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1861 - 1896 LARGE ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTERS [76] SIGNED [ALS], HISTORICAL CIVIL WAR DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA SENT TO FRANCIS AMASA WALKER NOTED CIVIL WAR GENERAL, YALE ECONOMIST AND PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [MIT]

By: HENRY CABOT LODGE, SCHUYLER COLFAX, JOHN HAY, CHARLES ELIOT, FRANCIS PARKMAN, HENRY ADAMS et al

Price: $9,985.99

Publisher: AMHERST MASSACHUSETTS, 1861

Seller ID: 0001515

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, large archive of circa 1861 - 1896 historical manuscript letters, documents and ephemera all providing an interesting and intimate look into the work, life and academic affairs of Francis Amasa Walker (1840-1897) noted Civil War general, Yale economist, Superintendent of the 1880 census, and President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]. He was the son of renowned economist Amasa Walker. (A brief biography is at the end of this listing... View more info

Image for 1834 + 1837 ORIGINAL GROUP OF FIVE [5] LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MASSACHUSETTS MAN SEEKING INVESTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT IN ALABAMA  ONLY TO MAKE AN ILL ADVISED MOVE TO TEXAS

1834 + 1837 ORIGINAL GROUP OF FIVE [5] LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MASSACHUSETTS MAN SEEKING INVESTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT IN ALABAMA ONLY TO MAKE AN ILL ADVISED MOVE TO TEXAS

By: HENRY GUEST BLISS

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: WETUMPKA, ALABAMA, 1834

Seller ID: 0002422

Condition: Good


On offer is a super group of five [5] manuscript letters, eight pages or so, four [4] dated 1834 Wetumpka Alabama and one [1] dated 1827 Columbia Texas though referencing Alabama, handwritten by H. G. Bliss [Henry Guest Bliss (1807-1837) b. West Springfield, Massachusetts, d. Texas, 1837] to his brother Luke. The young, 26 in 1834, ill-fated Mr. Bliss lives, works and wishes to invest in Wetumpka during the authorship of these letters but he proves a restless sort and by... View more info

Image for 1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY THE 1ST PRESIDENT OF THE SHAKESPEARE CLUB OF BALTIMORE ON ONE OF THE MORE ECCENTRIC VISITORS TO HIS HOME

1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY THE 1ST PRESIDENT OF THE SHAKESPEARE CLUB OF BALTIMORE ON ONE OF THE MORE ECCENTRIC VISITORS TO HIS HOME

By: HENRY PERKINS GODDARD

Price: $855.99

Publisher: BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD, 1885

Seller ID: 0002406

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript 1885 letter handwritten by Henry Perkins Goddard (1842-1916) an American newsman, author and Civil War Capt. of 14th CT Infantry. He was also 1st president of the Shakespeare Club of Baltimore and on familiar terms with many notable authors of the day including Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain. The 4 page autograph letter signed ink appears to read, Harry dated May 13, [18]85, Balt., to Joe makes for an interesting peek ... View more info

Image for 1888 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY THE NOTED PRESIDENT OF TALLADEGA COLLEGE AND THE FATHER OF THE FATHER OF RADIO

1888 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY THE NOTED PRESIDENT OF TALLADEGA COLLEGE AND THE FATHER OF THE FATHER OF RADIO

By: HENRY S. DeFOREST

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: TALLADEGA, ALABAMA, 1888

Seller ID: 0002443

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, interesting manuscript letter handwritten by H. S. DeForest, noted president of Talladega College in Talladega Alabama, Alabama's oldest private historically black college. The two page letter dated Jan. 5, 1888 on letterhead is addressed to Rowland Mather of Hartford, [he of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions we believe] with some significant school related content. Here are some snippets: "We are very full, and never befor... View more info

1899 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF SIX [6] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS,TEMPLE TALKS: VERY SCARCE COPIES OF THE HERMETIC BROTHERHOOD'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S 'OFFICIAL ORGAN' ON REINCARNATION, DREAMS AND INTERPRETATIONS, KABBALAH TEACHINGS AND MUCH MORE

By: HERMETIC BROTHERHOOD EXECUTIVES et al

Price: $8,485.99

Publisher: LOGANVILLE GEORGIA, Peter Davidson: 1899

Seller ID: 0002010

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super archive of closely held committee notes [3], some publications relative to the Hermetic Brotherhood in 1899 and six [6] manuscript letters and postcards circa 1912 handwritten by members and leaders of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. The postcards are directed correspondence to Peter Davidson the Founder. [Aleister Crowley and Israel Regardie were of the Brotherhood.] The there are the Executive Committees original notes called "Temple Talk"... View more info

1856 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM FRENCH ABOLITIONIST TO ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTED ANTI SLAVERY ACTIVISTS: JOSHUA R. GIDDINGS

By: HIPPOLYTE DE SAINT-ANTHOINE

Price: $1,145.99

Publisher: Paris FRANCE, 1856

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001249

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb relic of the international Abolitionist movement being an autograph letter [ALS] completely handwritten and signed by French poet Hippolyte de Saint-Anthoine who was Secretary-General of the Institut d'Afrique, an abolitionist society in Paris and on whose letterhead this letter is written. This one page letter dated Paris, September 13, 1856 to "Monsieur & ami" U.S. Congressman and abolitionist Joshua R. Giddings who represented Ohio in the ... View more info

1866 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY US NAVY ENGINEER DETAILING HIS TRIP TO FUNCHAL PORTUGAL

By: HIRAM PARKER JR

Price: $845.99

Publisher: ABOARD USS DACOTAH FUNCHAL PORTUGAL, 1866

Seller ID: 0002050

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1866 manuscript letter handwritten by US Navy Engineer Hiram Parker Jr. while serving aboard the USS Dacotah. The 14 page diary like letter was written over a period from February 7th 1866 to the 22nd of February. He starts out writing while at sea and describes one instance when one of the marines while asleep on deck had his skull fractured by a sheet block while the sail was being shortened and died. He later goes to Fuchal Portugal and describ... View more info

1867 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A US NAVY ENGINEER ABOARD THE USS DACOTAH DESCRIBING HIS TRIP TO TALCAHUANO BAY CHILE

By: HIRAM PARKER JR

Price: $855.99

Publisher: ABOARD USS DACOTAH TALCAHUANO BAY CHILE, 1867

Seller ID: 0002051

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1867 manuscript letter handwritten by US Navy Engineer Hiram Parker Jr. while serving aboard the USS Dacotah. The 12 page diary like letter was written over a period from January 26th to February 2nd 1867 from Talcahuano Bay Chile. The very interesting letter makes mention of ex Civil War General Kilpatrick while he was the American Minister in Chile was onboard along with the secretary who was seasick onboard during the trip and describes the cit... View more info

1844 HANDWRITTEN DIARY OF A 17 YEAR OLD BOSTON BOY DETAILING THE LIFE OF YOUNG MAN AND THE POLITICS OF THE DAY

By: HORACE G. CHASE

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS, 1844

Seller ID: 0001181

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1844 manuscript diary handwritten by Horace G. Chase of Boston Massachusetts. Mr. Chase is 16 years old when he starts detailing his daily life on July 2nd turning 17 only six days later on the 9th. In a half ream, 22 leaves, 'Quarto Post' purchased in New Hampshire, Chase writes densely even using the rear endpaper his observations, travels and opinions. Horace keeps his sailboat at Liverpool Wharf and in one of his early entries proves himself t... View more info

Image for 1897 - 1910 ORIGINAL MODEST ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE AND EPHEMERA TO AND FROM THE HOWLE FAMILY OF WETUMPKA AND ECLECTIC ALABAMA

1897 - 1910 ORIGINAL MODEST ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE AND EPHEMERA TO AND FROM THE HOWLE FAMILY OF WETUMPKA AND ECLECTIC ALABAMA

By: HOWLE FAMILY et al

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: WETUMPKA, ECLECTIC, MOBILE ALABAMA AL, 1897

Seller ID: 0002448

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, modest archive of manuscript letters, ledger/invoice sheets and poetry relating to the Howle family of Wetumpka Alabama. The small but fascinating group is an interesting peek at life in rural Alabama from the late part of the 19th Century to early in the 20th. All told there are five letters: three postmarked Eclectic Alabama, 1897 - 1898 to Mr. Howle, one from Mobile, 1910, to Mrs. Howle [from her sister] and the fifth letter, Oct. 1901, being a fo... View more info

1861 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LETTER DETAILING TIME SPENT IN A GROWING MID-19th CENTURY TORONTO, REMARKING ON ITS PEOPLE, FASHION AND LANDMARKS

By: HUGH SMITH

Price: $1,385.99

Publisher: TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, 1861

Seller ID: 0009100

Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable letter from a loving husband to his wife, written from a man travelling in Toronto back to his wife in England. The letter is a fascinating snapshot of a foreigner in Toronto in the mid-19th century. Obviously far from home, the sender, Mr. Hugh Smith, finds the city beautiful and amazing, and shares it ecstatically with his wife. The letter, however, begins on a somber note. “You have no doubtedly before this time read a letter from George inf... View more info

1805 LETTER FROM A RECENTLY RELOCATED LAWYER DETAILING HIS MOVE TO OHIO AND HIS THOUGHTS ON THE SORRY STATE OF LAW IN THE NEW STATE, ALL TO GARRET WALL, WHO WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME A NEW JERSEY STATE ATTORNEY AND UNITED STATES SENATOR

By: ISAAC G. BARNET to GARRET D. WALL

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: CINCINNATI OHIO, OH to TRENTON, NEW JERSEY NJ, 1805

Seller ID: 0009106

Condition: Good


On offer is a unique and gorgeously written letter from an lawyer, by the name of Isaac G. Barnet,who has recently relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio from England. He is writing to a friend, Garret D. Wall, in Trenton, New Jersey. Garret Wall was at the time just a practicing attorney in New Jersey, however, he would go on to serve a long illustrious life, first as a clerk for the New Jersey Supreme Court, then as the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, then being elected a New Jer... View more info

1850 ORIGINAL, HISTORIC MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A GREATLY RELIEVED FATHER THAT HIS DAUGHTER SURVIVED THE DEVASTATION OF THE BELLE OF THE WEST DISASTER

By: ISSAC DAVEY

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: CINCINNATI [CINCINATTA] OHIO MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, 1850

Seller ID: 0007032

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb piece of original correspondence from the mid-1800s in America. This 3-page letter measures 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches and is in excellent condition. The handwriting is very neat and quite legible. The author of the letter is Issac Davey, a businessman from Cincinnati, OH. The letter is written in May, 1850 to his daughter, Elizabeth. Davey was born in the early 1800s. Records indicate that he owned a clothing store in Cincinnati. He passed away in 186... View more info

c1800s ARCHIVE OF SEVENTY-FIVE+ [75] HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS, NOTES AND GENEALOGICAL AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS OF A BUSY SHIPPENSBURG PENNSYLVANIA ESTATE ATTORNEY

By: J. A. McCune

Price: $1,445.99

Publisher: SHIPPENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1850

Seller ID: 000700

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a huge archive of letters, notes and correspondences of an estate lawyer named J. A. McCune of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. For the most part the correspondence originates from Cumberland, Franklin and Adams counties. The majority of these correspondences are information about estates. A few are orders of orphan's courts. This superb archive is a treasure trove of genealogical, historical and legal history of the area. Many names mentioned include Grove, Smith... View more info

1801 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER [ALS] BY FRENCH EMIGRE TO PHILADELPHIA DESCRIBING HIS VOYAGES AND FINANCES

By: J. DREUX MONCRE

Price: $385.99

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1801

Seller ID: 0001103

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting handwritten manuscript letter dated May 1st, 1801 wherein French Emigré in Philadelphia J. DREUX MONCRE writes a two page letter describes the details of his ship travel and payment of debts. View more info

1883 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH LETTERS [2] SIGNED [ALS] BY A KEEN EYED AMERICAN VISITOR TO ST. JOHN'S NEWFOUNDLAND WHO ADVISES 'I AM DELIGHTED WITH THIS PLACE AS A SUMMER RETREAT'

By: J.J. HALSEY, PROFESSOR [?]

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: ST. JOHN'S NEWFOUNDLAND, 1883

Seller ID: 0001422

Condition: Very Good


On offer are a super, pair [2] 18th Century manuscript letters describing one American's summer trip to St. John's, Newfoundland. "Everything is up or down hill in this town & it is a fruitful field for the cobbler", states the author in this handwritten letter signed "J. J. Halsey". Halsey. The first, on four pages, two conjoined sheets, 8 x 5 in., dated St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, July 20, 1883 writes to his colleague, Professor [John H.] Hewitt. ... View more info

1877 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER RELATING TO THE INTEGRATION OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE AGRICULTURE AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE

By: J.L. CROSS

Price: $985.99

Publisher: NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA LA PHILADELPHIA PA, 1877

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000917

Condition: Good


On offer is a super handwritten letter by J. L. Cross, dated New Orleans, Sept. 29, 1877 to his sister on arriving in New Orleans: "Our (law) suit-to keep the college (Louisiana Agriculture and Mechanical) in (New Orleans) and at the same time a separate institution (from LSU) has gone against us. I am afraid the removing it to Baton Rouge at this late day will preclude its opening at all this session...." Cross' reference in this letter deals with the two insti... View more info

1865 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN AUBURN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY GUARD AND CIVIL WAR VETERAN THANKFUL HE RETURNED FROM HIS SERVICE IN THE CAROLINAS FOR 'UNCLE SAMUEL'

By: J.M. HAMMONS

Price: $485.99

Publisher: AUBURN NEW YORK NY, 1865

Seller ID: 0001690

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript letter dated December 16, 1865 Auburn, New York handwritten by J.M. Hammons wherein he describes him work at the state prison, believed to be the Auburn Correctional Facility. Mr. Hammons writes his friend Hosea Edgerly [?] a chatty warm letter describing in short his work overseeing the prisoners in the shoe department, his happiness with the easy work conditions but particularly interesting is Hammons subtle reference to... View more info

c1850s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF FOURTEEN [14] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS REGARDING VERY EARLY MORGAN HORSE BLOODLINES AND SENSATION PHILIP ALLEN 'THE BLACK HAWK'

By: J.W. PECK

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: BRIDGEPORT VERMONT NEW ENGLAND, 1850

Seller ID: 0001203

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original archive of fourteen [14] New England horse breeding and racing manuscript letters, mostly from J. W. Peck to his father, Hiram, during the 1850s, with excellent content regarding the legendary Morgan colt referred to as "the Black Hawk", assuredly the horse named Philip Allen, bred by Vermonter Hiram Peck and sired by one of the most famous Morgan horses, Black Hawk, grandson of the first Morgan, Justin Morgan (also known as Figure). Phili... View more info

1864 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF 71 MANUSCRIPT TELEGRAMS WITH ORDERS FROM THE WAR DEARTMENT OF THE UNION INCLUDING THE PROVOST GENERAL, THE SECRETARY OF WAR et al

By: JACOB F. BLUM, H.B. REED, FRANK P. MUHLENBERG et al

Price: $3,385.99

Publisher: 1864

Seller ID: 0001441

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a significant, historical relic of the Civil War being a book of 71 bound-in original handwritten telegraphs dated from May 19, 1864 to December 6, 1864. All appear to be handwritten and all have been folded at least 2 times or more. Many have original autographs by the sender. Several different types of paper were used to write them on. All in excellent condition. Examples of some of the subjects of telegrams are: Where to send white and colored recruits; ... View more info