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1854 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RECIPES FOR BLACKWASH [SYPHILIS] AND GREEN SALVE "FOR DRAWING HEALING SORES"

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $595.99

Publisher: 1854

Seller ID: 000836

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1854 handwritten manuscript of medicinal recipes for Blackwash and Green Salve for Drawing Healing Sores, Cuts. Written in a neat script at the left margin: "This certificate got from Sam Palmer, March 3-1854." The text of the certificate contains 2 recipes for medicinal applications. The first is to make green salve for drawing & healing sores, mix Lard, Honey, Oil Amber, Pint Spirits Turpentine, Beeswax and (?sp) …grease, put all these in a pan and simmer them over a slow fire…let cool and put into close tin…it can be kept for years and is the best heali... View more info

1879 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $685.99

Publisher: ENGLAND, 1879

Seller ID: 000843

Condition: Good


On offer is an original handwritten 1879 diary. The unidentified author lived in England around the city of Brighton and it would seem was a member of high society. There are frequent mentions of parties and guests and he also mentions trips to Richmond and Winchester, hunting parties etc. The entries start on January 3rd and stop on April 9th. Local historians or collectors will appreciate the wealth of local notations and with newspaper clippings pasted to the pages including many weddings, births and other milestones including a visit by the Prince of Wales. Here are some snippets: 1879 ... View more info

1849 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT GOLD RUSH ERA WORK DIARY OF A BOSTON FREIGHT HANDLING COMPANY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $3,585.99

Publisher: NEW HAVEN BOSTON NEW YORK CHARLESTON MA NY SC CT, 1849

Seller ID: 000872

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original leather-bound handwritten daily Diary/Account book of an unidentified freight handling company out of Boston who loaded ships, many bound for California and the Gold Rush, on the various wharves from Boston to Charlestown from Feb-April of 1849. It is handwritten in black ink and contains daily entries of goods & supplies from various Boston businesses to the myriad of ships taking on supplies on the huge array of wharves in Boston. The diary begins in early February in East Boston but by Feb. 15 the log details barrels of this and that going to as many as three s... View more info

1879 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] TO WORLD TRAVELING COUSIN ELL

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $325.99

Publisher: JORDAN NEW YORK NY, 1879

Seller ID: 103H5N2

Condition: Good+


On offer: An unidentified cousin writes six pages [6] on two sheets of paper, on July 11, 1879 to her "Dear Cousin Ell" with mentions of 'The Ladies Aid Society', Sabbath, Paris, Germany, Ireland and Scotland. Sheet 1 reads in part: "I have been exceedingly interested in your travels, and have been able, by consulting the maps, and reading matter of my Encyclopedia to follow you, in nearly all of your wanderings. We had an old fashion celebration on the fourth. We could almost imagine we heard you hurrah on the fourth. I suppose your Mother told you of our communion services on Sab... View more info

1870 HANDWRITTEN TRAVEL DIARY AND EYEWITNESS TO THE BEGINNING OF THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: IRELAND, ENGLAND, FRANCE, 1870

Seller ID: 000916

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, exciting handwritten European travel diary beginning April 30th, 1870 and ending about 3 ½ months later on August 10th, specifically used to record one person's adventures on board a steamer sailing to Europe. While unidentified our author was very faithful with their journaling during the 3 ½ months touring England, Ireland, and in particular France as she was a witness to the beginnings of the Franco-Prussian War and for all intents and purposes the beginning of the modern Era for France, Germany and all of Europe. Mere days before the war begins she sees the King ... View more info

1809 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DISCHARGE PAPERS FOR A LIEUTENANT LEFEVRE A 33 YEAR VETERAN OF ACTIVE SERVICE FOR PRE-REVOLUTION FRANCE AND NAPOLEON

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $885.99

Publisher: LILLE FRANCE, 1809

Seller ID: 00JT54

Condition: Good


On offer is the original handwritten discharge papers of Lieutenant Lefevre of the 51eme Regiment a Ligne. Folio sheet details the Lieutenant's service from 1776 through 1809. Effective service grades, Campaigns, pension details and his final medical status are all reported. The soldier's CV covers 85% of the page and in the bottom 15% is the medical report as detailed by the senior surgeon to the Corps. Very interesting, very detailed in very good shape save for the usual folds, shallow creases and fault to the top left where a pin hole has been made. Overall G+. View more info

1896 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG DOWN TO EARTH WESTERN NEW YORK WOMAN

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $385.99

Publisher: NORWICH NEW YORK, 1896

Seller ID: 000955

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting handwritten manuscript diary written by an unidentified western New York girl. She is a teacher and student discussing her own studies and that of her 'scholars'. Besides the usual details of rural life for a young woman [crocheting, ironing, and the myriad of other indoor and outdoor chores] this diary engages in a fair bit of local gossip with Sunday Church being the main source: "Daniel Chapel and wife parted yesterday." "They say Charlie Forbes turned May out of doors and she moved home yesterday." Our writer names everyone around her save for Fat... View more info

1855 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LEDGER OF A NEW YORK CITY BUSINESSMAN AND ATTENDEE TO THE FUNERAL OF LEADING BOWERY BOY WILLIAM (BILL THE BUTCHER) POOLE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: New York NY USA, 1855

Seller ID: 000968

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1855 handwritten manuscript diary and journal of commerce, real estate and industry in pre Civil War New York City. While the author is unidentified there are many clues in the references to properties he owned, sold and to whom and what prices and the manner of commerce and trade he was involved in. Entries are sporadic but they give a historical picture of New York economy given that this merchant was quite prosperous given the size of his transactions and his own evaluations on his trade of the day. Our writer was also sufficiently prominent to attend the funeral of ... View more info

1885 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LEDGER OF AN OAK HILL - ALBANY NEW YORK AREA FARMER

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $445.99

Publisher: Oak Hill Albany New York NY USA, 1885

Seller ID: 000971

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original handwritten manuscript diary authored by a farmer in the Oak Hill and Durham New York area southwest of Albany. The leather bound diary style book is used as a journal with handwritten dates beginning January 12th and ending December 31st. A casual reading provides a profound understanding that one had to work extraordinarily hard to farm and create a self sustaining economy. Many names of family and friends will make this a treasure for local historians and genealogists once the handwriting is gotten used to. Overall G+.; 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall; Farming, Ec... View more info

1873 - 1877 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A HARDWORKING VERMONT MAN DETAILING LUMBERING, RANCHING, FARMING AND A WEALTH OF LOCAL HISTORY, GENEALOGY AND EVENTS

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $959.99

Publisher: WOODSTOCK HARTLAND VERMONT VT, 1873

Seller ID: 0001014

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original handwritten manuscript diary authored by a hardworking Woodstock Vermont area man. Densely written and jam packed from May 1st 1873 through November 21st 1877 the writer details his work, travels, daily life, friends and local events including births and deaths and his visits with associates. Besides working incredibly hard on his own spread farming, ranching, lumbering and other commerce buying and selling and he labors for others as well and mentions the names of all visitors and visits. A casual reading of this filled several hundred page blank book style diary will ... View more info

1885 - 1886 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF RURAL LIFE IN WESTERN NEW YORK STATE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,349.99

Publisher: MEDINA NEW YORK ROCHESTER SYRACUSE NY, 1885

Seller ID: 0001022

Condition: Good


On offer is a densely filled original handwritten manuscript diary dated September 1885 through 1886 written in a "Student's Note book" writing tablet. In total, 58 full pages detailing the personal life of a hardworking farming family. Travels to Medina and Lafayette suggest western New York State and given the work and responsibilities: making fire daily, harnessing the horses, harrowing, apple picking, pig tending, smoking meat, rec'd letter from C. E. Louth M.D. from Cleveland Ohio, buying oranges and lickerest[licorice], tapping trees for sap, working in the creamery, selling bass... View more info

1838 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO THE EDITOR REGARDING THE POOR STATE OF HOME AND POLITICS DURING AND AFTER THE REBELLIONS OF UPPER AND LOWER CANADA

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: BATH KINGSTON ONTARIO ON CANADA, 1838

Seller ID: 0001051

Condition: Good


On offer is a super Upper Canada - Lower Canada Rebellions era twelve [12] page handwritten manuscript addressed 'Monsieur l' Editeur' in French by a woman who appears to be living in a village near Kingston [Ontario]. The anonymous author writes to a newspaper in Lower Canada [Quebec] and denunciates, after the revolts, the necessity of a new church that she says does not betray the courage and the will of the [Canadian] heroes. She begins with the title 'Conduit d'un homme sans principe' and with ardor and passion our writer expresses her desires for the political and religious renewal takin... View more info

1847 ALMANACK OF A GERMAN BEER MERCHANT INCLUDING PAYABLES, RECEIVABLES, EXPENSES, CONTACTS AND PERSONAL WRITINGS

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $385.99

Publisher: Germany, 1847

Seller ID: 0001085

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming, original 1847 Munsterischer Almanack used by a German merchant. Bound in marbled paper covered boards, printed in two colours the almanac is interspersed with blank pages, the majority, about 22 pp, which have handwritten entries which appear to be appointments, orders, expenses and costs. Research suggests this man was a beer merchant. The book has some wear and rubbing to covers. Interior is tight and clean. Overall G+. Small 3 x 4.5 inch.; German Language; 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall; Europe, Business, Trade, Commerce, Industry, Almanac, Personal, Memoir, Handw... View more info

1866 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN DIARY OF COMMERCE, ECONOMY AND HOME LIFE OF AN IMPORTANT ONEIDA AREA OF WEST CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE POSTMASTER OR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $2,155.99

Publisher: AMBOY CAMDEN ROME WILLIAMSTOWN NEW YORK NY, 1866

Seller ID: 0001100

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a very interesting post Civil War record of historical financial. commercial and governmental dealings being an original manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified writer [there are many, many clues that should help pinning down the writer for a local historian or collector of the Amboy/Oneida area of New York] who appears to be an important local given the large sums of monies he holds and collects regarding mortgages, fees, taxes, postage etc. He is also the Supervisor [postal we believe] servicing the area as he mentions many local trips including: Williamstown, Durhamville... View more info

1888 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CULTURED UPSTATE NEW YORK RENAISSANCE MAN WHO FARMS, BUILDS, AUCTIONEERS, ACTS AS INTERPRETER AND WORKS FOR JUSTICE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $759.99

Publisher: CASTORLAND WATERTOWN CARTHAGE UPSTATE NEW YORK NY, 1899

Seller ID: 0001150

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1888 manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified upstate New York man. There are many mentions of Castorland, Lowville, Dublin, Black River and Carthage placing the writer somewhere east of Watertown New York. Unusual for a rural diary is the very cultured hand of this man who works as auctioneer, interpreter and lawyer or maybe even a Justice of the Peace mentioning at least two trials plus he does the thousand chores rural people of the day did from making cheese and soap to digging potatoes. Local historians or collectors of the area will perhaps find more given ... View more info

1873 - 1874 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARDWORKING ST. ALBANS VERMONT AREA MAN

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $659.99

Publisher: ST. ALBANS VERMONT VT, 1873

Seller ID: 0001151

Condition: Good


On offer is an original manuscript diary dated March 27th 1873 - May 1st 1874 handwritten by an unidentified St. Albans Vermont man [born June 8th]. We estimate he is in his mid to late fifties and somewhat successful. While not naming himself he does a super job of naming all his contacts and friends on all his visits and business dealings. Some of these include: Rev. S. Gilberts, Laura Hutchens, Laban Foster, Dea Abell, Martha and Jane Abell, Carloss Roberts, Flavila Silas, J.P. Robinsons, Byron [possibly the son], Ady [possibly the wife], Freeman Cashatau, Stufflebeen, Mary Hurlbert, Rev. A... View more info

1829 - 1834 THREE [3] ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LEDGERS FOR A VERY BUSY GENERAL STORE TYPIFYING THE LOCAL COMMERCE, ECONOMY AND TRADE OF DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1829

Seller ID: 0001184

Condition: Good


On offer is an archive of three [3] manuscript ledger books from a general store in Dover New Hampshire. The three 'books', all approximately 120 leaves, thusly 240 pages of entries, are handmade, held by string and coverless but complete, folio sized 13"x8" with entries dating from November 1829 through to April 1834. Thousands of entries with names, products or service, price etc. Given that Dover was a natural crossroads for traveland a thriving community area historians and collectors have a wealth of information typifying the economy and commerce in these historical ledgers. The u... View more info

1899 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PROMINENT NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENT DEALING WITH THE MAJOR POLITICIANS OF THE DAY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $955.99

Publisher: DUNBARTON MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE NH, 1899

Seller ID: 0001189

Condition: Very Good


On offer is the original manuscript diary a distinguished New Hampshire resident. While he does not identify himself there are many, many clues for local historians and collectors to assuredly discover the writer's identity. He is very involved in state politics and demonstrates familiarity with high level state officials. Perhaps he was a member of the state legislature. The author also buys and sells livestock, own a store and has some business in Manchester. He usually notes that he goes to the store in the morning and to Manchester in the afternoon. He doesn't mention where he lives, but d... View more info

1830s - 1840s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN BOOK OF MEMORIES, SENTIMENTS, ESSAYS, POETRY, HYMNS, RIDDLES AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE IN A STUNNING BURGUNDY LEATHER FINE BINDING

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: KITCHENER WATERLOO LONDON GUELPH ONTARIO ON, 1835

Seller ID: 0001231

Condition: Good


On offer is an exceptional 1830s-1840s manuscript album of memories, stories and poetry. Stunning well kept cover, burgundy leather with embossed classical harp/lyre design with gilt edges, silk moiré endpapers, a strong gilt spine treatment makes for a beautifully well preserved relic of early/mid 19th century poetic, literary and religious thought. Originally found in Kitchener-Waterloo/London Ontario area estate there are no clues to location or authorship save for G. Wilmot 1834 watermark on the multi-colored papers. Every entry is in lovely calligraphy with what appears to be one main un... View more info

1886 - 1887 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF CHRISTIAN OUTREACH - THE CONSTITUTION, MINUTES AND MUSTER OF THE GOOD MISSIONARY WOMEN OF TENANTS HARBOR MAINE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: TENANTS HARBOR MAINE ME, 1886

Seller ID: 0001337

Condition: Good


On offer is an original manuscript relic of Christian outreach being the Constitution, minutes and entries regarding the charity works of the Tenant's Harbor (Maine) Mission Band, organized in 1886. They contents of the 10 x 8 inch notebook include: the roll call which mentions Nellie Jackson (President), Rose Pillson (Vice President), Abbie Morton, Nannie Kalloch (Secretary), Fannie Sheerer, Carrie Wheeler (Treasurer), Fannie Hart, Anna Wall, Grace Davies, Frank McNeil, Hathir Bickmore, Fannie Long, Nellie Ludwig, Clara Song, George E. Allen, Jennie Robinson, Maggie Grover and others; the Con... View more info