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1810 ORIGINAL ENIGMATIC SHIP'S LOG BOOK OF AN UNUSUAL RUSSIA AND NORWAY TO RHODE ISLAND VOYAGE

By: CAPTAIN THOMAS CLARKE

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE NARRAGANSETT, 1851

Seller ID: 0002324

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating, though enigmatic and curious 1810 manuscript ship's log of Captain Thomas Clarke's return voyage from Russia and Norway to Bristol, Rhode Island on the ship "Narragansett". Dated September through December 1810 in many ways this is a typical 'Age of Sail' ship's log book classically filled with daily data required of all formal logs: weather, winds, sail settings, navigational details and entries related to observations and events on and about the ship in this interesting and unusual east to wet trans-Atlantic voyage in an early 19th Century merchant vessel, ... View more info

1895 EDICT FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF BOURGES FEATURING FANTASTIC COAT OF ARMS

By: CARDINAL BOYER, Archbishop of Bourges

Price: $149.99

Publisher: France, 1883

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT84

Condition: Very Good+


The Archbishop of Bourges, Cardinal Boyer, pronounces to his clergy and parishioners as the annual Christmas collection. Sensational coat-of-arms of the Cardinal and vignette. 4pp. View more info

1819 CALLIGRAPHIC LATIN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH DOCUMENT TITLED 'FORMA SACRAMENTI'

By: CARDINAL DE LATIL, ARCHBISHOP OF RHEIMS, BISHOP OF CHARTRES

Price: $885.99

Publisher: CHARTRES FRANCE, 1819

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT072

Condition: Very Good


In a beautiful petite calligraphic hand titled 'Forma Sacramenti' matters of the Church are dealt with in Latin and then signed by Cardinal de Latil [Jean-Baptiste Marie Anne Antoine de Latil], Archbishop of Rheims and Bishop of Chartres. Included is a short late 19th century handwritten biography of de Latil. Some loss from the neatly cut seal otherwise VG. Beautiful ornaments. View more info

1859 EDICT FROM THE CARDINAL OF BOURGES ORDERING SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR THE ARMED FORCES DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR, FEATURING FANTASTIC VIGNETTE AND COAT OF ARMS

By: CARDINAL DUPONT, Cardinal of Bourges

Price: $179.99

Publisher: France, 1859

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT53

Condition: Very Good+


The Cardinal of Bourges, Cardinal Dupont, orders special prayers for the soldiers of France fighting in the Crimean War. Sensational coat-of-arms of the Cardinal and vignette. Also attached is an official letter from Minister Rouland to the Cardinal forming the entire document. 8 pp. View more info

1876 - 1877 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF DETAILED METALLURGICAL ANALYSES AND ASSAYS MADE FOR A NOTED MINING COMPANY LOOKING TO EXPAND ITS OPERATIONS BOTH IN CANADA AND ABROAD

By: CARL O. WEDERKINCH of the SILVER ISLET MINING CO.

Price: $2,495.99

Publisher: SILVER INLET MINE, SIBLEY PENINSULA ONTARIO CANADA, 1876

Seller ID: 0009090

Condition: Good


On offer is an 1876 Metallurgical assay and analysis book of silver mining, only a few years after silver had been discovered at Silver Islet in Northwest, Ontario. The diary’s first page has a title: “Analyses & Assays made for the Silver Islet Mining Co. at Silver Islet, Lake Superior 1876 to 77 by Carl O. Wederkinch”. The book is true to it’s title. Throughout the handwritten book, which covers a period from November 2, 1876 to mid-1877. This book has a tremendous amount of information in it, relating to the complicated and fascinating metallurgical process of Silver mining. Wederki... View more info

1853 LITERARY EXERCISES OF THE YOUNG LADIES OF PROFESSOR METCALFE'S ACADEMY IN REVEREND MR. PORTER'S CHURCH - BROADSIDE

By: CAROLINE F. AIKEN

Price: $895.99

Publisher: Williamsburgh, Long Island New York NY, 1853

Seller ID: 000654

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a very attractive two-page broadside 8" x 10" announcing LITERARY EXERCISES by the YOUNG LADIES OF PROFESSOR METCALFE'S ACADEMY, In Rev. Mr. Porter's Church, Fourth Street, Williamsburgh, Long Island, New York, on Friday, 3 o'clock, P.M., July 1st, 1853.Many students are listed along with the titles of their compositions. This ephemeral announcement is in very good condition, printed on old paper of excellent rag content. It is printed on one side and folded in the center, so that Part I of the program is detailed on the front side, and Part II of the program is detailed on... View more info

1868 - 1900s SUPER ARCHIVE OF FAMILY DIARIES DETAILING OVER 30 YEARS OF NEW ENGLAND LIFE AND TIMES

By: CAROLINE L. CARR; FRANK T. CARR; HELEN F. CARR: JOHN H. COLLINS

Price: $5,585.99

Publisher: New England, 1868

Seller ID: 0008179

Condition: Good


On offer is an absolutely outstanding collection of diaries from one family that span 33 years. These diaries paint a warm and intimate look at the life of a very fine woman and here family. In addition, there are 2 account books that cover a 12 year period. The dates, sizes, completion and general condition of the volumes are as follows: Diary 1868 measures 6'x3', has 60 pages, is 100% complete and in good condition; Diary 1869 measures 4.75 x 3.0, has 60 pages, is 100% complete and in fair condition, covers are missing; Diary 1870 measures 4.75 x 3.0, has 60 pages, is 100% complete and in go... View more info

1891 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG TEENAGE SURREY ENGLAND GIRL GROWING UP IN HIGH STYLE

By: CAROLINE SOPHIA CAMPBELL STEWART

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: The Cottage Limpsfield Surrey England, 1891

Seller ID: 0001584

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting original manuscript diary handwritten by 16 year old Caroline Sophia Campbell Stewart of The Cottage Limpsfield Surrey who writes in 1891 from January to august 11th then 2 pages of entries for 1892 and then January 1898 sporadically to April 3rd 1898. When she writes Caroline does a fine job noting her daily activities and the details of acquaintances including: ice skating, rounders, whist, missionary parties, luncheons, servants, the weather, tobogganing, lunch at the Churchill's, reading to the servant Lennell, catching cold etc., making for a delightful record [... View more info

1852 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A NOTED SCHOOL FOR GIRLS PROVIDING A SUPER LOOK AT THE STATE OF EDUCATION IN PRE CIVIL WAR PENNSYLVANIA

By: CARRIE C. BROWNE

Price: $3,855.99

Publisher: JUNIATA COUNTY, SPRUCE HILL TOWNSHIP PENNSYLVANIA, 1852

Seller ID: 0007008

Condition: Good


On offer is unique and quite rare diary/journal written by a young woman in pre-Civil War America. The book itself is a mixture of diary and journal created by Carrie C Browne a young woman attending the Tuscarora Female Seminary. It is important to note that the term 'seminary' in the 19th Century did not have any religious connotation. It signified an institution of higher learning. It was started by a wealthy farmer named Alexander Patterson in 1847 and it educated young women for almost twenty-five years before closing. Carrie Browne was likely about 15 or 16 years of age when she began th... View more info

ARCHIVE LOT OF 59 DIARIES 1867 THROUGH 1913 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES OF PATRIARCH EDWARD CARRINGTON SR. AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN COLEBROOK CONNECTICUT

By: CARRINGTON, EDWARD SR. AND FAMILY

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: Colebrook Connecticut CT, 1867

Seller ID: 000060

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb archive of 59 original manuscript multi-generational family of diaries spanning the civil war era through the early 20th century. The Carrington Family Diaries, 1867 - 1913. All 59 diaries from members of the Carrington Family of Colebrook, Connecticut. The patriarch, Edward, Sr., wife Sarah Ann Terry Carrington, sons Edward C. Jr. (died in the Civil War) and Edwin T. and daughters Sarah and Kate. Edward Sr. died in 1878 and Sarah Ann Terry Carrington died in 1881. Both are buried in the Colebrook Center Cemetery in Colebrook, Connecticut. Sarah Ann Terry Carrington (mothe... View more info

1885 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A BOSTON BASED STUDENT, COURT REPORTER, SERIOUS HIGH WHEEL [PENNY FARTHING] BICYCLIST AND FUTURE EDUCATOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

By: CARVER [?]

Price: $1,855.99

Publisher: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK BANGOR MAINE, 1885

Seller ID: 0001035

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating piece of 1885 handwritten manuscript Americana being a diary by a young man who appears to be the son of a ship owner of increasing commerce and a detailed look at a serious high wheel bicyclist. The diary begins in New York on January 1st when he apparently arrived with the Bark Haydn Brown of Boston which his father had part ownership. He writes about the Bark going into dry-dock, being towed to 31st pier in New York and loading oil. He most of his time New York and particularly Brooklyn and attends theatre, opera and other events. Watches "100's, thousands skat... View more info

LATE 19th CENTURY DOUBLE AUTOGRAPH OF THE NOTORIOUS CANADIAN CON WOMAN, BROTHEL OWNER AND NEIGHBOR OF THE ROCKEFELLERS

By: CASSIE L. CHADWICK [born ELIZABETH BIGLEY, aka LYDIA SCOTT, MADAME LYDIA DEVERE, MRS. HOOVER]

Price: $625.99

Publisher: 1899

Seller ID: 00MV859b

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating item of Canadian ephemera being a rare autograph signature of Cassie L. Chadwick [1857-1907] on her monogrammed stationery signed Cassie L. Chadwick; glued below the signature is a matching envelope which she also signs "Cassie L."; is the most famous name of a Canadian-born woman who defrauded Cleveland, Ohio banks by claiming to be an illegitimate daughter of Andrew Carnegie. Born Elizabeth Bigley on October 10, 1857 in Eastwood, Ontario, Canada, she was known to daydream and tell fibs as a child. At the age of 22 she was arrested in Woodstock, Ontario for f... View more info

Image for 1864 - 1865 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE RENOWNED 'FIGHTING SECOND' NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT HANDWRITTEN BY THEIR BELOVED CHAPLAIN AND BATTLE READY COMRADE

1864 - 1865 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE RENOWNED 'FIGHTING SECOND' NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT HANDWRITTEN BY THEIR BELOVED CHAPLAIN AND BATTLE READY COMRADE

By: CHAPLAIN JOHN WESLEY ADAMS

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: WITH THE 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT, 1864

Seller ID: 0002339

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original, historically significant manuscript diary and relic of the Civil War handwritten by noted Chaplain John Wesley Adams, born in Townsend, Massachusetts in 1832, the seventh generation ancestor of the Presidents Adams. On December 5, 1863 Mr. Adams was commissioned chaplain of General Gilman Marston's original command, "The Fighting Second". Devoting himself to social and moral welfare of his comrades, Adams was renowned for the care of his men. Side by side he participated in the battles at Bermuda Hundred, Point of Rocks, the second engagement at Fair Oak... View more info

c1860s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT FARRIER JOURNAL AND CASTRATION LOG OF PESHAWAR BASED BRITISH ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY FARRIER WHO WOULD ONE DAY SERVE IN CANADA'S NORTH WEST REBELLION AND FOUND THE BLACK'S PHOTOGRAPHY CHAIN

By: CHARLES BLACK, FARRIER SERGEANT

Price: $3,495.99

Publisher: PESHAWAR PAKISTAN PUNJABI BENGAL INDIA, 1865

Seller ID: 0001360

Condition: Good


On offer is a super relic of 19th Century British militaria being the original manuscript diary of Charles Black, dated 1870 but having notes ranging from 1864 through 1870, detailing the expenses and duties of his work as a Farrier Sergeant. Beautifully executed with weekly reports specific to his work in the Punjab district with particular note is a list of successful horse castrations performed by the Farrier for various military persons and notables detailing the date, horse's name, age, success of operation and then the signature of the military personnel who had charge of the horse. This... View more info

1866 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF PRIZE WINNING POETRY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG TORONTO UPPER CANADA MAN WHO WILL GO ON TO FIND HIS TRUE LOVE IN LIFE AND IN LAW

By: CHARLES CORBOULD

Price: $1,485.99

Publisher: TORONTO UPPER CANADA ONTARIO CANADA, 1866

Seller ID: 0001792

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, manuscript relic of early Toronto and Upper Canada literature and prize winning poetry being an original book of poetry handwritten by Charles Corbould of Toronto, which he started in 1866 and carried on for many years. Seventy two years later, in 1938, his daughter added some historical background by giving a brief history of her father's writings and a biographic note that he had 6 children and followed a career in law. The book begins with "The War in Italy" which is quite lengthy. There are about 79 pages of various poems and poetry most are complete, some are ... View more info

1886 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARD WORKING CENTRAL OHIO FARMER

By: CHARLES D. HOFF

Price: $685.99

Publisher: CAREY OHIO OH, 1886

Seller ID: 0001291

Condition: Good


On offer is the original manuscript 1886 diary handwritten Chas. T. Hoff as noted by his personal hand stamp and ephemeral pieces [also indicate his wife as Laura A. Hoff] in the pouch pocket. Dated Carey Ohio, Mr. Hoff, a town assessor, was 38 years old on May 20, 1886 Charles does a super job of detailing the life of a rural Ohio man and his family. Visitors, business meetings, friends and family are named and should provided local collectors and historians of Central Ohio a wealth of genealogy and observations. The entries typically describe the work he did on a farm and as a builder or car... View more info

1820s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF POETRY, PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, ESSAYS, NATURAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

By: CHARLES DE VESCI et al

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: France, 1822

Seller ID: 0001776

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, early 19th Century manuscript relic of Irish literature, poetry, philosophy, genealogy and practical remedies being a 220+ page book self identified by Charles De Vesci of Templeogue, Co. Dublin. While unconfirmed we believe this De Vesci is related to the noted and ancient family of peers of Ireland. The book is filled with handwritten copies of famous quotations, poems and portions of literary works but also includes passages in Greek and some in code it seems. There are some essays, some genealogical information, notes on natural history, historical retellings and even... View more info

1864 LOT OF TWO [2] HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARIES BY A RYE NEW HAMPSHIRE MAN BUSY WITH THE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL YARD

By: CHARLES E. SLEEPER

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: RYE NEW HAMPSHIRE NH, 1864

Seller ID: 000826

Condition: Very Good


On offer are two [2] original 1864 Civil War era handwritten diaries kept by Charles E. Sleeper of Rye New Hampshire. Interesting and enigmatic, Mr. Sleeper kept the two books, one being sporadic with blocks of time missing while the other having been shared it seems by Mr. Sleeper and an unidentified partner. The shared book is almost fully written while the former is perhaps 50% written. Both include daily weather, election news, local news, yellow fever deaths, specified local events and a great deal about the Navy Yard where Mr. Sleeper spent a great deal of time. [While the name of the na... View more info

1864 CIVIL WAR ERA DOCUMENT SIGNED BY THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY

By: CHARLES G. GUNTHER

Price: $289.99

Publisher: New York, New York NY, 1864

Seller ID: 000653

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a signed document by Charles G. GUNTHER [1822-1885] Mayor of New York City [1864-66] during the civil war. DS, 1864, To the County Treasurer of New York at the Broadway Bank, signed check with vignette, also signed by Clerk and Comptroller. Small cancel hole otherwise VG. View more info

1892 - 1902 ARCHIVE OF FOUR [4] ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARIES DETAILING THE LIFE AND LOVE OF A DAYTON OHIO NEWSPAPERMAN TURNED PREACHER MAN

By: CHARLES G. READE

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: DAYTON OHIO OH, 1892

Seller ID: 0001304

Condition: Very Good


On offer are the original 1892, 1900, 1901 and 1902 manuscript diaries handwritten by Charles G. Reade of Dayton Ohio. Charles worked for a newspaper and eventually became a preacher. He loves attending the concerts, plays and operas but that seems to lessen as his life as a preacher brings more fervor than his entertainments. In the early diary Charles is dating Nora Boltin then in 1901 he marries Nora and in 1902 has a baby boy. The diaries are full of handwritten entries for every day so you get a good deal of writing and information concerning Charles life. Here are some snippets: 1892"... View more info