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1820 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT SCHOOL ACCOUNTING DETAILING TUITIONS PAID

By: JOHN WHEELER, INSTRUCTOR

Price: $225.99

Publisher: AMENIA, NEW YORK Dutchess County, 1820

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000619

Condition: Fair+


An original handwritten ledger sheet which appears to be a school bill for District 19 in 1820. The school bill is for nine different pupils. There is a cut out of the amount for one student. The school bill is 7 3/4"x 7 1/2" Has been folded. View more info

Image for 1857 ORIGINAL ANTE BELLUM MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ALABAMA MAN IN A FINANCIAL PREDICAMENT FROM THE LOSS OF HIS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BY FIRE

1857 ORIGINAL ANTE BELLUM MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ALABAMA MAN IN A FINANCIAL PREDICAMENT FROM THE LOSS OF HIS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BY FIRE

By: JOHN WYCH

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: BROOKSVILLE, BLOUNT COUNTY, ALABAMA, 1857

Seller ID: 0002374

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, original Ante Bellum era manuscript letter and relic of the Deep South and the trade in human beings and the brutal economic facts that went along with those commercialized humans. Addressed and dated May 26 1857 from Brooksville in Blount County Alabama sent to Daniel Cole Esquire, a lawyer and later judge and Senator from Albion New York in Orleans County by his cousin John Wych. The letter has the usual pleasantries between families but soon becomes a platform for John to bemoan the loss and death of a slave for whom he has paid with credit but now is completely o... View more info

1803 ORIGINAL PENNSYLVANIA MANUSCRIPT SURVEYOR'S JOURNAL DETAILING THE LAND AND WATERS IN AND AROUND TUNK HANNACK AND LACKAWANNA

By: JOSEPH BILES

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: Pennsylvania, 1803

Seller ID: 0001651

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original early Pennsylvania land survey dated September/October 1803 "FIELD NOTES of tracts of Land situated the Waters of Tunk Hannack and Lackawanna Resurveyed in September and October 1803 for Samuel Morideth Esquire by Joseph Biles." The notes are neatly handwritten in brown ink, cursive and quite legible. "Level land soil good Timb Beech and Sugar maple mixed with some Hemlock…" He begins with lot 22. Some of the approximately 44 pages have outside page edges uneven-cut. Paper is faintly lined. Pages not bound with the exception of the last couple, b... View more info

Image for c1896 ORIGINAL TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT STUDY OF ADVANCED HIGHLY TECHNICAL COMPLEX MATHEMATICS BY A PRODIGY WHO WOULD DIE WITHIN THE YEAR AT THE AGE OF 23

c1896 ORIGINAL TYPED AND HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT STUDY OF ADVANCED HIGHLY TECHNICAL COMPLEX MATHEMATICS BY A PRODIGY WHO WOULD DIE WITHIN THE YEAR AT THE AGE OF 23

By: JOSEPH GERMAIN CHARLES COTTIER

Price: $5,255.99

Publisher: NEW YORK CITY NY, 1896

Seller ID: 0002579

Condition: Good-


On offer is an original 20 page manuscript, typed and handwritten, by Joseph G.C. Cottier (1874-1897). Titled "The Expression Of The General Equations Of Hydrodynamics In Terms Of Curvilinear Coordinates" which relates to his work and intense study of the science of hydromechanics. Cottier had read and mastered nearly all of the extensive and profoundly difficult literature of this science, which has occupied the attention of the most eminent mechanicians during the past two centuries and this work is part of the fruits of his research. From the personal papers of Robert Simpson Woodward (1849... View more info

1834 PRINTED PAMPHLET ISSUED BY THE HARVARD FACULTY WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES BY THE PRESIDENT OF HARVARD REGARDING THE 'INQUISITION OF THE FACULTY'

By: JOSIAH QUINCY III

Price: $1,395.99

Publisher: BOSTON CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1834

Seller ID: 00MV019

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a wonderful manuscript relic of Ivy League Americana being a 12 page printed pamphlet dated June 11th 1834, put forth from the Harvard Faculty and Josiah Quincy whose handwritten notes are evident. Josiah Quincy III (1772-1864) was a U.S. educator and political figure. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1805 - 1813), Mayor of Boston (1823 - 1828), and President of Harvard University (1829 - 1845). The historic Quincy Market in downtown Boston is named in his honor. Josiah Quincy became the first layman since John Leverett to assume the presidency of Harvard Unive... View more info

1892 - 1893 ORIGINAL, CHARMING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG ALL-AMERICAN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN

By: KATHERINE DUNCAN DAVIS

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: SEWICKLEY, PENNSYLVANIA, 1890

Seller ID: 0008125

Condition: Fair


On offer is a charming 1891-83 diary authored by Katherine Duncan Davis (1875-1929), a young woman who belonged to a family of noted Pennsylvania businessmen and earliest settlers in Allegheny county. The diary gives an excellent insight into the life, thoughts and aspirations of upper middle class young women at the end of the nineteenth century. This is a daily diary for the year of 1890, but includes entries for 1890 to 1893, it measures 6-1/2" by 8-1/4", about 40% of pages are filled. The entries vary in length, few are only one or two lines, while other take a whole page, and when... View more info

Image for 1828 - 1835 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS [3] AND RELICS OF GEORGIAN ERA ART, SHIP BUILDING AND MARINE COMMERCE DELIGHTFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY A MASTER DESIGNER OF FIGUREHEADS AND SHIPS

1828 - 1835 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS [3] AND RELICS OF GEORGIAN ERA ART, SHIP BUILDING AND MARINE COMMERCE DELIGHTFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY A MASTER DESIGNER OF FIGUREHEADS AND SHIPS

By: KELSICK WOOD

Price: $25,855.99

Publisher: MARYPORT CUMBRIA ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM, 1828

Seller ID: 0002589

Condition: Good


On offer is an unparalleled trio [3] of manuscript notebooks and late Georgian Era relics of British maritime commerce and nautical art history, hand written and drawn by Kelsick Wood, a Maryport England ship builder, figurehead designer and chandler whose significant journals detail the 'behind the scenes' aspects of shipbuilding and ship rigging and supplying all manner of ships' stores and repairs in the early part of the 19th Century. The journals are filled with quotes for work on a variety of vessels [including Mary Jones, Sloop Mary, Postlethwaite, Eliza Heywood, Sylla, Snow Magnet, Jam... View more info

Image for 1888 ORIGINAL GROUP OF FOUR [4] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS BY A JACKSON MISSISSIPPI LAWYER AND SWAIN

1888 ORIGINAL GROUP OF FOUR [4] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS BY A JACKSON MISSISSIPPI LAWYER AND SWAIN

By: L. BRAUM

Price: $685.99

Publisher: JACKSON MISSISSIPPI, 1888

Seller ID: 0002318

Condition: Good+


Offered is a charming group of four [4] original manuscript letters handwritten by Jackson Mississippi attorney and swain L. Braum all addressed to "Miss Lida Terrell Crystal Springs Miss." The first two letters, mailed together, are dated Sept. 20, 1888 and Sept 29, 1888 [mailed that day]. The third of two pages, dated Nov. 6, 1888 to "My Lovely Lida" and the fourth and final one page letter dated Aug 8, 1888 to "My Darling Lida". Between romancing Lida and keeping up on his doings we see a small picture of romance in the late 19th Century. View more info

1899 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PILOTAGE AND NAVIGATION TRAINING BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MIDSHIPMAN WHO WOULD ONE DAY BECOME THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF UNEXPLODED BOMBS DEPARTMENT DURING THE LONDON BLITZ

By: L. E. H. LLEWELLYN

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: H.M.S. OTTER on Passage to CHINA, 1899

Seller ID: 0009166

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating book, both for the contents within and for the person who created and owned it. The book in question is an 1899 notebook from a Royal Navy course teaching ‘Pilotage,’ which is another term for navigating using fixed points of reference on the sea to obtain the fixed position of the vessel with respect to a desired course or location. Such knowledge included General Navigation (“general knowledge of the duties of the navigating officer's”), “Practical use and management of barometer, chronometer, surrounding machines and other navigational instruments,” “... View more info

1864 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO COL. CHARLES C. DWIGHT REGARDING THE DEATH AND FUNERAL OF THEIR FRIEND COLONEL W. BABCOCK HERO OF THE BATTLE OF WINCHESTER VIRGINIA

By: L. O. CARPENTER

Price: $885.99

Publisher: AUBURN NEW YORK NY, 1864

Seller ID: 00MV597

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a handwritten manuscript letter by L.O. Carpenter who writes lengthy letter, 4 full pages, 4to., to Col. Charles C. Dwight. Letter is dated Auburn (NY) Oct. 17, 1864. A great letter about the death and funeral of their "dear and mutual friend Col. W. Babcock." Great detail about the battle death of Col. Babcock. From the internet we found the following: Lt. Colonel Babcock had command of the 75th NYVI (320 men strong) at the Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864, and was wounded with a shattered leg at the head of the Regiment after two horses had previously ... View more info

1859 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LETTER PRESENTING A SNAPSHOT OF LIFE IN A TOWN THAT NOW LONGER REMAINS, DESCRIBING STORIES AND OBSERVATIONS FROM ONE SISTER STILL LIVING IN TOWN, TO HER SISTER WHO HAS LEFT LIKE SO MANY OTHERS

By: L. S. MIDDLETON

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: GREENSBORO, BANKSTON, MISSISSIPPI, MI, USA, 1859

Seller ID: 0009107

Condition: Good


On offer is a four page letter from L.S. Middleton(?) to her sister from the town of Greensboro, Mississippi. The letter is dated October 21, 1859. The letter speaks of Ms. Middleton’s life in Greensboro, recent goings on in town and her recent trips to a fair in Bankston, Mississippi. “It does me a power of good to hear from you,” she writes. “I returned from Bankston today. I went there yesterday to the Fair, nothing very interesting expected. I was reluctant to go. I was afraid of the ___ as usual I felt brave on my return.” She goes on to speak of friends and family in her life, ... View more info

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1897 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER REQUESTING PRIME FARMING LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTLING AND COLONISING NORTHERN FARMERS INTO ALABAMA

By: L. W. BEARD

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: CALERA ALABAMA SHELBY COUNTY, 1897

Seller ID: 0002361

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating, original late 19th Century Calera Alabama manuscript letter handwritten by L. W. Beard of editor of the newsletter The Sunny Southland 'A Weekly Immigration Paper' published in Shelby County Alabama promoting Northern farmers as 'colonists' and 'settlers' to Alabama. The two page letter, dated August 27, 1897 is addressed to Thomas Scott of Montgomery. Scott and his family were prominent in the Alabama Republican party at the time and were also big land owners throughout Alabama. The letter provides significant insight into the machinations of enticing his primary ta... View more info

YEAR 6 OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION EDICT FROM THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE"AUX TRIBUNALS CIVILS ET CRIMINAL, ET AUX DIRECTEURS DE JURYS"

By: LAMBRECHTS, MINISTER OF JUSTICE

Price: $119.99

Publisher: France, 1898

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT42

Condition: Very Good+


Facsimilie signature in print of Lambrechts, featuring a beautiful vignette of the Republic Francaise the Minister of Justice proclaims. Some general soiling, and 3 of 4 torn upper corners showing some loss of text but otherwise very good. View more info

LATE 1800s TO EARLY 1930s SCRAPBOOK HONORING FAMED COMPOSERS AND TALENTED MUSICIANS: EDWARD MCDOWELL, WILLIAM MASON, JOSEF HOFFMAN AND TERESA CARRENO

By: LENA ESTELLE GREGORY

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: OWOSCO SAGINAW MICHIGAN MI, 1898

Seller ID: 0001236

Condition: Good


On offer is a super vintage scrapbook of Composers circa 1898 wherein over 47 pages Lena Estelle Gregory of Michigan [a pianist herself] lovingly honored the careers of famous composers: Edward MacDowell, William Mason, Josef Hofmann and Teresa Carreno. The items date from late 1800's to 1930's. Signed letters dated 1898, one signed by Mason, the other by composer Harry Rowe Shelley. Many newspaper articles from "The Recorder", articles from "Boston Transcript", "Harper's Weekly", "London Musical News", "Cleveland Press", "The Detroit News", ar... View more info

Image for 1857 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAIR [2] OF LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A BALTIMORE SISTER TO HER NEW YORK BROTHER WHO AMIDST THE BREEZY FAMILY TALK VOICES CONCERNS OVER THE ELECTIONS AND THE MOBS

1857 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAIR [2] OF LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A BALTIMORE SISTER TO HER NEW YORK BROTHER WHO AMIDST THE BREEZY FAMILY TALK VOICES CONCERNS OVER THE ELECTIONS AND THE MOBS

By: LIZZIE [ELIZABETH] MORRIS

Price: $955.99

Publisher: BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD SPARROWS POINT MARYLAND, 1857

Seller ID: 0002408

Condition: Very Good


On offer are an original, interesting pair [2] of 1857 manuscript letters, October 29th then November 9th handwritten by Lizzie to her brother Thomas J Morris in New York City. The letters are breezy, intimate familial notes that are peppered with the concerns of the day: "You have probably learned through the newspapers that we had another stormy election mob, withstanding all the measures that were taken to prevent it. We had not, however, any trouble in our neighborhood". "Everyone is talking about the approaching election, which is next Wednesday, expecting a most dreadful tim... View more info

1815 SMALL ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NAPOLEON ERA ARMY REPORTS COMPILED BY FAMED MAYOR OF GEMEAUX AND GOOD FRIEND OF ROUSSEAU AND VOLTAIRE

By: LOPPIN DE GEMEAUX

Price: $655.99

Publisher: France, 1815

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT214/5

Condition: Good


On offer are three [3] sheets of manuscript details of the rations [food, wood, wine], lodgings, troops, communes, horses, forage, food-stuffs etc., detailed by Loppin de Gemeaux the noted Mayor of Gemeaux known for his erudition, intelligence and business acumen. He was the very close friend of Voltaire and Rousseau. Two sheets are mounted on one 19 x 16 black card stock and a smaller board for the third list. Some faults and some general age-toning but overall G. View more info

c1850s HANDWRITTEN ALS BY EARLY METEOROLOGIST AND CLIMATOLOGIST WORKING FOR THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE TO FAMED MAPMAKER

By: LORIN BLODGETT

Price: $389.99

Publisher: 1855

Seller ID: 000686

Condition: Very Good


Superb ALS handwritten by Lorin Blodgett early climatologist hired to the Smithsonian Institute writes to map maker and principal of the Albany Academy of Albany New York, Geo. H. Cook, providing weather related info Mr. Cook requested. VG. View more info

1891 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING ONE MAN'S GRAND TOUR OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE'S CAPITAL CITY TO HIS FRIENDS IN KANSAS

By: LOUIE PATTEN

Price: $685.99

Publisher: CONSTANTINOPLE TURKEY ELLIS KANSAS KS, 1891

Seller ID: 0001631

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original manuscript autograph letter signed [ALS] dated March 18th, 1891 Constantinople Turkey handwritten by Louie Patten to his friends Clarence and Aggie Buchanan describing some of his Grand Tour highlights in the Ottoman Empire's capital wherein he writes about coming by steamer from Athens, men with turbans and fez's, describing the sultan going once a week to the big Mosque with 1300 soldiers, that he will continue from Hotel da Byzance by sleeping car to Vienna etc. BIO NOTES: Clarence Maywood Buchanan [7 Jun 1854 - 24 Apr 1932] married to Elizabeth Agnes Henderson... View more info

1879 + 1883 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS [ALS] TO RENOWNED LT. COLONEL C.A. O'MALLEY OF 25th ELGIN INFANTRY FORMED AFTER THE RAID AT FORT ERIE BY THE FENIAN BROTHERHOOD IN 1866

By: LT. BRASHER, O. WHITE

Price: $455.99

Publisher: WARDSVILLE ST. THOMAS GLENCOE ALDBOROUGH ONTARIO, 1879

Seller ID: 0001082

Condition: Good+


On offer are two [2] original handwritten letters to Lt. Colonel O'Malley of Wardsville and Aldborough Ontario. One letter is dated Glencoe, January 14, 1879 and there appears to be a holograph note by O'Malley naming the author as O. White. The other letter is dated Vienna, June 13, 1883. There appears to be a holograph note by O'Malley naming the author as Lt. Brasher. The Lt. Colonel was a very interesting character of the southwestern Ontario/Upper Canada. Research finds he was a member of the 25th Elgin Battalion of Infantry which was first raised 14 September 1866 following an attack o... View more info

1877 ORIGINAL AMERICAN NAVAL RELIC OF A 19TH CENTURY SURVEY OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI HANDWRITTEN BY AN ILL FATED LIEUTENANT

By: LT. LYMAN G. SPALDING

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE ENTERPRISE LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI, 1877

Seller ID: 0001790

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting 1877 manuscript relic of American naval history handwritten Lt. Lyman G. Spalding, a midshipman who was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Navy by President Grant. Spalding was a member of surveying sloop The Enterprise, which was assigned to take measurements of the mouth of the Mississippi and this is Spalding's log [Vol. 2] with all the details of the survey. BIO NOTES: Spalding came from a prominent Portsmouth Maine family. He was killed in 1881 in Newport Rhode Island when a torpedo exploded prematurely. 32 pages, 8.5 x 5.5 in. VG. View more info