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1883 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF THE READINGS AND WRITINGS OF THE THE SISTERS OF THE CIRCLE WOMEN ONLY LITERATURE AND SCIENCE STUDIES GROUP

By: DELIA M. NEEDHAM on Behalf of the SISTERS OF THE CIRCLE

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: New England, 1883

Seller ID: 0001791

Condition: Good


On offer is a super manuscript relic of late 19th literature, science and female self-improvement being a handwritten notebook and journal detailing the activities of the "Sisters of the Circle" aka "Alpha Circle" of the "C.L.S.C." which was a women only group from various places in the Northeast - Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The women met regularly to discuss Literature and Science. The journal includes meeting roll calls, membership lists, genealogical information, names of the Women in Attendance, names of New Members that joined at regular meet... View more info

1880-90s GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC [GAR] ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPTS WITH MULTIPLE AUTOGRAPHS INCLUDING TWO CIVIL WAR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

By: DICK RANSOM and Multiple Autographs of the 'Battery Boys' of the Chicago Mercantile Battery Light Infantry

Price: $2,095.99

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois IL, 1890

Seller ID: 000615b

Condition: Good+


Important archive of post Civil War GAR letters of the Chicago Mercantile Battery Light Infantry , Chicago, Illinois including two Medals of Honor winner's autographs [Kretsinger and Stevens]. This archive comes from the Dick Ransom estate from his former Civil War comrades specific to the GAR activities for the "Battery Boys." 1) Letter written on behalf of battery mate Dick Ransom by Gardner Willard and signed by 8 additional Chicago Mercantile Battery boys. Two of these signatures belong to Medal of Honor winners William Stevens and George Kretsinger. Other signatures include David ... View more info

1864 + 1865 MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY MASSACHUSETTS BAPTIST MINISTER AND NOTED DOCTOR OF QUACK REMEDIES AND PATENT COMPOUNDS

By: DOCTOR JAMES W. POLAND

Price: $2,145.99

Publisher: MELROSE MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1864

Seller ID: 0001111

Condition: Good+


On offer are two original manuscript diaries dated 1864 and 1865 by 'Doctor' James W. Poland of Melrose, Massachusetts. James W. Poland was a long time Baptist minister in Goffstown, New Hampshire, when in an attempt to treat himself for some ailment, he came up with the formula for a medicine he called Dr. Poland's White Pine Compound. The medicine was a huge success and Dr. Poland found himself in a new career as a proprietary medicine maker. Eventually he also produced Dr. Poland's Cedar Plaster, White Mountain Bitters, Diarrhea Elixer, Hair Preserver, Poland's Magic Powders, etc. At the ti... View more info

1879 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT AMERICANA: INTIMATE PERSONAL FAMILY LETTERS DETAILING LOCAL HISTORY, GENEALOGY AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS OF THE ERA

By: DONALD P. STIMPSON et al

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: SWAMPSCOTT MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1879

Seller ID: 00MV256

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is an archive of twelve [12] letters, most dated circa 1870s, 35 pp total, written by or to members of the Donald P. Stimpson family of Swampscott, Massachusetts with a great deal of personal and time period social content. For example one excellent letter describes in detail the graduation exercises at Tufts College in June of 1879. Expected folds, a few small edge tears (one letter with small chewed area at edge), some soil spots, otherwise VG. View more info

1890s - 1950s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF 45+ LETTERS TO AND FROM NOTED TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY OPERA SINGER

By: DOROTHEA DIX LAWRENCE

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY NJ DAYTONA FLORIDA FL, 1890

Seller ID: 0002212

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting, modest group of original, manuscript and typed correspondence to or by the famed early 20th Century opera singer and recitalist, Dorothea Dix Lawrence. While she was a successful opera singer, Lawrence is perhaps best known today as the creator of the Folklore Music Map of the United States, a colorful 1946 pictorial map showing the origins of various songs and styles across the USA. All told there are 47 pieces of correspondence, dated from the 1890s to the 1950s. Most are letters written to Dorothea, including several written by a Morgan Lawrence, presumably a sib... View more info

1880s ORIGINAL GROUP OF THREE [3] MANUSCRIPT ANTEBELLUM STYLE SHORT STORIES HANDWRITTEN BY A RICHMOND VIRGINIA DOCTOR IN 'NEGRO DIALECT'

By: DR. AARON JEFFREY

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: RICHMOND VIRGINIA VA, 1880

Seller ID: 0001853

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super group of three [3] stories handwritten in the 1880s by Dr Aaron Jeffrey, a doctor from Richmond, Virginia. All are written in 'Negro Dialect' for which the doctor proves he has a keen ear and all are themed upon the lives of African Americans. The first is an 11 page handwritten story is entitled 'Old Reuben's Curiosity'. The second is entitled 'Isham's Acquittal'. It is the story of an African American stealing chickens. It is 7 pages long and is in very good condition. The third is a 20 page handwritten story entitled Aunt Patsy's Strategy. All in Good+ condition. Includ... View more info

1896 - 1897 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF SIX [6] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY MISSIONARIES TO ALASKA AND RELATIVES OF PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER

By: DR. and MRS. H.J. MINTHORN

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: METLAKAHTLA ALASKA, 1896

Seller ID: 0001504

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super archive of six [6] manuscript letters handwritten by Mrs. H. J. Minthorn from Metlakahtla Alaska to Lorena Brownawell Tayne dated 1896 - 1897. Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Minthorn were missionaries in Alaska during this time period and very interestingly the Minthorn's were aunt and uncle to President Herbert Hoover; Dr. Minthorn being his uncle and foster father. Historians, researchers and collectors of the era and the subject of Alaskan natives and missionary efforts to convert them will find a treasure trove within the letters as they detail the Indians in the area and their cus... View more info

1865 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL RELATED CIVIL WAR LETTER BY FAMED SURGEON OF THE 39TH NEW YORK

By: DR. C.S. HOYT, Surgeon

Price: $569.99

Publisher: New York, 1st DIVISION HOSPITAL, 1865

Seller ID: 000629

Condition: Very Fine


On offer is a significant, lengthy, 6 pp letter, approx. 5" x 8", datelined 1st Div. Hospt., 2nd A.C., Thursday Afternoon, June 15, 1865", written by Dr. C.S. Hoyt, an Army Surgeon to a former colleague. Interesting content, written as the huge Union Army was being mustered out. Here are some snippets: "each day makes us smaller and beautifully less. The old Army of the Potomac is being rapidly, yet quietly dispersed. All the troops whose terms of service expire prior to Oct. 1st are already mustered out. We are looking for new and more extended orders for muster out, and I thi... View more info

1897 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF EDUCATOR, ACTUARIAL, LAWYER, LECTURER, ARTS PATRON AND SPEAKER AT HARVARD AND YALE

By: DR. CHARLTON THOMAS LEWIS

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, 1897

Seller ID: 0001109

Condition: Good


On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary of the extraordinary Dr. Charlton Thomas Lewis a well known lawyer, lecturer, thinker and educator from New York. He was noted for his Greek lectures partook in all the literary functions of the day and going to the Shakespearean and Author's clubs there in New York. He also was the Deputy Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, an actuarial expert on insurance and speaker at Harvard and Yale to name two. He also loves to dine at the best hotels such as the 5th Ave. and Astor House. He has such a passion for the theatre, books and the arts. T... View more info

1847 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A SOUTH CAROLINA MAN NOT HAPPY WITH THE LESS CIVILIZED, LESS HOSPITABLE ALABAMA WHICH HE IS DETERMINED TO MAKE HIS NEW HOME AND MEDICAL PRACTICE

By: DR. F.E. GORDON

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: MARION ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM AL, 1847

Seller ID: 0002411

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, significant ante bellum manuscript letter handwritten by Dr. F.E. Gordon, writing to his sister in Charleston, South Carolina about his new life in Marion, Alabama. Dated May 15, 1847 the four [4] page offers up a scathing review. Dr. Gordon [who would go on to be a noted member of the medical community in Marion for having published papers on fever and dysentery in a number of medical journals] had apparently just moved to Alabama from South Carolina to set up his medical practice. He writes of his wife Sarah and their young son bemoaning the fact that Alabama is a less c... View more info

c1833 LARGE ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT ESSAYS, WRITING ASSIGNMENTS AND CRITICAL DEBATE OFFERING A RARE LOOK AT THE PRE CIVIL WAR STATE OF PHILOSOPHY, EDUCATION AND POLITICAL DISCOURSE AT THE APEX OF AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

By: Dr. Henry Blanchard

Price: $5,195.99

Publisher: HARVARD BELLERICA NEPONSET MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1833

Seller ID: 00MV244

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a remarkable, super archive of early 19th century manuscripts; being an original grouping of 42 manuscripts, handwritten circa 1830s by then undergraduate and later Dr. Henry Blanchard [1811-1897 originally from Bellerica, Massachusetts, he died in Neponset, Massachusetts] who received his BA in 1834; MA 1839 and M.D. in 1840. This archive offers a sensational, detailed snapshot on the state of Harvard education as Blanchard provides a clearly stated question and his essay in response to the topic on a wide variety of themes: "In what respects can war be regarded as a national... View more info

c1850s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ESSAY/SPEECH DETAILING THE THEN UNPOPULAR VIEW OF THE DANGERS OF TOBACCO

By: Dr. Henry Blanchard

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: HARVARD BELLERICA NEPONSET MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1833

Seller ID: 00MV213

Condition: Fair+


On offer is a super, early, circa 1850s eighteen [18] page manuscript handwritten by Dr. Henry Blanchard [1811 - 1897] on misuse, symptoms of, poisonous effects etc. of tobacco. He begins stating he realizes that this will be a 'delicate if not unpopular subject'. While undated there are other papers from the main archive that place this essay/speech in the mid 1850s and in the Boston Massachusetts area. The speech is a rough draft with corrections and the paper itself is chipped, has some tears but overall is legible and in better than fair condition. View more info

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1865 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAIR [2] OF HANDWRITTEN LETTERS EXHAUSTIVELY DETAILING HIS LIFE AND KEEN EYED VIEW OF CHINA, HONG KONG AND US RELATIONS BY AMERICA'S CONSUL TO CHINA

By: DR. I.J. ALLEN

Price: $6,255.99

Publisher: HONG KONG CHINA, 1865

Seller ID: 0002576

Condition: Good


On offer are two [2] significant, exceptional letters handwritten by I.J. Allen, Consulate of the United Sates of America to China, stationed in Hong Kong. The two letters, one of which is 12 pages in length and the other which is 16, delve into incredible detail about the life and observations of Dr. Allen in China on Christmas Day, 1865, and New Year's Day, 1866. In the first letter, Dr. Allen writes of the "Pagan land" in which he resides. He reflects on the commerce of America, shortly after the brutal civil war that has just ended only six months before. "Since the war closed,... View more info

1883 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK FILLED WITH THE LECTURE NOTES OF AN AMHERST COLLEGE PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS

By: DR. MARSHALL HENSHAW

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: AMHERST MASSACHUSETTS, 1883

Seller ID: 0001727

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original 1883 manuscript relic of education being handwritten lecture notes journal of Dr. Marshall Henshaw former physics professor of Amherst College. The notebook is packed full of notes by Dr. Henshaw and may very well have been a pre-publication manuscript with each section beginning with the number and date of the lecture followed by a title of the section based on the information contained. Lectures seem to average about 4 pages each. The last two pages are the start of an appendix. The 80 page journal is a soft cover, but aside from the top right corner being bent ... View more info

1893 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF THIRTY [30] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS BY A WONDERFUL CORRESPONDENT AND WELL TRAVELED SHIP'S SURGEON TO HIS FAMILY

By: DR. RALPH M[OZART] WHITEHEAD

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: ASEA TO AMSTERDAM HOLLAND THE NETHERLANDS, 1893

Seller ID: 0001332

Condition: Good+


On offer is an archive of original manuscript letters handwritten by the well-traveled and erudite correspondent Ralph M[ozart] Whitehead who writes to his family approximately 30 letters from Amsterdam in 1893. Whitehead, a New York City doctor, travels aboard the SS Didam of the Netherlands-American Steam Navigation Co. Ralph's obituary found online states: Ralph Mozart Whitehead, New York; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago, 1890 ; for many years ship's surgeon; aged 75; was killed, March 7, [1942?] when his ship was torpedoed in the Caribbean Sea. These letters begin writing abo... View more info

HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ADS VALENTINE MOTT COLLEAGUE OF PASTEUR RABIES HYDROPHOBIA MEDICAL DISCOVERY

By: Dr. VALENTINE MOTT

Price: $169.99

Publisher: Oregon, 1884

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000413

Condition: Good+


VALENTINE MOTT [1852-1918] physician. He had been attending surgeon for the out-door department of Bellevue hospital since 1879, and had performed many of the larger operations in surgery. In May, 1887, he went to Paris as the representative of the American Pasteur Institute, and studied under Louis Pasteur the prophylactic treatment for hydrophobia, which he introduced into the United States, bringing away the first innoculated rabbit that Pasteur allowed to leave his laboratory. He had successfully treated many that had been bitten by rabid animals. His principal medical paper is "Rabies... View more info

1812 - 1813 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT RECIEPTS, DOCUMENTS AND NOTES DETAILING THE IMPORT, EXPORT OF GOODS BETWEEN HAVANA CUBA AND AMERICA DURING THE WAR OF 1812

By: DR. WILLIAM FROST et al

Price: $2,855.99

Publisher: HAVANA CUBA NEW YORK CITY SAVANNAH GEORGIA, 1812

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00MV013

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super archive of 19 manuscript documents, receipts and notes relating to the business of Doctor William Frost, living in Havana, with extensive business dealings from Cuba to Savannah Georgia and New York City. Dr. Frost seems to be exports hides, and other materials especially calico. He receives many goods in return. For example one document concerns business with John Gobel, Havannah [Cuba] 6 July 1812, mentioning trunks containing callicoes, cotton stockings, silk, wine; another document is dated Dec. 12, 1812, for 627 hides at around $10 each, another 318 hides at around $5 ... View more info

1864 GENERAL ORDERS No. 116 "DECLARED UNFIT FOR FURTHER FIELD SERVICE BUT FIT FOR DUTY IN THE VETERAN RESERVE CORPS"

By: E. D. TOWNSEND, ASST. ADJUTANT GENERAL

Price: $179.99

Publisher: Washington DC, 1864

Seller ID: 0MV879

Condition: Very Good


CIVIL WAR - General Orders No. 116, March 23, 1864, 18pp. Non-commissioned officers & privates, declared unfit for duty. Gives name, rank & company. Signed in print. Disbound. VG View more info

BULLETIN DES LOIS No. 435 BREVETS D'INVENTION - 438 PATENTS

By: E. ROUHER, MINISTRE DE LA JUSTICE, REPUBLIC OF FRANCE

Price: $289.99

Publisher: France, 1851

Seller ID: 00JT41n

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an 1851 French Republic booklet of 438 patents including inventor and invention covering all types of machines, lighting, foodstuffs, engineering etc., etc., in French over 47 pages. VG. View more info

1891 ORIGINAL WARM FAMILY LETTER BY NOTED DOCTOR AND MISSIONARY IN KOHALA HAWAII TO HIS CHILDREN AT THE PUNAHOU SCHOOL

By: E.C. BOND

Price: $585.99

Publisher: KOHALA HAWAII [SANDWICH ISLANDS], 1891

Seller ID: 0001636

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting 1891 manuscript autographed letter signed [ALS] dated Kohala [Hawaii also the Sandwich Islands] handwritten by missionary and physician E.C. Bond to his children Robbie and Edith. A family letter wherein their father wishes them well in their new school in Punahou School [Honolulu, Hawaii], updates them on the progress of their Aunt and her baby and other news regarding locals they are familiar with. Casual research suggests that Dr. Bond had a long association with the Hawaiian Government. Two pages, 8 x 5 inches. Overall VG. View more info