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A Selection of Popular National Airs : A Manuscript of Early American Secular Music, A Song from James Joyce, and one of the Earliest Collections of Non-Western Music Ex-libris First Governor of Kansas Charles Robinson

By: Sir John Stevenson, Thomas Moore

Price: $2,599.99

Publisher: London, 1813

Seller ID: 000458

Condition: Good+


On offer is an exceedingly rare manuscript being a collection of early American secular music, a song from James Joyce, and one of the earliest collections of non-Western Music. A fine and handsome collection. [1813 - 1818] with the bookplate of the first Governor of Kansas. The Book: A Selection of Popular National Airs : with Symphonies and Accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson ; the words by Thomas Moore. London : J. Power, 1818. 58 engraved plates, preceded by a manuscript copy of John Braham's The Beautiful Maid as sung by Mr. Braham (which finds a place in the Thomas Edison Collection of ... View more info

c1810 HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THE FIRST GOVERNOR AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

By: Sir John Thomas Duckworth

Price: $2,295.99

Publisher: NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR CANADA, 1810

Seller ID: 000870

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is an original manuscript document signed by Sir John Thomas Duckworth, (1748-1817) first Baronet, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland [1810- 1813], Admiral [1810], regarding a surrogate appointment, blanks not filled in, signed by Duckworth, undated but circa 1810. Three pages folio with horizontal and vertical folds. This item includes an original receipt and certificate of authenticity from a well known American dealer. VG. View more info

1873 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A FARMER AND JUDGE OVERSEEING THE EXECUTION OF A CONVICTED MURDERER

By: SLADE, J.B., TRIAL JUDGE

Price: $659.99

Publisher: Somerset [Fall River], Massachusets, 1873

Seller ID: 000097

Condition: Good


On offer is the original handwritten diary of J. B. Slade of Somerset (Fall River) MA. The diary is dated 1871 but Mr. Slade has used this as 1873 making changes as he goes along. At first we thought the gentleman was a farmer given the numerous tasks of a rural nature but that's the pioneer life and Mr. Slade was very active growing, hauling, planting and picking. However as you will read from the snippets to follow that Mr. Slade was also a Judge and or a Justice of the Peace and an attorney too: "..attended church in the morning at the Baptist afternoon at the Methodist", "Walte... View more info

1861 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF VICTORIAN REMEDIES, RECIPES, SALVES, CURES AND CHEMICAL FORMULAE COMPILED AND HANDWRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOURTURIST AND WIFE OF ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

By: SOPHIE D. PRIDEAUX [MRS. CLARENCE EDMUND FRY]

Price: $2,585.99

Publisher: LONDON BRIGHTON DEVON ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1861

Seller ID: 0001168

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original manuscript journal with association to the early British photographic era being an October 15 1861 Victorian manuscript recipe and household journal of remedies, recipes, salves, cleansers, cures and chemical formulas for all manner of conditions handwritten by Sophie [Sophia] D[unkin] Prideaux a photographic colourist by profession and wife of the noted photographer and son of Edmund Fry early British photography giant and known Quaker, Clarence Edmund Fry who married Sophia Dunkin Prideaux [b.1838 Modbury, Devon] in Brighton [marriage registered in Brighton duri... View more info

1840s-1890s LARGE ARCHIVE OF 47 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS TO THE FAMED ASTRONOMER, ADMIRAL, INVENTOR AND AUTHOR ERNEST MOUCHEZ FROM HIS SISTER, CABINET MINISTERS, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES

By: SOPHIE MOUCHEZ et al TO Amédée Ernest Barthélemy Mouchez, Admiral of the French Navy and Great Astronomer

Price: $2,855.99

Publisher: France, 1846

Seller ID: NNJT77/81

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an outstanding archive of forty-seven [47] letters from the personal files of famed Admiral of the French Navy and Great Astronomer Amédée Ernest Barthélemy Mouchez. The archive dates 1846 through 1891 and is made up of a few letters from his sister, a letter to his mother and then the balance from colleagues, notables and friends; a number are on stationery of the Republic of France; Sociedad Cientifica "Antonio Alzate" Mexico; Ecole Normale Superieure Laboratoire de Chime; Senat and some French Ministerial Office letterheads. This fascinating archive touches upon many ... View more info

1836 LIMERICK MAINE BOOK OF MEMORY AND VERSE FROM ONE OF MAINE'S EARLY PIONEER FAMILIES

By: SUSAN MORRIE [nee SUSANNAH GUPTILL]

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: LIMERICK CORNISH MAINE ME, 1836

Seller ID: 000807

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sweet and very charming handwritten Book of Memories all dedicated to the owner Miss Susannah [Susan] Guptill. As noted on the inside fep it appears Miss Guptill became Susan Morrie at some later date as there is a pencil notation "Presented by Susan Morrie" to B. J. Guptill in 1859. Lovely marbelized cover and leather spine cap on this once premium journal style album. A number of the entries are accompanied by some wonderful calligraphy and naive folk art. VG.; Manuscript; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LET... View more info

1867 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT POST CIVIL WAR DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WELL TO DO BUILDER LIVING IN THE WINTER HILL AREA OF SOMERVILLE MASSACHUSETTS

By: SYMONDS [?]

Price: $1,585.99

Publisher: WINTER HILL MASSACHUSETTS SOMERVILLE MA, 1867

Seller ID: 0001764

Condition: Good+


On offer is a very interesting post Civil War Boston area well filled 193 page manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified [though the family name may be Symonds as explained further along in the description] carpenter/builder who begins writing daily on May 1st 1867 through May 11th, 1869. He lives in Winter Hill Massachusetts which is a neighborhood located in Somerville Massachusetts. While the writer is unknown local researchers and historians will have a wealth of clues to perhaps identify him: he celebrates his 25th wedding anniversary on September 20th, 1867 and his writings of the ... View more info

1890 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL AND DIARY OF COMMERCE, MERCHANDISING, TRADE AND POETRY IN MANCHESTER ENGLAND BY AN EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG MAN

By: T. DYSON HOWARD

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: MANCHESTER ENGLAND, 1890

Seller ID: 0001148

Condition: Good


On offer is a very interesting 1890 manuscript journal and diary handwritten by an earnest young man [we guess that he is in his early 20s] in Manchester England. Mr. T. Dyson Howard is an extraordinary fellow who works diligently for Mr. B. his boss. [The author mentions many, many people by full name and where they are from but many times he uses initials only.] They appear to run a very large mercantile operation which sells everything from pins, broaches, silks to rifles and guns. They deal with retail customers and also wholesale to other shops. They purchase end of lines, other stores la... View more info

1899 - 1909 ORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP AND MEMORY ALBUM OWNED BY RENOWNED CHRISTIAN AUTHOR AND MISSIONARY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY NOTED MISSIONARIES AROUND THE WORLD

By: T.H. BLUNT

Price: $2,325.99

Publisher: NEW HEBRIDES KURDISTAN JERUSALEM CHINA, 1899

Seller ID: 0001431

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super relic of early 20th Century Christian Missionary outreach being an autograph album with handwritten, hand-drawn entries from noted Missionaries around the world. A printed card pasted on the front free endpaper identifies this as belonging to T.H. Blunt, Gorse Bank, Bury. The Reverend T.H. Blunt was an English author of 'A Plain Account of the English Bible, and its Translators from the Earliest Times'. Very charming with pastel paper pages with twenty-seven pages of with autographs, prose, biblical passages written by missionaries from New Hebrides, Kurdistan, Jerusalem an... View more info

1860 - 1865 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF AN OBSERVANT AND DEDICATED CAMDEN NEW JERSEY WOMAN AND DIARIST

By: THE FUTURE MRS. COLONEL THOMAS PARKER

Price: $3,455.99

Publisher: CAMDEN NEW JERSEY NJ, 1860

Seller ID: 0001476

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, fascinating handwritten diary covering the entire Civil War era from November 29, 1860 through August 20, 1865 by an unnamed woman living near Camden, New Jersey, who after the war, married Thomas P. Parker, Regimental Quartermaster of the 67th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Local historians and researchers will find a treasure trove in this 275 or so pages, thick 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" book which is almost entirely filled with entries from the mundane such as weather reports to entries covering the news of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, "appropriate remarks"... View more info

1896 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN ITINERANT BRAMPTON ONTARIO TEACHER AND SOMETIME SCIENTIST AND SCHOLAR

By: THEO C. LINN

Price: $985.99

Publisher: HAMILTON PORT STANLEY AMHERSTBURG CANADA WEST, 1896

Seller ID: 0001375

Condition: Good


On offer is an original manuscript diary dated 1896 handwritten by Theo C. Linn a Brampton Ontario Canada man who travels a lot to Manitoba including Winnipeg, Portage [La Prairie], Brandon and High Bluff [Manitoba]. He also mentions a number of Ontario towns such as Arden, McGregor and of course, always Brampton. He's an itinerant teacher, bit of a scientist and scholar, has a wife named Lottie, two young girls named Nora and Rena and on March 2nd, his third daughter Vera is born. Fully written and uniquely Lottie writes when Theo can't. Included ephemera includes two photos that are glued to... View more info

1884 HANDWRITTEN AQS BY FORMER PRESIDENT OF YALE UNIVERSITY

By: THEODORE D. WOOLSEY

Price: $449.99

Publisher: 1884

Seller ID: 00MV14

Condition: Very Good


On offer a delightful mini card in glassine envelope handwritten by former President of YALE, THEODORE D. WOOLSEY [1801-1889]. American educator, b. New York City. Professor of Greek language and literature, Yale (1831-46); president of Yale (1846-71). Chairman, New Testament company of the American committee for revision of the English version of the Bible (1871-81). Author of editions of Greek classics and Political Science (1878), Communism and Socialism (1880), etc. AQS [in Greek] dated 1884, on 3 x 1-3/4 in. card. Pencil translation on back - "He that Loveth another Hath fulfilled th... View more info

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1838 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN ENJOYING LIFE, WORK AND SUNDAY SCHOOL IN GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK

By: THEOPHILUS TAPPIN

Price: $4,485.99

Publisher: GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK CITY NY, 1838

Seller ID: 0002349

Condition: Fair


On offer is a super, original, 1838 manuscript diary handwritten by Theophilus Tappin who lived in New York City's Greenwich Village. He states: "The undersigned respectfully communicates that this is the commencement of his journal. Theophilus Tappin 26th Jan 1838 [with the final entry on May 20th 1838] 108 Waverly Place New York, I shall strive to continue it until the day of my death." Historians and researchers of 'the Village' will understand that the young [likely a teenager] Mr. Tappin's diary places him in the Village at a formative and historic time called the Empire Period. N... View more info

1806 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF HISTORICAL PHI BETA KAPPA SPEECH AT THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING HANDWRITTEN BY THE SON OF PRESIDENT ADAMS

By: THOMAS BOYLSTON ADAMS

Price: $3,485.99

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1806

Seller ID: 0001993

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, historically significant 1806 manuscript essay: "A Disquisition upon the Philosophy of the Ancients pronounced before the society of Phi Beta Kappa, at their anniversary meeting at Cambridge 28th August, 1806", presented as a speech, this being the final draft with corrections, handwritten by Thomas Boylston Adams (1772 - 1832) the third and youngest son of President John Adams and brother to future president John Quincy Adams. The 15 page essay was read before the society on August 28th, 1806 and later published in the Boston Atheneum was read on the 30th anniver... View more info

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1856 - 1858 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED ROYAL WILTSHIRE LIEUTENANT WHO DETAILS THE REGIMENT'S TRAVELS AND DUTIES POST CRIMEA

By: THOMAS EDWARD PINKETT

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: HMSS TRITON, 1856

Seller ID: 0002237

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, very interesting April 1856 - December 1858 manuscript diary and relic of the post Crimean War travels and duties of the Royal Wiltshire Regiment handwritten by Lieutenant Thomas Edward Pinkett. Lt. Pinkett [he makes captain in 1862] does a super job as a diarist providing 242 pages of personal narrative and a significant historical record with many references: named soldiers, visitors, daily duties and, for example, lists of destinations over the 3 year period of troop and ship movements; there is even a list tucked in from 1857 - 1860 of Regiments who dined with the Roya... View more info

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1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAYROLL AND REGIMENTAL RECORDS OF THE FAMED ROYAL WILTSHIRES

By: THOMAS EDWARD PINKETT

Price: $2,085.99

Publisher: ALDERSHOT ENGLAND UK, 1859

Seller ID: 0002238

Condition: Good


On offer is a super mid 19th Century manuscript relic of the noted British Army detachment the Royal Wiltshire Militia being a 150 page 1859 muster and payroll handwritten by Lieutenant Thomas Edward Pinkett which is chock full of data regarding the financial machinations of the noted regiment but also some diary entries relating to skirmishing, exercises, musketry training, records of letters sent and received plus: a number of double page monthly sheets are headed "Daily Messing A/c of the Detachment Royal Wilts Militia" containing Regimental No., Rank, Name, etc. Other pages record ... View more info

1860s - 1870s PAIR (2) OF ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN BOOKS FROM THE LIFE OF A VIRULENT ABOLITIONIST AND LOYAL MEMBER OF LINCOLN’S REPUBLICAN PARTY INCLUDING A DIARY OF ESSAYS, ARTICLES AND PERSONAL TRAVEL THAT SHOW AN ASTUTE UNDERSTANDING OF POST WAR ERA

By: THOMAS FLORIAN CURRIER

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: AMESURY, MASSACHUSETTS, MA, 1870

Seller ID: 0009151

Condition: Very Good+


On offer are two fascinating and historically significant items, one a handwritten journal and the other a cash account book, both belonging to Thomas Florian Currier (1833-1906), a staunch abolitionist and advocate of the Republican Party. Currier was from Amesbury, Massachusetts and was a neighbor and friend of John Greenleaf Whittier, the famous poet and abolitionist. Being well educated, Currier spent time as a teacher, and later in life became a lawyer – being admitted to the bar in the early 1860s. He was married to Lucinda F. Reed in 1862 and they had three daughters (Mary Whittier, S... View more info

1881 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A PROMINENT COTTON MILL OWNER AND SOON TO BE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA

By: THOMAS HOLT

Price: $955.99

Publisher: HAW RIVER NORTH CAROLINA, 1881

Seller ID: 0008086

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fine example of a brief letter written in the early 1880's by a prominent industrialist and politician. The letter is on printed commercial letterhead and measures 9 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. It is in excellent condition. The letter is on letterhead for the Granite Cotton Factory and Haw River Flooring Mills / Thomas M Holt, Proprietor. Dated January, 8th, 1881, it is written by Thomas Holt to his brother as a covering letter for an undisclosed payment on an outstanding loan: "I enclose my check for bal's due you according to your statement which I hope will be satisfactory... View more info

c1825 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF MATHEMATICAL RULES, CASES, EXAMPLES, AND DIAGRAMS RELATING TO THE ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY IN LAND SURVEYING

By: THOMAS J. ?

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: RHODE ISLAND (?), 1825

Seller ID: 0009080

Condition: Good


On offer is a beautiful and very well preserved 1825 book of mathematics relating to various aspects of geometry, trigonometry, surveying and more. The book is an excellent addition to the collection of those who delight in seeing the products of education in first half of 19th century. “Geometrical Problems” which include boxes devoted to “parallel lines,” “to bisect or divide a given line in the middle” or “to draw an angle of 15 degrees” and a diagram below the words showing a drawing of that stated geometry. The next section is under the title “Mensuration of Superficies.... View more info

MASSIVE 1898 - 1907 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TEN YEAR DIARY OF IMPORTANT ATTORNEY AND CITIZEN OF SCRANTON PA

By: THOMAS J. WELLS

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1898

Seller ID: 000762

Condition: Good


On offer an incredibly comprehensive handwritten and significant 10-year manuscript diary of former Yale University student Attorney Thomas J. Wells of Scranton, Pennsylvania chock full and spanning ten full years of his life beginning January 1st 1898. Importantly, beginning in 1898, the diary contains significant legal and Spanish American War entries. [BIO NOTES: The Wells (or Welles as it was sometimes spelled) family was quite prominent during the 1800s and early 1900's research suggests there is a connection with Henry Wells, co-founder of Wells-Fargo.] There are three thousand six hundr... View more info