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c1866 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY NOTED NEW YORK DOCTOR COMPLAINING OF BEING SWINDLED DURING THE ITALIAN AUSTRIAN CONFLICT

By: WILLIAM STARBUCK MAYO

Price: $659.99

Publisher: HOTEL VENDOME PARIS FRANCE, 1866

Seller ID: 0001122

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a super manuscript letter handwritten by William Starbuck Mayo (1812-1895) a noted New York City physician and author. This autograph letter signed, "W S Mayo", Hotel Vendome, Paris, n.d. [circa 1866], 4pp, 5" x 8". This is a fascinating letter to Botta [Professor Vicenzo Botta] with content on the war in Italy; huge financial losses and Mayo's distraught emotional condition. Excerpts: "Was there ever such luck as ours as such a cussed chance as this war."; "I have been swindled out of about sixty thousand dollars and shall be saddled with about fifteen ... View more info

Image for 1848 + 1849 ORIGINAL PAIR [2] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A BALTIMORE MAN WHO HAS A GRASP OF BOTH THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF THE DAY

1848 + 1849 ORIGINAL PAIR [2] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A BALTIMORE MAN WHO HAS A GRASP OF BOTH THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF THE DAY

By: WILLIAM WILSON

Price: $1,195.99

Publisher: BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD, 1848

Seller ID: 0002403

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, original pair [2] of manuscript letters which typically begin with the author's business dealings in various goods quoting sales prices for goods in local currencies of Virginia and Baltimore, at this time banks issued their own currency and then evolves into a very insightful letters on the local and overseas politics of the day. The first written on the 23rd of May 1848, the day after the Democratic National Convention opened in Baltimore, Lewis Cass the nominee as the letter predicted. (James Buchanan was one of two others vying for the nomination) ".......a w... View more info

1895 - 1906 ORIGINAL GROUP OF LETTERS BY AN AGED BALTIMORE SWAIN WHO ROMANCES AND MARRIES HIS TRUE LOVE ONLY TO END UP WITH 3 CHILDREN BY ANOTHER WOMAN HE MARRIES NAMED PINK

By: WILSON SCOTT NORRIS, ELIZA HUFF

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland MD, 1895

Seller ID: 0002172

Condition: Good+


On offer is a very sweet, very charming, yet enigmatic group of letters between Wilson Scott Norris ("Kit") of Baltimore, Maryland [b. Aug. 20 1847] and Eliza Huff ("Dollie") of Franklin County, Virginia. Over a period of 1895 through 1906 in about 20 letters, some very, very long, one sees the relationship between Kit and Dolly grow from that of friends, to lovers, to husband and wife: "My dear friend… I could say very sweet things in this letter, but I fear you would think me forward and fresh." "My love, lips, and darling!!!... I love you, you, you, you, you!!!... View more info

1861-1887 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTING LEDGER OF THE N.P CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF LANSINGVILLE NEW YORK

By: WM. BRYCE, THOS. BALLANTYNE et al

Price: $485.99

Publisher: LANSINGVILLE ITHACA NEW YORK NY, 1855

Seller ID: 000977

Condition: Good


On offer is an original handwritten 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" account ledger book from Lansingville U.P. Congregational Church as indicated on the first page by Wm. Bryce, Treasurer. Later treasurers include: Thomas Ballantyne and John Bryce. About 3/4 filled out starting in 1861 until 1887 this book has many hundreds of entries and many hundreds of names: congregants, donors, traveling missionaries and preachers . Cover separated slightly, but not detached. Overall G. View more info

1890s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON A LECTURE BY THE RENOWNED AFRICAN EXPLORER DETAILING THE EMIN PASHA RELIEF EXPEDITION

By: [HENRY MORTON STANLEY]

Price: $1,295.99

Publisher: England, 1890

Seller ID: 0001518

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb manuscript relic of Victorian Era exploration, travel and adventure being an original notebook handwritten by what appears to be a reporter's notes [there are editorial corrections in colored pencil] from a lecture given by Henry Morton Stanley concerning the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition and a journey into Darkest Africa. This notebook has 12 pages of handwritten notes written on one side of the page only plus the covers and one blank page at the end measuring about 9.5" x 6". The notes begin: "As Stanley entered the stage and walked to his seat he was gree... View more info

1874-1887 LARGE ARCHIVE OF COLORFUL AND DETAILED HANDWRITTEN PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE AND EPHEMERA OF A YOUNG WOMAN COMING OF AGE IN RURAL NEW YORK IN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY

By: [to EDITH HOWSER CHASE

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: SALISBURY MILLS, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK, NY, 1874

Seller ID: 0009150

Condition: Very Good


On offer are a large archive of 45 letters and related ephemeral material, for the family of Edith H. Chase, of Salisbury Mills, Orange County, New York, all dated between 1874 and 1887. The collection mainly consists of incoming letters (approximately 33) to Edith Howser Chase, with about half dated 1886-1887, when Edith would have been between the ages of 18 and 19 years old. Other letters are addressed to members of her family, her grandmother, Aunt Nellie, and others, as well as girlhood friends. Edith wrote several letters as well. There is much description of family, domestic life and ac... View more info