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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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  • 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS 1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS

    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died…

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    HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD, 1750-1823. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including:

    THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died in 1776 as a result of smallpox he got during the Revolutionary War. DANIEL FULLER, Esq. Educated at Philips Andover in 1785. Married SALLY ETSY in 1798. JEREMIAH FULLER. Born 1809, died 1855. Married Eunice Pike. Lived with his sister SOPHONIA, a school teacher. and MANY OTHERS.

    THE DOCUMENTS are:

    1750 Original Document - Printed and Handwritten - TIMOTHY FULLER (b. 1706, d. 1796) deeds to ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1765 Original Indenture - Printed and Handwritten - Signed by ANDREW FULLER; 1781 Four Page Handwritten Document; 1782 Six Page Handwritten Probate Document. Lists ALL THE MANY LANDS / PROPERTIES being "divided and set off to the widow BETTY FULLER..."; 1785,1787, 1792 Three Probate Documents; 1793 Single handwritten sheet, accounting of ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1823 Four page memo on the personal estate of Betty Fuller; plus a few miscellaneous small pieces.

    There is much about the early FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS to be found on the Internet.

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  • 1828 SPEECH of JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on NEED to INCREASE IMPORT TARIFFS by John Davis 1828 SPEECH of JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on NEED to INCREASE IMPORT TARIFFS
    John Davis

    SPEECH OF MR. JOHN DAVIS of MASSACHUSETTS on the TARIFF BILL. Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 12, 1828. WASHINGTON: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1828. Disbound, lacking covers, may be missing a half title but complete from title page through last page of text, 4.5x8 inches, 36 pages. Only FAIR condition, disbound, some pages are loose, some pages trimmed shorter than others not affecting text, foxing; still textually complete with printing that remains clear and fully legible. An 1828 plea to increase tariffs on wool and woolen imports because foreign competitors charge higher tariffs and have an unfair advantage.

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  • 1828 VIRGINIA DEBATES on Whether to Adopt the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION Madison, Monroe, Patrick Henry by James Madison, James Monroe, Patrick Henry, et al 1828 VIRGINIA DEBATES on Whether to Adopt the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION Madison, Monroe, Patrick Henry
    James Madison, James Monroe, Patrick Henry, et al

    The DEBATES, RESOLUTIONS, and OTHER PROCEEDINGS, in CONVENTION, of the ADOPTION of the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787: with the YEAS and NAYS on the DECISION of the Main Question. Collected and Revised, from Contemporary Publications, by Jonathan Elliot.

    Volume II - CONTAINING the DEBATES in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.

    This Volume II of The Federal Constitutional Adoption Debates is considered the most difficult to find. It contains important constitutional orations by JAMES MADISON, JAMES MONROE, PATRICK HENRY, and other important citizens from the commonwealth of VIRGINIA.

    From the introductory pages: "The second volume of this collection - the discussions in the Virginia Convention - have been prepared…

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    The DEBATES, RESOLUTIONS, and OTHER PROCEEDINGS, in CONVENTION, of the ADOPTION of the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787: with the YEAS and NAYS on the DECISION of the Main Question. Collected and Revised, from Contemporary Publications, by Jonathan Elliot.

    Volume II - CONTAINING the DEBATES in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.

    This Volume II of The Federal Constitutional Adoption Debates is considered the most difficult to find. It contains important constitutional orations by JAMES MADISON, JAMES MONROE, PATRICK HENRY, and other important citizens from the commonwealth of VIRGINIA.

    From the introductory pages: "The second volume of this collection - the discussions in the Virginia Convention - have been prepared with more labor and care than the two preceding states which compose the contents of the first volume. In doing this, Virginia has handed down to posterity a valuable and extensive stock of political materials in relation to revolutionary times and the revolutionary characters...Ex-Presidents Madison and Monroe, Chief Justice Marshall, Pendleton, Wythe, George Nicholas, and Patrick Henry, among other distinguished citizens of the commonwealth of Virginia, were members of this assembly...There can be no doubt that the substance of the Debates are accurately preserved...The work is, therefore, a valuable repository of the arguments by which the Federal Constitution was opposed, on one hand, and supported, on the other."

    The "Index To Topics Of Debate" begins with ABUSE OF POWER (my how relevant to Trump) and includes a category titled "NEGROES Becoming Numerous" (yes, really, in a debate over whether Virgina should adopt the U.S. Constitution, unbelievable).

    Published by Jonathan Elliot, Washington [D.C.} on Pennsylvania Avenue, 1828. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, leather covered boards, leather spine title labels, 5x8 inches. Pagination: viii, 33-487 (fully collated with a copy from the Princeton University Library).

    Condition: The leather covered boards are scratched, scraped, have shorelining / light water staining, and the spine lettering has faded; nonetheless the covers are doing their job surprisingly well and remain attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way. Ex-library stamp on title page and a couple other library marks here and there (deaccessioned from the shuttered St. Mary's Seminary of Perryville, Missouri). The pages are toned / browned, foxed, and have water shorelining to the upper area of all pages, but the text remains legible throughout. Despite its flaws a tightly bound, complete, fully legible copy, with original covers.

    ASSOCIATION to ELIAS KENT KANE, Senator from Illinois, MEMBER OF THE ILLINOIS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION and SLAVE OWNER, with his SIGNATURE and HANDWRITTEN PRESENTATION at the top of the title page: "Presented by the Hble. E.K. Kane". (Slave Owner, honorable?)

    RARE FIRST EDITION, unique with the Signature of and Association to ELIAS KENT KANE.

    About Elias Kent Kane (from Wikipedia):

    ******Elias Kent Kane, b.1794 d.1835, was the first Illinois Secretary of State and a U.S. Senator from Illinois. He served as Senator from 1825 until his death in 1835.

    Kane was a delegate to the first state constitutional convention in 1818. At the convention, the Kane faction unsuccessfully tried to add language permitting slavery in the new state. Kane led pro-slavery forces in the Illinois House of Representatives in an attempt to call another constitutional convention, but was again defeated. However, fellow legislators twice appointed Kane to the United States Senate. He served from March 4, 1825, until his death in Washington, D.C., in 1835.

    In 1820 Kane owned five slaves.******

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  • 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850 by Thomas N. Lindsey, et al 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850
    Thomas N. Lindsey, et al

    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the…

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    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the adoption of the Constitution of 1850). He signed his name clearly on the verso of the first page, and I believe also on the back cover though that signature is very difficult to see. Though the notebook pages were blank, Lindsey wrote 3 numbers on a page up to number 100, leaving space by each number where Representatives signed in and identified themselves by county. 94 Representatives signed in and most wrote the county they represented below their signature, some also wrote the city they were from. The spaces beside numbers 95-100 are blank. However, Thomas N. Lindsey, the representative from Franklin County, signed at the front as noted above, meaning that this notebook contains a total of 95 signatures of the Constitutional Convention Representatives. Many of the signatures are accompanied with handwritten salutations: "Your friend" "Yours respectfully" etc. In addition to the 95 Representatives, there are signatures of the Sergeant at Arms, Clerk, Door Keeper, Deputy, 5 Reporters, and the Minister of the Gospel. I have been able to fully identify all but 5 of the 95 Representatives through a combination of their signatures and the counties they identified themselves with. There is not, unfortunately, enough room here to list them all, but I have all the identified Representatives names along with counties represented, so if you are interested just email me. In addition to the signatures of 95 Representatives, this Sign-in / Signatory Book contains the signature of the Clerk (Secretary of the Convention), Sergeant at Arms, Door Keeper, five reporters, and that of the Minister of the Gospel. The second to last page, following a number of blank pages, has the names and addresses of several Lindsey family members, perhaps put there by Thomas N. Lindsey so that this book could be passed down from one family member to another as an important historic keepsake? GOOD CONDITION. Front cover missing, as noted above, some creasing and edge chipping to the first page, the rear inner hinge is split but holding well, otherwise the pages are solid, well bound, and all the signatures and writing is bright and clear. The 1850 Kentucky Constitution was extremely PRO SLAVERY. You can read about the 1850 Kentucky Constitution and the 1849 Kentucky Constitutional Convention on many sites on the Internet.

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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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  • 1852 WASHINGTON & GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY - "COLOREDS" Are Noted in the Listings - includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS 1852 WASHINGTON & GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY - "COLOREDS" Are Noted in the Listings - includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS

    THE WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY, Strangers Guide-Book for Washington, Congressional and Clerk's Record, and 100 AMERICAN CITIES (which Includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS, including one of 1852 San Francisco).

    Published by ALFRED HUNTER, WASHINGTON, 1853.

    Copy of A.E.L. KEESE, with his signature on the front free endpaper. A.E.L. KEESE was a resident of Washington City and is listed in the Directory under: "Keese, A.E.L., police officer and collector, office at Squire Donn's House N n, near 5 w."

    Hardcover book, original paper covered boards with a rebacked calf-leather spine, 6x9 inches. Pagination: vi, 112 (1-112), 125 (1-125), 80 (1-80).

    COMPLETE, this copy has been collated page by page with a copy held at the University of Michigan Rare Book…

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    THE WASHINGTON AND GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY, Strangers Guide-Book for Washington, Congressional and Clerk's Record, and 100 AMERICAN CITIES (which Includes 13 FULL PAGE CITY MAPS, including one of 1852 San Francisco).

    Published by ALFRED HUNTER, WASHINGTON, 1853.

    Copy of A.E.L. KEESE, with his signature on the front free endpaper. A.E.L. KEESE was a resident of Washington City and is listed in the Directory under: "Keese, A.E.L., police officer and collector, office at Squire Donn's House N n, near 5 w."

    Hardcover book, original paper covered boards with a rebacked calf-leather spine, 6x9 inches. Pagination: vi, 112 (1-112), 125 (1-125), 80 (1-80).

    COMPLETE, this copy has been collated page by page with a copy held at the University of Michigan Rare Book Room

    GOOD condition, the paper covered boards are rubbed, scraped, toned / darkened, and worn through at the edges, the covers are still held together well, and made rather attractive, with the professionally rebacked calf leather spine; internally, the endpapers are heavily foxed but otherwise there is just scattered foxing here and there throughout, the text pages have a corner crease, light stain, and a bit of edge wear here and there, but overall are complete, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked (except that a previous owner noted, in pencil, the name of A.E.L. Keese in the directory). All the maps are present. A wonderful, complete, very presentable copy.

    The book is in several parts:

    (1) The WASHINGTON and GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY lists every resident, along with their trade and address. Also notes if the resident is "Colored" with the notation (Col) beside their name (making this a rare guide to Pre-Civil War African-Americans living inWashington DC). 112 pages (1-112).

    (3) The CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY lists all the Senators and Representatives for each of the 31 states that were part of the United States in 1853, the names and posts of the U.S. Foreign Ministers, the names and addresses of the Supreme Court Justices (there were 12 Supreme Court Justices in 1853, as there should be now!), and other information related to officers, directors and representatives of various Governmental Institutions such as the Smithsonian. 58 pages (numbered separately 1-58)

    (4) The STRANGER'S GUIDE in WASHINGTON and ITS VICINITY, and Through the Public Buildings, briefly describes many of the Public Buildings in Washington City, from the Washington Monument to Washington DC Penitentiary (which in 1953 held 43 white males, 3 white females, 29 colored males and 5 colored females); and lists all Washington DC Government appointed workers, their position and their salary. 66 pages (59-125).

    (5) 100 AMERICAN CITIES is a guide for those who want to travel from Washington DC to other parts of the U.S. It gives a brief description of each city, distances between it and various other cities, and railroad lines that run through the city. What makes the section quite wonderful and rare is it is ILLUSTRATED with 13 FULL PAGE COLOR MAPS, each printed in 1852 by Phelps, Fanning & Co. One of the maps is of SAN FRANCISCO, printed in 1852, just a few years after the beginning of the Gold Rush! The section also includes some b&w illustrations. 80 pages (1-80).

    RARE original 1852 copy, complete with ALL ITS MAPS, made extra special with the ASSOCIATION to a POLICE OFFICER who is listed in this Directory.

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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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  • 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER by Henry Ward Beecher 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER
    Henry Ward Beecher

    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the…

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    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the folds, and signs of general handling; nonetheless the paper is complete, fairly solid, and the printing is clear and fully legible. The paper will be sent folded, as was its normal state. About THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******The Independent was a weekly newspaper

    published in New York City between 1848 and 1928. It was founded in order to promote Congregationalism and was also an important voice in support of abolitionism and women's suffrage. From its founding in 1848 until 1861 The Independent was edited by a team of three prominent Congregational ministers: Joseph Parrish Thompson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Leonard Bacon. It was published and financed by a group of New York businessmen led by Henry C. Bowen of the silk wholesaling firm Bowen & McNamee. The editorial policy was strongly antislavery, which hurt the magazine's circulation initially, but it improved through the 1850s to reach 35,000 by the beginning of the American Civil War. In 1861 HENRY WARD BEECHER, who had been a regular contributor to the magazine, became its editor. His assistant editor, Theodore Tilton, succeeded Beecher as editor in February 1863.******

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  • 1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY- EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS PRE-FIRE Original & Rare 1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY- EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS PRE-FIRE Original & Rare

    1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY JUST BEFORE the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871

    EDWARDS' Thirteenth Annual DIRECTORY of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, and Manufacturing Establishments of the CITY OF CHICAGO embracing a Complete Business Directory for 1870.

    A directory of every resident and business in CHICAGO in 1870. Everything changed after the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871.

    Published by Richard Edwards Publishers, 164 South Clark Street, CHICAGO, 1870. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound in black pebbled faux leather covers, gilt spine title label, 6x9 inches, thick, 1141 pages plus numerous pages of ads at the front and rear.

    These directories were produced as advertising vehicles, so there are ads throughout, many with illustrations.

    Originally from the…

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    1870 CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY JUST BEFORE the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871

    EDWARDS' Thirteenth Annual DIRECTORY of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, and Manufacturing Establishments of the CITY OF CHICAGO embracing a Complete Business Directory for 1870.

    A directory of every resident and business in CHICAGO in 1870. Everything changed after the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE of 1871.

    Published by Richard Edwards Publishers, 164 South Clark Street, CHICAGO, 1870. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, professionally rebound in black pebbled faux leather covers, gilt spine title label, 6x9 inches, thick, 1141 pages plus numerous pages of ads at the front and rear.

    These directories were produced as advertising vehicles, so there are ads throughout, many with illustrations.

    Originally from the collection of Charles F. Gunther. The bottom of the title page has a small blind-stamp that reads: "Charles F. Gunther / Memorial / Chicago Historical Society" which is where he donated his large library, many volumes of which have been deaccessioned over the years to make space for other items. His business was destroyed in the 1871 Chicago fire. Read a bit about him at the end of this listing

    GOOD CONDITION: The rebound covers with gilt titling on the spine are sturdy and attractive; internally, there is tape repair to the first page (a page of ads) and a few other pages here and there, two leaves consisting of pages 367/368 and 369/370 were reattached with white cloth tape neatly applied to the gutter between pages 368 and 369, page 369 has a large piece of clear tape (now browned) on its face but the text is clearly legible beneath; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Clearly someone wanted to make sure this important directory stayed well bound and complete.

    An original, vintage, 1870 Chicago City Directory. A treasure trove of pre-fire genealogy.

    About Charles Frederick Gunther (from Find A Grave):

    ******Charles F. Gunther was a confectionery manufacturing magnate who created the "Cracker Jacks" confection, and is credited with introducing caramel to the American populace. A native of Germany, he founded a candy business in Chicago, Illinois that was completely destroyed by the 1871 Chicago Fire. He rebuilt the business with an even larger candy factory, which became a great success. In 1893 he introduced Cracker Jacks, a confection that combined popcorn, peanuts and molasses. He amassed great wealth from his business, which in his later years he used to collect historical and odd artifacts, many pertaining to the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • 1872 OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA, Members, Objectives and Account of its EXCURSION to the RED RIVER OF THE NORTH in 1871 by H.H. Sibley, et al 1872 OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA, Members, Objectives and Account of its EXCURSION to the RED RIVER OF THE NORTH in 1871
    H.H. Sibley, et al

    A SKETCH of the ORGANIZATION, OBJECTS and MEMBERSHIP of the OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA; Together with an Account of its EXCURSION TO THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH, October 25 & 26, 1871.

    Includes a list of members, material by H.H. Sibley, and an account of the Red River trip.

    SAINT PAUL: Ramaley, Chaney & Co. Printers, 1872. First edition.

    Booklet, paper wrappers, side stapled, 5.5x8.5 inches (14x21 cm), 29 pages.

    GOOD condition: Faint soiling to the wrappers, age toning and some edge wear to the pages; overall a complete, solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP

    HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL 1872-1972. Published by the Centennial Publication Committee, Hopkins, Missouri, 1972. Presumed first edition. Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 120 pages. Fold open two page map at the front. Illustrated throughout with historic b&w photographs, including many photos of early Hopkins settlers and families. GOOD condition, the covers have some wear at the spine ends and corner tips and a few light smudges; internally there are a few names highlighted in yellow here and there throughout, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1873 KENTUCKY STATE CLAIMS FOR TAX REFUNDS to & from JOHN B. LINDSEY, Attorney for the State of Kentucky 1873 KENTUCKY STATE CLAIMS FOR TAX REFUNDS to & from JOHN B. LINDSEY, Attorney for the State of Kentucky

    Twelve Handwritten Letters To and From the United States Internal Revenue Service. Written by and to JOHN B. LINDSEY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY who was the Kentucky State Attorney General at the time.

    The letters BY John B. Lindsey are written to various individuals at the I.R.S.; and the letters TO John B. Lindsey are letters written in response. The letters TO Lindsey are mostly on official I.R.S. letterhead.

    The letters are all handwritten. They vary in length from one to several pages. Some have attached documents. The letters are dated 1872 to 1873, with most being in the year 1873. The letters are regarding CLAIMS for TAX REFUNDS by the STATE OF KENTUCKY. The State claims that taxes…

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    Twelve Handwritten Letters To and From the United States Internal Revenue Service. Written by and to JOHN B. LINDSEY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY who was the Kentucky State Attorney General at the time.

    The letters BY John B. Lindsey are written to various individuals at the I.R.S.; and the letters TO John B. Lindsey are letters written in response. The letters TO Lindsey are mostly on official I.R.S. letterhead.

    The letters are all handwritten. They vary in length from one to several pages. Some have attached documents. The letters are dated 1872 to 1873, with most being in the year 1873. The letters are regarding CLAIMS for TAX REFUNDS by the STATE OF KENTUCKY. The State claims that taxes were improperly assessed and therefore should be refunded.

    An insiders look at Kentucky's fight against what it felt was improper taxation by the United States in the post Civil War period.

    One letter has an image of and information about the 1873 LOUISVILLE INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION on its back side (the front side being a handwritten letter on official FITCH & LINDSEY letterhead).

    GOOD condition, the writing is all bright and clear, some age toning and signs of handling, the letters are all double folded together, and appear to have been stored fully folded. They will be shipped folded, as is their natural state.

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  • 1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON by Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig by Amy Gordon 1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON by Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig
    Amy Gordon

    1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON By Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig

    Cabinet Card of Prima Donna AMY GORDON in falling "snow." Photographed by Celebrity Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig in his Chicago Studio circa 1880. Printed card mount, 6.5" x 4.25". VERY GOOD Condition: some light signs of age and wear, and light smudging/small staining on the image, otherwise a sharp, bright image.

    SIGNED and Inscribed by Amy Gordon in red ink on rear: " To Mrs Stevens / from / "Emma" / Amy Gordon Morgan / Kansas City "

    Amy Gordon was the Prima Donna of her own Musical Theater Company, The Amy Gordon Opera Company. An accomplished artist she was active from the late…

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    1880 Original SIGNED Cabinet Card of Opera Diva AMY GORDON By Chicago Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig

    Cabinet Card of Prima Donna AMY GORDON in falling "snow." Photographed by Celebrity Photographer Joseph W. Gehrig in his Chicago Studio circa 1880. Printed card mount, 6.5" x 4.25". VERY GOOD Condition: some light signs of age and wear, and light smudging/small staining on the image, otherwise a sharp, bright image.

    SIGNED and Inscribed by Amy Gordon in red ink on rear: " To Mrs Stevens / from / "Emma" / Amy Gordon Morgan / Kansas City "

    Amy Gordon was the Prima Donna of her own Musical Theater Company, The Amy Gordon Opera Company. An accomplished artist she was active from the late 1870s through the 1890s. She performed with various entertainment organizations including the D'Oyly Carte Comedy Opera Company, W.C. Mitchell's Pleasure Party, Rice's Surprise Party Theater Company, Grenier's, and the Bijou Comic Opera, performing grand burlesque comic extravaganzas at iconic venues across the United States from Broadway to Chicago, San Francisco, London, and the British provinces. She was married to fellow entertainer W. A. Morgan sometime in the 1880's until his untimely death in 1888.

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  • 1886 Original Antique REEVES POCKET COMPANION CONTAINING VALUABLE INFORMATION Gaslight Design Printed Woodcut Covers ALMANAC by J. H. REEVES 1886 Original Antique REEVES POCKET COMPANION CONTAINING VALUABLE INFORMATION Gaslight Design Printed Woodcut Covers ALMANAC
    J. H. REEVES

    1886 Original Antique REEVES POCKET COMPANION CONTAINING VALUABLE INFORMATION / J. H. Reeves' Pocket Companion, Containing What You Know. What You Don't Know. What You Ought To Know. For Book-Keepers, Mechanics, Farmers, Politicians, Lawyers, Bankers, Merchants, &c.

    Published by J.H. Reeves, New York City, printed by Jersey City Printing Company, 1887. First Edition. Illustrated wrappers, 6.25" x 3.5", string and staple bound, 70 pages, Chromoxylograph (color woodcut) covers. J.H. Reeves sold patent medicines in New York in the mid to late 1800s and includes advertising and testimonials for Quack patent medicine. Scarce, OCLC locates only 2 copies held in collections worldwide. VERY GOOD CONDITION: The covers have light wear/age, but remain very bright, internally, light wear from use/age, otherwise…

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    1886 Original Antique REEVES POCKET COMPANION CONTAINING VALUABLE INFORMATION / J. H. Reeves' Pocket Companion, Containing What You Know. What You Don't Know. What You Ought To Know. For Book-Keepers, Mechanics, Farmers, Politicians, Lawyers, Bankers, Merchants, &c.

    Published by J.H. Reeves, New York City, printed by Jersey City Printing Company, 1887. First Edition. Illustrated wrappers, 6.25" x 3.5", string and staple bound, 70 pages, Chromoxylograph (color woodcut) covers. J.H. Reeves sold patent medicines in New York in the mid to late 1800s and includes advertising and testimonials for Quack patent medicine. Scarce, OCLC locates only 2 copies held in collections worldwide. VERY GOOD CONDITION: The covers have light wear/age, but remain very bright, internally, light wear from use/age, otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean and unmarked. An excellent example of this ephemeral 19th century Gaslight printing style.

    The Gaslight style had a universal vogue, appearing in printed ephemera from the New World to Imperial Russia. A 19th century graphic design style that creates the illusion of depth, it was used for labels, packaging, display, sign writing, business stationery and security printing.

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  • 1890 NAPA VALLEY FAMILY Large Cabinet Card Photograph ST. HELENA PHOTO STUDIO by H. H. Blakesly Photographer 1890 NAPA VALLEY FAMILY Large Cabinet Card Photograph ST. HELENA PHOTO STUDIO
    H. H. Blakesly Photographer

    Historic antique 1890 photograph of an early Napa Valley, California settler family (as yet unidentified). The photograph depicts a large multi-generational family in 19th century West Coast rural attire.

    Original albumen studio photograph by H. H. Blakesly, Elite Studio, Saint Helena, California. The Studio's gilt imprint in bottom margin. No date, circa 1890. 12" x 10" mounted card photograph (slightly larger than an Imperial Mount). VERY GOOD CONDITION: some tiny spotting/scrapes to the photo surface, age toning to the card, edgewear, light warping and corner chips, overall a very bright and detailed antique mounted photograph.

    Photographer H.H. Blakesly (American, 1851-1930). Blakesly is known for photographing Ambrose Bierce at his Elite St. Helena Studio around 1892 - there are catalogued photographs…

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    Historic antique 1890 photograph of an early Napa Valley, California settler family (as yet unidentified). The photograph depicts a large multi-generational family in 19th century West Coast rural attire.

    Original albumen studio photograph by H. H. Blakesly, Elite Studio, Saint Helena, California. The Studio's gilt imprint in bottom margin. No date, circa 1890. 12" x 10" mounted card photograph (slightly larger than an Imperial Mount). VERY GOOD CONDITION: some tiny spotting/scrapes to the photo surface, age toning to the card, edgewear, light warping and corner chips, overall a very bright and detailed antique mounted photograph.

    Photographer H.H. Blakesly (American, 1851-1930). Blakesly is known for photographing Ambrose Bierce at his Elite St. Helena Studio around 1892 - there are catalogued photographs from that sitting. Blakesly operated the Elite Studio in St. Helena from about 1890 to 1893. He later relocated to Placerville, where he managed the A.K. Varney Studio. St. Helena is located seventy miles north of San Francisco in the heart of Napa Valley's wine country, in 1890 it's population was only 1,705.

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  • 1890 WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM & READING, Massachusetts CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS by Dean Dudley 1890 WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM & READING, Massachusetts CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS
    Dean Dudley

    DIRECTORY and REGISTER of WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM and READING, for 1890-91, with Business and Advertising Directories. By Dean Dudley. Printed and Published by Dudley Publishing Company, Publishers. Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1890. An Original City Directory of every Resident and Business in Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. Contains 43 pages of really cool ads of the day. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving label on the spine, Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, title…

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    DIRECTORY and REGISTER of WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM and READING, for 1890-91, with Business and Advertising Directories. By Dean Dudley. Printed and Published by Dudley Publishing Company, Publishers. Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1890. An Original City Directory of every Resident and Business in Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. Contains 43 pages of really cool ads of the day. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving label on the spine, Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, title page, and here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. FAIR CONDITION: The spine cloth is covered with clear tape, the front and rear boards are rubbed, scraped, and worn through at the edges, nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges have split but have been repaired / reinforced with white cloth tape (the Sutro library was known for trying to keep their volumes original and complete), there are ex Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above;

    the last two pages, pages 311 and 312, are lacking but have been replaced with copy machine facsimiles to keep this volume complete; otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear. An Original 1890-91 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES of Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1894 WORCESTER HOUSE CITY DIRECTORY & FAMILY ADDRESS BOOK with PROPERTY RECORDS and REAL ESTATE PRICES 1894 WORCESTER HOUSE CITY DIRECTORY & FAMILY ADDRESS BOOK with PROPERTY RECORDS and REAL ESTATE PRICES

    THE WORCESTER HOUSE DIRECTORY and ADDRESS BOOK.

    Contents:

    ADDRESS BOOK: A directory of the occupants of each residence and place of business in Worcester.

    BUSINESS INDEX: A business directory of selected names of prominent business houses of Worcester.

    CLUB DEPARTMENT: A directory of the prominent Clubs of Worcester, giving names of officers and membership roll.

    REAL ESTATE RECORD: A complete transcript of the City Assessors' books relating to real estate, showing name of owner, size of lot, and valuation of every estate in Worcester.

    Published by the Drew Allis Company, Worcester (Massachusetts), 1894. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered spine and boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages, including interesting ads of the…

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    THE WORCESTER HOUSE DIRECTORY and ADDRESS BOOK.

    Contents:

    ADDRESS BOOK: A directory of the occupants of each residence and place of business in Worcester.

    BUSINESS INDEX: A business directory of selected names of prominent business houses of Worcester.

    CLUB DEPARTMENT: A directory of the prominent Clubs of Worcester, giving names of officers and membership roll.

    REAL ESTATE RECORD: A complete transcript of the City Assessors' books relating to real estate, showing name of owner, size of lot, and valuation of every estate in Worcester.

    Published by the Drew Allis Company, Worcester (Massachusetts), 1894. This is the original, vintage directory.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered spine and boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages, including interesting ads of the day at the rear.

    This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, with a Sutro Library bookplate tipped into the front enpapers, and some related library labels and marks here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home at SFSU the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it's just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time.

    FAIR CONDITION: The covers are rubbed, scraped, and worn through at the edges and corners; the spine gilt lettering has substantially faded but is still legible upon close examination; nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job. Internally, the rear inner hinge has split but is holding; there are some creases, edge chips, and small spots here and there, otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear.

    A Complete, Original 1894 HOUSE DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and VALUATION of PROPERTIES of WORCESTER.

    About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned):

    ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.

    Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy, and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1899 Original SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS 1899 Original SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS

    SOMERVILLE CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1899. The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments. Published by W.A. Greenough & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1899. This is the Original, Vintage, Somerville, Massachusetts, City Directory published in 1899. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 849 pages. The title page mentions a Map, but either a map was never bound into this edition or the map is lacking. To be clear, there is No Map, otherwise complete. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including on the covers and page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are Sutro Library ink stamps and…

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    SOMERVILLE CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1899. The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments. Published by W.A. Greenough & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1899. This is the Original, Vintage, Somerville, Massachusetts, City Directory published in 1899. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 849 pages. The title page mentions a Map, but either a map was never bound into this edition or the map is lacking. To be clear, there is No Map, otherwise complete. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including on the covers and page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. Only FAIR CONDITION: The covers are worn through at the corner tips and edges, are soiled and rubbed, sunned at the margins, and the printing has mostly faded at the spine. The binding is shaky, the inner hinge has split at the front and at a number of places throughout but is still holding with the sewn binding; there are Sutro Library stamps and marks, as noted above; there is some soiling, edge wear and small spots here and there; otherwise bright, and clean. A Vintage, Original SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, City Directory from 1899. A treasure trove of Massachusetts genealogy. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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