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1879 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] TO WORLD TRAVELING COUSIN ELL

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $325.99

Publisher: JORDAN NEW YORK NY, 1879

Seller ID: 103H5N2

Condition: Good+


On offer: An unidentified cousin writes six pages [6] on two sheets of paper, on July 11, 1879 to her "Dear Cousin Ell" with mentions of 'The Ladies Aid Society', Sabbath, Paris, Germany, Ireland and Scotland. Sheet 1 reads in part: "I have been exceedingly interested in your travels, and have been able, by consulting the maps, and reading matter of my Encyclopedia to follow you, in nearly all of your wanderings. We had an old fashion celebration on the fourth. We could almost imagine we heard you hurrah on the fourth. I suppose your Mother told you of our communion services on Sab... View more info

1809 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DISCHARGE PAPERS FOR A LIEUTENANT LEFEVRE A 33 YEAR VETERAN OF ACTIVE SERVICE FOR PRE-REVOLUTION FRANCE AND NAPOLEON

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $885.99

Publisher: LILLE FRANCE, 1809

Seller ID: 00JT54

Condition: Good


On offer is the original handwritten discharge papers of Lieutenant Lefevre of the 51eme Regiment a Ligne. Folio sheet details the Lieutenant's service from 1776 through 1809. Effective service grades, Campaigns, pension details and his final medical status are all reported. The soldier's CV covers 85% of the page and in the bottom 15% is the medical report as detailed by the senior surgeon to the Corps. Very interesting, very detailed in very good shape save for the usual folds, shallow creases and fault to the top left where a pin hole has been made. Overall G+. View more info

1855 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LEDGER OF A NEW YORK CITY BUSINESSMAN AND ATTENDEE TO THE FUNERAL OF LEADING BOWERY BOY WILLIAM (BILL THE BUTCHER) POOLE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: New York NY USA, 1855

Seller ID: 000968

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1855 handwritten manuscript diary and journal of commerce, real estate and industry in pre Civil War New York City. While the author is unidentified there are many clues in the references to properties he owned, sold and to whom and what prices and the manner of commerce and trade he was involved in. Entries are sporadic but they give a historical picture of New York economy given that this merchant was quite prosperous given the size of his transactions and his own evaluations on his trade of the day. Our writer was also sufficiently prominent to attend the funeral of ... View more info

1885 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LEDGER OF AN OAK HILL - ALBANY NEW YORK AREA FARMER

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $445.99

Publisher: Oak Hill Albany New York NY USA, 1885

Seller ID: 000971

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original handwritten manuscript diary authored by a farmer in the Oak Hill and Durham New York area southwest of Albany. The leather bound diary style book is used as a journal with handwritten dates beginning January 12th and ending December 31st. A casual reading provides a profound understanding that one had to work extraordinarily hard to farm and create a self sustaining economy. Many names of family and friends will make this a treasure for local historians and genealogists once the handwriting is gotten used to. Overall G+. View more info

1838 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO THE EDITOR REGARDING THE POOR STATE OF HOME AND POLITICS DURING AND AFTER THE REBELLIONS OF UPPER AND LOWER CANADA

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: BATH KINGSTON ONTARIO ON CANADA, 1838

Seller ID: 0001051

Condition: Good


On offer is a super Upper Canada - Lower Canada Rebellions era twelve [12] page handwritten manuscript addressed 'Monsieur l' Editeur' in French by a woman who appears to be living in a village near Kingston [Ontario]. The anonymous author writes to a newspaper in Lower Canada [Quebec] and denunciates, after the revolts, the necessity of a new church that she says does not betray the courage and the will of the [Canadian] heroes. She begins with the title 'Conduit d'un homme sans principe' and with ardor and passion our writer expresses her desires for the political and religious renewal takin... View more info

1847 ALMANACK OF A GERMAN BEER MERCHANT INCLUDING PAYABLES, RECEIVABLES, EXPENSES, CONTACTS AND PERSONAL WRITINGS

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $385.99

Publisher: Germany, 1847

Seller ID: 0001085

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming, original 1847 Munsterischer Almanack used by a German merchant. Bound in marbled paper covered boards, printed in two colours the almanac is interspersed with blank pages, the majority, about 22 pp, which have handwritten entries which appear to be appointments, orders, expenses and costs. Research suggests this man was a beer merchant. The book has some wear and rubbing to covers. Interior is tight and clean. Overall G+. Small 3 x 4.5 inch. View more info

1829 - 1834 THREE [3] ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LEDGERS FOR A VERY BUSY GENERAL STORE TYPIFYING THE LOCAL COMMERCE, ECONOMY AND TRADE OF DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1829

Seller ID: 0001184

Condition: Good


On offer is an archive of three [3] manuscript ledger books from a general store in Dover New Hampshire. The three 'books', all approximately 120 leaves, thusly 240 pages of entries, are handmade, held by string and coverless but complete, folio sized 13"x8" with entries dating from November 1829 through to April 1834. Thousands of entries with names, products or service, price etc. Given that Dover was a natural crossroads for traveland a thriving community area historians and collectors have a wealth of information typifying the economy and commerce in these historical ledgers. The u... View more info

1899 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PROMINENT NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENT DEALING WITH THE MAJOR POLITICIANS OF THE DAY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $955.99

Publisher: DUNBARTON MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE NH, 1899

Seller ID: 0001189

Condition: Very Good


On offer is the original manuscript diary a distinguished New Hampshire resident. While he does not identify himself there are many, many clues for local historians and collectors to assuredly discover the writer's identity. He is very involved in state politics and demonstrates familiarity with high level state officials. Perhaps he was a member of the state legislature. The author also buys and sells livestock, own a store and has some business in Manchester. He usually notes that he goes to the store in the morning and to Manchester in the afternoon. He doesn't mention where he lives, but d... View more info

1830s - 1840s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN BOOK OF MEMORIES, SENTIMENTS, ESSAYS, POETRY, HYMNS, RIDDLES AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE IN A STUNNING BURGUNDY LEATHER FINE BINDING

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: KITCHENER WATERLOO LONDON GUELPH ONTARIO ON, 1835

Seller ID: 0001231

Condition: Good


On offer is an exceptional 1830s-1840s manuscript album of memories, stories and poetry. Stunning well kept cover, burgundy leather with embossed classical harp/lyre design with gilt edges, silk moiré endpapers, a strong gilt spine treatment makes for a beautifully well preserved relic of early/mid 19th century poetic, literary and religious thought. Originally found in Kitchener-Waterloo/London Ontario area estate there are no clues to location or authorship save for G. Wilmot 1834 watermark on the multi-colored papers. Every entry is in lovely calligraphy with what appears to be one main un... View more info

c1890s SUITE OF THREE [3] ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF ONE WOMAN'S VISIT TO THE FAMED WILLIAM WORDSWORTH'S HOME: DOVE COTTAGE INCLUDING HER MEETING WITH THE NOTED CARETAKER MRS. DIXON

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $845.99

Publisher: 1890

Seller ID: 0001320D

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb suite of three [3] original photographs of one particular woman on a visit or sojourn to the renowned 'Dove Cottage' [of William Wordsworth fame] in Grasmere, Cumbria England. All three photos are mounted on thick matte board. Circa late 1890s, all the photos have pencil inscriptions identifying the scene with a Wordsworth poem or quotation. One photo states 'Dove Cottage a Chat with Mrs. Dixon', another 'Lake Windermere' and lastly 'Friar's Crag'. 4 x 2.75 inches on a 5 x 4.25 board. Very light age spots but overall 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

c1850 - 1870s ORIGINAL CHARMING VICTORIAN ERA HANDWRITTEN MEMORY BOOK OF WORLD TRAVEL AND A GRAND TOUR - AN UNUSUAL PAIRING OF FLORA AND FAUNA AND CLASSIC POETRY OF AN UNCOMMON TRIP FROM TYRE TO TORONTO

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: PYRENEES, YALTA, PISA, TYRE, SMYRNA, TORONTO, 1860

Seller ID: 0001364

Condition: Fair


On offer is a charming, unusual 19th Century travel memory book. The author and creator of this lovely book used local flora and fauna of their visit on the left facing page and then a poem or writings of a noted poet or author would also memorialized the location they toured. Byron, Tennyson, Pushkin, Coleridge are but a few of the quoted poets. Some are identified by initials and sometimes the piece is named but no author. The Pyrenees, Yalta, Sebastopol, Tyre, Pisa, Bordeaux, Toronto, Canada and numerous other places are mentioned. Over 60 odd pages, a lifetime of travel, we see dates from ... View more info

1893 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY THE SON OF MISSIONARIES RELATING HIS OBSERVATIONS OF RELATIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS TO AUNT LUELLA BACK HOME

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $985.99

Publisher: CALCUTTA INDIA, 1893

Seller ID: 0001434

Condition: Fair+


On offer is a super, original manuscript letter dated 1893, Calcutta 12/12 [India] to Aunt Luella wherein her unidentified nephew writes of other missionaries and relations between Christians and Muslims. Here is a snippet: "I went a day or two ago to call on a Mohammedan friend whose husband has been very sick. Speaking of his sickness and how near God had been to him he said, we have a saying that when in trouble we call on God. He says, Do not call so loud my child, I am near you. It is not you who are seeking me but I am seeking you. He is a devout man, I believe, I think a conscientio... View more info

1893 - 1898 ORIGINAL MASSIVE MANUSCRIPT LEDGER OF EVERY POSSIBLE MEDICAL PROBLEM AND PERIL AS SHIPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE INSPECTED BY THE MERSEYSIDE PORTS MEDICAL OFFICER

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $3,845.99

Publisher: MERSEYSIDE PORTS LIVERPOOL ENGLAND UK, 1893

Seller ID: 0001494

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, unique relic of British marine and medical custom and nautical history being a manuscript journal and log of the medical officer for Merseyside Ports, dated March 1893 - March 1898. A practical, everyday work journal of 342 handwritten pages complete with an index of ships, diseases etc. The author of this log was fastidious in detailing his encounters with the ships and their crew and passengers. So deaths from Cholera, Yellow Fever, ships arriving from a myriad of international ports. Here is a prime example: 1896 July 22 : Basil S.S. from Amazon ports. Message from Mm O... View more info

1838 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF THE FRENCH BLOCKADE OF MEXICO'S PORTS, THE BOMBARDMENT OF SAN JUAN DE ULUA, THE CAPTURE OF THE MEXICAN NAVY AND THE RETURN FROM RETIREMENT OF GENERAL SANTA ANNA: 'THE PASTRY WAR'

By: UNIDENTIFIED AGENT FOR LADY ADAMS

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: VALPARAISO MEXICO, 1838

Seller ID: 00MV262

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is an original, very unique three [3] page handwritten manuscript relic of the Mexican "Pastry War" of 1838. [The War was known in Spanish as 'Guerra de los pasteles' or 'Primera Intervención Francesa en México' meaning the 'first French intervention in Mexico'; French: 'Guerre des Pâtisseries' was an invasion of Mexico by French forces in 1838.] Dated Valparaiso 15 Sep. 1838, this is a manifest of sales from 'Lady Adams' cargo at Valparaiso. In addition to the numerous itemized goods/ prices of goods from Paris [plus goods from Glasgow Scotland, Marseilles France, and Spai... View more info

c1860s HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY A UNION SOLDIER TO HIS FATHER REVEALING HIS MOST RECENT CIVIL WARS ENCOUNTERS AND EXPERIENCES

By: UNIDENTIFIED UNION SOLDIER

Price: $449.99

Publisher: New Market, Virginia VA,

Seller ID: 0MV327

Condition: Very Good


CIVIL WAR - VIRGINIA holograph letter written by Union solider from New Market, VA., 4 pages, unsigned so possibly incomplete but interesting content. To his father; "...I said I did not know whether I should ride my horse or get sent through by rail as far as Winchester / I saddled my horse and rode out about two miles / went to captain to see if I would be sent my rail - he said no because bridge was gone / railroad bridge at the ferry across the Potomac was washed away by heavy rain / must ride my horse or stay behind / packed my duds & mounted my horse in a drizling rain / passed throu... View more info

1854 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT REPORT ON A LADY'S LITERARY SOCIETY 'ATHENA'

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $495.99

Publisher: Unknown, 1854

Seller ID: 0001728

Condition: Good


On offer is an original three [3] page manuscript "critics report" detailing a meeting of the "Athena", a society either for women, or celebrating the importance of women handwritten by an unknown author. Dated Sept 1st, [18]54 and features the surnames of several readers though the critic is anonymous. They primarily critique the reading styles, offering little commentary on whatever was being read. It appears most of the readers were women. The critic also comments on several ladies being rather loud in the audience, by conversing during the readings. Beginning in ink the aut... View more info

1880s ORIGINAL PAIR [2] OF MANUSCRIPT LECTURE NOTES OF SOME TOP PROFESSORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SCHOOL

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD, 1893

Seller ID: 0002565

Condition: Good


On offer are an interesting pair [2] of manuscript books filled with lecture notes for classes at the University of Maryland Medical School in obstetrics under George Warner Miltenberger (1819-1905); surgery under Louis McLane Tiffany (1844-1916); physiology under Frances Turquand Miles; and anatomy under Jacob Edwin Michael handwritten by an unidentified student. Lecture notes for some of the University's most esteemed professors, several of whom were consulting physicians at Johns Hopkins: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy as noted in The Medical Annals of Maryland, 1799-1899; (Baltimore: 1903) pp.... View more info

1856 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF MEETING NOTES, WRITS AND RECORDS OF THE COLUMBIA UNION BRIDGE CORPORATION

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: New Hampshire NH NEW ENGLAND, 1856

Seller ID: 0001932

Condition: Fair+


On offer is a very interesting, original c.1856 manuscript journal labelled 'Records of Columbia Union Bridge Corporation Vol 2'. The 116 hand numbered pages, and a few that weren't numbered, begin with an Index of Writs and then many, many names and places the Company dealt with. While authorship is unidentified local researchers have many clues as the handwritten minutes, meeting notes, financial records etc. provide invaluable detail for historians and collectors of New England covered bridge commerce and history. Dates range from 1856 through 1860s. The odd piece of ephemera is tucked in. ... View more info

1833 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH GENEALOGICAL PRECIS - CLAUDE DE LA MONNOYE [MONNOIE]

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $385.99

Publisher: PARIS FRANCE, 1833

Seller ID: 00JT36

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1833 handwritten genealogical précis for the family of Claude Pierre de la Monnoye [occasionally Monnoie], believed to be a later member of the Bernard de la Monnoye, noted French poet and philologist (1641 - 1728). This is a very intriguing document with two [2] detached, densely written watermarked folio leaves written on three sides held with a smaller note by string.. View more info