"Ephemera, Letters, Diaries, Papers, Scrapbooks"

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  • 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL by NOTAIRE ROYAL 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL
    NOTAIRE ROYAL

    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner…

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    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner wear, and a few closed tears at the edges of some of the folds. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible.Would look great framed. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA 1737-1796 HANDWRITTEN EPHEMERA LEDGER DOCS - COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA AMERICANA

    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed…

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    NINE PIECES of EPHEMERA / HAND-WRITTEN DOCUMENTS, COLONIAL and POST REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICANA, related to WILLIAM JONES and OTHERS, apparently from PENNSYLVANIA (as per a few indications in the documents, and my research into a few of the names in the documents). All the items are handwritten on various size pieces of laid paper, some have watermarks.Following is a descriptive list of EACH OF THE 9 ITEMS (caps are usually mine): (1) 1783 Handwritten financial document dated October 11th, 1783. Writing on one side only, small calculation on backside. "Received October 11th 1783 of WILLIAM JONES by the hand of HIS SON MATHEW thirty three shillings and six pence in full." Signed by STEPHEN PASCHALL. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape used along top edge for mending. (2) 1769 Handwritten banking memo. Single sheet of paper with miscellaneous notes and calculations. Writing on both sides. Reference to a purchase of 21 oxen on April 2nd, 1769 in the amount of one hundred and ninety three pounds twelve shillings by a William Jones. "Received of WM. JONES One Hundred and Ninety Three Pounds Twelve Shillings in full for 21 oxen Delivered him April 2nd 1769..." Signed by EBENEZER CANFIELD. Ledger notes include: "28 oxen Brought Down Between WM. JONES and JOHN SMITH..."; "MOSES MARTIN bought 2 at..."; "CHARLES MOORE'S horse came Nov 27, Took away March 26th..." Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and faded with age, ink has gone through to other side of paper in places; creased from folding; hole through center of both pages; tape used to attempt to mend tears and holes. (3) 1796 Small Handwritten bank note dated February 5, 1796. Writing on one side only. "Received Feb 5th 1796 of MR. ANTHONY C. (MARNIS ?) four pounds two shillings and six pence in full for [illegible]." Signed by WILLIAM & JOS (JOSEPH) GRAY. Paper in GOOD CONDITION, creased along edges and corners. (4) 1764 Half-page Handwritten bank note dated July 21, 1764. Writing on one side only. "Received of MR. WILLIAM JONES July 21st, 1764 by the hands of your Overseer the sum of three pounds two shillings on Account". Signed by JOHN SAYRE & COMPANY. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; crease marks from folding; holes along creases; paper loss along right edge; tape repairs on blank backside.(5) 1737 Half-page probably from a banking book, dated 1737 in the top left corner. Writing mostly on one side, a column of numbers on backside. Handwritten page is presumably from a banking ledger, recording amounts and transactions. Nice list of Colonial American Names. List of names with sums: JOHN GRIFFEY, MATTHIAS CARTE, PETTER PETERSON, JOHN (RANSON?), THOMAS CLAYTON, JOSEPH GRIST, GEORGE GRIST, JOHN (RAILIE?) Paper in POOR CONDITION, yellowed and darkened with age; creased from folding; discoloration; tape used to mend tears, tape has discolored paper. (6) Undated Half-page probably from a banking ledger, no date. Writing on one side only. "DR. MATHEW JONES, ESQ. in (acct?) with RICH. (RICHARD) LLOYD. Ledger contains dates and transaction details. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, discolored with age; creased from folding. (7) 1787 Handwritten banking memo dated May 10, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Balance Due WILLIAM JONES..."; "Settled this 10th day of May 1787 By us - WILLIAM JONES, DANIEL (BURCHALL?)". Paper in POOR CONDITION, faded with age; heavy creases from folding; clear (now darkened) tape used to reinforce creases. (8) 1787 Handwritten bank note dated March 12, 1787. Writing on both sides. "Received of WILLIAM JONES the sum of seven pounds being the fees & expense in full for surveying two tracts of land one on STONEY CREEK and the other in MILLFORD (MILFORD) TOWNSHIP". Signed by GEORGE WOODS. There is a written note on the backside that mentions a DR. WILLIAM H. DELANY and a (DR.?) TOBIN. Paper in FAIR CONDITION, yellowed with age; creased from folding; tape used to mend tears. (9) 1796 Handwritten large-page ledger document--dated 1796

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  • 1777 DARTMOUTH Massachusetts MANUSCRIPT LAND INDENTURE and SURVEY - BERIAH GODDARD / JOHN HOWLAND by BERIAH GODDARD, JOHN HOWLAND, et al 1777 DARTMOUTH Massachusetts MANUSCRIPT LAND INDENTURE and SURVEY - BERIAH GODDARD / JOHN HOWLAND
    BERIAH GODDARD, JOHN HOWLAND, et al

    1777 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, MANUSCRIPT LAND INDENTURE and SURVEY.

    Manuscript Indenture and Survey of land transferred to BERIAH GODDARD from HENRY HOWLAND. Single 7.5x12 inch page, contemporary linen-backing.

    Dartmouth, New Hampshire, dated at the top April 5, 1777. Signed at the bottom by Samuel A. Smith, surveyor, and William Wood. There is a two line addendum at the bottom added later, again signed by Samuel Smith, dated 1806.

    FAIR Condition: Toned, with old shorelining, fraying to the edges, and some spotting; the document has a horizontal tear at the center that the linen-backing mostly repairs; the text is clear and legible but for a few words on the repaired center tear. Shows its age, but complete and holding together with…

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    1777 DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, MANUSCRIPT LAND INDENTURE and SURVEY.

    Manuscript Indenture and Survey of land transferred to BERIAH GODDARD from HENRY HOWLAND. Single 7.5x12 inch page, contemporary linen-backing.

    Dartmouth, New Hampshire, dated at the top April 5, 1777. Signed at the bottom by Samuel A. Smith, surveyor, and William Wood. There is a two line addendum at the bottom added later, again signed by Samuel Smith, dated 1806.

    FAIR Condition: Toned, with old shorelining, fraying to the edges, and some spotting; the document has a horizontal tear at the center that the linen-backing mostly repairs; the text is clear and legible but for a few words on the repaired center tear. Shows its age, but complete and holding together with the linen backing.

    BERIAH GODDARD was a noted Dartmouth, Massachusetts joiner / cabinetmaker, one of the famous GODDARD CABINETMAKERS whose cabinets are highly sought after. The GODDARD FAMILY and the related HOWLAND FAMILY have long genealogical roots in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    Here are a few items about BERIAH GODDARD and the GODDARD and HOWLAND families, excerpted from various sites on the Internet (I leave it to you to untangle the tangled relationships):

    ***BERIAH GODDARD, b.1694 Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island d.1781 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.***

    ***The Cobbs Auctioneers Lot 93: Important BERIAH GODDARD RHODE ISLAND CHIPPENDALE SECRETARY DESK. Provenance: Purchased from John Walton, NY, who purchased from a member of the BERIAH GODDARD family. Estimate $10,000 - $20,000.***

    *** Newport cabinetmaker JOHN GODDARD was born in Newport in 1723, and died in Newport in 1785; his uncle, a cabinetmaker / joiner by the name of BERIAH GODDARD, was born in Dartmouth in 1694 and worked there until his death in 1781. Given the clannishness of the Goddard family, it is safe to assume that connections were maintained between the Newport and Dartmouth contingents of this woodworking family. John Goddard was inducted into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame in 1973.***

    ***History of MEDORA A. HOWLAND - When Medora A. Howland was born on 5 May 1837, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, her father, BERIAH GODDARD HOWLAND, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Eddy, was 38. She died on 16 September 1918, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, at the age of 81, and was buried in Peckham West Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts.***

    ***History of BERIAH GODDARD HOWLAND II - When Beriah Goddard Howland II was born in 1862, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, his father, Ebenezer Howland, was 31 and his mother, Maria L. Sherman, was 28. He died on 5 July 1942, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, at the age of 79, and was buried in Peckham West Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts.***

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  • 1777 MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH - HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT, Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and His Wife Helena - THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS by HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT 1777 MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH - HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT, Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and His Wife Helena - THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
    HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT

    MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH written for and recited at a COLLEGE in THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, by HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (his father was Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt). The date MDCCLXXIX (1779) is written as part of the Latin text on the first page.

    Ten pages (5 leaves), seven of which are filled with the Latin manuscript speech. The leaves are string bound in embossed floral paper covers, 7.5x9 inches (19x23 cm).

    The paper is WATERMARKED with a large fleur-de-lys and "J KOOL". The "J Kool" watermark refers to a Dutch family of papermakers who were active during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

    VERY GOOD condition: there is a recent label on the inside front cover with #652 written on it,…

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    MANUSCRIPT LATIN SPEECH written for and recited at a COLLEGE in THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, by HIERONYMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (his father was Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt). The date MDCCLXXIX (1779) is written as part of the Latin text on the first page.

    Ten pages (5 leaves), seven of which are filled with the Latin manuscript speech. The leaves are string bound in embossed floral paper covers, 7.5x9 inches (19x23 cm).

    The paper is WATERMARKED with a large fleur-de-lys and "J KOOL". The "J Kool" watermark refers to a Dutch family of papermakers who were active during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

    VERY GOOD condition: there is a recent label on the inside front cover with #652 written on it, and a blank label on the blank verso of the title page / first page, otherwise the manuscript has been very well cared for, still bright, clean and clear, with writing that is fully legible (especially if you read Latin).

    About HIERONIMUS VAN SLINGELANDT (from GENI and other genealogical websites):

    ********** Hieronimus van Slingelandt Birthdate: February 15, 1762 Birthplace: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Death:August 31, 1829 (67) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Son of Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt and Helena Slicher Husband of Maria Antonia Fortunata Franceschini Father of Hieronymus Nicolaas van Slingelandt Brother of Johan Diederik Barthout van Slingelandt

    Baron Aelbrecht van Slingelandt, [his father], 1732-1801 Aelbrecht married Helena Slicher, born in 1737, in The Netherlands. They had 2 sons: Hieronimus van Slingelandt and one other child.. Aelbrecht passed away in 1801, at age 69. **********

    If you are curious to see what kind of family Heronimus van Slingelandt was born into, check out his mother's wedding gown by searching "Helena Slicher wedding gown". Wow.

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  • 1783 CLAUDE FAUCHET - GUILLOTINED FRENCH REVOLUTIONIST BISHOP - HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER by Claude Fauchet 1783 CLAUDE FAUCHET - GUILLOTINED FRENCH REVOLUTIONIST BISHOP - HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER
    Claude Fauchet

    CLAUDE FAUCHET - FRENCH BISHOP who STORMED THE BASTILLE and EULOGIZED BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - HANDWRITTEN, SIGNED, WORRIED LETTER dated 1783 - HE was GUILLOTINED on HALLOWEEN in 1793

    SIGNED, HANDWRITTEN LETTER from the French Bishop CLAUDE FAUCHET to a M. CHEVIN, Fils. Dated May 15, 1783. In French.

    Single page letter written on a single fold sheet of laid, watermarked paper, with an address leaf and wax seal on the backside. The letter measures 8.5x12 inches (20x31.5 cm). A typed translation is provided on a sheet of paper that has browned and is a bit brittle with age (1940s?).

    The letter is written to a close friend, M. Chevin, fils. It is warm and intimate. Fauchet tells that his life…

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    CLAUDE FAUCHET - FRENCH BISHOP who STORMED THE BASTILLE and EULOGIZED BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - HANDWRITTEN, SIGNED, WORRIED LETTER dated 1783 - HE was GUILLOTINED on HALLOWEEN in 1793

    SIGNED, HANDWRITTEN LETTER from the French Bishop CLAUDE FAUCHET to a M. CHEVIN, Fils. Dated May 15, 1783. In French.

    Single page letter written on a single fold sheet of laid, watermarked paper, with an address leaf and wax seal on the backside. The letter measures 8.5x12 inches (20x31.5 cm). A typed translation is provided on a sheet of paper that has browned and is a bit brittle with age (1940s?).

    The letter is written to a close friend, M. Chevin, fils. It is warm and intimate. Fauchet tells that his life is beset with "thorns" and "grief", likely troubles related to the bubbling 1789 French Revolution. Though a Revolutionist himself, Fauchet was tried and guillotined by the Revolutionists in 1993. The letter begins:

    "I am very touched, my dear friend, by the part you take in my trouble and for all the evidences of affection you have shown me...for some time my life has been beset with thorns and every day brings me new grief. If the consolations of friendship did not sweeten the bitterness which pours into my heart, I would consider it a great blessing to withdraw from this world and to live only with God and my conscience."

    Condition: Age toning, several original folds, tear where the letter was opened not affecting text. Overall this 1783 letter remains in GOOD condition, the writing is bright and clear, the wax seal shines, the paper's watermark is visible.

    RARE FRENCH REVOLUTION ERA DOCUMENT by a BISHOP who STORMED THE BASTILLE WITH the REVOLUTIONISTS and was THEN GUILLOTINED BY THEM.

    About CLAUDE FAUCHET (from Wikipedia):

    ******Claude Fauchet (22 September 1744 - 31 October 1793) was a French bishop.

    He was born at Dornes, Nièvre. He was a curate of the church of St Roch, Paris, when he was engaged as tutor to the children of the marquis of Choiseul, brother of Louis XVs minister, an appointment which proved to be the first step to fortune. He was successively grand vicar to the archbishop of Bourges, preacher to the king, and abbot of Montfort-Le Carre.

    HE WAS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE ATTACK ON THE BASTILLE, and on 5 August 1789 he delivered an eloquent discourse by way of funeral sermon for the citizens slain on 14 July, taking as his text the words of St Paul, 'Ye have been called to liberty".

    He blessed the tricolor flag for the National Guard and in September was elected to the Commune. In 1790 he wrote France's Eulogy to Benjamin Franklin (Eloge Civique De Benjamin Franklin). He retired from the Commune in October 1790. During the next winter he organized within the Palais Royal the Social Club of the Society of the Friends of Truth, presiding over crowded meetings under the self assumed title of procureur général de la vérité. Nevertheless, events were marching faster than his opinions, and the last occasion on which he carried his public with him was in a sermon preached at Notre Dame on 4 February 1791.

    In July 1793 he was imprisoned on the charge of supporting the federalist movement at Caen. He was brought before the Revolutionary Tribunal on 30 October, and was guillotined on the following day, October 31 (Halloween!!!)."******

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  • 1798 HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY by Richard Dodd 1798 HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY
    Richard Dodd

    HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY. DATED MAY 13, 1798. Single-Fold Sheet to make four pages, handwritten on the front page and on the two inner pages. Written on laid-paper with the WATERMARK "ALLEE 1796". The writing is bright and clear, though the calligraphy is somewhat difficult. There are numerous folds from where the will had been folded into a small size, there is some edge wear including a few small closed edge tears. Still a solid, clean, manuscript Will. Here is my transcription of the manuscript Will (pardon my errors): "I Richard Dodd Rector of Cowley in the County of Middlesex revoking all other wills, do make this my last will and Testament.

    Imprimo:

    I…

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    HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY. DATED MAY 13, 1798. Single-Fold Sheet to make four pages, handwritten on the front page and on the two inner pages. Written on laid-paper with the WATERMARK "ALLEE 1796". The writing is bright and clear, though the calligraphy is somewhat difficult. There are numerous folds from where the will had been folded into a small size, there is some edge wear including a few small closed edge tears. Still a solid, clean, manuscript Will. Here is my transcription of the manuscript Will (pardon my errors): "I Richard Dodd Rector of Cowley in the County of Middlesex revoking all other wills, do make this my last will and Testament.

    Imprimo:

    I appoint my dear wife Eliz. Dodd & the Revd. Philip S. Dodd my second son the joint executors & the administrators of this my said will desiring & ordering that they will within

    in one twelve month of my decease or before of they think proper buy & transfer & place two thousand pounds ________ in the name &

    for the use of my son William Dodd & likewise that they buy & place the same sum in the same stock in the name of & for the use of my daughter Frances Margaret Dodd. That they assign and make over

    to them likewise these shares.

    In the Middlesex _______________ that_______________ / _______________ / names of William / _______________, Dodd _______________. The rest & residue of my property, be it of whatever kind I leave to my dear wife desiring that she will

    leave it to her children.

    Elizabeth Philip & Charles such shares & proportions as she shall think right & proper (trusting she will not whilst living or at her death leave any improper partiality of

    she regards the memory of a Dear affectionate husband who look unwearied pains to save her of them from the distrust she in early life experienced from.

    The inability of a most excellent Father and afford him any _______________

    I sign this on the thirteenth of May in the Year of our Lord

    one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. - Rich Dodd."

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  • 1848 Dienstbuch - Eighteen Year Old GERMAN SERVANT GIRL'S I.D. STATUS & DUTIES DOCUMENT - SERVICE IDENTIFICATION BOOK 1848 Dienstbuch - Eighteen Year Old GERMAN SERVANT GIRL'S I.D. STATUS & DUTIES DOCUMENT - SERVICE IDENTIFICATION BOOK

    Antique German booklet, a Rare "Dienstbuch" (literally translated as "Service Book") from the year 1848 (with later notations from 1850), stipulating the status of the individual bearing this document as "servant class", and stating conditions of their legal employment. Official Document / Booklet, string bound with a portion of the string sealed with wax on the back page, 4.75x7.5", 32 pages. This particular booklet has been given the number 1019 and is made out to a young woman, aged 18. I cannot decipher, from the handwriting, the name and particulars of the girl whose book this was. The servant was required by law to carry this Official Statement of Employment, and had to be shown when proof of employment was…

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    Antique German booklet, a Rare "Dienstbuch" (literally translated as "Service Book") from the year 1848 (with later notations from 1850), stipulating the status of the individual bearing this document as "servant class", and stating conditions of their legal employment. Official Document / Booklet, string bound with a portion of the string sealed with wax on the back page, 4.75x7.5", 32 pages. This particular booklet has been given the number 1019 and is made out to a young woman, aged 18. I cannot decipher, from the handwriting, the name and particulars of the girl whose book this was. The servant was required by law to carry this Official Statement of Employment, and had to be shown when proof of employment was required by Police or other authorities. This small publication consists of 32 pages (no covers as issued). Only 9 of the pages have writing or printing, the rest are numbered but blank (kind of like a mostly unused passport). The first page has handwriting and printing, providing points of identification of this Dienstbuch holder. The next 7 pages (2-8) contain printed matter only, including warnings, rules, and governing servitude ordinances. Page 9 is filled in with handwriting, including a couple "1850" dates. I don't know what the writing says, but I have tried to provide a clear image for those of you who might be able to read the it. The bottom of page 9 has an ink stamp that bears bears the name of the town of Gerstungen in Thuringia. The back page (page 32) has an Official Wax Seal. The wax seal is stamped over the binding threads, making it very difficult for pages to be removed so that false ones could be entered. Condition: Toned, foxed, some soiling, but still solid, clear, and fully legible. A wonderful historic document relating to Young Servant Girls in 19th Century Germany.

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  • 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Edward P. Burnham 1849 LETTER by EDWARD P. BURNHAM - MASON GRAND MASTER, SON OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    Edward P. Burnham

    FOUR PAGE MANUSCRIPT LETTER, written on a single-fold four-page sheet of paper, each page 8.5" x 9.75". A personal letter, full of flights of fancy, talk of spirits, advice for overcoming grief, humor (give them a kiss for me - or don't you do such a thing?), etc. WRITTEN BY A SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FREE-MASON GRAND MASTER and GRAND COMMANDER in MAINE, and Resident of SACO and BANGOR MAINE and ROXBURY MASSACHUSETTS. You can find information on GRAND MASTER EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM on various MASONIC related websites. You can research the GENEALOGY of EDWARD PAYSON BURNHAM, SON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION on the Sons of the American Revolution, Maine Society, website.

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  • 1851-1920 HANDWRITTEN SPEECHES by O.T. EVERHART CIVIL WAR SURGEON + EVERHART FAMILY GENEALOGY by Oliver Troxell Everhart 1851-1920 HANDWRITTEN SPEECHES by O.T. EVERHART CIVIL WAR SURGEON + EVERHART FAMILY GENEALOGY
    Oliver Troxell Everhart

    Unique manuscript collection of speeches by Dr. Oliver Troxell Everhart, a Civil War surgeon and prominent physician. He was very active in his community and belonged to various fraternal and medical organizations. He was often a featured speaker at events, commencements, medical meetings, etc. Includes table of contents and 80 handwritten speeches. The contents span from 1851, his freshman year at Marshall College to 1920, at age 89. Occasionally augmented with mounted newspaper articles. Includes his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    The speeches are handwritten on mostly lined paper, 6x9 inches (15x23.5 cm). The pages are hand-numbered. Pagination: [4], 426, [30] pages. Most of the speeches are non-medical in nature. Titles of all the speeches can be seen in the…

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    Unique manuscript collection of speeches by Dr. Oliver Troxell Everhart, a Civil War surgeon and prominent physician. He was very active in his community and belonged to various fraternal and medical organizations. He was often a featured speaker at events, commencements, medical meetings, etc. Includes table of contents and 80 handwritten speeches. The contents span from 1851, his freshman year at Marshall College to 1920, at age 89. Occasionally augmented with mounted newspaper articles. Includes his bookplate on the front pastedown.

    The speeches are handwritten on mostly lined paper, 6x9 inches (15x23.5 cm). The pages are hand-numbered. Pagination: [4], 426, [30] pages. Most of the speeches are non-medical in nature. Titles of all the speeches can be seen in the photos of the contents pages.

    CONDITION: The leather covered boards and spine are falling apart, spine mostly gone, boards worn and soiled, spine folds with old tape marks, etc. Internally, there is some foxing and finger soiling throughout, some speeches rather tightly bound in at the left margin, there is some edge wear and small tears here and there, page 146 has some pieces torn off that are laid in, the inner binding has seriously cracked at a number of places. Nonetheless the pages are complete, remain bound together with the string binding, and, most important, the writing is clear and fully legible throughout.

    ACCOMPANIED with an ORIGINAL 1883 FIRST EDITION GENEALOGY BOOK written by O(LIVER) T(ROXELL) EVERHART, M.D.

    The book is titled: "A HISTORY OF THE EVERHART and SHOWER FAMILIES from 1744 to 1883, Embracing SIX GENERATIONS. Also A SKETCH of MANCHESTER, MD." It is EX-LIBRARY, bound in library hardcovers with the usual stamps, labels, pockets, and shelving numbers. There is a "withdrawn" stamp on several of the labels. Ex-lib aside the book is in GOOD condition, signs of general handling and wear, but still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The book was written and self-published by O.T. Everhart, M.D., primarily for family and friends. As such, the first edition is quite rare.

    TWO ITEMS by O.T. EVERHART, M.D. - A One-Of-A-Kind Collection of Handwritten Speeches, and a Rare First Edition of the Everhart & Shower Families.

    About OLIVER TROXELL EVERHART (from the Franklin & Marshall College Library website, and elsewhere on the Internet):

    ******Oliver Troxell Everhart (1832-1921) was a Union Army physician, captured briefly after a raid on Chambersburg before being released. While tending to the wounded he contracted chronic diarrhea, which after moving camps would eventually worsen into an inflammation of the spine which left him paraplegic and resulted in an honorable discharge. Despite his injuries, he continued to practice medicine in York and Perry counties in Pennsylvania before settling in Hanover in 1878. He was a prominent physician, eventually joined in practice by his son Dr. George S. Everhart. He practiced medicine until his death in 1921.******

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  • 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston by TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER 1859 JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER Important HANDWRITTEN LETTER Civil War TEXAS Sam Houston
    TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER

    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22…

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    Important, Rare, Handwritten Letter by JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (aka TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER, SHERIFF SLAUGHTER, JOHN H. SLAUGHTER), written in 1859 when he was only 18 years old. Single Page Handwritten Letter, single sheet, light blue laid paper with a nickel size blind embossed emblem at the upper right corner, approximately 7.75 x 12 inches. GOOD condition, several folds where the letter was probably folded to fit into a small envelope (NO envelope is present), very small holes where a couple folds intersect, a few ink stains on the blank back side, otherwise solid with writing that is fully legible. Folded is how the letter was preserved and is its normal state. The letter was written to John H. Slaughter's 22 year old friend and trusted horse selling partner JOHN B. LINDSEY, of Frankfort, Kentucky. (The Lindsey / Lindsay family is an old and prominent Kentucky family, as are its relations.) The contents of the letter seem to indicate a familial relationship of some sort between the Slaughter and Lindsey family lines. This pre Civil War letter written at the age of 18 is by far the earliest letter of JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER that I have seen. It gives a glimpse of his life and ambitions that have rarely, if ever, been recorded. The letter reads in great part: "(??) August 24, 1859. / Dear John / Yours of the 8th has been received and the draft for $500 which was very acceptable. You say you have not heard from me in a long time. I answered your other letter acknowledging the receipt of the other draft & your Aunt also wrote in it making a long letter. I hope you have received it before this in that I left all the matter of collections to your own judgement as I do in this need the money, but I can get along (as I?) have raised a small crop of cotton & I have some cattle & young horses to sell if I could meet with a purchaser. You say your state has gone for the Democrats. You had better quit it and come to Texas, it has gone the opposition ticket. Houston is elected by a large majority. Your relations are all well as usual except (?) who has been quite sick but she is now on the mend... the rest of our family is as well as usual... We don't know (what) you do to stand it in Ky. You must suffer very much. Remember me to all./

    Yours Truly, John H. Slaughter." This letter was acquired in Northern California from the estate of a member of (per the estate listing): "a very prominent Southern family, offering... pre-and post-Civil War ephemera (letters and documents)..." Most of the interesting old documents I found related to the LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY, including many documents and letters of JOHN B. LINDSEY (born July 4, 1837, Frankfort, KY, died 1922, Frankfort, KY), among which was this letter. I also acquired an unpublished autobiography by Edwin S. Lindsey, the Grandson of John B. Lindsey. There is a paragraph on page 3 where he writes: "When he was a young man, Grandfather Lindsey had tuberculosis, the dreaded Great White Plague of that age. He went to Texas for better climate and was a horse trader, buying horses in Mexico and selling them in the U.S. West. Those were the wild days of the West, and many were his adventures, which will have to be omitted now. He recovered his health and returned to Frankfort, where he practiced law very successfully till he retired at the age of eighty four". This paragraph matches perfectly with the Slaughterhouse letter urging the young John Lindsey to leave Kentucky and join him in Texas. About JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER (excerpted from Wikipedia): "John Horton Slaughter, b. 1841 d. 1922, also known as Texas John Slaughter, was an American lawman, cowboy, poker player and rancher in the Southwestern United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After serving in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, Slaughter earned a reputation fighting hostile Indians and Mexican and American outlaws in the Arizona and New Mexico territories."

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  • 1859-1920 TITLE ABSTRACT THREE VOLUMES - RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / THE PACHECO GRANT / Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, California by C. S. Cousins / Searcher of Records for Contra Costa County; et al 1859-1920 TITLE ABSTRACT THREE VOLUMES - RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / THE PACHECO GRANT / Mount Diablo, Contra Costa County, California
    C. S. Cousins / Searcher of Records for Contra Costa County; et al

    THREE BOUND VOLUMES of ABSTRACT OF TITLE to large sections of LAND in RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / SANTA CLARA COUNTY, known as THE PACHECO GRANT.

    (1) ABSTRACT of TITLE to LANDS of MANUEL WILLIAMS - Described as PORTION OF RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / County of Contra Costa, California. Made by Contra Costa Abstract and Title Company, Martinez, California. Hardbound, leather spine and corners, string bound, 9x14 inches.

    The first 50 pages are MANUSCRIPT, with handwriting only on the front side of each page. The subsequent pages, 51 to 90, are typed and mimeographed abstracts, deeds, and official Contra Costa certifications.

    The manuscript abstract includes wills, grant rights, etc. The first page of this manuscript abstract of title…

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    THREE BOUND VOLUMES of ABSTRACT OF TITLE to large sections of LAND in RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / SANTA CLARA COUNTY, known as THE PACHECO GRANT.

    (1) ABSTRACT of TITLE to LANDS of MANUEL WILLIAMS - Described as PORTION OF RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO / County of Contra Costa, California. Made by Contra Costa Abstract and Title Company, Martinez, California. Hardbound, leather spine and corners, string bound, 9x14 inches.

    The first 50 pages are MANUSCRIPT, with handwriting only on the front side of each page. The subsequent pages, 51 to 90, are typed and mimeographed abstracts, deeds, and official Contra Costa certifications.

    The manuscript abstract includes wills, grant rights, etc. The first page of this manuscript abstract of title begins: "Abstract of Title of Heirs of John Johnston, Deceased, to 210 Acres in the Racho Monte Del Diablo of PACHECO GRANT, Contra Costa County, California. By C. S. Cousins / Searcher of Records for Contra Costa County."

    There are many names of claimants, defendants, and County officers in this manuscript abstract of title, including; Salvio Pacheco, Salvador Pacheco, Manuel Williams, John Galindo, Mariana Amador de Galindo, Conception Pacheco de Soto, Ygnacio Amador, Samuel Dwinelle (District Judge), and many others. This manuscript abstract covers a period 1859-1896, with the last manuscript page (page 50) being a certification signed by J.S. Cousins, and dated May 24th, 1896.

    Bound in following the manuscript abstract of title are printed documents dated 1904 to 1916, including: "Continuation of Abstract of Title to the lands of HELEN GREENLEAF, described as Portion of the Rancho Monte del Diablo", "Continuation of Abstract of Title to the lands of MANUEL WILLIAMS", and various Deeds, Wills, and Agreements.

    A fold-open blueprint map is tipped onto the inside rear cover, titled: "Map of a portion of Division N of the Fernando Pacheco Estate..."

    Laid into the rear of this abstract is a folded "Agreement / Johnson Blois with Manuel Williams" dated October 1916.

    (2) ABSTRACT OF TITLE to the lands of MARIETTA J. BACON, being a portion of the RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO, containing 79.53 acres of land situated in CONTRA COSTA COUNTY. Filled with printed documents relating to distribution of property, including attestations of ownership, complaints, settlements, court documents, agreements, etc. Documents dated 1858 to 1906. Tipped on the inside rear cover is a handwritten statement on "The Bank of Concord" letterhead, dated Oct. 24, 1901: "I have examined the title to the lands described in the abstract herein and find...there is no lien or encumbrance excluding taxes for 1901". Bound in hardcovers, string bound at the top, 8.5x13 inches, 66 pages.

    (3) ABSTRACT OF TITLE to LOTS 3 and 8 / GOVERNMENT or GWIN RANCH / RANCHO MONTE DEL DIABLO - As Shown by the Various Records of the County of Contra Costa. Compiled by the Martinez Abstract & Title Company, Searchers of Records, Martinez, Contra Costa County. Dated August 3, 1917.

    A compilation of Abstract of Title and supporting documents, compiled "At the Request of Mr. MANUEL WILLIAMS". Documents are all reprints of documents from 1859 to 1917, all reprinted by the Martinez Abstract and Title Company. Bound in hardcovers, string bound at the top, 8.5x13 inches, 77 pages printed on one side only.

    A signed Certification by the Martinez Abstract and Title Company dated 1917 is at the end: "This is to certify that the foregoing 77 pages...are a full, true and correct Unlimited Abstract of Title, showing all instruments and documents of record...affecting the title hereinafter described property, to the date hereof."

    CONDITION: All three volumes are in GOOD condition, the covers are worn at the edges and corners (especially the first volume) but are solid and doing their job well; internally, there is a smudge here and there, but overall the pages are very nice, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice, fully legible set.

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  • 1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON by JULES-EMILE PLANCHON, Gustave Planchon 1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON
    JULES-EMILE PLANCHON, Gustave Planchon

    1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON. THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER by JULES EMILE PLANCHON to DR. VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET (addressed to "Monsieur", but clearly to Dr. Vincent Antoine Signoret, identified by the other included items that are described below). The letter is on a single-fold sheet, making 4-pages. Handwritten on the front page and the two inside pages, the back page is blank. Signed by J. E. Planchon at the end of his letter, with his current positions as Professor and Director of Pharmaceuticals in Montpellier, written beneath his signature. AN IMPORTANT LETTER -…

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    1867 JULES-EMILE PLANCHON HANDWRITTEN LETTER to DR. V.A. SIGNORET, plus two of J.-E. Planchon's ORIGINAL WORKS on the FRENCH PHYLLOXERA VINEYARD PLAGUE, plus a SIGNED WORK by J.-E. Planchon's brother, GUSTAVE PLANCHON. THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER by JULES EMILE PLANCHON to DR. VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET (addressed to "Monsieur", but clearly to Dr. Vincent Antoine Signoret, identified by the other included items that are described below). The letter is on a single-fold sheet, making 4-pages. Handwritten on the front page and the two inside pages, the back page is blank. Signed by J. E. Planchon at the end of his letter, with his current positions as Professor and Director of Pharmaceuticals in Montpellier, written beneath his signature. AN IMPORTANT LETTER - Written during the time J-E PLANCHON was investigating the cause of the destruction of grape vines throughout Europe. Much of the letter discusses botany, with botanical words such as: Chènes, Coccus, Gramutii, Pulvinatus, Chermes, Cultivés, Coquilles, Èspece, etc. Much of the letter has to do with scale insects, a specialty of the letter's recipient, DR. V.-A. SIGNORET. The letter is dated: Montpellier le 10 Decembre 1867. It appears that the letter was originally sent to GUSTAVE PLANCHON, the brother of JULES EMILE PLANCHON, in response to a booklet written by Gustave Planchon titled: LE KERMES DU CHENE - AUX POINTS DE VUE ZOOLOGIQUE, COMMERCIAL & PHARMACEUTIQUE. But the letter by Signoret to Gustave Planchon was either intercepted by or forwarded to Jules Emile Planchon, who read it and responded to it. THE LETTER IN THIS AUCTION IS THE LETTER BY J.-E. PLANCHON to SIGNORET, it DOES NOT include the assumed letter written by Signoret to Gustave. However... GUSTAVE'S BOOKLET IS INCLUDED. The booklet has printed blue wrappers, sewn binding, 5.25x8.25", 47 pages. Published in PARIS and MONTPELLIER, 1864. The booklet is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by GUSTAVE PLANCHON at the top of the front cover: "hommage de l'auteur / Gustave Planchon (signed)". The booklet has the ink-stamped signature of SIGNORET on the half-title page, again on page 7 (the beginning of the text), and a third time on the blank bottom of the last page (page 47).

    Handwritten on the front cover, presumably by SIGNORET is "ecrit à M. Planchon le 21 Nbre 1867". This corresponds nicely with the December 10, 1867, date on the letter by E.-J. Planchon to (presumably) Signoret. The booklet also has a handwritten, single-line, relevant note on page 23, presumably by Signoret. ALSO INCLUDED are TWO BOOKLETS on GRAPE VINES and VINEYARDS by J. E. PLANCHON. (1) An 8 page booklet titled "LA PHTHIRIOSE ou PEDICULAIRE DE LA VIGNE CHEZ LES ANCIENS - Et Les Cochenilles de la VIGNE Chez Les Modernes". A separately bound extract from the Societe des Agriculteurs de France, 1870. (2) A 16 page booklet titled "NOTES ENTOMOLOGIQUES SUR LE PHYLLOXERA VASTATRIX". A separately bound extract from the Societe des Agriculteurs de France, 1869. IN SUMMARY, THIS AUCTION IS FOR: (1) A 3-PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY JULES-EMILE PLANCHON. (2) A 42 PAGE Booklet by GUSTAVE PLANCHON, SIGNED by GUSTAVE PLANCHON, and owned by VINCENT ANTOINE SIGNORET, with his stamped Signature and Handwritten notes. (3) AN 8 PAGE Booklet by JULES EMILE PLANCHON on VINES both Ancient and Modern. (4) A 16 PAGE Booklet by JULES EMILE PLANCHON on PHYLLOXERA, the Plague that was destroying the Vineyards of France and Europe. CONDITION: The letter is solid, there are some stains, spots, creases and edge toning but the writing is clear throughout. The letter has a number of folds from where it was folded, presumably to fit into a small envelope.

    The booklet by Gustave Planchon has a couple of creases and spots, but remains solid and nice.

    The 8 page booklet has some creases but remains sturdy, bright and clean. The 16 page booklet is soiled, has edge wear, creases, and tears, has some foxing, and has some early previous owner's margin marks and text underlining.

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  • 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD 1878 EDWARD MATTHEW WARD - HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED to FRANK GASKELL
    EDWARD MATTHEW WARD

    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much…

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    HANDWRITTEN LETTER by EDWARD MATTHEW WARD to FRANK GASKELL. Stationery is blind-stamped engraved "Glen Aray Lodge, Windsor". The letter is dated 3rd January 1878. (Ward died just 12 months later, 15 January 1879, a suicide.) Written on a single-fold piece of stationery, making 4 pages. The letter is on 2 pages, the front page and an inner page. The letter reads (as best I can make out): "My Dear Mr. Gaskell Many thanks for the Photo with which I was much pleased and by which I can imagine that the dress must have cut a very good figure in the room & I am glad that my suggestion was of any use to you in the matter. I very much envy you your Roman trip which must have been very enjoyable to you more [especially] in such excellent companionship of Mr. W. Wood who must be so au fait in all that belongs to the Eternal City, and the funeral of the gook King must have been very [impressive] and interesting and a thing to have seen. It is now nearly thirty eight years since I was in Rome, where I remained three years, but I have a most vivid recollection of it & all its glories, & still live in hopes of again seeing it before I die, though at present I see no probability of my being able to enjoy so great a pleasure in [the] future. It must have greatly altered since I was there & I have no doubt in the main for the better, especially in a sanitary point of view, though perhaps not altogether in [picturesqueness], but on one point I am sure it must have done so & that is in its government which when I was there was simply diabolical. I hope that we shall have the pleasure of seeing your father down here during his stay in London and immediately on receiving your letter yesterday I wrote a letter off to him at Wootton to be forwarded & I have no doubt that he will receive it tomorrow. I shall however send him a line to the Reform Club to make matters more sure, as I am most anxious for him to come down here and see the Windsor Tapestry Manufactory should he be able to spare the time. Mrs. Ward unites with me in kindest regards to Mrs. Gaskell & the rest of your family circle. & believe me, Yours ever Sincerely, E. M. Ward". CONDITION: The letter has a vertical and horizontal fold, perhaps from being folded to fit into a small envelope. The blank backside has paper remnants, as if the letter had been glued to a mount at some point and later removed. There is a small ink-stamped name on the black backside "K. J. Turner". The writing remains bright, clear and fully legible. Edward Matthew Ward RA (London 14 July 1816 - 15 January 1879) was an English Victorian narrative painter best known for his murals in the Palace of Westminster depicting episodes in British history from the English Civil War to the Glorious Revolution.

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  • 1900 SICILIAN SANITARIUM PHOTOBOOK - NUOVO SANATORIO CANDELA, PALERMO 1900 SICILIAN SANITARIUM PHOTOBOOK - NUOVO SANATORIO CANDELA, PALERMO

    NUOVO SANATORIO CANDELA. Published by the Nuovo Sanatorio Candela, Via Villareale 32, Palermo [Sicily], circa 1900.

    Booklet, brown paper wrappers, 6.75x4.75 oblong, 40 pages. A photo-book.

    30 pages of PHOTOGRAPHS plus 10 pages of introductory text in Italian. The photographs show the various operating rooms, wards, medical equipment, and staff.

    GOOD condition, some toning to the cover edges, overall tight, bright, clean and clear.

    Hope you weren't sick and in Sicily in the early 1900s!

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  • 1911 Letter BLACK BEAR GOLD MINING CO., SAWYERS BAR, SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, WHITING FAMILY, WHITING HILL MINE 1911 Letter BLACK BEAR GOLD MINING CO., SAWYERS BAR, SISKIYOU COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, WHITING FAMILY, WHITING HILL MINE

    HANDWRITTEN LETTER, written on both sides of a piece of 8.5x11 inch stationery bearing a "BLACK BEAR GOLD MINING CO." letterhead. The letter is dated Feb. 28, 1911, and was sent from SAWYERS BAR, (Siskiyou County, California). It was written by Mrs. M. E. Whiting / Sawyers Bar" and addressed to "Mrs. Clark", her sister. The letter begins: "Dear Sister".

    The letter mentions the recent death of a sister, Sophronia (there is a marker on the Yreka Trail in Siskiyou County that reads: ""We are now out of the diggers and and in the Shasta Valley tribe (country) they are not so hostile - Sophronia Helen Stone, Sep 20, 1852".) I have no idea if the marker relates to the…

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    HANDWRITTEN LETTER, written on both sides of a piece of 8.5x11 inch stationery bearing a "BLACK BEAR GOLD MINING CO." letterhead. The letter is dated Feb. 28, 1911, and was sent from SAWYERS BAR, (Siskiyou County, California). It was written by Mrs. M. E. Whiting / Sawyers Bar" and addressed to "Mrs. Clark", her sister. The letter begins: "Dear Sister".

    The letter mentions the recent death of a sister, Sophronia (there is a marker on the Yreka Trail in Siskiyou County that reads: ""We are now out of the diggers and and in the Shasta Valley tribe (country) they are not so hostile - Sophronia Helen Stone, Sep 20, 1852".) I have no idea if the marker relates to the Sophornia in this letter, but as both the marker and the Sophronia in the letter are in Siskiyou County it is at least an interesting coincidence. The letter goes on to talk about the cold weather and other everyday matters. WHITING, the writer's surname, is also the surname of a number of miners in Siskiyou County at the time, and there was even a WHITING HILL MINE. I do not know exactly how M. E. Whiting relates, though the fact that the letter bears the letterhead of BLACK BEAR GOLD MINING CO. indicates some sort of relationship.

    GOOD Condition: the letter has two horizontal and one vertical fold, likely folded to fit into an envelope (no envelope present); there are a few small holes (likely from the sharp tip of the pen), one fold is just starting to split, and the letter is lightly toned, otherwise bright and clear.

    About SAWYERS BAR (from Wikipedia):

    ******Sawyers Bar is an unincorporated community located on the North Fork Salmon River in unincorporated Siskiyou County, California, not to be confused with a Sawyers or Lawyers Bar in Del Norte County.

    Sawyers Bar, now in Siskiyou County, was a California Gold Rush mining camp, first in Trinity County (one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood). Then following the rush to the Klamath and Salmon Rivers, it became part of the now defunct Klamath County from 1851 to 1874. It was then within that part of Klamath County annexed to Siskiyou County. Sawyers Bar, was one of the largest gold producers in the county that year, along with Negro Flat, Gullion's Bar and Bestville. Currently, Sawyers Bar has a population of about 20 permanent residents and about 34 during the summer.******

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  • 1916 Letter by PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN TEXAN, WILLIAM E. SINGLETON, to CECIL ANDREW LYON re: THE TEXAS REPUBLICAN PARTY by William E. Singleton 1916 Letter by PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN TEXAN, WILLIAM E. SINGLETON, to CECIL ANDREW LYON re: THE TEXAS REPUBLICAN PARTY
    William E. Singleton

    Three Page Handwritten Draft Letter by a Politically Progressive Texas Man re: Reforming the Texas Republican Party: "I am one of the progressives who is in favor of co-operation with you in trying to restore the Republican Party to its former prestige and usefulness..." The draft letter is written by W. E. Singleton (Captain WILLIAM E. SINGLETON) of Jefferson, Texas, and addressed to "Hon. C. A. Lyon" (Honorable CECIL ANDREW LYON). The draft letter is dated "Jefferson Texas / Feb (17th and 18th), 1916". It is interesting to note that Cecil A. Lyon died two months after this draft was written, and William E. Singleton died within a year after this draft was written. Both deaths marking the end of…

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    Three Page Handwritten Draft Letter by a Politically Progressive Texas Man re: Reforming the Texas Republican Party: "I am one of the progressives who is in favor of co-operation with you in trying to restore the Republican Party to its former prestige and usefulness..." The draft letter is written by W. E. Singleton (Captain WILLIAM E. SINGLETON) of Jefferson, Texas, and addressed to "Hon. C. A. Lyon" (Honorable CECIL ANDREW LYON). The draft letter is dated "Jefferson Texas / Feb (17th and 18th), 1916". It is interesting to note that Cecil A. Lyon died two months after this draft was written, and William E. Singleton died within a year after this draft was written. Both deaths marking the end of "Progressive Republicans" in Texas. This draft letter is handwritten, it is the same text written out twice, once in pencil and once in ink, as if in practice for a finished letter that would (presumably) be sent. Three pages written on one side only of three sheets of watermarked laid-paper 5x8". The text is as follows: "I am in receipt of your circular letter of date February 4th (?) and will say: I am one of the progressives who is in favor of co-operation with you in trying to restore the Republican Party to its former prestige and usefulness. I am very much in favor of a conference of the leading Republicans and Progressives to try and adjust their differences and will be glad to meet with you and assist in any capacity in bringing about harmony and party discipline. I am very sincerely yours, W.E. Singleton". POOR condition, thumbprint size chip on the right side of the sheets, lesser chipping at the bottom right corner, all sheets have two horizontal folds from where they were folded to fit into an envelope, one sheet has insect holes all along its upper fold, almost splitting the sheet into two parts, another sheet has some insect holes across its top fold, the chip and holes affect some text, all sheets have some toning and foxing; NONETHELESS, the writing is clear and the text legible. An interesting historic letter regarding PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS in TEXAS in the early 20th century. About the PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN ERA (from Wikipedia): ******During the 1910s and 1920s, progressives formed a faction in the Republican Party. They typically held center-left views on most issues, supporting broad government involvement in business, particularly breaking 'trusts' and limiting the size of corporations, reforms in government, income taxes, universal health care, and other forms of 'social justice'. This faction gradually shrank, with many joining the Democratic Party as it shifted to the left. Prominent progressive Republicans included Theodore Roosevelt, Hiram Johnson, and Robert La Follette.****** About CECIL ANDREW LYON (from the Texas State Historical Association website): ******On the heels of the Republican convention, when Roosevelt bolted the party to run as the candidate of the National Progressive Republican League, Lyon led the state Progressive convention, which met at Dallas. He served as this party's state chairman and as a national committeeman from 1912 until his death. After Democrat Woodrow Wilson's victory Lyon worked to unify the Republican party in the state. He called for a meeting of reunification that convened in Dallas in March 1915 and served as the first step in healing political wounds. Lyon, however, played only a small role in that reunification, for he died on April 4, 1916. At the time of his death, in addition to his political activities, he was president of the Lyon-Gray Lumber Company, vice president and general manager of the Hardeman County Irrigation Company in Sherman, and a member of the board of directors of the Great Southern Life Insurance Company of Houston.****** The Jefferson Texas Home of CAPTAIN WILLIAM E. SINGLETON is a Historic Landmark.

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  • 1917 HENRY DINGLEY COOLIDGE - 35 HANDWRITTEN PAGES - PARLIAMENTARY LAW LECTURE by Henry Dingley Coolidge 1917 HENRY DINGLEY COOLIDGE - 35 HANDWRITTEN PAGES - PARLIAMENTARY LAW LECTURE
    Henry Dingley Coolidge

    1917 HENRY DINGLEY COOLIDGE - 35 HANDWRITTEN PAGES - LECTURE ON PARLIAMENTARY LAW & PROCEDURE. His personal, manuscript lecture notes, with many hand corrections and changes, for a lecture he gave at a "Parliamentary Club" meeting. The pages are hand numbered, some numbered "a" and "b" (e.g. 30a, 30b); 35 total pages. Handwritten on one side of 6" x 9" sheets of paper (a few sheets are somewhat smaller). Most of the paper is plain paper, originally blank on both sides. Some of the latter sheets are written on the blank backsides of paper that is printed with "THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS - 1917 - AN ACT" and associated information on the other side (i.e.the original printed documents were being…

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    1917 HENRY DINGLEY COOLIDGE - 35 HANDWRITTEN PAGES - LECTURE ON PARLIAMENTARY LAW & PROCEDURE. His personal, manuscript lecture notes, with many hand corrections and changes, for a lecture he gave at a "Parliamentary Club" meeting. The pages are hand numbered, some numbered "a" and "b" (e.g. 30a, 30b); 35 total pages. Handwritten on one side of 6" x 9" sheets of paper (a few sheets are somewhat smaller). Most of the paper is plain paper, originally blank on both sides. Some of the latter sheets are written on the blank backsides of paper that is printed with "THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS - 1917 - AN ACT" and associated information on the other side (i.e.the original printed documents were being reused as scrap paper for these lecture notes). The lecture notes are undated, insofar as I can tell, but I'm assuming 1917 based on the date on the printed backsides of a few sheets. Along with these lecture notes are 3 sealed envelopes with "HENRY DINGLEY COOLIDGE / CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS" printed on the envelope flap (the envelopes are sealed, but there is nothing inside, and they are unopened); a piece of unused printed stationery; and a letter addressed to "Mr. Henry D. Coolidge, Clerk to the Senate, Concord, Mass." on "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts / Executive Chamber / State House, Boston" letterhead. The letter is signed by (?). It is in response to a recommendation by Coolidge for the appointment of Henry J. Walcott to some position or other. The letter is dated August 1, 1910. Condition: The sheets are toned and have some signs of light handling, wear and use; but overall they are clean, bright, clear and fully legible. About HENRY DINGLEY COOLIDGE (from the Internet): ******Massachusetts Senate Clerk Henry Dingley Coolidge (1858-1922). Coolidge, a direct descendant of Mayflower pilgrim William White, served as Clerk for the Massachusetts Senate for 33 years. He is known for writing the revised and updated "MANUAL FOR THE USE OF THE GENERAL COURT" in 1889, and a number of subsequent revisions of the same book. Henry D. Coolidge's General Court Manual became an important, standard, widely used. legal reference work.******

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  • 1919 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - E. H. EDWARDS "WIRE ROPE" CO. of SAN FRANCISCO by Alphonse Sutter, C.P.A. 1919 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - E. H. EDWARDS "WIRE ROPE" CO. of SAN FRANCISCO
    Alphonse Sutter, C.P.A.

    ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT - E. H. EDWARDS CO. - December 31, 1919.

    Financial Statement Prepared by ALPHONSE SUTTER, Certified Public Accountant, Nevada Bank Building, San Francisco.

    Paper covers, 8.5x11 inches, 10 typed pages, bound with 3 brass brads. Includes the usual financials: Assets, Liabilities, Accounts Receivable, etc.

    Signed at the bottom of page 2 by the CPA, Adolph Sutter, a descendant of John Sutter of Sutter's Mill.

    FAIR condition: pages are toned, there is creasing and wear to the corners and edges, some closed tears, a few small stains, and general signs of handling and use, nonetheless a complete copy including its covers, and all pages are clear and fully legible.

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  • 1922 Photograph FILM STUDIO PARADE FLOAT - WILLIAM FOX PRODUCTIONS - Los Angeles 1922 Photograph FILM STUDIO PARADE FLOAT - WILLIAM FOX PRODUCTIONS - Los Angeles

    Small vintage b&w photograph of the PARADE FLOAT of WILLIAM FOX PRODUCTIONS, silver gelatin print, 3 1/4 x5 1/4 inches. William Fox Productions was the precursor of 20th Century Fox.

    There is a contemporary ink note on the blank backside: "[sic] flout in the moovey Perade in Losangeles July 192(2?)".

    Condition: Creasing to the corner tips, light creases from handling, a bit of soiling, still solid and bright. The photograph was obviously taken by an amateur, someone watching the parade pass by..

    A rare piece of ephemera from the early days of Hollywood and Fox Films.

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  • 1922-1926 CERES, CALIFORNIA AUTOGRAPH BOOK of SCHOOLGIRL MARIE BEIDLEMAN 1922-1926 CERES, CALIFORNIA AUTOGRAPH BOOK of SCHOOLGIRL MARIE BEIDLEMAN

    Autograph Book of MARIE BEIDLEMAN of CERES, STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Autograph Book, lacks covers, staple bound, 3.5x5.5 inches, 60 pages (30 leaves), 46 of the pages have inscriptions with signatures. The first inscription and signature is by the mother of Marie Beidleman and is dated June 7th, 1922. Most of the signatures / inscriptions seem to be from classmates from Ceres, California. Most have dates, beginning in 1923 with the last one being in 1926. Most have signed their full names, and a few put a place as CERES, CALIFORNIA. Marie Beidleman comes up as having been a student in CERES, CALIFORNIA. A quick Internet search found that some of the other names were also from kids in schools in…

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    Autograph Book of MARIE BEIDLEMAN of CERES, STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Autograph Book, lacks covers, staple bound, 3.5x5.5 inches, 60 pages (30 leaves), 46 of the pages have inscriptions with signatures. The first inscription and signature is by the mother of Marie Beidleman and is dated June 7th, 1922. Most of the signatures / inscriptions seem to be from classmates from Ceres, California. Most have dates, beginning in 1923 with the last one being in 1926. Most have signed their full names, and a few put a place as CERES, CALIFORNIA. Marie Beidleman comes up as having been a student in CERES, CALIFORNIA. A quick Internet search found that some of the other names were also from kids in schools in CERES, CALIFORNIA. Names in this autograph / inscription book include: Helen Lander, Dolores Nelson, Bernice Madden, Adele Bisher, Margaret Nyquist, Ethel Baldridge, Dorothy Keith, Lois Ertle, Alice Ertle, Nancy Tupman, Hazel Buerer, Evelyn McQueen, and many more. Condition: Lacking covers as noted above, a few pages are toned from offsetting, light corner creases and other signs of handling, overall still bound well with writing that is clean, clear and fully legible.

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