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1842 HANDWRITTEN RECEIPT FOR HAVING RECEIVED HIS ARTIFICIAL LEG

By: B.E. BONEY

Price: $249.99

Publisher: CINCINNATI [CINCINATTA] OHIO, 1842

Seller ID: 000936

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1842 handwritten receipt wherein B.E. Boney writes that he has received his artificial leg as per agreed terms from John Shaw of Cincinatta [Cincinnati Ohio]. 8 x 4 in. VG+ View more info

1894 - 1900 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BOOK AND FINANCIAL DIARY OF THE SECRET FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF THE MYSTIC CHAIN [AOKMC]

By: B.F. CARR [?]

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: READING DARBY PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1894

Seller ID: 0002082

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1894 - 1900 Pennsylvania manuscript account book and financial diary of the secret fraternal order out of The Ancient Order of Knights of the Mystic Chain [AOKMC]. This unique book details six years of historical and important data of the Pennsylvania unit of the group. [While there are no specific indicators of ultimate ownership or responsibility for compiling the records a number of personal pieces of ephemera indicate a B.F. Carr as, at least, one of the main holders of the book.] This secret fraternal organization was founded in 1870s, in the traditions of King Art... View more info

ROI DES FRANCAIS, LOUIS-PHILIPPE PRESENTS: BULLETIN DES LOIS No. 550 BREVETS D'INVENTION - 400 PATENTS

By: BARTHE, Ministre Secretaire de la Justice

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France, 1838

Seller ID: 00JT39

Condition: Good+


On offer is an 1838 Royal Bulletin booklet of 400 patents including inventor and invention covering all types of machines, engineering, architecture, construction etc., etc., in French over 47 pages. VG. View more info

Image for 1878 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ALABAMA FRIEND OF THE MCLAUGHLIN FAMILY REPORTING ON THE STATE OF FAMILY INTERESTS NOW THAT ARCHIE HAS PASSED

1878 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ALABAMA FRIEND OF THE MCLAUGHLIN FAMILY REPORTING ON THE STATE OF FAMILY INTERESTS NOW THAT ARCHIE HAS PASSED

By: BETTIE G. HICKS

Price: $455.99

Publisher: LOWER PEACH TREE WILCOX COUNTY ALABAMA LOWNDES ASH, 1878

Seller ID: 0002393

Condition: Good


On offer is an original November 5, 1878 autograph manuscript letter handwritten by Bettie G. Hicks of Lower Peach Tree Alabama. She is writing to Mary Monroe, nee McLaughlin, in response to Mary's letter. [Mary is the North Carolina based sister to Archibald McLaughlin (the likely subject of the letter) whose personal correspondence we list separately.] Bettie writes about the recent death of an unnamed schoolteacher, probably Archie, the state of the widow referred to as Mrs. McL. and children and of the school which is of family interest as Archibald was a teacher and ran the school and als... View more info

1898 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY ONE MISSIONARY BISHOP IN KIUSHU TO HIS COLLEAGUE THE BISHOP OF NAGASAKI

By: BISHOP HENRY EVINGTON

Price: $885.99

Publisher: NAGASAKI JAPAN, 1898

Seller ID: 0001630

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting manuscript letter and relic of Christian outreach dated Bishop's Lodge, Nagasaki [Japan], October 19, 1898 to Bishop Bardsley handwritten by Henry Evington, Bishop of Kiushu. He is writing to say that he is happy that Bishop Bardsley's health has returned. "I was grieved to see that you were so much worse after reaching Egypt. From all account it would seem as if Africa were going to swallow up the new missionaries and there seems to be a great scarcity of offers for service both at home and abroad." He writes that his wife is still at home "arranging for... View more info

HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER SEEKING ADVICE AND PHILOSOPHIZING ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR, ENLISTMENT AND INTIMATE FAMILY MATTERS

By: Brother of William Ives of Company K, 10th Regiment R.I.V.

Price: $469.99

Publisher: ESSEX CONNECTICUT CT, 1862

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV868

Condition: Good


ALS with one name only (Hough?) letter dated 8/9/62, Essex, Ct., 4 pages, 4to. Writes to his brother Will (William C. Ives, Washington DC), Co. K, 10th Reg. R.I.V. "Should I enlist for 3 years, wait to be drafted for 9 months, or buy a substitute, etc." Comes with postmarked stamped (pink 3 cent) cover [ink notes on cover]. Overall in very good shape save for some tears at the folds amd the odd rust spot. View more info

1880 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] HANDWRITTEN BY A ROYAL MARINE ABOARD THE THE STORIED HMS LONDON RELATING HIS EXPERIENCES SUPPRESSING THE SLAVE TRADE

By: C. TURNER, ROYAL MARINE

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: SOUTH EAST COAST OF ZANZIBAR, 1880

Seller ID: 0001455

Condition: Good+


On offer is a charming, historically significant autograph letter signed [ALS] dated January 26 1880 handwritten by British serviceman, C. Turner, RM [Royal Marine] aboard the HMS London a renowned ship with a storied history including its work suppressing the slave trade, writing from the south east coast Zanzibar. Over 4 pages beginning by chiding his brother and sister for not writing Turner writes of personal matters: 'Get me a nice girl, the one I left in Chatham has given me "turnips" she said she couldn't do without a young man for so long' to most interestingly that the ship ha... View more info

Image for 1853 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER AND HANDWRITTEN RELIC OF SEA FARING COMMERCE HANDWRITTEN BY A CAPTAIN VERY SOON TO BE NOTED IN DISPATCHES FOR HIS GALLANT SAVING OF PASSENGERS AND CREW IN THE 'SAN FRANCISCO' SHIPPING DISASTER

1853 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER AND HANDWRITTEN RELIC OF SEA FARING COMMERCE HANDWRITTEN BY A CAPTAIN VERY SOON TO BE NOTED IN DISPATCHES FOR HIS GALLANT SAVING OF PASSENGERS AND CREW IN THE 'SAN FRANCISCO' SHIPPING DISASTER

By: C.B. PENDLETON, CAPTAIN

Price: $885.99

Publisher: MELITE'S BAY CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA, 1853

Seller ID: 0002371

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript relic of mid 19th Century shipping and commerce handwritten by the renowned C B Pendleton noted in dispatches for his gallant help and aide to survivors of the shipping disaster at high seas on the cholera stricken 'San Francisco' while Pendleton was captain of the Lucy Thompson in 1857. This 1853 autographed letter [ALS] dated Melite's Bay [Cape Town South Africa] Sept of 1853 regarding his problems with setting out to sea because of the steamboat ballast, and decision not to transfer cotton to the steam boat Joseph Walker. He also mentions his ... View more info

LATE 18TH - EARLY 19TH MANUSCRIPT POEMS: THE CHOICE OF A WIFE BY CHEESE AND A DOCTOR FROM SUSSEX ADVICE ON SLEEP HABITS

By: CAPTAIN EDWARD THOMPSON by way of an UNKNOWN HAND

Price: $585.99

Publisher: ENGLAND AUSTRALIA ?, 1800

Seller ID: 0001196

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming brace of poems circa late 18th or early 19th century ephemera. On a folio sheet folded is an antique handwritten poem in an unknown hand credited to Captain Thompson [Edward, b. 1738? - 1786] titled: 'The Choice of a Wife By Cheese' about a man in York named Pimlico who put to Nancy, Betsey and Sally the task of making cheese and thereupon he chose his wife. This poem in neat hand takes up three-quarters of the page. A shorter poem described as an inscription above a doctor's door in Sussex fills the page. The names Mr. Longden and Wm. Mitchell are on the reverse. Lovely... View more info

1819 CALLIGRAPHIC LATIN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH DOCUMENT TITLED 'FORMA SACRAMENTI'

By: CARDINAL DE LATIL, ARCHBISHOP OF RHEIMS, BISHOP OF CHARTRES

Price: $885.99

Publisher: CHARTRES FRANCE, 1819

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT072

Condition: Very Good


In a beautiful petite calligraphic hand titled 'Forma Sacramenti' matters of the Church are dealt with in Latin and then signed by Cardinal de Latil [Jean-Baptiste Marie Anne Antoine de Latil], Archbishop of Rheims and Bishop of Chartres. Included is a short late 19th century handwritten biography of de Latil. Some loss from the neatly cut seal otherwise VG. Beautiful ornaments. View more info

1859 EDICT FROM THE CARDINAL OF BOURGES ORDERING SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR THE ARMED FORCES DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR, FEATURING FANTASTIC VIGNETTE AND COAT OF ARMS

By: CARDINAL DUPONT, Cardinal of Bourges

Price: $179.99

Publisher: France, 1859

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT53

Condition: Very Good+


The Cardinal of Bourges, Cardinal Dupont, orders special prayers for the soldiers of France fighting in the Crimean War. Sensational coat-of-arms of the Cardinal and vignette. Also attached is an official letter from Minister Rouland to the Cardinal forming the entire document. 8 pp. View more info

LATE 19th CENTURY DOUBLE AUTOGRAPH OF THE NOTORIOUS CANADIAN CON WOMAN, BROTHEL OWNER AND NEIGHBOR OF THE ROCKEFELLERS

By: CASSIE L. CHADWICK [born ELIZABETH BIGLEY, aka LYDIA SCOTT, MADAME LYDIA DEVERE, MRS. HOOVER]

Price: $625.99

Publisher: 1899

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00MV859b

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating item of Canadian ephemera being a rare autograph signature of Cassie L. Chadwick [1857-1907] on her monogrammed stationery signed Cassie L. Chadwick; glued below the signature is a matching envelope which she also signs "Cassie L."; is the most famous name of a Canadian-born woman who defrauded Cleveland, Ohio banks by claiming to be an illegitimate daughter of Andrew Carnegie. Born Elizabeth Bigley on October 10, 1857 in Eastwood, Ontario, Canada, she was known to daydream and tell fibs as a child. At the age of 22 she was arrested in Woodstock, Ontario for f... View more info

c1860s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT FARRIER JOURNAL AND CASTRATION LOG OF PESHAWAR BASED BRITISH ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY FARRIER WHO WOULD ONE DAY SERVE IN CANADA'S NORTH WEST REBELLION AND FOUND THE BLACK'S PHOTOGRAPHY CHAIN

By: CHARLES BLACK, FARRIER SERGEANT

Price: $3,495.99

Publisher: PESHAWAR PAKISTAN PUNJABI BENGAL INDIA, 1865

Seller ID: 0001360

Condition: Good


On offer is a super relic of 19th Century British militaria being the original manuscript diary of Charles Black, dated 1870 but having notes ranging from 1864 through 1870, detailing the expenses and duties of his work as a Farrier Sergeant. Beautifully executed with weekly reports specific to his work in the Punjab district with particular note is a list of successful horse castrations performed by the Farrier for various military persons and notables detailing the date, horse's name, age, success of operation and then the signature of the military personnel who had charge of the horse. This... View more info

1866 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF PRIZE WINNING POETRY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG TORONTO UPPER CANADA MAN WHO WILL GO ON TO FIND HIS TRUE LOVE IN LIFE AND IN LAW

By: CHARLES CORBOULD

Price: $1,485.99

Publisher: TORONTO UPPER CANADA ONTARIO CANADA, 1866

Seller ID: 0001792

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, manuscript relic of early Toronto and Upper Canada literature and prize winning poetry being an original book of poetry handwritten by Charles Corbould of Toronto, which he started in 1866 and carried on for many years. Seventy two years later, in 1938, his daughter added some historical background by giving a brief history of her father's writings and a biographic note that he had 6 children and followed a career in law. The book begins with "The War in Italy" which is quite lengthy. There are about 79 pages of various poems and poetry most are complete, some are ... View more info

1825 - 1828 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEDGER OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY COMMERCE AND MARITIME ECONOMY HANDWRITTEN BY A MAIDEN LANE NEW YORK MERCHANT WHO WOULD ALSO PLAY A ROLE IN AMERICA'S GLASS INDUSTRY

By: CHARLES GOFF

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, NY, 1825

Seller ID: 0008026

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb commercial record of shipping into New York City at the beginning of its unprecedented growth in the early 1800's. Measuring approximately 12 1/2 inches by 8 inches, this ledger has 144 pages and is about 71% complete. The spine of the ledger has been damaged but all pages are intact. The handwriting is quite legible. Attached to the ledger are 2 file cards with a number of details. These cards were attached much later and could be removed without difficulty. Charles Robert Goff was a shipping agent in New York City during the 1820's. Goff operated from a location on Manha... View more info

1872 - 1886 ARCHIVE OF THREE (3) HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS REGARDING PIONEER KANSAS LIFE AND BUSINESS

By: CHARLES HAYDEN, H.W. DUSINBERRE

Price: $489.99

Publisher: WYANDOTTE, KANSAS, 1872

Seller ID: 00MV1102

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a small handwritten manuscript archive of three [3] letters written from Kansas; two by Charles Hayden [noted railroad lawyer]: on 1886, on illustrated letterhead, Clerk of District Court, Wyandotte, Kansas (to brother Sid but appears to be business related) and 1872 on Hopkins & Hayden Law and Real Estate Office letterhead to Ella about personal matters. The third is a personal letter on official public letterhead, written by H.W. Dusinberre, Deputy & Notary Public, Office of Register of Deeds, Pawnee Co., Larned, Kansas, 1883. VG. View more info

1878 - 1882 HANDWRITTEN ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTERS FROM THE FOREMOST MYCOLOGIST OF HIS TIME

By: Charles Horton Peck

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: Pennsylvania New York PA NY, 1878

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00MV226

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a small yet very scarce, super handwritten archive of Charles Horton Peck [1833-1917] renowned American mycologist of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the New York State Botanist from 1883 to 1913. He described over 2500 species of North American fungi. The standard author abbreviation Peck is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name. This small archive of 6 letters and covers dated 1878-82, being 4 of which were written by Charles Peck. They are in response to letters written by Lizzie Barnet of Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania who sent him sam... View more info

1861 ARCHIVE OF SIX [6] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER TAUNTING HIS BROTHER 'A LINCOLN MAN'

By: CHARLES STEVENS

Price: $1,385.99

Publisher: New York NY Cambridge Massachusetts MA, 1861

Seller ID: 0001162

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sensational archive of six [6] manuscript letters handwritten by seaman Charles Stevens, to his brother John Stevens in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [Historians and collectors of early and Civil War era New York will delight that three letters are on illustrated lettersheets from Lovejoy's Hotel, New York and as such quite rare. This hotel was located on the corner of Park Row and Beekman Street.] These letters exemplify the 'Brother against Brother' sense of the Civil War. There are three pre-war letters; Jan. 8, 14, and 23, 1861; plus Aug. 21, 28 and Dec. 19, 1861. Very interestin... View more info

1815 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTE SIGNED X 3 REGARDING DESERTERS TO THE FRENCH NATIONAL GUARD MERE DAYS BEFORE THE RESTORATION OF KING LOUIS XVIII AND THE END OF NAPOLEON'S 'ONE HUNDRED DAYS'

By: CHEF DE BATTALION

Price: $425.99

Publisher: France, 1815

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT58

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a super small one page note on a folded half page detailing the names of several men accused of desertion. It appears to be signed by three [3] individuals (Hubert, Pourihier, LeCoyeor ?) with a side note that the action is approved by the Chef de Battalion. Dated 19 June 1815, Garde Nationale, 1st Battalion 5th Company is handwritten as a heading. [HISTORICAL NOTE: Less than 3 weeks later the King was returned to power.] VG. View more info

1850s - 1860s ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTERS AND EPHEMERA BY AND TO A MASSACHUSETTS MATRIARCH AND MOTHER IN LAW OF THE NOTED DR. HENRY BLANCHARD

By: CLARISSA FOSTER FARMER

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: BILLERICA NEOPONSET MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1853

Seller ID: 00MV002NEW

Condition: Good


On offer is a modest archive of manuscript letters and ephemera handwritten by or related to Clarissa Foster (later Farmer) of Billerica Massachusetts who was the noted Dr. Henry Blanchard's mother-in law and the mother of Sarah Blanchard. ***WITH RECENT NEWLY UNCOVERED LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS. The heart of the group are three [3] autograph letters signed [ALS] dated 1853, 1858 and 1860, from Clarissa to her granddaughter Rebecca, to Mrs. Faulkner and her daughter Sarah [wife of Dr. Henry Blanchard]. ***Newly uncovered letters and documents added to the original archive include: a letter by Jno.... View more info