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1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A SOON TO BE SUCCESSFUL LAWYER, ANOTHER IN A LONG LINE OF LAWYERS, PLYING HIS TRADE IN LINCOLN NEBRASKA AND ALL THE WAY TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT

By: AMBROSE EPPERSON

Price: $3,855.99

Publisher: LINCOLN, NEBRASKA CLAY CENTER COUNTY NB, 1892

Seller ID: 0008157

Condition: Fair


On offer is a fascinating diary detailing the final legal studies of a successful lawyer at the end of the 19th century in mid-western America. Measuring approximately 6 inches by 3 inches, the diary contains 110 pages plus numerous other memoranda and accounts pages. The diary is about 90% complete. The cover is damaged and the front cover nearly detached With the exception of the frontispiece page which is loose, the binding for all other pages is secure. Ambrose C. Epperson is the 2nd of a 3-generation legal family. His father, John L Epperson, was a practicing lawyer in Nebraska and his so... View more info

1870s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF RECIPES, REMEDIES AND MEDICAL CURES HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTABLE LIMA OHIO DOCTOR AND INVENTOR

By: AMERICUS MIESSE

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: LIMA, OHIO, 1870

Seller ID: 0008076

Condition: Good


On hand is a rare and valuable medical formulation notebook from the mid 19th Century. Measuring 8 inches by 6.5 inches, the notebook contains 54 pages which are approximately 60 % complete. Also included are a number of newspaper clippings and ephemera. The front cover has separated but all pages are bound together. The handwriting is a graceful copperplate and is for the most part legible. Americus Miesse was an American physician of note. He was also an inventor with a number of patents to his name. Born in 1848, he became a prominent physician in Lima OH. He had a creative mind and certain... View more info

1862 - 1863 SMALL ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A 48th REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER

By: AMOS B. GEORGE

Price: $685.99

Publisher: WENHAM MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA CAMP BANKS LOUISIANA, 1862

Seller ID: 00MV126

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a small archive of 3 manuscript letters handwritten by Amos B. George, Co. A 48th Regt. Mass. Volunteers, two written in 1862 from Camp Lander in Wenham, Mass. and one written in 1863 from Camp Banks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 5 x 8 (folded sheets), 10 pages total; with two original transmittal envelopes (postal cancel/ stamp removed from one envelope), with fine Civil War era content: [10/8/1862] "... We have got our uniforms now so that we are all ready for visitors, and I want you to be sure and come... I hope that we shall come down to Newburyport as a company, before we go, ... View more info

1894 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN DIARY AUTHORED BY AMOS SMITH, A FARMER AND A VETERAN OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG FROM ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON

By: AMOS SMITH

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON, 1894

Seller ID: 0008060

Condition: Good


On offer is a handwritten diary documenting a year in life of a strawberry farmer and Civil War veteran, a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and of the Independent Order of Old Fellows from Kittitas county, which gives an excellent insight on what life was like in rural Washington in 1890s. The diary has about 90 pages, all of which except two are densely filled, covering February 1st through December 31st, 1894, 4-5 entries on each page. The cover has reasonable wear, and the pages are slightly yellowed. The handwriting is very legible. The diary measures 5'5x11'5 inch. There is no au... View more info

1892 - 1897 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF SIX [6] MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTED KANSAS NEWSPAPERMAN

By: ANDREW C. WALCH

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: MANKATO MANAWA KANSAS KS SEYMOUR WISCONSIN WI, 1892

Seller ID: 0001335

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an archive of six [6] original manuscript diaries handwritten by Andrew C. Walch a newspaper man who worked mostly in Mankato Kansas in the 1890s. The diaries represent 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, and 1897. The early diary begins with Andrew living in Seymour Wisconsin, in the fall he moves to Mankato Kansas. The next four diaries, 1893-1896 show him still in Mankato and finally in the 1897 diary he's in Manawa Wisconsin. Andrew is an unstinting diarist rarely failing to write and all the diaries are full save for 1897 which is about ¼ full. Historians and collectors of late 19t... View more info

1883 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE DAUGHTER OF A NOTED QUAKER MINISTER IN CHESTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA DETAILING THE LIFE, TIMES AND SADLY THE ONCOMING DEATH OF HER MOTHER

By: ANN P. SHARPLES

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: CHESTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA DARBY BIRMINGHAM PA, 1883

Seller ID: 0002024

Condition: Good


On offer is a super late 19th Century manuscript relic of life and times in the Quaker community in Chester County Pennsylvania being an original 1883 diary handwritten by Ann P. Sharples who was a Quaker and was the daughter-in-law of Ann P. Jackson a noted Quaker minister of Darby and Birmingham Pennsylvania. This diary was kept by Ann P. Sharples while in West Chester at 37 years of age taking care of her dying mother. The diary illuminates the difficulty of an ill person, especially a beloved parent as is the case in this moving diary and all the moreso given Ann's mother is ill until her ... View more info

1859 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY BY AN OBSERVANT YOUNG WESTERN NEW YORK STATE WOMAN - A TREASURE FOR GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORY OF TOMPKINS COUNTY

By: Anna Hollister

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: Tompkins County New York State, 1859

Seller ID: 000719

Condition: Good


On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary of the young Anna Hollister of Tompkins County New York. Last four days of December missing, otherwise complete and densely written. Miss Hollister provides interesting reading giving accounts of day to day living in pre-Civil War New York State. An excellent diarist Anna provides details of positive and negative accounts of the town's people and family in her circle. In one passage Anna mentions going to a funeral - "An instance of the sad effect of a depraved and indulgent appetite." Another passage discussing the relations of a particular... View more info

1874 ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH AND MEMORY ALBUM FILLED WITH LOVE, ROMANCE AND YEARNING OF A YOUNG QUEBEC GIRL

By: ANNA M. GETHINGS

Price: $855.99

Publisher: Quebec, Canada, 1874

Seller ID: 0001280

Condition: Fair


On offer is the original 1874-75 autograph, poetry and memory album of a 13 year old Quebec girl "Anna Gethings / Quebec / '74" as stated on the inside front cover. In all there are about 27 pages with manuscript writing, most filled in completely. Most of the writing is romantic poetry: love, kissing, constancy, autumn, love, yearning and more kissing. The poetry is most likely hand copied from other books but collectors and historians of the era will nonetheless appreciate what was in the heart of this young French-Canadian girl of 1874. Here are some snippets: "The double Pain /... View more info

1894 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE BRIDE TO BE IN AN INTERESTING DECEMBER - MAY MARRIAGE

By: ANNIE C. MEAD

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: CHATHAM NEW YORK NY, 1894

Seller ID: 0001696

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, manuscript diary and fascinating late 19th Century look at love and relationships and most interestingly a May-December pairing of 33 year old Annie C. Mead [b. 1861] of Chatham New York to 21 year old Sherman [b.1873]. Handwritten by the bride in 1894 we learn that Annie marries Sherman [an undertaker as per the 1930 census] on March 14th of 1894. She writes every day from January 1st to October 8th with only 14 days missed between those months. After October 8th the diary has no entries other then in the back memoranda where she's filled out two pages showing what th... View more info

1870 EUROPEAN TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY ANNIE F. TOWLE

By: ANNIE F. TOWLE

Price: $959.99

Publisher: SS WISCONSIN, 1870

Seller ID: 00009b

Condition: Good+


Wonderful antique travel journal / diary commences July 1870 through June 1871. Travels around Europe. Set sail from USA to England aboard the Steamer Wisconsin. This Journal was written by 37 years old Annie F. Towle while she was living and traveling in Europe. She is a very observant person and writes vivid descriptions. She also includes a small variety of plant samples gathered along her travels. This journal, written in mostly black ink, is a wonderful glimpse into the past from a gifted observer. A RARE 8.5" x 7" Journal of 100 plus pages. ; Manuscript; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾... View more info

1887 - 1905 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL AND SCRAPBOOK OF A FUTURE AUTHOR, POET AND LESBIAN LOVER OF JEANETTE PAYSON

By: ANNIE OAKES HUNTINGTON

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: JAMAICA PLAINS HONG KONG BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1887

Seller ID: 0001934

Condition: Good


On offer is a simply fascinating original 1887 - 1905 manuscript journal and scrapbook of the young Annie Oakes Huntington. Annie has an absolutely amazing history especially given the era: Huntington was born in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts in 1875. She was from the famed Boston Quincy family on her mother's side (Elizabeth Quincy Huntington), and her father, Elijah Hunt Mills Huntington, was a grandson of Senator Mills of Massachusetts. Huntington had an ambitious and seemingly happy childhood, a sick young adulthood, and then a few happy decades in a farmhouse with the woman she loved, Jea... View more info

1885 LIFE OF A BRATTLEBORO VERMONT SOCIALITE HANDWRITTEN DIARY

By: ANONYMOUS BRATTLEBORO VERMONT SOCIALITE

Price: $989.99

Publisher: Brattleboro Vermont VT, 1885

Seller ID: 000015b

Condition: Good+


A wonderful, hand written diary written in 1895 by a very social woman in Brattleboro, Vermont. It would appear that the writer, unfortunately unnamed in the diary, was either the wife of a Church Minister or the Church's Goodwill Ambassador, as she spent nearly every day visiting and calling on Church members, sometimes 8 or 10 in a single day. She names dozens and dozens of Brattleboro residents that she visited in her Diary, often she brought baked goods or hand made articles of clothing to people. She also wrote much about the local Y.M.C.A., the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and oth... View more info

1839 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY A ROGUE, SCAMP AND HERO OF THE SINKING OF THE STEAMBOAT ANTHONY WAYNE

By: ANTHONY BUTLER

Price: $655.99

Publisher: NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA LA, 1839

Seller ID: 00MV48

Condition: Good


On offer is an original handwritten autograph letter, ALS, by Anthony Butler (1787?-1849?) lawyer, soldier, politician and rogue. This is a stampless cover, no postal marks dated New Orleans, 1839, 1p, 7-3/4 x 12-1/2 in. To Lewis Daniell at New Orleans. Penned above the letter is a signed promissory note promising to pay Daniell $1060. The letter that follows illuminates the scheming nature of the man: "If you could only find it convenient to receive Land in payment. I would give a Tract that in a very short time would be worth Twenty thousand dollars, and as one only makes money for his ... View more info

Image for 1899 Detailed Letter by an American Meeting Famed Native Warrior, Chief Chula (Chief Bull's Head) , on the Sarcee Reservation in Calgary

1899 Detailed Letter by an American Meeting Famed Native Warrior, Chief Chula (Chief Bull's Head) , on the Sarcee Reservation in Calgary

By: Anthony Wayne Robinson

Price: $585.99

Publisher: Sarcee Reservation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Chief Chula Bull's Head Sarcee Reservation 1899: 1899

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 0011032

Condition: Good+


On offer is a remarkable letter written at the end of the 19th century from western Canada. The letter is written by Anthony Wayne Robinson to his then 9 year old son. Robinson was born in 1861 in Philadelphia PA. He passed away in 1939 at the age of 78. The letter was written while Robinson was on a trip to western Canada. Dated July 14, 1899, the letter details his visit to a Sarcee Reservation where he met their chief, Chula, also known as Chief Bull's Head. Bull's Head was a plains warrior from the Sarcee tribe. Assuming the leadership of his people after his older brother was killed in co... View more info

SUPERB COMMUNE POSTER 1870-1871 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR POSTER CALLING FOR 'L'HUMANITE'

By: ANTI-WAR COMMUNE

Price: $149.99

Publisher: France, 1871

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT57

Condition: Very Good


Incredible, anti-patriotic French document calling for an end to violence and calling for "L'Humanite". France was considered by most Prussians as being very aggressive regarding the loose coalition of states prior to the formation of the German Empire. The conflict led to the end of the Nalpoleonic era and to France becoming the only republican great power. The document is headed - TUER EST TOUJOURS UN CRIME! - To Kill is Always A Crime. View more info

1893 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF TWO [2] JOURNALS DETAILING LIFE AND DUTIES ABOARD A CABLE LAYING SHIP PLYING THE MEDITERRANEAN

By: ANTON HUGH SYREE, M.R.C.S., L.S.A.

Price: $3,385.99

Publisher: C.S. ELECTRA et al, 1893

Seller ID: 0001444

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting pair of 1893 and 1895 manuscript journals handwritten by Anton Hugh Syree, Syree (1859-1924), M.R.C.S., L.S.A., surgeon on two cable laying ships (the `Electra` and another unnamed), describing his activities while plying the Mediterranean from home base in England then from Portugal, Gibraltar, Malta, Bona, Greece, Alexandria and more. The diaries consist of short, businesslike entries, describing Syree's duties (not onerous), the ship's activities (repairing and testing cable), leisure activities (shooting in Egypt, bicycling, sightseeing, cricket, poker), socialis... View more info

1833 15 PAGE FRENCH DOCUMENT ISSUED FOR THE UNIVERSAL JUBILEE OF POPE GREGORY XVI SIGNED IN PRINT BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF BOURGES FEATURING FANTASTIC COAT OF ARMS

By: Archbishop of Bourges

Price: $449.99

Publisher: France, 1833

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT64

Condition: Good+


The Archbishop of Bourges signed in print this superb fifteen page "POUR LE JUBILE UNIVERSALE ACCORDE PAR...GREGOIRE XVI A L'OCCASION DE SON EXALTATION. Additional signature on the back, perhaps Amelia Denis. Ink has burned through causing very small loss to text. Sensational vignettes and seal. View more info

Image for 1858 - 1876 ORIGINAL GROUP OF 17 MANUSCRIPT LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A NORTH CAROLINA MAN NOW LIVING IN ALABAMA DETAILING TO HIS SISTERS AND BROTHER ALL ABOUT HIS LIFE IN THE DEEP SOUTH BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

1858 - 1876 ORIGINAL GROUP OF 17 MANUSCRIPT LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A NORTH CAROLINA MAN NOW LIVING IN ALABAMA DETAILING TO HIS SISTERS AND BROTHER ALL ABOUT HIS LIFE IN THE DEEP SOUTH BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

By: ARCHIBALD [ARCHIE] M. MCLAUCHLIN

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: LOWER PEACH TREE WILCOX COUNTY ALABAMA LOWNDES ASH, 1858

Seller ID: 0002376

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original archive of 17 manuscript letters handwritten by teacher and 'farmer', though gardener would be more apt in the early years, Archibald M. McLauchlin, originally of North Carolina, writing from a number of locales over the years all in Alabama, who maintains a correspondence with family back home; sisters Mary and Sarah and brother Neill. [While there are no covers we know the family live in North Carolina.] Archie as he often signs himself writes between 1858 and 1876 mostly from Lower Peach Tree Alabama [13: 1859, 1860 (3), 1866, 1867, 1869 (2), 1870, 1873, 1872, ... View more info

1880 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOUBLE TRIP TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CHARMING, VERY WELL WRITTEN YOUNG BOSTON MAN IN MAINE

By: ARTHUR BLACKMAN

Price: $1,195.99

Publisher: FORT POINT PORT KITTERY MAINE ME, 1880

Seller ID: 0001597

Condition: Good


On offer is an amazing, original manuscript travel journal handwritten by Arthur Blackman a young Boston man who took a trip to Fort Point Maine in the summer of 1880 and then another trip to Kittery Point Maine in 1881. The young Mr. Blackman, research suggests he may have been born in 1861, is staying at the very historical hotel called "Fort Point Hotel". Not only does he write an exciting journal about life at the hotel [he writes about a man coming off the steamer who had "Swamp Fever"] but also swimming, boating, saluting steamers and schooners on the bay, evening enterta... View more info

1863 HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY WRITTEN BY A HARDWORKING MAINE MAN THAT BATTLES TO JOIN THE FIGHT

By: ARTHUR NOBLE MOULTON

Price: $2,945.99

Publisher: GREENE MAINE, 1863

Seller ID: 000824

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting original handwritten Civil War era pocket diary kept by Arthur Noble Moulton of Greene, Maine, who served in the U. S. Navy during the Civil War. The diary contains entries beginning in January 1863 through September 1864, with later entries for January 1866 ending December of that year. Research finds that Arthur was born in 1843 to Joel and Elizabeth Moulton. He died at age 32 in 1875, and is buried in Peare Cemetery in Greene, Maine. Though small in format, 3 x 4 inches, there is a remarkable amount of content on the fully written pages and most uniquely this is ... View more info