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1814 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF 'LA QUOTIDIENNE' FROM THE SIR THOMAS PHILLIPS COLLECTION

By: DOCTOR, LE COMTE

Price: $189.99

Publisher: Paris, France, 1814

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP89

Condition: Very Good


Quoting permission and approval of the Duke of Daumons, 'Comte, physician', expressess how happy he would be if the Editor in Chief of La Quotidienne (The Daily) were to print the article he has written. Biographical Notes: SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obtaining virtually anything written or printed on paper, including cartloads of documents from wastepaper merchants and the entire inventories of booksellers. "I wish to have one copy of every book in the world," he declared to a friend. He very nearly ... 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.; 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall; NEW ENGLAND, FAMILY STUDIES, AMERICANA, MASSACHUSETTS, SWAMPSCOTT, TUFTS COLLEGE, STIMPSON, HANDWRITTEN... 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

1887 - 1913 ARCHIVE OF FIVE [5] FAMILY DIARIES - HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ENTRIES THROUGHOUT BY COUSINS - A TREASURE TROVE OF NE OHIO GENEALOGY AND HISTORY

By: DOROTHY HARTONG, CARRIE RABER

Price: $1,755.99

Publisher: Uniontown / Greentown Ohio OH, 1887

Seller ID: 000684

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a family archive of five [5] early Ohio diaries. Research suggests that the authors are cousins. Dorothy Hartong, of Greentown, Ohio writes the earliest diaries of 1887 and 1890. The other three [3] are handwritten by Carrie Raber of Uniontown, Ohio. We believe Carrie, who is often mentioned in the early diaries is the younger cousin who eventually returns to Uniontown, Ohio. She makes mention of travels from Uniontown to Congress Lake etc. What is very unique to this archive is the contrast in personalities. Dorothy is a pious and devout Church going girl who writes of her chores ... 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

1860s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL COVERING TWO DIFFERENT TIMES IN A VIRGINIA MAN’S LIFE, FIRST AS A STUDENT OF THE CLASSICAL SCHOLAR BASIL GILDERSLEEVE, THEN AS A PHYSICIAN MAKING HOUSE CALLS TO PATIENTS IN NEED

By: DR. HUGH R. GREEN

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VA, 1868

Seller ID: 0009122

Condition: Good


On offer is a notebook of fascinating ‘Greek Lectures’ taken at the University of Virginia in the mid-19th century. The student, and author of the book, is H. R. Green, M.D. and his teacher is Professor Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, one of the greatest classical scholars the United States has ever produced. This lends the notes taken here a very interesting air, knowing they were given by an oft forgotten, but very notable Classics scholar (and Confederate soldier) of the Southern States. There are 9 lectures written within the book, taking up nearly 30 pages of writing. The lectures deal mo... 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

1802 HANDWRITTEN REPORT WHEREIN DR. VERDIER DESCRIBES HIS BATTLE TO RECEIVE PAYMENT FROM THE TREASURY OF THE TOWNS OF BUFFONS AND CODLEIN SINCE 1787

By: DR. JEAN VERDIER

Price: $585.99

Publisher: BUFFONS CODLEIN FRANCE, 1802

Seller ID: 00TP77

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is an interesting 4 page 'precis' wherein Dr. Jean Verdier, the founder and director of a hospital and medical institution for educating future doctors, specializing in medicinal plants and the art of healing and rehabilitation complains that he is owed monies by the towns of Buffons and Codlein that made promises to him if he established the facilities on their lands. View more info

1869 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN INTERESTING 19 YEAR OLD DOCTOR AND SCHOLAR

By: DR. LEROY DWIGHT FARNHAM

Price: $1,525.99

Publisher: OWEGO TIOGA BINGHAMPTON CANDOR NEW YORK, 1869

Seller ID: 0001374

Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable, original 1869 manuscript diary of Dr. Leroy Dwight Farnham dated Owego New York. This is handwritten by Dr. Farnham, 19 years old at the time of writing. The young Dr. Farnham, originally from Tioga New York, is teaching in Candor and living in Owego. While in Candor for the week he stays with various families then back home to Owego for the weekend social events. Dr. Farnham writes a lot about the Owego Academy closing and his schooling under Professor Prindle. [Ephemera included is a receipt from the Academy from the 1860s. The academy closed in 1869.] Historians an... 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

1857 - 1860s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL CASE BOOK OF A PROGRESSIVE PHYSICIAN, PATHOLOGIST AND WOULD BE AUTHOR

By: DR. MATHIS P. GREENSWORD

Price: $4,885.99

Publisher: New York State, 1857

Seller ID: 000857

Condition: Good+


On offer is the original handwritten manuscript doctor's case book/journal of a pre Civil War era New York State doctor describing in meticulous detail cases from his practice, from 1857 through the early 1860s. This is not a standard doctor's agenda - this book was superbly detailed as a book highlighting our esteemed author's practice relating to specific illnesses and no doubt for future publishing. Doctor M[athis] P. Greensword practiced Medicine in various parts of the state, from Canandaigua and Hopewell in Ontario County to New York City to Rochester for approximately 40 years. He ultim... 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

1863 ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTED DOCTOR A MERE 3 YEARS BEFORE HIS OWN DEMISE

By: DR. THOMAS SCORESBY

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: FALLSBURGH, NEW YORK, SULLIVAN COUNTY, 1863

Seller ID: 0001925

Condition: Fair


On offer is an interesting, original 1863 manuscript Civil War era diary handwritten by the eminent physician Dr. Thomas Scoresby (1804 - 1866) of Fallsburgh NewYork in Sullivan County. Scoresby, English born, practiced in Sullivan County and this diary lists patient calls, observations on current events, pharmaceutical formulas, local family names, his own family events and news about his son, also a doctor, W. F. Scoresby. We note that Scoresby's father William was a well-known whaling master and there is a great deal of archival material about the Scoresby's at Mystic Seaport, "Scoresby... 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

Seller ID: 000413

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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