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1871 & 1907 ORIGINAL PAIR [2] OF MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY SISTERS BOOKENDING THE LATE 19th CENTURY TO THE EARLY 20th CENTURY IN MASSACHUSETTS

By: DELIA MARIA BATES AND MRS. HIRAM BATES

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: Massachusetts, 1871

Seller ID: 0008124

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating. original pair (2) of interesting manuscript diaries that belonged to members of the Bates family in Massachusetts - Mrs. Hiram Bates (nee Ellen Francis Thorpe, in the second marriage Mrs. Charles W. Merry), and her step-daughter Delia Maria Bates. The first diary, authored by Delia Maria Bates in 1871, measures 3'9 x 2'5, and almost 100% complete. The second authored by Ellen Francis Thorpe, measures 3'9 x 2'5, is for 1879, but the entries are for March 3rd to April 10th, 1881 and for May 1st to June 12th, 1907. Both diaries are in very good condition. Delia Maria B... View more info

1863 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WEST CENTRAL OHIO WOMAN WHO MOST REMARKABLY HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE WAR BEING FOUGHT AROUND HER

By: DELORES DUNN

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: DE GRAFF, OHIO, 1863

Seller ID: 0008121

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, rather matter-of-fact 19th Century, Civil War era diary that recounts life in middle America with the awful backdrop of an awful war. The diary measures 4.75 inches by 3 inches. It contains 122 pages of entries plus memoranda. The leather cover is worn but intact as are all of the pages. The handwriting is a combination of ink and pencil. Many of the pencilled entries are faded. Delores Dunn lives in the area of De Graff, OH, about 30 miles north of Springfield. In 1860, she is single and lives with her parents and context suggests on a farm. She notes the visits of... View more info

1861 - 1863 CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE INCLUDING TWO [2] IMPORTANT HANDWRITTEN DIARIES OF THE CHICAGO MERCHANTILE LIGHT ARTILLERY INCLUDING THE SOLDIER'S VERY FIRST LETTER HOME AND SIGNED CDVs

By: DICK RANSOM and Multiple Autographs of the 'Battery Boys' of the Chicago Mercantile Battery Light Infantry

Price: $8,595.99

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois IL, 1861

Seller ID: 000615

Condition: Good+


A wonderful archive of historically significant with detailed civil war content: 1) Two detailed Civil War diaries; 2) Ransom's first war letter home; 3) superb signed Ransom Civil War cartes des viste,[cdv]; 4) Other photos: a tintype cdv, gem photo, and another hand colored cdv of his wife Louie (Lucy) Perham; 5) A book titled "Sacred Poems"; 6) Ransom's business card and property tag and lastly but of huge importance to genealogists; 7) Early name and address book of Dick Ransom mentioning many family members and Battery mates. Dick Ransom was from Chicago, Illinois; enlisted on 8/7... View more info

1887 - 1913 ARCHIVE OF FIVE [5] FAMILY DIARIES - HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ENTRIES THROUGHOUT BY COUSINS - A TREASURE TROVE OF NE OHIO GENEALOGY AND HISTORY

By: DOROTHY HARTONG, CARRIE RABER

Price: $1,755.99

Publisher: Uniontown / Greentown Ohio OH, 1887

Seller ID: 000684

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a family archive of five [5] early Ohio diaries. Research suggests that the authors are cousins. Dorothy Hartong, of Greentown, Ohio writes the earliest diaries of 1887 and 1890. The other three [3] are handwritten by Carrie Raber of Uniontown, Ohio. We believe Carrie, who is often mentioned in the early diaries is the younger cousin who eventually returns to Uniontown, Ohio. She makes mention of travels from Uniontown to Congress Lake etc. What is very unique to this archive is the contrast in personalities. Dorothy is a pious and devout Church going girl who writes of her chores ... View more info

1869 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN INTERESTING 19 YEAR OLD DOCTOR AND SCHOLAR

By: DR. LEROY DWIGHT FARNHAM

Price: $1,525.99

Publisher: OWEGO TIOGA BINGHAMPTON CANDOR NEW YORK, 1869

Seller ID: 0001374

Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable, original 1869 manuscript diary of Dr. Leroy Dwight Farnham dated Owego New York. This is handwritten by Dr. Farnham, 19 years old at the time of writing. The young Dr. Farnham, originally from Tioga New York, is teaching in Candor and living in Owego. While in Candor for the week he stays with various families then back home to Owego for the weekend social events. Dr. Farnham writes a lot about the Owego Academy closing and his schooling under Professor Prindle. [Ephemera included is a receipt from the Academy from the 1860s. The academy closed in 1869.] Historians an... View more info

1863 ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTED DOCTOR A MERE 3 YEARS BEFORE HIS OWN DEMISE

By: DR. THOMAS SCORESBY

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: FALLSBURGH, NEW YORK, SULLIVAN COUNTY, 1863

Seller ID: 0001925

Condition: Fair


On offer is an interesting, original 1863 manuscript Civil War era diary handwritten by the eminent physician Dr. Thomas Scoresby (1804 - 1866) of Fallsburgh NewYork in Sullivan County. Scoresby, English born, practiced in Sullivan County and this diary lists patient calls, observations on current events, pharmaceutical formulas, local family names, his own family events and news about his son, also a doctor, W. F. Scoresby. We note that Scoresby's father William was a well-known whaling master and there is a great deal of archival material about the Scoresby's at Mystic Seaport, "Scoresby... View more info

1889 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A SUPER DIARIST AT THE START OF HIS FASCINATING LIFE, FAMILY AND CAREERS

By: DR. ZACHARIAH WILLIS KEMP

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS, 1889

Seller ID: 0002132

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original 1889 manuscript diary handwritten by the amazing Dr. Zacharia Willis Kemp a sensational diarist whose writings, 14 diaries from the Depression era through to World War II, had been previously available for sale; this 1889 diary being a recent find. Kemp was born on April 12, 1855 in Otisfield, ME. His parents are recorded as Charles E. Kemp and Sybil J. Wardwell Kemp with the origin of the family line dating back to 1380 in England. He married Miss Mary L. Boynton on December 24, 1885 and she was the daughter of Gardner B. and Sarah G. Boynton, of Norway, M... View more info

1848 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ALMANAC AND JOURNAL CATCHALL OF A GLOUCESTER MASSACHUSETTS FISHERMAN

By: E. A. SPOFFORD

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 1848

Seller ID: 0008081

Condition: Good


On offer is a captivating small notebook with entries dating in 1847 and 1848. It appears to have been written by E.A. Spofford as this name appears several times in the booklet. The Spofford family was prominent in the early history of Essex County and Gloucester MA. It contains notes, doodles and music scores. Measuring 7 in by 4 in, this little paper volume is in good shape. Although the entries are few, they record that Spofford was a fisherman, likely working out of Gloucester MA. "This day commencing with a fair wind but very light; run up to the Seal Is. Line and hove to for macker... View more info

1871 HANDWRITTEN DIARY: S.S. GERMANIA Travel Diary of an Outspoken Opinionated Young Man

By: E. Alvord

Price: $1,485.99

Publisher: Springfield, Minnesota MN S.S.GERMANIA, 1871

Seller ID: 00003c

Condition: Good+


On offer is a wonderful early travel/steamship diary for 1871. The diary was handwritten by, we believe, E. Alvord of Springfield, Minn., a young, very outspoken man to record his trip to Europe while traveling on board the steamship, "Germania'. The first part of the diary, 16 pp, are handwritten miscellaneous notes. One rather interesting note: "Nov. 23, Milton Hull in 188 Deen St. Cooks Vanderbilt House." The voyage starts May 23rd when he begins recording his trip, from leaving the harbor, on board the ship, in Europe and on his way back home aboard the ship, "China" un... View more info

1897 HANDWRITTEN, HAND-DRAWN STUDENT'S PHYSIOLOGY PERSONAL NOTEBOOK

By: E. CRAIGHEAD

Price: $649.99

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, 1897

Seller ID: 000067

Condition: Fair


Complete Hand-Written Course Notes for PHYSIOLOGY. Original owner's name, address, date on the inside front cover of this notebook of lined paper. "E. Craighead, Pittsburgh PA, 1897." Notes are bound in a board covered notebook, 5.5" x 9". 89 pages. Includes 17 drawn illustrations, by the student. 8 items have been tipped in, including a booklet titled: Observations of the Brain, Observations on the Sheep's Heart, and other pages from medical pamphlets of the day. E. Craighood was likely a student at Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh when he or she took these notes. The no... View more info

1882 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN FROM ENGLAND TO HIS NEW EMPLOYMENT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

By: E. MOORE

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: ENGLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND CEYLON BOMBAY, 1882

Seller ID: 0001933

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original manuscript travel diary detailing the England to New Zealand trip of Mr. E. Moore. Beginning January 1st 1882 Mr. Moore, who is on his way to manage a bank, writes in a fine hand rarely if ever missing a day, spends 4 months at sea until reaching Australia and then to his final destination of Christchurch when he finally writes: Tuesday June 13th that he 'took charge of Branch…today.' While some entries are brief recaps of the day at sea or the weather Mr. Moore does a superb job relating all he sees and does in the bigger ports or more interesting and exotic si... View more info

1890 - 1891 FASCINATING, SIGNIFICANT ORIGINAL DIARY WRITTEN BY A KEEN EYED AMERICAN ADVENTURER, BUSINESSMAN, AUTHOR AND EXPERT ON SOUTH AMERICA WHO GOES FROM THE CIVIL WAR IN CHILE TO THE RUINS OF A PYGMY CITY IN THE ANDES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

By: E.C. WHITE

Price: $15,885.99

Publisher: SOUTH AMERICA PERU BOLIVIA VENEZUELA CHILE, 1890

Seller ID: 0002593

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, historically significant 1890 to 1891 manuscript diary handwritten by prominent New York businessman and author E.C. White [E.C. White was the son of Dr. Emerson White, who was president of Purdue University. His brother was Albert Blakeslee ''A. B.'' White he was West Virginia's 11th governor, serving from 1901-05] who traveled, and lived in South America. The keen eyed and erudite diarist Mr. White does a superb job detailing his adventures by steamship, horseback, Alpaca and train. But his experiences and downright good fortune to be in the right place at the right ... View more info

1869 ORIGINAL, CHARMING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN IN THE STYLE OF A NOVEL BY THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER

By: EDITH HARPOUR

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE YACHT ASTOR, 1869

Seller ID: 0001887

Condition: Good


On offer is a simply charming 1869 manuscript relic of a young girl's nautical life being a unique 184 page journal handwritten by 16 year old Edith (or Edeth) Harpour, daughter of Captain John Harpour and at the beginning of the work we find them aboard the yacht "Astor". Edith proves to be a singularly unique diarist creating her autobiography in the form of a novel. She begins: "These "just fruits" at a late day are affectionately dedicated to a good papa by his daughter, May 1869." The index of chapter titles: The Trial Trip, Chapter I; Home Sweet Home, Chapter II; ... View more info

1874 PARIS/EUROPEAN TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY 14 YEAR OLD EDITH TOWLE

By: Edith Towle

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: Paris, France, 1874

Seller ID: 000010b

Condition: Good+


Fascinating Antique Journal / Diary April-August 1874 Paris/Europe. This Journal (120 pages) was written by 14 years old Edith Towle while she was in Europe -- mostly Paris but visiting around Europe. It also contains sketches and flora (flowers and leaves from plants) all from 130 plus years ago. She tells what they are and where they were picked. This journal, written in violet and black ink, is a wonderful glimpse into the past. ; Manuscript; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; Hand Written, Personal, Memoir, Travel, Europe, Handwritten, hand written, autograph, autographs, signed, letter... View more info

1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LETTERS [5] HANDWRITTEN BY A WITTY, OBSERVANT AND ILL-FATED STUDENT AND FRIEND OF DR. ORONHYATEKHA AT KENYON COLLEGE DETAILING THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF A SCHOOL YEAR HE WAS NOT TO FINISH

By: EDWARD BATES

Price: $3,855.99

Publisher: GAMBIER, OHIO, 1859

Seller ID: 0008079

Condition: Good


On offer is a splendid journal from the mid-19th Century kept by an Ohio schoolboy. It measures 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches and contains 137 pages. It is 100% complete and the ink handwriting is quite legible. The back cover has separated from the binding but all pages are intact. Along with the journal, there are 5 letters written by him to his parent - with the accompanying notation: "Letters from my brother Edward from college to his parents. He died when he was 18 years old." Edward Bates was born in 1842 in Columbus OH where his father was a judge, sat on the Board of Education and s... View more info

1860s SUPER, ORIGINAL PAIR OF MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED STUDENT OF THE NOTED NEWTON ENGLISH AND CLASSICAL SCHOOL

By: EDWARD EVERETT LOVEJOY

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: Massachusetts, 1861

Seller ID: 0008077

Condition: Good


On offer is an outstanding pair of journals written at the outbreak of the American Civil War. Each volume measures 8 inches by 6 1/2 inches and contains 144 pages, essentially 100% complete. The journals run from April, 1861 through December, 1862. They are hard cover and the pages are intact and in good condition. The handwriting is clear and legible. The author is Edward Everett Lovejoy. Research shows that he was born in 1845 in Boston MA and died at age 70 in Bangor ME in 1915. At the time of writing, Lovejoy was a student at the well-known West Newton English and Classical School.( An Il... View more info

1889 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WEALTHY BANKING TYCOON AND THE GREAT UNCLE OF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

By: EDWARD HUTCHINSON ROBBINS LYMAN

Price: $795.99

Publisher: BROOKLYN NEW YORK NY, 1889

Seller ID: 0001592

Condition: Fair


On offer is an interesting original manuscript diary of Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (b. Feb. 10, 1819, Northampton, Massachusetts, d. 1899, Brooklyn, NY) who was a wealthy merchant, banker and philanthropist (donor Academy of Music Theatre and Lyman Plant House [Conservatory] in Northampton). He was the grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1758-1837), Lt. Governor of MA, 1802-1806 and a great-uncle of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Lyman's sister, Catherine Robbins Lyman, married Warren Delano in 1843. These were the grandparents of FDR. The diary was maintained in a volume dated g... View more info

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1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WEALTHY FAMILY SCION OF HARTFORD CONNECTICUT

By: EDWARD W. WELLS

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1859

Seller ID: 0002573

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript diary handwritten in 1859 by wealthy New Englander Edward W. Wells of Hartford, Connecticut. Historians and researchers of the time and place will revel in the 91 pages of writings regarding local news, his observations, his family, purchases, servants, illnesses, births, deaths, weather and more! We note George F. Wright 'Portrait Painter' he of Abraham Lincoln portrait fame, took tea with him multiple times and was a regular visitor, hearing Rev Dr. Bethune speak, lectures at the Institute and much much more. Monday, January 31st A very fine day... View more info

1870s ARCHIVE OF SIX [6] ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN JOURNALS FROM A YOUNG WELL-TO-DO MAN, EDWIN STETSON, WHO WOULD BECOME A WELL REGARDED AND BELOVED FAMILY DOCTOR AND MARY, WHO WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME HIS WIFE MANY YEARS LATER

By: EDWIN AND MARY STETSON

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: BOSTON MA DAMARISCOTTA NEWCASTLE BRUNSWICK MAINE, 1873

Seller ID: 0009011

Condition: Good


On offer are six [6] original handwritten diaries belonging to Edwin and Mary Stetson, a family doctor and his wife. Four of the diaries belonged to the Dr. Edwin Flye Stetson of Damariscotta, Maine and two of them belonged to Mary P. Chapman of Newcastle, Maine. Mary and Edwin would get married and live together for their whole lives, but the diaries here were written while both were single. They would four children together; Helen (1884), Rufus Edwin (1886), Grace Lunt (1891) and Mary Elvira (1894). Edwin’s diaries are dated 1873, 1874, 1875, 1877. Mary’s are dated 1880, and 1882. Edwin ... View more info

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1876 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A FUTURE MEDICAL DOCTOR DETAILING HIS EDUCATION AND LIFE AT THE NOW CLOSED BOWDOIN MEDICAL COLLEGE IN BRUNSWICK MAINE

By: EDWIN FLYE STETSON

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: BOWDOIN COLLEGE BRUNSWICK MAINE ME, 1876

Seller ID: 0002266

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 1876 manuscript diary handwritten by Bowdoin College medical student Edwin F. Stetson who would later successfully become a doctor. The 7.5 x 3.25 inch leather 100+ page diary, written in pencil, filled for the entire year with the day to day activities, studies, socializing making for a fascinating look at the training of this young man. Here are some snippets including some entries the autopsies he attended. He writes "Doctor Holmes showed us some microscopic slides today. Will and Geo Curtis went up on Court Street to see the soldiers and sailors in formati... View more info