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1891 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN OTTAWA CANADA STUDENT: A GIFT BOOK WITH THE THREAT 'WRITE EVERYDAY OR I WILL POUND YOU OUT'

By: WALTER B. MARTIN

Price: $1,495.99

Publisher: OTTAWA, CANADA, 1891

Seller ID: 0002147

Condition: Fair


On offer is an interesting, rather charming original 1891 manuscript diary handwritten by an Ottawa Canada student, Walter B. Martin, detailing his personal and school times and activities. As with most Canadiana weather plays an important role and is mention daily. A gift from Sid, to Mudde [a nickname we assume] carries the inscription: 'Write in this diary everyday or I will pound you when we meet.' He writes from February 1st to sometime in May when he states his inability to carry on writing a diary. Oddly the first few pages are only Sundays. [He used a red ink at times which smudged som... View more info

1893 - 1894 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN MOURNING HER 'DEARIE' ALL THE WHILE ENDURING UNENDING LABOR, TORMENT FROM HER NEIGHBORS AND DREAM VISITS FROM HER MOTHER AND DEAD HUSBAND

By: WARREN, LOANDA AUGUSTINA [nee LAKE]

Price: $6,295.99

Publisher: CHAUTAUQUA CHARLOTTE'S CENTER FREDONIA NEW YORK, 1893

Seller ID: 0002060

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb, original 1893 - 1894 manuscript diary fully handwritten in a notepad with meticulous, small, perfectly legible script authored by Native American woman Loanda Augustina Lake Warren. The note pad, whose back cover is missing, is inscribed along the top cover Loanda Augustina Warren 1893 and on the bottom Loanda Augustina Lake Warren - Feb 10 1894. [Loanda once lived Kansas, as is evidenced in an 1879 - 1880 diary we list separately [Seller ID #0002062] where we believe among other jobs she served as a Postmistress for a time. Later after her husband's death in 1889 she ret... View more info

1879 - 1880 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A MIDDLE AGED NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN MARRIED TO A WHITE MAN SHE ADORES ALL THE WHILE CEASELESSLY WORKING, FEELING DISPLACED AND HAVING FEW FRIENDS CONFIDING ALL TO HER DIARY

By: WARREN, LOANDA AUGUSTINA [nee LAKE]

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: OLATHE KANSAS, 1879

Seller ID: 0002062

Condition: Fair


On offer is a super, original 1879 - 1880 manuscript diary fully handwritten in a meticulous, small, perfectly legible script authored by 48 year old Native American woman Loanda Augustina Warren [nee Lake]. Loanda excels as a diarist not only describing life but in providing page after page of local events and genealogy but even more specifically a look at the unending labours of a woman maintaining a household, helping run a farm and all manner of business to provide and sustain themselves as she notes each day of the two years over 97 handwritten pages intimately sharing everything from the... View more info

1860 - 1865 THREE [3] ORIGINAL LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED ENGLISH ENGINEER, SCIENTIST, AND PIONEERING PHOTOGRAPHER AS HE TRAVELS AROUND INDIA WORKING FOR THE MONUMENTAL PROJECT CONNECTING BOMBAY TO OTHER EAST INDIAN CITIES

By: WASHINGTON TEASDALE

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: BOMBAY INDIA, BRITISH EAST INDIA, LEEDS, ENGLAND, 1860

Seller ID: 0009116

Condition: Good


On offer are three [3] letters from a noted but oft forgotten astronomer, engineer, photographic pioneer and scientist from Leeds, England, Washington Teasdale. The letters are from the years 1860, 1864, and 1865 and cover a time in which Teasdale had taken up a post in India working on the development of the first railways linking Bombay with other cities, a major engineering project initiated by Sir Rowland Macdonald Stephenson of the East India Railway in British India. The first letter, written in March of 1860 is addressed to “My dear Sister.” After apologizing for not writing the las... View more info

1891 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG VICTORIAN ERA WOMAN IN HER EIGHTH YEAR OF TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON OHIO aka BUCHTEL COLLEGE

By: WEIMER, JENNIE T.

Price: $2,585.99

Publisher: AKRON OHIO OH, 1891

Seller ID: 0001638

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 1891 manuscript relic of a Victorian Era teacher named of Jennie T. Weimer, handwritten while Jennie was in her 8th year of teaching at the University of Akron [founded in 1870 as Buchtel College] and while she does not specify the University of Akron she makes mention Professors Glover, Wise, Hamblin and Fraunfelter and writes about the "New Building" and Crouse Gymnasium and Albert Hall which makes the fact it is U of A conclusive. Jennie was born on August 8th, 1865. Her mother was Mary C. Weimer and either her father died or left them at an early age b... View more info

1891 - 1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTE BOOK OF THE MAN WHO WAS MAYOR OF TRENTON NEW JERSEY

By: WESLEY CREVELING

Price: $695.99

Publisher: TRENTON NEW JERSEY, 1891

Seller ID: 0001963

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original 1890s manuscript notebook handwritten by Wesley Creveling who was the Mayor of Trenton New Jersey in 1875 to 1877. The 5½" x 2½" book has about 70 pages of handwritten notes on architecture, hotels in various cities, facts, banking, remedies, genealogy, personal notes, etc. The book is somewhat worn but overall G. BIO NOTES: one on line source: Birth: Oct. 7, 1845 Broadway Warren County New Jersey, USA Death: Apr. 16, 1920 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Wesley Creveling married Clara Bradway (b.1853 in Clarksboro, NJ.-d.July 10... View more info

1878 ORIGINAL JOURNAL AND LEDGER HANDWRITTEN BY C. W. WHEELER, A FARMER FROM HARDWICK, MASSACHUSETTS, PROVIDING A GLIMPSE INTO FARMERS' LIFE, INCLUDING PRICES FOR LABOUR AND PRODUCTS

By: WHEELER, C. W.

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: HARDWICK, MASSACHUSETTS, 1878

Seller ID: 0008013

Condition: Good +


On offer is an original handwritten diary authored by C. W. Wheeler, containing brief records of farming operations through different seasons, with occasional mentions of weather, and track of prices for products and labour. There is a handwritten note on the endpaper: C.W. Wheelers Diary 1878. The book itself is titled "The Standard Diary" and contains almanac material, postage rates, weights and measures, festivals, etc. Wheeler was keeping cattle, growing crops, did some building and repair work for himself, and for neighbours, sometimes hiring help. In winter he was cutting and dra... View more info

1870 - 1871 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL AND STUDY DIARY OF A DETERMINED MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER TRAVELING AND STUDYING IN BERLIN GERMANY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

By: WILL A. BRIGGS [WILLIAM ADAMS BRIGGS]

Price: $3,485.99

Publisher: S.S. INDIA BERLIN GERMANY PRUSSIA, 1870

Seller ID: 0001471

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sensational December 1870 to June 1871 manuscript journal and diary of Will A. Briggs as noted in his own hand on the title page. One part travel diary, another part historical observations on the condition of Europe and specifically Germany and the city of Berlin during the Franco-Prussian War [we particularly note his description of Berlin during the celebration of Berliners to the successful Siege of Paris and Armistice January 1871] and another part handwritten relic of a serious student and composer of music, this book was obviously a treasure to the author given the fact th... View more info

Image for 1880s - 1900s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF ONE ARKANSAS MAN'S DETERMINED DOCUMENTING OF THE 1857 MORMON ATROCITY AND AMERICA'S WORST MASS SHOOTING KNOWN AS THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE

1880s - 1900s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF ONE ARKANSAS MAN'S DETERMINED DOCUMENTING OF THE 1857 MORMON ATROCITY AND AMERICA'S WORST MASS SHOOTING KNOWN AS THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE

By: WILLIAM A FALCONER

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: FORT SMITH FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS UTAH, 1885

Seller ID: 0002436

Condition: Fair


On offer is a significant, original manuscript journal circa 1880 - 1890s through 1900s compiled and created by 'Wm. A. Falconer Fort Smith and Fayetteville Ark.' Research concludes this is the work of Judge William A. Falconer who was born in Charleston, Arkansas in 1869. There he received his early education, then studied law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, then practiced law in Fort Smith, Arkansas beginning in 1895. In 1902 he became a Sebastian County Judge. The book which appears to be a near lifelong effort deals with a notorious crime whose roots were in Arkansas only t... View more info

1879 & 1883 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES FROM PROMINENT LOCAL FAMILY DETAILING GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY OF COOPERSTOWN NEW YORK

By: WILLIAM A. DOUBLEDAY [?]

Price: $1,685.99

Publisher: Cooperstown Otsego County New York, 1879

Seller ID: 0001347

Condition: Good


On offer are the original 1879 and 1883 manuscript diaries historically relevant to the history of Cooperstown New York. While there is no indication of authorship specified in the books there are enclosed a number of ephemeral pieces that suggest the owner was "William A. Doubleday". There is also an 1870 promissory note with the names Sally Doubleday, Elizabeth Doubleday and Abner Doubleday. Casual research affirms the family's connection to Cooperstown and we suggest but cannot confirm that the Abner Doubleday mentioned herein is the noted inventor of baseball. [Further research not... View more info

1896 ARCHIVE OF 38 MANUSCRIPT LETTERS DETAILING AN OHIO MAN'S ATTEMPT TO SEEK HIS FORTUNE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ONLY TO ADMIT DEFEAT AND RETURN HOME SEVEN MONTHS LATER

By: WILLIAM A. KREBS

Price: $2,655.99

Publisher: FALLWORTH CALIFORNIA SEVENTEEN OHIO, 1896

Seller ID: 0001292

Condition: Good


On offer is a super archive of thirty eight [38] manuscript letters dated April 1896 through November 1896, all handwritten by William A. Krebs to his immediate family back home in Seventeen Ohio. Krebs was a 22-year old man who went to California to seek his fortune, spending several weeks in Los Angeles, 5 months at Red Mountain Ranch near Fallworth, California [decades later famed Frank Capra would own the estate], and finally another month in L.A. before coming home. The writer was a school teacher so collectors and historians of Southern California Americana will finds his letters are wel... View more info

1862 HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR LETTER TO JAMES HANNA FUTURE INDIANA CONGRESSMAN, MAYOR AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY

By: William A. Mackenzie

Price: $595.99

Publisher: Indiana Territory, IN, 1862

Seller ID: 000513

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a handwritten letter dated December 15th, 1862. Penned by William A. Mackenzie writes John Hanna (United States District Attorney at the time); the shocking content outlines the illegal actions of a named captain of Company D, 71st Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. The Captain has been found guilty of swindling the Government by falsifying payrolls and extorting funds from his troops. He goes on to say the community asked Mackenzie to place the matter before Hanna for prosecution using the 'overwhelming evidence.' Slight fault at the fold line otherwise fine. View more info

1869 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PROLIFIC CONNECTICUT COBBLER AND FARMER

By: WILLIAM B. CLARK

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: MILFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1869

Seller ID: 0001840

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting manuscript diary dated January 1, 1869 through to March, 1870 handwritten by William B. Clark of Milford, Connecticut. Mr. Clark is a cobbler who works heeling shoes along with farm work at home. His is married to Mary, and his children include Willie, Frank and Charlotte. William is a prolific writer writing every day from the mundane to the sensational: local events including seeing Tom Thumb from the train, births, deaths, family news, work and mentions of the flu which appears to be going around. Here are some snippets: Jan 1 - New Year's Day. Willie's foot and l... View more info

BOOK ON CD: DIGITAL COPY OF ORIGINAL 1862 - 1865 IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR JOURNAL DETAILING THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE 34TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY REGIMENT VOLUNTEER TO THE STEPS OF APPOMATTOX AND THE SURRENDER OF LEE

By: WILLIAM B. STARK

Price: $245.99

Publisher: EGREMONT MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1862

Seller ID: N000754N

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a direct scan of a superb relic of the Civil War and an incredibly detailed, historical document with a riveting narrative being the journal of William. B. Stark beginning with his enlistment July 21st 1862 until April 13th 1865 when he relates the details of Appomattox and Lee's surrender and the jubilation of the troops. Thusly his entire tour in the Civil War. Stark was from Egremont, Massachusetts near the New York state border in western Massachusetts. Mr. Stark served in the 34th Regiment Infantry Massachusetts Volunteers. This is one of the most detailed writings of one man'... View more info

ORIGINAL 1862 - 1865 IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR JOURNAL DETAILING THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE 34TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY REGIMENT VOLUNTEER TO THE STEPS OF APPOMATTOX AND THE SURRENDER OF LEE

By: WILLIAM B. STARK

Price: $4,245.99

Publisher: EGREMONT MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1862

Seller ID: 000754

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, superb relic of the Civil War and an incredibly detailed, historical document with a riveting narrative being the journal of William. B. Stark beginning with his enlistment July 21st 1862 until April 13th 1865 when he relates the details of Appomattox and Lee's surrender and the jubilation of the troops. Thusly his entire tour in the Civil War. Stark was from Egremont, Massachusetts near the New York state border in western Massachusetts. Mr. Stark served in the 34th Regiment Infantry Massachusetts Volunteers. This is one of the most detailed writings of one man's serv... View more info

1861 + 1864 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT CIVIL WAR ERA DIARIES KEPT BY A YOUNG NEW YORKER AND MEMBER OF GOVERNOR CURTIN'S FAMILY

By: William Dufour

Price: $2,549.99

Publisher: New York, New York NY, 1861

Seller ID: 000633

Condition: Good


On offer are two handwritten manuscript diaries written by William Dufour of New York City. We are not sure of the precise connection but these diaries came from a Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania estate and connected to famed Civil War Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania. Further research should establish the connection. Mr. Dufour identifies himself on the fep of the earliest diary. While no war content these diaries are fascinating for the fact that these diaries are a look at the New York social scene and the gender sensibilities of the times. Young Dufour is obsessed with relationships with the gir... View more info

1893 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MIDSHIPMAN WHO RECALLS HIS TIME IN MOROCCO DURING THE MELILLA WAR

By: WILLIAM E. McKAY

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: TANGIERS MOROCCO, 1893

Seller ID: 0002088

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating nine page 1893 manuscript account of voyage handwritten by United States Navy midshipman William E. McKay aboard the flagship Franklin. [McKay was made lieutenant and commanded the Inca, 1898.] Titled: 'Morocco, Melilla and the Moors. A Boar Hunt at Tangiers by William E. McKay, Boston, 1893' William relates the history of the area, religion, war and a personal account of boar hunt in Tangiers. Here are some snippets: "Throughout Morocco, all idiots and lunatics are accounted saints. When Allah withdraws the reason, it is a mark of his special favour...." "... View more info

HANDWRITTEN SMALL ARCHIVE OF TWO [2] ITEMS: A 1839 HANDWRITTEN LETTER FRONT AUTOGRAPHED AND UNDATED 5 LINE NOTE ON 10 DOWNING STREET NOTEPAPER

By: WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE

Price: $685.99

Publisher: 10 DOWNING STREET WHITEHALL LONDON ENGLAND BRITAIN, 1839

Seller ID: 000925

Condition: Very Good


On offer is small archive of two [2] items: 1) a short handwritten manuscript note wherein William Ewart Gladstone, as Prime Minister, on headed notepaper of 10 Downing Street, Whitehall writes in the third person: "Mr Gladstone thanks W. Norman for his letter of the 21st, & will endeavour to avail himself of the opportunities offered. Mch 23." Very good condition. 2) Also included, is a letter 'front', addressed and signed by Gladstone in 1839, when he was M.P. for Newark. Gladstone served as Prime Minister on four occasions: 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-1894. View more info

1854 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY AN ATTENDEE OF THE 1st CONNECTICUT STATE FAIR TO HIS SON

By: WILLIAM GILLETTE

Price: $455.99

Publisher: NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT NH, 1854

Seller ID: 000879

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a super October 15th, 1854 Connecticut history handwritten manuscript autograph letter signed [ALS] by William Gillette to his son. Mr. Gillette explains in detail the 1st Annual State Fair; "...we all went down to the State Fair last Wednesday...there was the greatest Collection of people ever known in New Haven. They were estimated at 30,000 on Thursday.We all had our Dagartyp [Daguerreotype] taken at N. Haven at Mouthrops which we think are tolerably good we shall send them to you...the weather was delightful all through the time of the fair - a great many cattle were down o... View more info

1813 THE SCRIVENER'S GUIDE WITH ADDITIONAL HANDWRITTEN NOTES REGARDING LEGAL PRECEDENT

By: WILLIAM GRIFFITH [and ABRAHAM WESTERVELT]

Price: $595.99

Publisher: BURLINGTON NEW JERSEY NJ, 1813

Seller ID: 0001594

Condition: Good


On offer is a super relic of 200 year old legal precedents and legal opinion being a hardcover book: The Scrivener's Guide, Third Edition, written by William Griffith Counsellor at Law, published by David Allinson. Of particular interest to historians of the law and legal precedents are the nine [9] additional pages of handwritten notes on all the blank pages defining and explaining various aspects of law not included or in addition to the published material. The handwritten notes appear to be transcriptions from other works and we believe the notes are provided by Abraham Westerfelt whose own... View more info