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1856 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF MEETING NOTES, WRITS AND RECORDS OF THE COLUMBIA UNION BRIDGE CORPORATION

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: New Hampshire NH NEW ENGLAND, 1856

Seller ID: 0001932

Condition: Fair


On offer is a very interesting, original c.1856 manuscript journal labelled 'Records of Columbia Union Bridge Corporation Vol 2'. The 116 hand numbered pages, and a few that weren't numbered, begin with an Index of Writs and then many, many names and places the Company dealt with. While authorship is unidentified local researchers have many clues as the handwritten minutes, meeting notes, financial records etc. provide invaluable detail for historians and collectors of New England covered bridge commerce and history. Dates range from 1856 through 1860s. The odd piece of ephemera is tucked in. ... View more info

1837 ORIGINAL TRAVEL DIARY OF A MAN’S 3 MONTH TRIP FROM NEW JERSEY TO ILLINOIS, ON HORSEBACK, COACH AND FOOT, AND COMING BACK BY RIVER STEAMERS ON THE ILLINOIS AND OHIO RIVERS

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $7,455.99

Publisher: SIX MILE RIVER, NEW JERSEY to ILLINOIS and Back, 1837

Seller ID: 0009161

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating diary of one man’s 3-month trip from New Jersey to Illinois and back in 1837. The content in this journal is unique; an early 19th Century 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'. The unnamed man travels from Six Mile River, New Jersey with a group of people across 5 states, finally ending in Liverpool, Illinois on the banks of the Illinois River. This part of the trip is accomplished through the only means of over land transportation available at the time: horseback, wagon, and foot. A few days later, he boards a steamboat and sails back home on the Illinois and Ohio Rive... View more info

1864 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HAND WRITTEN BY A SOUTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN TOILING AWAY BUT NEVER LOSING HER JOIE DE VIVRE EVEN WITH THE DARK BACKDROP OF THE CIVIL WAR

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: Massachusetts, U.S., 1864

Seller ID: 0008027

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting diary written by a woman in 1864. She lives on a farm somewhere in south central Massachusetts, based on location references. The diary measures 4 1/2 inches by 4 inches and has about 200 pages. The diary is about 60% complete. The cover is leather and is in good condition as are the pages within. The handwriting is very tight but it is legible. The author is unknown. There is a severely faded inscription on the flyleaf but it is not legible. Context suggests she is a younger woman, living with her husband on a farm. She is a very literate woman and writes very well.... View more info

1889 - 1890 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LECTURE NOTES AND 'MATERIA MEDICA' HANDWRITTEN BY A STUDENT OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY COLLEGE AND THEIR FOREMOST PROFESSOR

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, NY, 1889

Seller ID: 0008031

Condition: Good+


On offer is a most unique, original medical student's notebook. Its importance goes far beyond the simple notetaking involved. Dating from 1899, this book measures 7 3/4 inches by 5 inches and has 148 pages. The cover is a hardboard cover with a taped binding. All of the pages are intact. It is 70% complete and the handwriting is legible. The author of this notebook is unknown. What can be established though is that it is likely a male and that he studied at the American Veterinary College in New York. This was the leading veterinary college in the United States and it was led by Dr. Alexandre... View more info

1873 THE SADDEST MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN DIARY EVER OF A NORWICH SHERBURNE NEW YORK WOMAN

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: Sherburne, New York, 1873

Seller ID: 000407

Condition: Good


What a sad, sad diary. When reading some of these wonderful manuscripts, one comes to realize over and over again how tough times were back then. The year is 1873, and the person writing this journal was in a great time of sorrow in their life. Yet through it all they kept their eyes on God. Likely it's a woman writing, but couldn't find a name anywhere nor could we assess with out doubt the local but she talks of going to Sherburne and Norwich quite often. The diary is full (give or take a handful of days) of handwritten entries, mostly about deaths, anniversaries of deaths, religious meeting... View more info

19th CENTURY HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL FRAGMENT PRISON ASSESSMENT INVENTORY OF CELLS/CONVICTS

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $185.99

Publisher: Northhampton USA, 1830

Seller ID: 000462

Condition: Good+


On offer a rather intriguing manuscript. It measures about 7 x 7 ¾ inches and has an embossed small seal on the top left hand corner that says, W. Clark & Co. Northampton.Text as follows: House Journal Report 1830 & 31 Page 115. Old Prison 1830L. Length from east to west 400 feet. Width from north to south 160 feet. This is the size of the whole enclosure. 23 light cells and 2 dark cells, and a dining room. And kitchen on the first floor. And 23 light cells and dark cells, a hospital. And a room adjoining the hospital on the second floor. The cells are 9 feet 6 inches long and 5 feet 9 inches... View more info

1865 STORE LEDGER FASCINATING STUDY OF THE ECONOMY IN CIVIL WAR ERA AMERICA

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $385.99

Publisher: 1865

Seller ID: 000140

Condition: Fair


Super civil war era snapshot of the economics of retail as evidenced by this ledger of hand written entries of names, addresses, purchases. All pages are filled top to bottom in a wonderful hand with entries as well as inventory numbers and prices of each item listed and the name of the person who purchased the items. Dates range from June 24th 1865 to September, 1865. The ledger is intact but the binding spine binding is gone, just the front and back cover remain and barely by binding cord. Measures 12" X 7.5". ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, HANDWRITTEN, M... View more info

c. 1800 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TREATISE AND NOTES ON HERALDRY, COATS OF ARM AND EUROPEAN ROYAL HOUSES INCLUDES A RECIPE AND PROCESS FOR JAPANESE VARNISH AND LACQUER

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: Europe, 1800

Seller ID: 000674

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sensational late 18th, early 19th century manuscript book where the unidentified author writes a thirteen page treatise on the subject of heraldry, Coats of arms wherein by way of example he illustrates and lists the most important European Royal Houses shields. A beautiful manuscript joined with a short three page manuscript about the Japanese varnishing methods and process. Seventy-one blank pages separate the two subjects in this 9cm x 14.5 cm. worn hard vellum binding slightly detached from the body of the book, internal is in good+ condition.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" ... View more info

1833 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH GENEALOGICAL PRECIS - CLAUDE DE LA MONNOYE [MONNOIE]

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $385.99

Publisher: PARIS FRANCE, 1833

Seller ID: 00JT36

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1833 handwritten genealogical précis for the family of Claude Pierre de la Monnoye [occasionally Monnoie], believed to be a later member of the Bernard de la Monnoye, noted French poet and philologist (1641 - 1728). This is a very intriguing document with two [2] detached, densely written watermarked folio leaves written on three sides held with a smaller note by string.. View more info

1886 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT HONEYMOON TRAVEL DIARY OF AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN AND HIS NEW BRIDE OFF TO WALES

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: Betwsycoed, Wales Great Britain UK, 1870

Seller ID: 000984

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a fascinating and delightfully handwritten manuscript diary that was authored in 1886 as titled on the inside of the cover: "A Short History of a Short Honeymoon for the use of those contemplating a similar step" thusly being a detailed memoir of this newlywed couple's honeymoon in Wales. On the First page is a Heading Vol 1 Tuesday 4th May 1886 and it commences "At 11 a.m. we were married at St Paul's Church C.......... Amid ringing of bells and showers of Flowers and rice we walked down the churchyard path….." It then details the Wedding Breakfast and how they c... View more info

1849 - 1850 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A REBEL AND PARTICIPANT IN THE REVOLUTION OF BADEN DETAILING HIS PARTICIPATION, ARREST, INTERROGATION AND IMPRISONMENT

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $8,955.99

Publisher: Donaueschingen, Germany Southhern Germany, 1849

Seller ID: 0001508

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a very unique, historically significant 1849 - 1859 manuscript relic of the Revolution of Baden. There are fifty three [53] pages in German handwriting, containing the journal entries of an unidentified 'rebel' and citizen of Donaueschingen, Germany who was arrested as part of the Rebellion. [While the participant is unidentified local historians, researchers or collectors of the era may have enough clues to ascertain the writer's full identity.] The entries are dated 6th of July 1849, the day before his arrest, until the 25th of June 1850, the day the sentence of the Royal Court w... View more info

1845 - 1848 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEDGER AND ACCOUNTS BOOK OF A SALEM MASSACHUSETTS AND KITTERY MAINE TOBACCO MERCHANT

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: SALEM MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA KITTERY MAINE, 1845

Seller ID: 00MV487

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original 1845 - 1848 manuscript ledger book relative to the economy and trade in Salem, Massachusetts and Kittery, Maine. The first 33-1/4 pages are dated Salem, Feb. 1845 thru Oct. 1846, and deal almost exclusively with tobacco sales, i.e. cigarettes, sixes, yarra cigars, snuff, light Cuba filled cigars, plug tobacco, Rupee snuff, C F cigars, matches etc. Listed in those "tobacco" pages are 4 purchases by the famed "Salem L[ight] Infantry". The remainder of the account book [83 or so pages] is dated Kittery [Maine] Jan. 1847 - Jan. 1848 and is essen... View more info

c1870s - 1880s CHARMING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK HANDWRITTEN IN A BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHIC HAND DETAILING 'YE MARKS ON CHINA'

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $785.99

Publisher: 1880

Seller ID: 0001800

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a charming original manuscript booklet titled 'Ye Marks on China'. An unidentified calligrapher created this lovely little, 12 x 9.5cm, handwritten book using ink on card bound by thread. There are 12 interior pages all detailing symbols and marks for china and many are in colour. c1870-1880s. Overall VG.; 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, CHINA, MARKS, MARQUES, SYMBOLS, CERAMICS, EARTHENWARE, STONEWARE, PORCELAIN, POTTERY, GLAZE, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, DIARY, JOURNAL, LOG, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTE... View more info

1896 ORIGINAL INFORMAL MANUSCRIPT LOG OF A VOYAGE FROM NEW BRUNSWICK TO LIVERPOOL HAND WRITTEN BY A KNOWLEDGEABLE SHIP SAVVY PASSENGER

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, 1896

Seller ID: 0008072

Condition: Good


On offer is a unique and valuable informal log of a sailing ship from the age of the great clipper ships. This small paperback volume measures 8 inches by 5.25 inches. It contains 84 pages and is 65% complete. The body of the journal has separated from the cover but both are none-the-less in good condition. The handwriting is clear and legible. Siddartha is a commercial sailing ship sailing between Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick Canada and Manchester UK. She departs August 19th, 1896 and the journal ends on September 12th, 1896 while she is still at sea. Siddartha is a barque which means she c... View more info

1900 ORIGINAL FRENCH MANUSCRIPT OF EARLY 20th CENTURY EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: France, 1900

Seller ID: 0008115

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb notebook, most likely used by a mechanical or electro-mechanical engineer at the turn of the 20th century. Measuring 8 inches by 5.25 inches and containing 191 pages plus index, the notebook is 100% complete. There is wear damage to the spine but it is intact as are all of the pages within. The handwriting is neat and very legible. This notebook is written entirely in French. The extensive notes and explanations are accompanied by dozens of carefully drawn, detailed illustrations. The illustrations in turn are all carefully and neatly labeled. The sections are carefully de... View more info

1876 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG NEAR PHILADELPHIA WOMAN IN THE YEAR OF AMERICA'S CENTENARY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,585.99

Publisher: Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1876

Seller ID: 0008152

Condition: Good


On offer is a small diary kept by a teacher in the centennial year of the United States. Measuring 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches, the leather bound diary contains about 400 pages and is about 90% complete. The handwriting is legible and the book is in good condition. The writer is unknown. She is a teacher, living away from home. Context clues suggest she lives and works in the area immediately west of Philadelphia, PA., quite likely Collegeville, PA. [ref.: Sept 7]. The students, few as they are, live at the school. Much of her entries make a brief comment on what is happening at her school an... View more info

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1885-1904 Diary Chronicling 20 Years in the Life of a Wealthy American Frontier Woman from Teen to Middle Age, Referencing the Panic of 1893, Deaths of Ulysses Grant and Carter Harrison Sr

By: Unknown

Price: $1,195.95

Publisher: Fort Wayne Indiana, Missouri, Chicago, Dakota Territory, Shelbyville In, Chicago, Fort Wayne Indiana, Missouri, Chicago, Dakota Territory, Shelbyville IN, Chicago: 1885-1904

Seller ID: 0011003

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


On offer is a wonderful journal a woman kept over a twenty-year period of her life in the late-19th century mid-west of the United States. The author of this journal is unknown. We know that she is a young woman living in Fort Wayne, Indiana as her father prepares to sell their home and head out to Missouri in 1885. This journal documents some twenty years of her life as she moves to different cities, gets married, has at least one child and deals with the challenges and vicissitudes of life on the frontier of the great plains. Her story is one of adventure, hard work, struggle, joys and sorro... View more info

1803 SIXTEEN (16) PAGE REGISTER OF EXPENSES FOR A LARGE FARM IN FRANCE

By: UNKNOWN FRENCH FARMER

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France, 1803

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT51A

Condition: Very Good+


Large 4to Register of Expenses for what appears to be a large scale farm operation in France. Hundreds of entries commencing October 8, 1803. Fascinating snapshot of the financial times and inner workings of a farm over 200 years ago. View more info

1808 SPANISH WAR - PENINSULA WAR RELATED MULTI HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURES COMMENCING: IL PREFETTO E ASSISTENTI, DELLA VENERABILE CONGREGAZIONE E COMPAGNIA, DEL SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO, ERETTA NELLA PARROCCHIA DI SANT'EULALIA DEL QUARTIERE DELLA MARINA

By: UNKNOWN MULTIPLE AUTOGRAPHS

Price: $559.99

Publisher: Italy, None: 1808

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00MV80

Condition: Fair


Two rare documents, purple-stained, partly-printed, ink signed, dated, 1808, each headed IL PREFETTO E ASSISTENTI, DELLA VENERABILE CONGREGAZIONE E COMPAGNIA, DEL SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO, ERETTA NELLA PARROCCHIA DI SANT'EULALIA DEL QUARTIERE DELLA MARINA.The ink has really lightened on one of these except for the signature. The original file folder contained a very old collection of foreign autographs and documents which indicates: "Spanish War - rare watermarks - unusually good." Documents relating to the 1808 - 1814 Spanish War, or the Peninsula War as is called Spain's War of Indepen... View more info

1872 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HOMAGE TO A CHRISTIAN SAINT AND PATRON OF THE BOSTON MASONIC COMMANDRY

By: UNKNOWN SCRIVENER

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MASS, 1872

Seller ID: 0002168

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of Masonic history being: an 1872 bound handwritten manuscript book titled: 'Epitomy of the Life of Saint Bernard', Compiled and respectfully dedicated to St. Bernard Commandery Boston, Mass. By Sir John W. Moore, Chief Engineer, U. S. N 1872 [First Edition]. The 30 page manuscript was read at a regular meeting of St Bernard Commandery 9th October 1872. There is a bookplate of the Grand Lodge A.E. & A.M. of Massachusetts on front paste down endpaper. The 8 x 10 inch book is bound in green cloth covered boards, title in gilt on the spine, light she... View more info