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1870 - 1900 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM ONE SEAMAN TO A FRIEND, CAPTAIN AND CONFIDANT DETAILING HIS LIFE AT VARIOUS POINTS INCLUDING A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE FLORA, FAUNA AND CUSTOMS OF THE SAMOAN ISLANDS

By: CLAYTON SMITH RICHMAN [TO FREDERICK RODGERS]

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: NORFOLK VA SAMOAN ISLANDS SOUTH PACIFIC, 1870

Seller ID: 0009047

Condition: Good


On offer are three letters from the life of Clayton Richman, who served in the United States Navy for 30 years, from 1870 to his retirement in 1900. The letters are written from different points of Richman’s life. The first letter is 1875, the second (and longest) is 1878, and the final letter was written in 1888. For each letter, Richman is serving on a different ship. In 1875, he is on the USS ‘New Hampshire’, in 1878, he is on the USS ‘Adams’, and the final he is serving on the USS ‘Independence’. Two of the letters deal with Richman’s illustrious life and career in the US N... View more info

1860s - 1900s LARGE ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN LETTERS TO AND FROM THE NOTED NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSMAN, SENATOR AND HERO OF THE CONFEDERATE ARMY AND HIS FAMILY

By: COLONEL ANDREW C. COWLES et al

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: HAMPTONVILLE NORTH CAROLINA NC, 1860

Seller ID: 00MV264

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a wonderful original archive of 40 handwritten letters and 8 items of ephemera including a poem, receipt, report card etc., some from, many to Confederate Colonel Andrew C. Cowles of North Carolina and his family. Cowles [b1833 - d.1881] was from Hamptonville, North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1860-64 and a State Senator from 1865-66 and 1870-74. During the Civil War Cowles commanded the 18th Brigade of the 75th Regiment of North Carolina Militia at Hamptonville. He was given orders to purchase "rifles & double barrel shotguns&#... View more info

1852 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED DETAILING EARLY BOOK BUY BY FAMED BOOKSELLER HENRY WHIPPLE

By: Colonel Henry Whipple

Price: $329.99

Publisher: Salem, Massachusetts MA, 1852

Seller ID: 000617

Condition: Very Good


Original 1852 manuscript document signed being a "Bookseller List ', (Salem, Mass). Bookseller list of items sold to Henry Whipple for books and items purchased from James Chaney. List of books purchased in 1851 include: 1 Lynds Etymology (thirty one cents); 1 Moorland's Cottage; 1 Proverbial Philosophy; 1 Penknife - James; 3 Nautical Almanacs; 1 German Without a Master; Paper 06 White Mountain Guide; Longfellow's Hyperion; Envelopes." Signed H. Whipple, Jan. 14, 1852. Henry Whipple was a bookseller in Salem Mass on Newbury Street. BIO NOTES: "Colonel Henry Whipple, who is remembe... View more info

1807 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF A WELL KNOWN BRITISH FAMILY WHILE STUDYING AT THE NOTED QUAKER SCHOOL AT WIGTON IN ENGLAND

By: COSTIN FAMILY

Price: $2,655.99

Publisher: ALLONBY ENGLAND, 1807

Seller ID: 0001802

Condition: Fair+


On offer is a superb early 19th Century mathematics and complex arithmetic ciphering book. There are over 320 pages of text and titles in a lovely calligraphic hand including a folding table all in pen and ink. Identified as having belonged to the Costin Family of Allonby England this is believed to be a school book from the highly noted Quaker School at Wigton dated by paper watermarked 1807. This book was a massive effort by the unidentified Costin Family member but unique for the breadth and depth of the mathematical equations and complexity of the problems. The book stands as a testament ... View more info

Image for 1845 ORIGINAL, RIVETING DEPOSITIONS OF CAPTAIN AND CREW MEMBERS OF THE WHALING BARK ALTO OF NEW BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS BESET BY LAWLESSNESS, DESERTION AND MUTINY

1845 ORIGINAL, RIVETING DEPOSITIONS OF CAPTAIN AND CREW MEMBERS OF THE WHALING BARK ALTO OF NEW BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS BESET BY LAWLESSNESS, DESERTION AND MUTINY

By: COURT CLERK to GEORGE WILLIAM GORDON, AMERICAN CONSUL AT RIO DE JANEIRO

Price: $12,555.99

Publisher: 1845

Seller ID: 0002564

Condition: Good


On offer is a sensational, remarkable group of 1845 manuscript depositions detailing the mutinous activity and desertions during a voyage of the whaling Bark Alto between 1844 - 1845. The eyewitness testimonies are comprised of 37 pages or so of handwritten fair copies; five [5] complete and one [1] incomplete deposition all by various crew members, the five complete copies each personally attested and signed at the conclusion by George William Gordon, American Consul at Rio de Janeiro, May 20, 1845. Blunt facts display the ferocity of emotions and simmering violence provide snippets like 'Pa... View more info

Image for 1862 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY BALTIMORE BASED COUSIN CHAS REPORTING ON THE LOCAL BALTIMORE NEWS AND POLITICS OF THE DAY INCLUDING REBELS 'HOOKING UP' WITH THE LADIES

1862 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY BALTIMORE BASED COUSIN CHAS REPORTING ON THE LOCAL BALTIMORE NEWS AND POLITICS OF THE DAY INCLUDING REBELS 'HOOKING UP' WITH THE LADIES

By: COUSIN CHAS

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD, 1862

Seller ID: 0002428

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original 1862 Civil War manuscript letter handwritten by 'Cousin Chas' a Baltimore resident writing his cousins. Amidst the cordial family news and general catching up there is much to be noted regarding war news affecting Baltimore and Chas. Here are some snippets: "…The 'Rebels' are occasionally 'hooked up' - one of our fashionable ladies, her son's was arrested yesterday and sent to Washington - her husband is 'floating about' somewhere, afraid to show himself - he has one son in the 'Confederate Army' and another in 'Fort ???' … a third, about sixteen … is th... View more info

1890s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT LETTERS BETWEEN ABILENE KANSAS AND ONE LAND AGENT'S FAMILY ABOUT HIS HOLDINGS IN ILLINOIS

By: CULBERTSON STEVENS et al

Price: $955.99

Publisher: ABILENE KANSAS APPLE RIVER GALENA ILLINOIS, 1890

Seller ID: 0001942

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a great, late 19th Century original archive of 16 handwritten letters (30 pages all told) relating to Culbertson Stevens, Real Estate and Loan Agent in Abilene Kansas in the 1890s. Most of the letters have to do with his land back in Galena Illinois and Apple River where his mother still lives. There are letters by her, some by Culbertson and a few written by the men living near the land and finally some letters to and from his brother L. S. Stevens who owns a Mercantile Agency in Chicago. Here are some snippets: "C. Stevens, Real Estate and Load Agent Abilene, Kas., Nov. 3rd, ... View more info

ARCHIVE LOT OF SEVEN [7] HANDWRITTEN LETTERS AND EPHEMERA OF EARLY PIONEER LIFE IN THE WEST

By: Culler Family

Price: $649.99

Publisher: Ohio, Iowa, 1870

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV207

Condition: Very Good+


CULLER FAMILY - 7 letters on life in Ohio and Iowa in the 1870s. As with many family letters they usually cover a great deal of ground and this grouping is particularly rich detailing life in pioneer times. Each with stamped cover. Overall VG. View more info

1843 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT STAMPLESS FOLDED LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY TO HIS FRIEND FREDERICK SCHOTT

By: C[ONRAD] and REBECCA ALLEMAND

Price: $655.99

Publisher: HIGHSPIRE PENNSYLVANIA DAUPHIN COUNTY, 1843

Seller ID: 0001769

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting,original 1843 manuscript relic of 19th Century missionary work and Christian outreach handwritten by C. Alleman of Highspire Pennsylvania [a post script is written by Rebecca Alleman] addressed to Frederick Schott of Waterloo New York. [We believe that Mr. Alleman was Conrad Alleman found in the following note found online: Conrad Alleman: Born Dauphin Co, PA 26 Nov 1802. Died 04 Jul 1872. Married Rebecca Elizabeth Cassel Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, Dauphin, PA 29 Jun 1828. Married Elizabeth Stoner 17 Nov 1853.] Here are some snippets: "Highspi... View more info

1854 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT FOLDED LETTER DETAILING THE SHIPWRECK OF THE 'HUMBOLDT' NEAR HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA

By: D. LINES

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA LIVERPOOL ENGLAND, 1854

Seller ID: 0001077

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super handwritten manuscript folded letter dated Halifax, January 5, 1854. The author details to his nephew John M. Lines "the unfortunate loss of the Humboldt." He describes the sinking which took place in less than an hour on December 5. The ship had taken on a pilot "He ran the ship against a ____ ____ which broke a part of the bow . . . leaking badly, in about half an hour sinking. She was filling with water . . ." Where this happened was about 12 miles from Halifax in a rocky place and "She soon became a total wreck." There were about 750 packages of ... View more info

c1885 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LANGUAGE TABLET FILLED WITH COMPLETED LESSONS - ESSAYS, LETTERS AND STORIES

By: DAISY STONE

Price: $845.99

Publisher: PHILLIPSBURG NEW JERSEY NJ, 1885

Seller ID: 0001026

Condition: Good


On offer is a circa 1885 handwritten 'Language Tablet' being supplemental lesson 3.5 in notebook form, once belonging to Daisy Stone, who lived in Phillipsburg, New Jersey [unstated] prior to the turn of the century. The exercises, handwritten in pencil, include essays, sentences and letters. The front cover is missing, but all else is intact, clean & bright. 48 lessons, but a few are not completed. The handwriting indicates and elementary school age child. G. View more info

1867 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NEW HAMPSHIRE FARMER AND LUMBERMAN'S DIARY

By: DANIEL LEARY

Price: $365.99

Publisher: Keene New Hampshire, 1867

Seller ID: 000992

Condition: Good


On offer is an original handwritten 1867 diary kept by minimally literate farmer Daniel Leary of Keene New Hampshire who records the sale of his pigs, visits, cutting hay etc. Entries are sparse, but the flavor of a rough life on a New Hampshire farm comes through especially when he makes personal notes. Fro example on July 25, 1867 Daniel's father gets sick, and then he has priest and doctor in; then he records three weeks of visits, sometimes three in a day, by the doctor. Then in November he notes on a Sunday morning that his father went to work. This is a traditional leather diary with cal... View more info

1851 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] REGARDING A NEW WRITING INSTRUMENT WRITTEN IN THE REVERE HOUSE

By: DANIEL WEBSTER

Price: $759.99

Publisher: Revere House, Boston Massachusetts MA, 1851

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000523

Condition: Good+


VERY RARE, ORIGINAL 1851 HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM DANIEL WEBSTER. This excellent letter, dated April 28th, 1951, was written by Daniel Webster to George Stimpson, thanking him for his "improved gold pen." Webster states: "it is, in truth, the only metallic pen I have ever been able to write with." Notably, letter originated from the "Revere House" (i.e. Paul Revere House) in Boston, Massachusetts. It was from this spot a year earlier (at Bowdoin Square in front of the Revere House) that Webster had made his most stirring speech, in which he supported the Fugitive Slave L... View more info

1875 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] BY A STRUGGLING FARMER IN SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO BATTLING GRASSHOPPERS, CLEARING STUMPS AND TRYING TO COLLECT MONIES OWED

By: DAVID BRONSON

Price: $885.99

Publisher: STRABANE ONTARIO WEST CANADA, 1875

Seller ID: 0001845

Condition: Good+


On offer are two [2] super, original manuscript letters dated 1875 handwritten by David Bronson of Strabane [a town located about 20 kilometres northwest of Hamilton, Ontario] West Ontario, Canada to his brother Stephen Bronson and one letter is also addressed to a second brother Lanny (?) Bronson. One letter is four pages dated December 17 and the other is two pages dated December 27 with both letters dated 1875. The first letter describes the various crops, the grasshopper problems, damage to crops, a new grist mill being built, land being cleared of stumps, drilling wells and other activiti... View more info

1855 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] BY A CANADIAN POLITICIAN BEMOANING THE TERRIBLE STATE OF CORRUPTION IN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY

By: DAVID CHRISTIE

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: QUEBEC CANADA, 1855

Seller ID: 0001844

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating, historic, political four [4] page manuscript letter handwritten by David Christie, a founding member of the Clear Grit movement and member of the Canadian Parliament to an unknown recipient. Dated Quebec 21st May 1855 the letter details Mr. Christie's ongoing frustration with the corruptive state of Parliament during those times. Mr. Christie went on to become the Secretary of State of Canada from 1873 - 1874 and then the Speaker of the Canadian Senate from 1874 - 1878. Overall the letter is VG save for a very small split in the central fold. View more info

1825 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT STAMPLESS LETTER DETAILING THE FAMILY LAUNDRY TO HIS SISTER

By: DAVID DODGE

Price: $285.99

Publisher: CHARLESTOWN MASSACHUSETTS, 1825

Seller ID: 000997

Condition: Good


On offer is an original October 30th, 1825 handwritten manuscript stampless letter from David Dodge of Charlestown, Massachusetts to his sister Sukey Albree in Acworth, New Hampshire, wherein he details health, happiness and travels of intimate family and friends. [Nephew Charles is in Boston, has left his wife, is facing "embarrassing circumstances."] He seeks aid from his friends. David's son leaves tomorrow for Rio de Janiero and then Petersburgh in Russia-- he'll be gone a year." 1 cm hole on edge where the seal was opened. 3 pp. 17 x 20 cm. Good. View more info

1830 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF THE SEMINOLE INDIAN WARS AND THE SCANDALOUS CHARGES OF DESERTION AGAINST THE TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS

By: DAVID EILENBERGER

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: TENNESSEE FLORIDA TN FL, 1830

Seller ID: 0002017

Condition: Good


On offer is a super 1830 manuscript relic of the Seminole Indian wars being a 16 verse poem handwritten by David Eilenberger, as seen by his signature, about the Tennessee soldiers who went to Florida during the Seminole War fighting with Jackson when he invaded Florida, and then who left when their time was up, but then were jailed and tried for treason. The poem alludes to the scandalous mix-up about service times during the Seminole War and which caused supposed desertion charges to the Tennessee militiamen. There has been a 1 ½ x 2 ¾ piece cut from the top right corner affecting nine lin... View more info

1843 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A COTTON PLANTATION OWNER TO HIS FRIEND AND ACCOUNTANT DETAILING HIS PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, DESPITE A BOUNTIFUL COTTON CROP THAT YEAR

By: DAVID MOORE [to Mr. Firth]

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA, AL, 1843

Seller ID: 0009114

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting article of the antebellum Deep South. Sent by a Mr. David Moore in 1843, the letter concerns both personal and business matters of a Cotton plantation owner in some trouble. He is writing to his friend, a Mr. Firth, who seems like he is Mr. Moore’s accountant or money manager of sorts and lives in Mississippi. The letter begins with pleasantries towards his friend. “I expected to come bye your place, but the Sickness of my son prevented my leaving home until the last hours. He has recovered and I left him with his Grandmother bringing my wife and two children onl... View more info

1809 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT CYPHERING BOOKS [2] HANDWRITTEN BY A FARMER, TRADESMAN AND SOON TO BE PARTICIPANT IN THE WAR OF 1812

By: DAVID WILEY

Price: $2,085.99

Publisher: HARFORD MARYLAND, 1809

Seller ID: 0001663

Condition: Good


On offer are a super pair [2] of 1809 manuscript cypher/mathematics books handwritten by David Wiley who, casual research finds, was a farmer and veteran of the War of 1812. It appears that David was born in Hopewell Pennsylvania and later of Harford Maryland, near Baltimore. Book 1 measuring 13" x 8", has a marbled softcover which is lightly worn, and contains about 70 pages that are all written in a nice but sometimes uneven calligraphic hand. Book 2 has about 59 pages [last 2-3 pages show 1812 trade transactions using his learned skills], covers absent and slightly small than Book 1... View more info

1834 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S GRAND-DAUGHTER TO HIS NAVAL OFFICER GREAT GRANDSON

By: DEBORAH [BACHE] DUANE

Price: $585.99

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1834

Seller ID: 00MV106

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a wonderful, relic of Americana being an autographed stampless cover letter signed [ALS] by Deborah Duane, nee Bache. Duane [1781-1863] was the granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin and her mother was Sarah Franklin and her father was Richard Bache. This charming 7-3/4 x 9-1/2 letter dated 'Phil. July 15th, 1834' with a light red Phil postmark is written to her nephew Lieut. A. A. Harwood in Newport, Rhode Island. A lovely, personal letter, reading in part: "... Yours announcing the birth of your second son was duly received... I could not avoid a momentary regret, that he had not... View more info