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1840 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG EPISCOPAL MISSIONARY TO LAFAYETTE INDIANA WRITING TO HIS WIFE

By: ASHBEL STEELE

Price: $985.99

Publisher: LAFAYETTE INDIANA IN, 1840

Seller ID: 0001629

Condition: Good


On offer is a great, original stampless/folded autographed letter [ALS] handwritten by Ashbel Steele an early Episcopal minister and missionary to Indiana. Dated July 9, 1840 Lafayette, Indiana and sent to his wife Clarissa Steele in New Albany, Indiana. In this letter, he describes his stage coach journey from New Albany via Terre Haute - having just arrived in Lafayette. The Bishop of their church is also in Lafayette on a trip and soon heading to Chicago. Ashbel is contemplating a trip to the Chicago area to visit relatives. The postmark is a red Lafayette, Ia (Indiana, not Iowa) CDS with ... View more info

1860s - 1870s CORRESPONDENCE ARCHIVE LOT OF SEVENTY-SEVEN [77] HANDWRITTEN LETTERS FOLLOWING THE ROMANCE AND LOVE OF AURORA AND NED IN CIVIL WAR ERA BOSTON AND MAINE

By: AURORA AND NED

Price: $2,699.99

Publisher: Boston, MA, 1868

Seller ID: 0MV352

Condition: Very Good+


Very large archive of approx. 77 letters from Aurora to Ned, 1860s & 70s but mostly written from 1868 through 1872, from Boston with a few from Maine. A very interesting peek at the post Civil War era times with Aurora being very emotive. Aurora writes of travels with family, fattening up in the country during a visit (she tries to convince Edward to leave the stressful city and enjoy the countryside with her). Aurora also discusses local elections, tax matters and of course the gossip of family and within her large social circle. She also makes mention of a popular book of the times 'Darryl G... View more info

1880s “REPORT UPON THE MANUFACTURE OF GUN COTTON” A DETAILED DESCRIPTION, FROM PLANT TO WEAPON, WITH EXCELLENT, DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF 19th CENTURY MACHINERY, PROCESSES AND MILITARY SCIENCE

By: B. C. NIELSEN

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: ROSE ISLAND, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RI, 1885

Seller ID: 0009142

Condition: Good


On offer is a unique and interesting document from the history of war, weaponry, and the United States Navy. It is the “Report upon the Manufacture of Gun Cotton” produced by a seaman, B. C. Nielsen. The 16-page handwritten report, goes over a wide range of the creation, processing, and use of gun cotton. It begins by defining gun cotton as, “an explosive made from cotton; and is composed of Carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, and is made by acting on cotton with nitric and sulphuric acids. It is only necessary to immerse pure dry cotton in a mixture of the purest and strongest nitri... View more info

1886 - 1889 ORIGINAL DIARY OF MULTIPLE TOURS AND TRIPS MOSTLY FOR BOTANICAL STUDY OF THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE ALPS IN SWITZERLAND, ITALY AND THE DOLOMITES, NORWAY, BERLIN AND DRESDEN

By: B.B. LE TALL

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: FLORENCE, NAPLES, DRESDEN, BERLIN, NORWAY,, 1886

Seller ID: 0001223

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super original 1886 manuscript travel diary handwritten by Mr. B.B. Le Tall an Englishman and an important railway engineer and surveyor [we list separately his travels to the Levant and a Railroad engineering journal of his work in Australia] writes a superbly detailed and comprehensive book of his travels to Italy, Switzerland, Tyrol, Dolomites, Riviera, Norway, Berlin, Dresden +++. Over 300 pages Mr. Le Tall writes an unparalleled journal beginning June 1886 as he travels through Europe to study the flora and fauna of the Alps [research finds that Le Tall was a botanist and wa... View more info

1842 HANDWRITTEN RECEIPT FOR HAVING RECEIVED HIS ARTIFICIAL LEG

By: B.E. BONEY

Price: $249.99

Publisher: CINCINNATI [CINCINATTA] OHIO, 1842

Seller ID: 000936

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1842 handwritten receipt wherein B.E. Boney writes that he has received his artificial leg as per agreed terms from John Shaw of Cincinatta [Cincinnati Ohio]. 8 x 4 in. VG+ View more info

1894 - 1900 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BOOK AND FINANCIAL DIARY OF THE SECRET FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF THE MYSTIC CHAIN [AOKMC]

By: B.F. CARR [?]

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: READING DARBY PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1894

Seller ID: 0002082

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1894 - 1900 Pennsylvania manuscript account book and financial diary of the secret fraternal order out of The Ancient Order of Knights of the Mystic Chain [AOKMC]. This unique book details six years of historical and important data of the Pennsylvania unit of the group. [While there are no specific indicators of ultimate ownership or responsibility for compiling the records a number of personal pieces of ephemera indicate a B.F. Carr as, at least, one of the main holders of the book.] This secret fraternal organization was founded in 1870s, in the traditions of King Art... View more info

1866 - 1867 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY/JOURNAL/NOTEBOOK OF A SUCCESSFUL KINSMAN OHIO BUSINESSMAN

By: B.H. PEABODY

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: KINSMAN OHIO OH TRUMBULL COUNTY, 1866

Seller ID: 000744

Condition: Good


On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary and journal of B. H. Peabody of Kinsman Ohio. Mr. Peabody is a farmer and entrepreneur who, in this ledger style book, records his daily business dealings, visits, local events and the economics of the day. Beginning January 1st of 1866 he continues over 93 numbered pages until November 8th, 1867. There is a break between November 1st and December 31st 1866. A very, very hard working and obviously successful businessman, Mr. Peabody is also very pious, as is evidenced in his comments of the day - at one point he mentions preaching the funeral servic... View more info

ROI DES FRANCAIS, LOUIS-PHILIPPE PRESENTS: BULLETIN DES LOIS No. 550 BREVETS D'INVENTION - 400 PATENTS

By: BARTHE, Ministre Secretaire de la Justice

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France, 1838

Seller ID: 00JT39

Condition: Good+


On offer is an 1838 Royal Bulletin booklet of 400 patents including inventor and invention covering all types of machines, engineering, architecture, construction etc., etc., in French over 47 pages. VG. View more info

1888 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A VERY OBSERVANT 12 YEAR OLD AMERICAN GIRL

By: BEATRICE OBERLY

Price: $849.99

Publisher: Europe, 1888

Seller ID: 000115

Condition: Very Good


Beginning May 13th, 1888 with the detailing of their arrival in Antwerp, Belgium, Beatrice Oberly, a 12 year old girl [as noted on the fep], fills this charming leather diary from front to back with the travels of her family, [Mamma, Papa and Flossie] in late 19th century Europe until the diary's end August 22nd. Beatrice writes with a very clear almost adult handwriting and she also communicates in a very mature manner. She is a keen observer and dedicated to her diary noting arrivals, departures, accomodations and historical notes. Great look at Europe over 120 years ago. In very nice shape ... View more info

1899 - 1900 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY BY A MISSIONARY TRAVELLING FROM LONDON TO BORNEO TO BRING CHRISTIANITY TO THE NATIVES FACING STRIFE AND DIFFICULTY THROUGHOUT

By: BEN D. BEELEY

Price: $4,855.99

Publisher: LONDON, ENGLAND to KUCHING, SARAWAK, BORNEO, 1899

Seller ID: 0009160

Condition: Good +


On offer is a fascinating diary of an English gentleman by the name of Ben D. Beeley from England who at the very end of the 19th Century travels from London to Borneo to function as a missionary to the local population there. The 1899 New Year begins with a short entry by Beeley: “I commenced the New Year in all Saints Church. O’ Lord help me to serve Thee with true devotion in my life as a missionary in Borneo.” In February, He sail’s aboard steamship from London heading to Singapore. The day before he says his goodbyes: “The saddest day in my life,” he remarks. “I left home th... View more info

1895 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL AND SCRAPBOOK WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY THE MAN AND ONE TIME NAVAL ACADEMY STUDENT WHO PULLED PRESIDENT GRANT'S COATTAILS

By: BENJAMIN W. PARKER

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: BOSTON TO CHICAGO TO WASHINGTON DC, 1895

Seller ID: 0001804

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating part journal and part scrapbook of a 3000 mile trip written and compiled by Benjamin W. Parker for his wife in 1895. Invited to accompany a friend on an extensive business trip, Parker, his wife and mother travel mostly by train starting in Boston to Chicago and the mid west and through to Washington DC. Parker creates what iss meant to be a memory album for his wife to cherish in future years. Typed on onion skin, tipped in with ephemera throughout the depth and breadth of the journal is wonderful providing a lovely perspective of America through this interesting man... View more info

1847 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INTRACONTINENTAL TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN TRAVELING FROM NORWICH TO NEW YORK TO CLEVELAND TO PHILADELPHIA TO NEW YORK ALL BY THE CANAL NETWORK ESTABLISHED IN THE PRIOR 20 YEARS

By: BETSY ALLEN

Price: $4,855.99

Publisher: NORWICH CONNECTICUT INTRA CONTINENTAL USA, 1847

Seller ID: 0008168

Condition: Good


On offer is a rare, handmade travel journal dating from early 19th century America. The paper volume is composed of 16 pages hand stitched inside a heavier paper cover. The small volume is in good condition and all pages are intact. There is some discolouration due to age but it does not affect the handwriting. The volume measures 6.5 inches by 4.25 inches and is approximately 50% complete. The journal is written in 1847 by a woman named Betsy Allen. Her home is recorded as Norwich which could refer to Norwich CT as her journey begins by travelling to New York City. Allen travelled in a great ... View more info

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1878 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ALABAMA FRIEND OF THE MCLAUGHLIN FAMILY REPORTING ON THE STATE OF FAMILY INTERESTS NOW THAT ARCHIE HAS PASSED

By: BETTIE G. HICKS

Price: $455.99

Publisher: LOWER PEACH TREE WILCOX COUNTY ALABAMA LOWNDES ASH, 1878

Seller ID: 0002393

Condition: Good


On offer is an original November 5, 1878 autograph manuscript letter handwritten by Bettie G. Hicks of Lower Peach Tree Alabama. She is writing to Mary Monroe, nee McLaughlin, in response to Mary's letter. [Mary is the North Carolina based sister to Archibald McLaughlin (the likely subject of the letter) whose personal correspondence we list separately.] Bettie writes about the recent death of an unnamed schoolteacher, probably Archie, the state of the widow referred to as Mrs. McL. and children and of the school which is of family interest as Archibald was a teacher and ran the school and als... View more info

1898 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY ONE MISSIONARY BISHOP IN KIUSHU TO HIS COLLEAGUE THE BISHOP OF NAGASAKI

By: BISHOP HENRY EVINGTON

Price: $885.99

Publisher: NAGASAKI JAPAN, 1898

Seller ID: 0001630

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting manuscript letter and relic of Christian outreach dated Bishop's Lodge, Nagasaki [Japan], October 19, 1898 to Bishop Bardsley handwritten by Henry Evington, Bishop of Kiushu. He is writing to say that he is happy that Bishop Bardsley's health has returned. "I was grieved to see that you were so much worse after reaching Egypt. From all account it would seem as if Africa were going to swallow up the new missionaries and there seems to be a great scarcity of offers for service both at home and abroad." He writes that his wife is still at home "arranging for... View more info

1889 ORIGINAL, DETAILED HANDWRITTEN DIARY AUTHORED BY NOAH BLOUGH, A PROSPEROUS FARMER FROM MORRISON COVE AREA IN PENNSYLVANIA, DOCUMENTING HIS DAY-TO-DAY LIFE, AND CONTAINING DESCRIPTION OF SEVERE 1889 WINTER AND OF THE DISASTROUS JOHNSTOWN FLOOD

By: BLOUGH, NOAH

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: BEDFORD COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, 1889

Seller ID: 0008015

Condition: Good +


On offer is a detailed diary, authored by a farmer from Bedford County, Pennsylvania, that covers the whole year of 1889 and January 1890, an entry made for each day. Noah Blough (1835 - 1896?), whose ancestors arrived to the U.S. in the mid-18th century from Switzerland, was a prosperous farmer who moved to the Morrison Cove area from the Somerset County in 1870s. At the time the diary was written he lived with his second wife and three children: Maggie, Orlo and Charles, all of them are often mentioned in the diary. The family belonged to the Seventh Day Baptists Church, of which Noah was an... View more info

1855 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG TORTURED AND TORMENTED STUDENT OF RELIGION BESEECHING HIS GOD TO SAVE HIM FROM HIS ENEMY - THE DEVILS TEMPTATION

By: BOYNTON, MILO S.

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: RODMAN FAIRFIELD NEW YORK, 1855

Seller ID: 0001619

Condition: Good


On offer is an extraordinary, intimate 1855 manuscript diary handwritten by a tortured 22 year old student, Milo S. Boynton of Rodman New York, attending Fairfield Collegiate Institute studying the Sciences of Mental Philosophy, Geometry and Grammer. Milo fills his notebook style diary and relates in detail the torment that runs through his body and soul. He rarely sleeps beyond 4:00 am and sometimes awakes at 3:00 am. While never directly admitting or using the word homosexual he shares enough of his fears and temptations that there seems little doubt what is tearing him apart. Masterbation a... View more info

1890s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MORAVIAN THOUGHT AT THE END OF THE 19th CENTURY: "CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS"

By: BROTHER C.K. HOWRY

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania PA, 1890

Seller ID: 0001259

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super relic of late 19th century Christian religious thought as written and presented by C.K. Howry of Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Over 381pp in a neat hand complete with author's index to the manuscript, followed by his preface. The importance of the work to Mr. Howry is evident given the quality of the book itself: a gilt-stamped spine title 'CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS', black leather morocco cover over flexible boards, 8 x 5 inches and two raised bands premium quality notebook. Research suggests that Mr. Howry espouses the state of Moravian Church throughout; the p... View more info

HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER SEEKING ADVICE AND PHILOSOPHIZING ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR, ENLISTMENT AND INTIMATE FAMILY MATTERS

By: Brother of William Ives of Company K, 10th Regiment R.I.V.

Price: $469.99

Publisher: ESSEX CONNECTICUT CT, 1862

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV868

Condition: Good


ALS with one name only (Hough?) letter dated 8/9/62, Essex, Ct., 4 pages, 4to. Writes to his brother Will (William C. Ives, Washington DC), Co. K, 10th Reg. R.I.V. "Should I enlist for 3 years, wait to be drafted for 9 months, or buy a substitute, etc." Comes with postmarked stamped (pink 3 cent) cover [ink notes on cover]. Overall in very good shape save for some tears at the folds amd the odd rust spot. View more info

1822 ORIGINAL PRINTED NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL ALMANAC WITH OVER 45 PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN ENTRIES FROM AN ALBANY MAN DETAILING HIS LIFE AND TIMES AS A LANDLORD AND CHURCH GOER

By: C. COTTON

Price: $2,545.99

Publisher: ALBANY, NEW YORK NY, 1822

Seller ID: 0009173

Condition: Good +


On offer is a fascinating and fantastic 1822 New York State Agricultural Almanac. The front cover contains its defining information: "The State of New-York Agricultural Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1822. Being the second after Bissextile or Leap Year; and (until July 4th) the Forty-Sixth of American Independence. Calculated for the Horizon and Meridian of Albany -North Latitude 42 degrees 45 minutes - from the English Observatory 73 degrees and 30 minutes west. By S. Southwick. Albany. Sold by Daniel Steele, No. 472 South Market-street. Packard & Van Benthuysen, Printers.” The alman... View more info

1886 - 1890 WISCONSIN WEATHER DIARY LA CROSSE WI BIRDING BIRD NOTES

By: C. E. DAWSON

Price: $459.99

Publisher: LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, 1886

Seller ID: 000046

Condition: Good


NOTEBOOK WITH DAILY WEATHER RECORD 1886 - 1890. Inside the front cover is written "C E Dawson, 1886 From Youre Mother". I know from the other materials that this notebook was with, that the young man was keeping the weather record in the immediate La Crosse Wisconsin area. In addition to the weather he also recorded events such as "First Bluebird and robin." FASCINATING RECORD. View more info