover and others; the Con... View more info

1821 SUPERB HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM THE CLOISTERED NUNS OF THE CARMEL MONASTERY OF TROYES TO THE PRIEURE [CHIEF ABBESSE] OF CARMEL OF MORLAIS

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,195.99

Publisher: TROYES FRANCE,

Seller ID: 00JT51c

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb tightly written three page 'Circulaire', an obituary for one Sister. The custom in France when a Carmelite nun would die they would write the life story of this sister and distribute to all of the Carmels in France. From the cloistered Carmelite nuns of Troyes to the Chief Abbesse of the Carmelites based in Morlais. Small loss at the stampless letter closure otherwise VG+. Lovely embossed paper seal of the Carmelites. Signed with initials. View more info

1754 - 1763 TEN YEAR ACCOUNTING FOR A HOSPITAL SUPPLY COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN BUILDING SUPPLY AND BED CONSTRUCTION

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $945.99

Publisher: Reims, France, 1754

Seller ID: 00TP127

Condition: Good+


On offer is an accounting summary for a ten year period being 1754 through 1763 for an unidentified hospital supply company. While the clients and the company are unnamed the document was part of a file from the Sir Thomas Phillipps collection relating to Hotel Dieu and the Hopital Incurables. G+. View more info

c. 17th CENTURY HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL LATIN PHILOSOPHY MANUSCRIPT: LOGICA - SYNTAGMA PHILOSOPHICUM & TRACTATUS SECUNDUS DE UNIVERSALIBUS

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $6,585.99

Seller ID: 000827

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original handwritten c. 17th century Latin manuscript book titled "LOGICA". This 340 pp handwritten manuscript is in two [2] sections "SYNTAGMA PHILOSOPHICUM", consists of 80 pp followed by a blank page, then "TRACTATUS SECUNDUS DE UNIVERSALIBUS" being 260 handwritten pages. Research suggests this book was a commission to a scribe of o no small talents copying the famed philosophical work by Pierre Gassendi, [1592-1655] of the same title SYNTAGMA PHILOSOPHICUM which was posthumously published in 1658. Alternatively there is also a 14th century work... View more info

1888 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CULTURED UPSTATE NEW YORK RENAISSANCE MAN WHO FARMS, BUILDS, AUCTIONEERS, ACTS AS INTERPRETER AND WORKS FOR JUSTICE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $759.99

Publisher: CASTORLAND WATERTOWN CARTHAGE UPSTATE NEW YORK NY, 1899

Seller ID: 0001150

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1888 manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified upstate New York man. There are many mentions of Castorland, Lowville, Dublin, Black River and Carthage placing the writer somewhere east of Watertown New York. Unusual for a rural diary is the very cultured hand of this man who works as auctioneer, interpreter and lawyer or maybe even a Justice of the Peace mentioning at least two trials plus he does the thousand chores rural people of the day did from making cheese and soap to digging potatoes. Local historians or collectors of the area will perhaps find more given ... View more info

1873 - 1874 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARDWORKING ST. ALBANS VERMONT AREA MAN

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $659.99

Publisher: ST. ALBANS VERMONT VT, 1873

Seller ID: 0001151

Condition: Good


On offer is an original manuscript diary dated March 27th 1873 - May 1st 1874 handwritten by an unidentified St. Albans Vermont man [born June 8th]. We estimate he is in his mid to late fifties and somewhat successful. While not naming himself he does a super job of naming all his contacts and friends on all his visits and business dealings. Some of these include: Rev. S. Gilberts, Laura Hutchens, Laban Foster, Dea Abell, Martha and Jane Abell, Carloss Roberts, Flavila Silas, J.P. Robinsons, Byron [possibly the son], Ady [possibly the wife], Freeman Cashatau, Stufflebeen, Mary Hurlbert, Rev. A... View more info

1984 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG TEENAGE SCHOOLBOY AND HIS LOVE AND DESIRE TO PROTECT HIS ABUSED FRIEND SARAH

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $455.99

Publisher: HOPE MICHIGAN [?], 1984

Seller ID: 0001155

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an intriguing 1984 manuscript diary handwritten by a young man [we estimate 15 or 16 as he is still in school and mentions studying the Civil War in History class] who shares in his writings a long tale of desire for a girl named Sarah. The handmade diary, 4 x 6 inches, being a piece of leather wrapped around colored paper and held by a piece of binding cord like string, is a gift from this girl. Purportedly found under a bridge, the 92 pages of manuscript writing reveals Sarah's terrible family life and the boy's struggle through love to protect her and provide a better life. Tha... View more info

1793 - YEAR II - FRENCH REVOLUTION DOCUMENT CALLING UP CITIZEN TRAVERSIGNY TO DUTY IN THE NATIONAL GUARD

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $245.99

Publisher: DIJON FRANCE, 1793

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT58B

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a small French Revolutionary document calling a citizen up for active duty in the National Guard. This 4 x 5 inch printed document is mounted on board with a small fault to the bottom right corner not affecting the document. Manuscript entries include the name of the citizen, the dates to show up for service and it is signed but illegible. Some stains, perhaps old thumbprints to the front of the document, otherwise G+. View more info

1665 ANCIENT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT REGARDING ANDORRA

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: EUROPE ANDORRA [ANDORRE], 1665

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT36b

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb, ancient handwritten document with beautiful calligraphy. Casual reading finds reference to the ancient principality of Andorra but given the incredible history of Andorra this document requires further research. Three signatures include Brousse, the other two illegible. The document has a few slight faults along the old fold lines and a few words have been crossed out. Overall G. View more info

1966 - 1972 ORIGINAL COMMUNIST CADRE'S HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND JOURNAL DETAILING THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END OF MAO ZEDONG'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION FOR ONE CHINESE VILLAGE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $9,285.99

Publisher: XiangLing Brigade, SunZhuangZi Commune, HuaiLai Co, 1966

Seller ID: 0001554

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a significant, historic, original manuscript relic of the Cultural Revolution era in People's Republic of China. The 250+ page village Cadre log book is dated through 1966 - 1972, peak time of Mao Zedong's push to change the face and fabric of China. As one online source succinctly sums up the times: "People's Republic of China from 1966 through 1976. Set into motion by Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China, its stated goal was to enforce socialism in the country by removing capitalist, traditional and cultural elements from Chinese society, and impose Maois... View more info

1966 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE BEGINNING OF MAO ZEDONG'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION HANDWRITTEN BY A UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND DEDICATED DIARIST DETAILING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MOVEMENT

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $9,885.99

Publisher: TIAN JIN CITY, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, 1966

Seller ID: 0001555

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, significant 1966 manuscript diary and journal handwritten by a student of Nan Kai University in Tian Jin City. Over 200 pages in the 13cm x 18cm book the author, who we believe is recorded within the pages, details his part in the Communist movement and life at the University as the process of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution began. As one online source succinctly sums up the times: "People's Republic of China from 1966 through 1976. Set into motion by Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China, its stated goal was to enforce socialism in the country... View more info

1966 - 1969 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY ONE MILITARY OFFICER IN THE SERVICE OF MAO ZEDONG IMPLEMENTING THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $8,895.99

Publisher: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, 1966

Seller ID: 0001556

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, historically significant 1966 - 1969 manuscript diary handwritten by a military officer at the beginning through the 'end' of the Cultural Revolution. This diary records this man's work, thoughts and personal part and actions in his military service and the camps he attended throughout 1966 to 1969. [Historians and researchers of the era will find a number of sections of the book crossed out in the later years as one Party member, Lin Biao, fell into disfavour and the words or speeches that had been quoted in those pages were excised to avoid political persecution.] Ov... View more info

1940 ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM AND DIARY OF A GROUP OF CANADIAN UNITED CHURCH MISSIONARIES ON THEIR WAY TO PROVIDE CHRISTIAN OUTREACH ON THE ASIAN SUB CONTINENT

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $2,095.99

Publisher: EMPRESS OF RUSSIA CHINA INDIA, 1940

Seller ID: 0001659

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original (7 x 8 in.) photo diary of a group of Canadian United Church missionaries on a trip to India and China. The trip starts with the sea voyage aboard the Empress of Russia steamship from Vancouver to the Aleutian Islands, Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and on to Singapore and India. There are 30+ black and white photos, a small number of color or colorized pictures with handwritten captions for each one and several diagrams of the Missionary camps and one super drawing of attendees to a large council meeting with all named. While the author is not specifically identified... View more info

1918 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT WORK JOURNAL OF A SUPERVISOR OR FOREMAN OF SHIP YARD WORKERS REPAIRING AND RENOVATING SHIPS AND TUGBOATS INCLUDING THE ILL-FATED SS DORA

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: BROOKLYN NEW YORK NY, 1918

Seller ID: 0001639

Condition: Fair


On offer is an interesting 1918 relic of the American war effort and New York ship building and repairs being the original manuscript journal of a ship worker likely a foreman or superior, chronicling repairs made to a number of ships under his care in Brooklyn. He records daily details of the large number of men working on the projects, maintains checklists of work to be done and the fulfillment etc. The ships mentioned in the approximately 80-page diary, which is completely filled in, are the tug Schenck, the Harvey D. Goulder, S.S. Winterswyk and there is also mention of repairs performed o... View more info

1936 ORIGINAL DEPRESSION ERA LAKE OF MEADOWS PENNSYLVANIA MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WOMAN WHO STARTS THE YEAR UNDER THE PRESSURE OF A FATHER IN THE HOSPITAL AND THEN HIS DEATH

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: LAKE OF MEADOWS PENNSYLVANIA BINGHAMPTON NEW YORK, 1936

Seller ID: 0001617

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting, original Depression era manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified woman who lives in or near the Lake of Meadows Pennsylvania area but she does write quite a bit about going to Binghamton New York. There are many, many clues as to her identity which local historians and collectors should assuredly be able to confirm. It also appears that her family owns a group of cottages on the Lake and rents them out in the summer. The diary has a few entries for 1935, all of 1936 save for 16 days and there are 3 entries for 1937. At the outset we learn that her father is h... View more info

1915 - 1917 ORIGINAL MULTI TRIP MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY WITH EXTENSIVE ENTRIES ON THIS SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN WOMAN'S TRIP TO THE PANAMA EXPOSITION AND MUCH MORE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN, 1915

Seller ID: 0001616

Condition: Good+


On offer is a charming 1915 - 1917 multi trip manuscript travel diary handwritten by an unidentified south-central Michigan woman who lives near the town of Jackson. She writes 77 pages about trips to California, Florida, Cuba, and a few north-eastern states. Additional entries occupy 16pp on the "Address" tab, 2pp under "People I Met," one page of "saying/poems, and one page of expenses. Her trips breakdown: (1) California Trip: Culver City, Pasadena, Hollywood, Beverly Heights, San Diego, Monrovia, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Monterey, Oakland, San Francisco--with details ... View more info

1876 ORIGINAL VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN'S HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT SPORTING DIARY DETAILING A LIFE OF HUNTING, FISHING, HORSE RACING, ROWING AND LUNCH

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,385.99

Publisher: MIDDENHALL ENGLAND BRITAIN UNITED KINGDOM UK, 1876

Seller ID: 0001609

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original 1876 manuscript diary handwritten by an English gentleman living very close to Middenhall in east-central England. The writer details his life of shooting, horse racing, fishing, luncheon engagements, cricket, rowing etc. [once in a while he reads a book] every day from January 1st 1876 to December 30th 1876. He also does a tremendous amount of traveling to and from his entertainments and mentions Epsom, Bose Hill, Cowslip Cottage, Reigate Hall, Crystal Palace, Ascot, Micklelaw, Fakenham, Newmarket plus he usually notes his bad sport days, shooting with Rei... View more info

1933 ORIGINAL DEPRESSION ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG WOMAN'S LIFE IN THE OREGON BACK COUNTRY AND HER 1965 DIARY WHICH SHOWS LITTLE HAS CHANGED OVER 30 YEARS

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: PEDEE AIRLIE OREGON POLK COUNTY PACIFIC NORTHWEST, 1933

Seller ID: 0001579

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting archive of two [2] original diaries: a 1933 manuscript Depression Era diary handwritten by a then school age [17?] young woman who lived in the country around the Pedee and Airlie areas of Oregon which is in Polk County Oregon and the same woman in a 1965 diary. (Remarkably little has changed over the 30+ years!) While she does not specify her name anywhere there is one particular clue when she mentions "Grandpa Condron" that will assist local collectors in fleshing out her identity. The diary also offers researchers and historians of the place and time with ... View more info