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Around The Pan 1901
106 pp. Subtitle:  A Short History of the Original Webster Dictionaries Particular Reference to their First Hundred Years as Publications of G.&C. Merriam Company Springfield, Massachusetts. Gray paper cover, black and white illustrations, photographs, portraits, and copied images, title page is two tone. Part One: Noah's Ark; 1. This Webster 2. The Making of a Lexicographer 3. Noah Webster's Dictionaries Part Two: New England Yankees; 4. Enter the Merriams, 5. "Thank God for Worcester!" Part Three: 6. An International Institution, 7. "Make the Best", 8. Seining the River of Words. 10" x 7" wear on cover Around The Pan, with Uncle Hank (an Uncle Sam knock-off?), His Trip Through The Pan-American Exposition, by Thomas Fleming, published by The Nut Shell Pub. Co., New York, 1901,
106 pp. Subtitle:  A Short History of the Original Webster Dictionaries Particular Reference to their First Hundred Years as Publications of G.&C. Merriam Company Springfield, Massachusetts. Gray paper hard cover, black and white illustrations, photographs, portraits, and copied images, title page is two tone. Part One: Noah's Ark; 1. This Webster 2. The Making of a Lexicographer 3. Noah Webster's Dictionaries Part Two: New England Yankees; 4. Enter the Merriams, 5. "Thank God for Worcester!" Part Three: 6. An International Institution, 7. "Make the Best", 8. Seining the River of Words. 10" x 7" slight staining on cover 192 pp. Green paper illustrated cover, some illustrations, monthly series. Part 1: The Telescope, invention of, description, types, uses, parts Part 2: The Microscope, invention of, objects that can be used Mostly text but with occasional diagrams of telescopes or illustrations of items seen under a microscope. 6" x 3 1/4. wear on cover, foxing throughout
28 pp. illustrated boards. A sticker book meant to help children learn the different constellations in the sky, from Cassiopeia to Orion. The book came with gummed golden paper stars that you would then place on the drawing of the constellation. The book provides a brief overview of each constellation. Measures 11 x 81/2". . Moderate cover wear, edge wear due to rubbing. Interior pages are slightly toned due to age. There are gold star stickers on the majority of the constellations. 77 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, color and black and white images of show cards. A book about commercial show cards beginning with practical applications. Descriptions of equipment for making, effects, and examples are also featured. 7 1/2" x 5". some wear on cover edges, inscribed
Tavern Liquor License Lehigh Township PA 1870 Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845.
Easton, PA license to keep a hotel, inn or tavern, and to sell vinous. January 29, 1870. 36 pp  Ninth Annual Report, of the Managers of the New York Institution for the Blind, to the Legislature of the State, Made in Conformity to Law.  January, 1845.
printed cover, back lists "compliments of Service Electrotype Co." Handbook with black and white pictures and some illustrations broken down into three parts; part one: How Duplicate Plates are Effectively Used by Letterpress Printers, part two: How Electrotypes are Made, part three: How Stereotypes are Made/How Plastic and Rubber Plates are Made. 1 pp. Reproduction of a wood engraving by John De Pol, Holiday Greeting from Comet Press, the scene is Greenwich Village which was located near the Comet Press location. 8" x 6"
64 pp. paper back, staple spine printed cover, most photographs and illustrations in black and white with a few pages in color. The book contains information on the art and technique of photoengraving, with images for examples and a full glossary at the back. 10" x 7" Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor, Bookseller, no date. Single-fold sheet measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2". Front cover has title and author with a 1935 illustration by Astride Maillol from Ovid's L'Art d'aimer. A brief summary on the books written by Elaine Smyth and W. Thomas Taylor along with remarks by Wilcox on the bindings.. As new
A folded sheet measuring 12" x 8 1/2" with two 12" x 8 1/2" inserts. Features a description of the 'Artist and the Critic' Series. It lists a summary and the first eight titles planned. A description of the binding and paper stock is included. A biography of the series author with a sketched portrait rounds out the broadside. Two samples of what the books will look like are included. The first is Volume 1 and shows the book jacket design, then opens to a biography of an illustrator, Laurence Housman and an example of his work. The second insert is a sample of Volume 2 which features illustrator Richard Doyle.. some wear and creasing from handling 23 pp. Printed soft cover, string tied binding, illustrations, mathematic tables and instruction. Arithmetic book for children, contains rhymes. Includes basic counting, Roman and Arabic numerals, addition, subtraction, multiple, division, money, weights, and measures, time. Complete with tables and illustrations. 4 1/2" x 3 3/4". staining, inscribed, toning
The Poetry Bookshop, London. Measures 14" x 6 1/2" with top of page stating Rhyme Sheet: (Second Series) and bottom [No. 11]. A poem, Bog Love, written by Shane Leslie is accompanied by two decorations by C. Lovat Fraser.. as new 420 pp. Leather cover, illustrations, index in back of book. "Illustrated by numerous engravings and designed for the use of schools and academies." The author intends to "explain the elements and doctrines of the science in sufficient detail." Book is broken into four parts. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4". heavy wear in leather cover, top cover beginning to detach, foxing
1936 Promo Book, “New York Stock Exchange”
40 Page illustrated book. “New York Stock Exchange, Its Functions and Operations,” published in April, 1936 Sample card for Schmincke's Watercolors, one cardboard with paint wheel on front and text and illustration on back, has metal ring hole at top. The color is listed with the sample swatch, the back explains the color wheel. 7 1/2" x 6 1/2"
46 pp. Paper back printed cover, black and white illustrations and font types. The book explains font types, layouts, and methods or advertising. The end pages are a dictionary for technical terms. 11" x 8 1/2" 2 pp. Folded card with printed cover, illustration and loose print. Essay, set in California, by Goudy, includes reproduction of a wood engraving by John DePol, "The Falls at Deepdene", given as a holiday greeting by Lanston Monotype Company. 10 1/4" x 7"
Cover appears to be a sample for the Hammermill Co. Inside contains paper with assorted logos and 8 "new Hammermill Safety" in assorted colors. Safety sheets have watermarks. 11" x 8 1/2" spiral bound cover with plastic overlay, color examples throughout, first few pages have sepia tone photographs, tabs for three sections; standard, process, and chromat. The is a color reference resource and ink specimen book. Includes color, halftones, and BBD inks. 11" x 9"
Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor, ca. 1986. Single fold brochure measuring 11 1/2" x 8 3/4" announcing the publication of a new book illustrated by Claire Van Vliet. Front cover states announcement, inside has a woodcut illustration by Van Vliet of King Lear and explanations of the illustrated woodcuts and a brief description of the book  which was published in 1986. . As new Austin, Texas: W. Thomas Taylor. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" and includes an 11" x 8 1/2" and 10 1/4" x 5 1/8" inserts. The outer brochure is advertisement for a separately published French bookbinding manual by Jean-Vincent Capronnier de Gauffecourt and a bilingual reprint of the historic text. A two page explanation and description with a notice of discount for ordering both copies. The inserts are advertisements for the books Robert Frost and His Printers and Bert Clarke-Typographer.. as new
printed unpaginated booklet containing black and white photographic views of c. 1898 Boston. Included are two views of the Macullar Parker Company buildings. Macullar Parker is noted as having "the best clothing for men and for boys... made in our own workrooms on the premises". Each image includes title an location. 5 3/4" x 8". slight staining A "Premium Award" given a student at public school in Ithica, NY for Regular Attendance and Good Deportment for the past week. The card is sweetly decorcated with both an out border and an inner one around the award. Along with two illustrations of a bust of a man.  The Principle's name, M.R. Barnard, is printed on the bottom right. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4". The front of the card is missing some surface litho, particularly in the center, which makes the student's name hard to make out. The back has a square stain, most likely from past tape.
52 pp. Orange illustrated paperback cover,  examples of numerous types of fonts, some illustrations and examples of advertisements. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" 16 pp. White paperback booklet with design logo on front, discusses the Waverley type and includes sample writing in that type, Center of booklet has four blue pages with articles by Joseph Laskey, "Preparation of copy for the printer" and "Qualifications and duties of a copyholder" 9" x 6 1/4"
24 pp. Orange paperback cover with image of teletype setting machine,  detailed examples of various types such as point imperial, ideal, regal, and regent. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" pink printed paperback cover. Description and examples of Weiss type, samples of magazine types throughout. 9 1/2" x 6 1/4"
white paper back cover. Sample booklet of Regal intertype face, brief description of the type then examples of font and samples of advertisements using type. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" 31 pp. PInk paperback cover, brief description of egmont type then examples of font and samples of book covers and advertisements featuring the type. 10 1/2" x 71/2"
40 pp. White printed paperback cover, begins with index and origin of Intertype Bodoni, contains examples of various Bodoni types and samples of advertisements. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" 22 pp. Brown illustrated paperback cover, begins with index and description of how to use the intertype character count method, continues with tables showing the name of face, point size, length of lowercase alphabet in points, number of characters in one pica and number of characters in all measures. 10 1/2" x 7
36 pp. Pink printed paperback cover, description of Cairo "a modish face for modern printing and advertising" then examples of font. 10 1/2" x 7" 24 pp. Blue printed paperback cover, advertising and explanation of Fotosetter, photographic line composing machine, illustrations and photographs of machine and use throughout. 11" 8 1/2"
Beige printed paperback cover, examples of Cornell type, designed by George F. Trenholm, samples of font and descriptions. 9 1/4" x 6" 51 pp. green printed paperback cover, description and examples of Vogue "an all-purpose type face for today and tomorrow with a wider range than any other series", index and samples. 10 1/2"  x 7"
New York at The Alaska-Yucon Pacific Exposition
Illustrated, 197 page hard cover book about the New York State exhibit at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific  1909. 50 pp   Whole No. 57.  January 1855.  Vol VIII. No. 1.  The New Jersey Medical Reporter: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical Science, edited by S. W. Butler, M.D
The history of the 41st Company Central Offiers’ Training School, Camp Lee Virginia, dated February, 1919. Spiral bound paper raised print cover, black and white and color pictures throughout. Sample book for the grades of Warren's Standard Printing Paper. Included letterpress and offset lithography, paper grades and coatings. 12 1/4" x 9 1/2".
48 pp. Printed paperback cover, portions of book are black and white with blue photographs and illustrations among text, one chapter features color. The book in an introduction to modern photoengraving and letterpress printing. Four chapters with glossary at the end. 11" x 8 1/2" Gray tapestry cover, lists selling agent on back: W.C. Dodge Paper Co,. Boston. COntains Mackerel Finish paper samples, samples have company letter head and lists finish, color, weight. 6" x 10"
Paper report booklet, printed in black and green ink, photographs and charts. How to make a sale in six steps. 11" x 8 1/2" 8 pp. Paper booklet with three hole punch, black and white photographs and illustrations. Booklet gives an overview of phototypography; the planning and execution of and who uses it, 16 sample pictures included. 11" x 8 1/2"
Paper booklet,samples of typesettings. Examples of type settings by John Bell. Samples shown with explanations. 10" x 6 1/2" 62 pp. Paper booklet with printed cover, printed with black and orange ink, font samples and pictures, have loose price list form folded inside. Advertising booklet for Fototype company. Shows examples of fonts, type settings,  and supplies. 9" x 6 1/2"
Printed cover of spiral bound magazine, frontispiece. Monthly Magazine published for the Pittsburgh graphics art industry, contains advertising, article, samples, and inforamtion about employees and business. 10 1/4" x 7 1/2" 195 pp. Brown leather cover, no illustrations, Fourth Edition with some additional observations. A Treatise on Indigestion contains information and observations relating to the physical ailments. The chapters list the symptoms, causes, treatments of first, second, and third stages of indigestion. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" wear on cover, foxing throughout, one page has torn edge but does not effect text, possible water damage on lower right side, inscribed
This is an extract from "The American Neptune", Vol 10, No. 2, first published in 1950. This particular additional was published for the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia and was printed by Edwards Brothers INC, lithoprinters from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company was a group of merchants who transported mail, under contract from the United States Government, from the Isthmus of Panama to California. This booklet is a brief history of the approximately hundred years the company was in business. It was founded in 1848, and in 1925 the company changed its name to the Dollar Steamship Company. After a government bail-out of the Dollar Line in 1938, the ownership of the company was transferred to American President Lines. It was formally closed down in 1949, after just over a century of existence. Very slight edge wear, otherwise in great condition. Measures 10" x 7". 186 pp. Leather with applied marble cover, stamped Franklin Institute on inside cover, mostly text with illustrations and plates. XIX. Jahrgang. Neue Folge. 10" x 7"
unpaginated. Printed cover with black and white photograph, black and white photographs throughout. An advertisement and supplement for Chicago Female College. Included are descriptions of study, sample years, tuition, specialties, and photographs of campus. 5 1/4" x 8". slight staining A folded sheet measuring 12" x 9 3/4" with a 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" insert to the reader. Also included is the original order card and envelope. Features a woodcut illustration on the front by Karin Wikström. The inside has a description of "California Writers of the Land", "A Story of the Santa Lucias', and "About the Yolla Bolly Press Edition". The back page lists other books in the series and the terms of purchase. The insert tells readers of why they chose to create this edition and the making of it. The order card is unused and has the publisher's address stamped envelope. All are stored in the original publishers stamped envelope which measures 13" x 10".. broadside-as new, envelope-has wear and some staining
Westminster for Flying Fame, London. Broadside measures 11 1/2" x 6" and features  the image of a dog at the top and man at the bottom. A  story of the Fiddler from the viewpoint of his dog. Top of page states "Price-Twopence, plain. Fourpence, coloured." no date.. small holes in each corner where broadside may have been hung. some wear on top edges, slight staining at top Prospectus booklet, stamped soft cover with cut out to title page, text with border and stamped image at end of chapter, fold in back cover houses sample lithographs and contact sheet as well as an unused order form. The booklet explains the contents and purpose of  "Prospectus for Homage to Ingres: Ten Lithographs with Selected Quatations from the Writings of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres." Three color sample lithographs by Sante Graziani are included with a black and white contact sheet with six litho samples. The last paper included is a preprinted unused order form envelope. 7 1/4" x 8". some fading on cover, creases
Promotional Piece with image of group in front of building. Appears to have a sign that states "All Are Welcome". The group consists of men, women, and children. Reverse states that the Eastern Branch will close on the fifteenth day of April 1907. "No pupils will be accepted after march Fifth" and reminds readers that March Fifth is Next Tuesday.. creases from folding A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over 40 wonderfully rich and detailed full and half sheet black and white illustrations are found throughout the 528 page novel. Measures 10" x 7".. Edge wear to the covers as well as minor stains. The front cover is partially detached. The cloth binding is slightly worn and there is a very minor tear on the backstrip. Binding is loose, but intact. The interior pages are toned due to age. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front inside cover.
1889 Catalog Standard Stallions
Well illustrated catalog standard stallions Mambrino Wilkes, Steele, Diomed Wilkes and Jingles, owned by John B. Clarke of Manchester, NH 1889 One applied advertisement on cardboard, has grommet for hanging, reverse blank but stamped "Germany". Advertisement for "Manufacturers of Bronze powders, brocade, aluminum, silver, and metal leaf", shows color samples, Baer logo with bear in B. 11" x 7 1/4"
Blue stamped cover, tied together with brown yarn. Sample book for covers, contains samples of seven distinctive colors, describes paper weight and finish. 9" x 6" 48 pp. Spiral bound green printed cover, black and white examples of fonts and ornaments, loose pages from other sources tucked in. Examples of machine set text and display faces, contains sample and descriptions, book ends with "steps to complete copyfitting" and charts. Stapled pages with additional fonts and four pages taken from a different spiral bound book included. 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"
New England Botanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849.
67, 61 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, black and white images. Contains two sections; Painting and Gilding and Erection and Sale of Signs. Instruction and examples for painting, finishing, and erecting signs. Includes a section on how to price. OCLC: 2 (9/28/2016) 7 1/2" x 5". slight wear on cover edges New EnglandBotanic Medical & Surgical Journal.  Semi-Monthly.  Calvin Newton, M.D., Editor and Proprietor.  Vol. III. No. 9. Worcester.  Printed by Henry J. Howland. 1849.
Magazine with cover, loose paper notification inserted and 1/3 sheet "special notice" attached to first page of magazine,magazine includes Volume I, no. 5, pp 66-80. The editor consists of a variety of materials, published monthly the first few and end few pages are advertisements and bound together in a final cover. Final cover stamped with "this cover is a sample of Hornet Linen, manufactured by Harding Paper Co". 11" x 8 1/2" Tri-folded green paper cover, opens to 4 pp. Directions for using apparatus. 8 1/2" x 2 3/4", opens to papers 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
15 pp. Blue paper cover, four page mini hinge in staple to inside front cover. An account of designing the Oxford Lectern Bible, choices the designer made. Includes samples from the book. 11 1/4" x 8" 8 pp. Paper pamphlet, no cover. Article about Goudy and American Typography, discusses Goudy's contribution to typesetting and includes a page of examples. Signed by author. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
457 pp. Green blind embossed gilt cover, frontispiece, illustrated with approximately 500 engravings, 15 plates, 23 pages at the end contain advertising. The book contains information about the microscope and the history, use, directions, and specimens. 9" x 5 1/2" Wear on cover, spine has tears, binding broken, some foxing, pages in front loose This is a chart that tracks the electorial college vote for the Presidential elections from 1876 to 1928. The chart divides the depicts each of the votes by state and year. It also states how many electoral college votes each state gets and which political party was voted for: Republican, Democrat, Progressive (Roosevelt), Progressive (LaFollette), or Populist. The purpose of this chart was to inform voters of previous years so that they might be able to make their own predictions for the presidential election of 1932. Turns out Franklin D. Roosevelt won over Herbert Hoover by a landslide. Some edge wear, and slightly soiled. The blue backing is slightly detached in the corners. Otherwise fine. Measures 9" x 4"
A collection of 15 reports for Miss Alice Murphy, 1 excuse from examination card from 1903. Reports from Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, New Haven. Principals: Miss Orton and Miss Nichols. reports are signed A.K. Murphy. Examination excuse card is from 1903 and is signed H.J. Whiton. . loose reports, slight creases and staining 2 Papers relating to Lucy Merriam Green; Single fold paper with gilt edge. The first is a circular for Misses Green, School for Young Ladies. Fifth Avenue, First House From Washington Square, new York. The brochure features costs for tuition, details of school terms, and an unused receipt of payment.7" x 4 3/4".  The second is an 11 pp. brochure with thread tied binding. The second paper is a memorial book fro Lucy Merriam Green. It contains the "Sketch of the Life and Work of Miss Green" detailing her upbringing, schooling, starting her school, and her retirement and later year. 7 3/4" x 5".. circular has crease in one corner, pencil notes on back cover, and tear and crease in back cover memorial book has slight staining and discoloration on cover
Westminster for Flying Fame. . Broadside is on bright pink paper and measures 12 3/4" x 5 1/2". Contains a list of publications for broadsides and chap books. Prices are Broadsides-2 pence plain. 4 pence coloured. and Cap-books-6 pence. A note on the bottom states" In the Press, other Chap-books, Broadsides, and Drawings by James Stephens, Holbrook Jackson, Walter de la Mare, Ralph Hodgson, Richard Honeywood, and Lovat Fraser. All publications decorated throughout by Lovat Fraser.". slight fading at top Printed folded paper with color silk screen image, number one in series, red and black text and border.  "The first number of a sequential series picturing progress in the erection of the great new building to house Rogers & Company New York", the front page features  a screened image of two builders and steel beams and two horses. Image is black, white, blue, and red. The inside has one page with Number One and a red lined border and the company logo. The back explains what the series is about and why it was created. 15" x 11". staining- mainly on edges, some wear
379 pp. Leather cover with faded stamped spine, illustrations, second edition. Broken into 11 periods: Discovery of America by Columbus 1492-First Permanent English Settlement In America 1607; 1607-Accession of William and Mary 1689; 1689-Declaration of War called "French and Indian War" 1756; 1756-Commencement of Hostilities by Great Britain against the American Colonies 1775; 1775-Disbanding of the American Army at West Point 1783; 1783-Inauguration of George Washington 1789; 1789-Inauguration of John Adams 1797; 1797-Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson 1801; 1801-Inauguration of James Madison 1809; 1809-Inauguration of James Monroe 1817; 1817-Close of the Year 1822. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4". wear on leather cover, foxing throughout, water staining, tape repair on plate of page 113 A letter, dated November 3rd, 1827, from Polly Fancher to her brother Bela a student at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. The missive goes through the general health of the whole family. The only one current ill, is their father who is suffering from an inflammation of they eye, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence for him. The letter continues on to mention that Bela will be getting some visitors soon, his brothers! Towards the conclusion of the letter Polly begins to discuss some financial struggles and her hopes that he is doing well. Measures 12 1/4" x 7 1/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Minimal toning due to age. A small tear along the crease folds on the page of the letter. The front of the half fold has a 4 in tear along the fold crease.
A statement for a bill rendered to Joseph M Ginley and the estate of John Ginley on January 22, 1812.  The original purchase was for $100.90 worth of crockery on May 2nd, 1811 from the firm of O'Neil and Boyd. It was agree that the sum would be payable at 90 days with interest staring after 3 months. It was sworn before a judge. The bottom of the statements notes that the bill was paid in full, with interest for a total of $103.92 April 27th, 1912. Measures 9 1/2" x 7 3/4" (Folded Letter sheet). Toning due to age, some small tears along the fold creases. A small section of the back page of the letter is missing, this does not affect the actual text of the letter. 8 pp. Litho on board throughout. German lnaguage. A book that teaches young children how to read the clock. The cover has a clock on it with movable hands, (missing from the book), so they can change the time. The book takes a group of children through their day, and at which time they should get up, get ready, eat breakfast, etc. The illustrations are in color and absolutely charming, in every drawing each child has bright rosy cheeks.Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" . Missing the movable clock hands that attached to the front cover. Minor edge wear due to rubbing. Minor soiling on interior pages.
160pp. green cloth with , with gilt stamp rendering of the monument at Bunker Hill, on the front cover. Miniature book.  This is the first volume in Byron's Diamond Library series. It covers the history of the United States up to the 1855. The miniature book is broken into eleven sections: Declaration of Independence, Signer's Names, History of the Constitution, Constitution, History of States and Territories (geographically arranged), Size of the West, Commerce & Navigation, Lives of President and Election Returns, Battle of  Bunker Hill, Battle of Bennington, and Siege of Baltimore.  Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Covers show minor edge wear. There is damage to the bottom left of the front cover. The interior pages themselves offset. 8 pp. brochure full text. Circular for Bishopthorpe School in near Bethlehem PA, begins with list of trustees and prominent staff, a description and history of the school then the plan of instruction with suggested course schedule. Additional information includes; family arrangements, outfit, terms, extra expenses, and notice to parents and guardians. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". wear and staining on cover, circular was pasted into a scrapbook and later removed- the blue scrapbook paper with two newspaper advertisements are still attached
A 2 7/8” x 1 1/8” with trompe l'oeil corner giving the illusion of the corner being flipped forward. Printed in black and white, as a chalk board. The card reads Arthur A. Waite, Children’s Chalk-talker? John 3:16 in the upper right corner. It is for Arthur Waite, who began his career as a mesmerist and medium and converted to Christianity around 1870 and deemed himself an artist evangelist.  He delivered evangelizing sermons to children using illustrated chalk-talks. . An invitation printed on green paper, with decorative border. It invites you, at the cost of 25 cents with "proceeds to be given to some Charitable Institution" to come to a grand musically soiree. There George W. Dixon, the 'American Melodist' will perform his 'Classical Illustration and Patriotic Songs.  At the bottom of the invite is a small hand written note that says "Abigail come to the Service." Measures 7 1/2"  4 3/4". Some marks around the original crease folds. Small red dots stains on the top. Otherwise fine. Dixon was  was an American singer, stage actor, and eventually a owner and editor. In the early 1800s, he rose to prominence as a blackface performer, possibly the first American to do so, after performing "Coal Black Rose" and "Zip Coon" the later which became one of his most famous acts. The more famous Dixon became the more he was able to include in his shows satire and political commentary. By the 1830s, Dixon began to express serious interest in journalism, eventually bought and edited the 'Dixon's Daily Review' a small paper Lowell, Massachusetts, a small town growing out of the Industrial Revolution. The paper supported the Whig Party, Radical Republicanism, and the working class. It also explored morality and women's place in the rapidly changing society of the urban North. This outspoken tone, while appreciated by the working class of the times, did not win him many friends. He was forced to sell his paper by the end of the year. He would spend much of his later career in New York, publishing articles that exposed the misconducts of the rich, and how they preyed on the lower classes. His articles often resulted in violence, with either himself or the subject(s) of the article being attacked. He also was in court numerous times, on charges of libel and wrongful death. He was even sentenced to 6 months of  hard labor once. Dixon later retired to New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 1840s. He died on February 27, 1861 from pulmonary tuberculosis.
5" x 7 3/4" billhead with vignette of mother reading to child upper left corner.  Invoice for 25 copies of "Plain Words" priced at $5.83.  Letter folds. An eleven (11) page calendar with an embossed leather cover with leather string tie for Vassar 1924. Images from photographs throughout by M. De M. Brown.  The title page is the 1924 Class Tree with a dancer at base.  Printed by Charles L. Willard, 150 Nassau St. New York.  Editors - Marjorie Miller and Mabel Hayes.  Subsequent pages have photo images of significant events throughout the year including the Founder's Day Song Contest, the 1924 Daisy Chain, Varsity Hockey from 1922, Varsity Basketball for 1923, and Track for 1923.  Also includes places of interest including the Sunset Path, Thompson Memorial Library and Students' Building in a winter scene.  Each page has two calendar months each with line drawn illustrations of a woman partaking in a seasonal sports activity.    The final page includes the various student presidents for the year. 11" x 8 3/4"     . edge wear at base with light corner chips.  Toning on cover page beneath leather cover.  Edge bends and chips.
192 pp, blind stamp covers. A brief history of the bible originally intended for a juvenile audience. Along with the text there are nearly two dozen black and white illustrations, the majority of which are portriats of the interregnal figures of the bible. Such as Adam, Noah, Abraham and Joseph. There are approximately five illustrations of various scenes from the bible such as "Samson and the Lion" and "The Crucifixion." . Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Moderate cover and edge wear due to rubbing. The back strip shows heavy wear. The front cover is partially detached from the text. The last interior page (it's blank) has a water stain on it, as well an signature from a previous owner. 32 pp. brochure providing a comprehensive overview of the New York state canal system with images from photographs of the construction and operation of the canals.  Also includes a map of the Barge Canal System. .  Measures 9" x 6". Light discoloration; cover only.
42 completed pp, 5 blank pp. Green applied illustrated cover with leather spine and corners, preprinted description pages with samples of plants, hand filled out descriptions, shoe lace type ties on three sides. A collection of plant descriptions, each preprinted page has space for detailed scientific and common explanations of plants. The 42 completed page are hand written and dated April-June 1896 (with the bulk in May), the second page contains samples of the described plants. The back of each page has the initials M.F. and the cover is inscribed Marion E. Foster. Locations include Lanesville, Riverdale, West Glouceter (Massachusetts). 9 3/4" x 8" A single page typed letter from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney written to Mr. Louis M. Kelly of Whitman, Mass.   It is in response to a recent correspondence sent to the FBI by Whitman.   The response was written by the assistant US Attorney, Gerald J. McCarthy and recommends that he removed the short wave band from his radio set and under no circumstances should he allow his wife, (Flora M. Kelly) access to his Brownie 2-A camera. As a citizen, Mr. Kelly was entitled to have the camera , but... "In other words the responsibility for her not having it in her possession, in her custody, or under her control is entirely upon yourself".  With original envelope..
Applied marble over leather cover, stamped inscription, handwritten personal account entries. Book begins with an inventory of finances; money, stock, real estate, notes as of April 1, 1873. The rest of the book consists of debits and credits logs by month. The left hand pages have monetary totals with names of individuals, possibly tracking payments received. The right side has two columns of finances with lists of items. Items include "oysters at Masonic Levee", "1 pr Gloves", "French Lessons", "Wife", "Milk Bill". Each year begins with an inventory and list of stocks and real estate. Enclosed at back is a photograph of a house with family on front steps. Back of paper states "249 Jackson St. Lawrence" 8" x 5 1/2". cover worn, front end paper has chipping, inside front end paper detaching but book solidly in place. An 8 pp booklet with full color covers and in-text illustrations throughout.   The purpose of the booklet is to education predominantly homeowners on reading and understanding the weather and more importantly how Lowe Brothers has created paints to withstand any weather conditions. It also includes lists of prognostications such as "If larks fly high and sing long, expect fine weather" and "In winter, when the sound of the breakers on the shore is unusually distinct, frost is indicated".  Additionally it includes tips regarding selection and use of house paint finally - How to Foretell Results when Painting, which concludes that Lowe's High Standard Paint will give the best results. .
482 pp. Decorative green cloth covers with gilt stamp."Approved by Physicians of All Classes", this book was part cookbook, part health manual, and part domestic guide. It sought to codify and simplify the information and skills needed to efficiently and effectively run any household. Broken into 2 parts over thirty-two (32) chapters, the first part focuses on the kitchen. It supplies a variety of recipes that are both "economical and healthful" as well as providing tips to save on labor and how to properly season one's food. The second part focuses on what Beecher calls the "laws of health" and was meant to help a mother take care of herself and her children. Included with the book are several cut-outs; one a hand written recipe for sponge cake and another is a newspaper article on potpourri. There are several illustrations and diagrams throughout the book as well.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". Moderate cover and edge wear. Some soiling and toning due to age (or the few inserts of recipes or news paper articles mentioned above) There is also a stain on the lower right of the book that continues through out the book but lessens in size towards the end. Catharine Esther Beecher was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on female education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of the incorporation of kindergarten into children's education. She was also of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the 19th century abolitionist and writer most famous for her groundbreaking novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Held Thursday Evening, October 18, (1922).  A four (4) page large format menu and program bound with an orange and black string tie. Additional one page insert with tyext and typography by Arthur C. Gruver contributed to the craftsmen number of the Amerian Printer by  MacGregor - Cutler Printing Company, Pittsburgh PA.  The first page has a tipped-in image from a photograph of Munder.  The second page is the program concluding with a speech by Munder titled "Fine Printing". This is followed by a simple menu, with the final page being  n note on The Craftsmen Movement.   The text block on each page is bordered by  repeated elegant decortive devices in the Craftsmen style.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/4". . Although no year was present, one of the presenters Arthur Gruver was president of the organization that year.
115 pp. Applied illustrated cover over blue cloth, frontispiece, illustrations, plates. Contains lessons in astronomy, including diagrams, descriptions, and accounts of planetary and celestial topics. Dictionary at end. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" 75, 65 pp. Blind stamped leatherette flexible cover, gilt lettering on spine, marbled end papers, colored edges, color and black and white images, 2 color fold-outs of color shading and inscription design. Contains two sections; Modern Styles and Spacing and Decorative Ornament. Includes illustrated and printed examples of the topics discussed. OCLC: 5 (9/28/2016) 7 1/2" x 5" . slight wear on cover edges, water stain on bottom right page at beginning of book-does not impact ability to read
273 pp. Blind stamped cover and spine with gold stamped title, nine (9) illustrated maps -four (4) are fold out, included appendix and index. Part II of The Naval in the Civil War, other books are Part I. The Blockade and the Cruisers and Part III. The Gulf and Inland Waters. 7 1/2" x 5". slight rubbing on edges of cover A partially filled autograph album from the late 19th century, with the bulk of the autographs dating to the 1870s. Hidden among the autographs are a few gems. There is one expertly rendered water color depicting flowers. Additionally there is one embossed die cut Victorian scrap pasted to a page. Lastly there is s a pressed flower pinned to a page beside a poem. Leather embossed stamped covers with gilded lettering. The interior pages are gilt-edged, and the title page is a graphic design in gold and blue with the text 'Autographs'. Some of the autographs within the album are faint, as they were done in pencil. Most are in ink though. Measures 7 1/2" x 5". To view the album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/R5KYNcoAry41zTHK9. Detached front cover, and semi detached back cover. Taper repair to binding. Partially missing and detached back strip. Covers show wear due to rubbing.
Brown illustrated cover, bound with brown yarn. Sample books of covers, each sample lists weight, color. 9" x 6" Green card stock cover of sample booklet. Contains cover samples with color and paper weight. Shows samples for various companies. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
Gray illustrated cover of man reading atop wall, bound with brown yarn. Contains various samples of actual covers next to blank pages, lists color, weight, and finish, some with raised letters/logos 9" x 6" Paper illustrated cover, contains illustrations throughout, preface and index. Pre-publication sample pages for the book "How to Talk" Contains; suggestions for teachers, composition, lessons, and writing. Book is not complete as it is a sample. 7 1/2" x 5"
The grouping includes an invitation to unite in a testimnial subscription dinner to be tendered to Professor William Henry Welch.  The subscription price was $.50inlcuding cigars but not wine. An invitation to the actual dinner, A seating chart/ The menu for the April 2, 1910 dinner held at the Hotel Belveder.  A single-fold 9" x 7" keepsake titled "Welch Rabbit" When opened an illustration by Max Brodel depicts a cigar smoking fellow on a pedestal with a leashed flock of rabbits with the faces and identies of collagues. 100 plus pages, tri-fold journal. A very detailed travel log, possibly for a young lady. No name is given but the trip is incredibly documented. The book begins with a preprinted trip information booklet. This included travel information like longitude and latitude, mail times, currency, compass information, navigation, keeping time, how to play shuffleboard, and signals. It then becomes a personal travel log book. It begins with the log detailing date, course, position, run, and remarks. Beginning on July 4, 1929 and ending August 18, 1929, the S.S. Minnekahda of the Atlantic Transport was captained by John Jensen (his signature appears in teh book). A very detailed itinary  is documented starting on June 28 as the leave central wharf on the "Boston" to the Minnekahda which then travels to England. Rails are taken to Scotland, Paris, and around England. Other documents include, hotels stopped at , places visited,gifts received, letters/calls/cards/suppers, and an address book with addresses form a variety of locations. There are personal notes and a listing for who saw them off (father, mother, Herbert, and others). Names mentioned in the diary are May Kunkle, Ruth, Walton, Bixby. Very detailed descriptions of what she did, read, sights seen, and places attended. Color fold out World map at the end of book. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". some wear on leather cover, pages intact but title page binding is split, still has pencil in holder, most pages fully filled
Female Institute. Circular and Catalogue of the Pennington Female Institute, Established September 14th, 1844. Pennington, New Jersey. For 1857-8. Philadelphia: Duross, printer, Black Horse Alley, off Second St. between Market and Chestnut, 1857. 16 pp booklet with paper wraps. Includes Board of Instruction, an overview on the institutions, names and residences of the pupils, courses of study, graduating courses, eclectic or teacher’s courses, expenses, arrangements, accommodations and more. Measures 5 ľ” x 9”. some wear front cover, back cover lacking A 24 pp. booklet originally published in The Paper World, October 1887. Tells the story of the Merriam Family including illustrations of George, Charles, Lewis and Homer, a business timeline by locations including West Brookfield, Springfield, Greenfield and Troy (NY)  from the earliest company of E. Merriam & Co. 1798-1823 in West Brookfield. 6 1/2" x 5".
4 pp. Stiff Wrapper. 9 1/2" x 6" booklet written by John Drinkwater in 1921 on the life of Claud Lovat Fraser. Cover states "The Beggar' Opera Costumes and designs by C.L.F. Printed for private circulation" Also includes 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" single fold laid paper brochure with insert to purchase the  Sixty-Three Unpublished Designs by Claud Lovat Fraser, published by The First Edition Club. Also two 3 1/2" x 2" cards "with C. Lovat Fraser's Compliments". some staining and wear, brochure is faded A poster with three different images from photographs of the individual, who is a professional nurse who claims to be a physician. Among his aliases “Nativity Hollander” Includes a comprehensive description including an active quick and nervous disposition, slightly bow legged. It also lists his relative with addresses. Issued by Scott Sprout, Sheriff, Hutchinson, Kansas. 9” x 6”  . Separation at fold with crude scotch tape repair on reverse.
192 pp, embossed cloth board covers. Miniature book. Stereotyper: Joseph A James  Written by a 'lady of Cincinnati', this item is a rendition of the bible simplified for a child audience. There are 27 beautifully detailed  black and white illustrations in the book. Inscribed on end paper front cover  and was given to a student by their teacher (Reward of Merit ?). There is a a lock of hair inserted in-between two pages (68 & 69). Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Covers are soiled and have a few stains. In particular there is one on the front cover. Covers are partially separated from the text block. Interior pages are toned and slightly soiled due to age. Missing last page (191-192) 1115 pp, 856 for the Old Testament and 259 for the New Testament. Red gilt and blind stamped hard cover, illustrations and 6 plates (2 of which are frontispieces for each testament), three chambers on spine, gilt stamp of praying woman on front and back cover, gilt forage. "The form in which this volume no appears is altogether different from anything which has before been given to the Public, but its originality will be found pre-eminently to consist in a laborious and entirely new Selection and Arrangement of References, in which it has been endeavoured faithfully to exhibit the Scripture as its own Expositor" -Preface. 4 1/2" x 3" inscribed, some staining on cover and toning
188 pp. Red gilt cloth and  leather cover, 6 chamber gilt spine, frontispiece, illustrations, colored plates, photogravures, gilt border decorations throughout, chapter and section pages ornately decorated. Beautiful depiction of the history and coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. This subscription edition has color plates, illustrations and photogravures all intact. Chapters include: Introduction; Crowns and Thrones; The Regalia; Coronation Processions; Queen's Coronations; The Ancient Service; Preparations for the Coronation; The King's Illness; The June and July Celebrations; and The Ninth of August. Indexes for plates, photogravures, illustrations, and topics. 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" sampler booklet with examples of Goudy text and lombardic capitals, the back page has monotype flowers and ornaments suggested for use with Goudy text and lombardic capitals. 12" x 9"
15 pp. Paper printed two color cover, includes examples of points and series. The booklet consists of descriptions and examples of the Deepene type created by Goudy. 12 1/4" x 9" 16 pp booklet promoting three stallions, each with an image from a photograph providing complete histories and lineage on each animal.  Terms and past records conclude the presentation. Tip-in on inside front cover advises these stallions were nominated in the Horse World Stallion Representative Purse for guaranteed value of $7,500 etc. - The Horse World Co. Measures6 1/2" x 4 3/4".  Light staple rust.
All papers are printed single fold  with decorative text and borders, three have small illustrations on cover. A collection of papers for the Young Ladies' Literary and Missionary Association, New-London, NH. 6 are Public Exercises and an Annual Public Meeting of the United Friends. They describe the order of exercises and participants. 3 are Anniversary exercises which show a schedule for examinations, meetings, graduating, rhetorical, and anniversary exercises, and ends with the parting song. Dates range from March 1861 through March 1865. 7 1/2-9" x 5-6". some creases and folds, slight staining, one has pencil notes written by previous owner 192pp. cloth stamped boards. Miniature book.  Jewish High Priest frontispiece.  The book starts with an introduction to parents and Sunday school teachers and it was designed to teach children lessons of religious, historical and political truth. There are a total of eight chapters, most of which span the stories from the Old Testament. Interspersed throughout the book are over a half dozen black and white illustrations. Measures 2 1/4" x 2".. Covers are slightly soiled, and faded due to age. Binding is damaged, the covers are partially detached from the text block. The interior titled page has a small hole in it.
A 6" x 8 1/2" advertising trade card promoting Lakeside Press.  The front depicts a half-tone reproduction of a poster heading made and presented by the company for the Maine State Agricultural Society. The narrative on reverse highlights the companies engravers, printers, lithographers and book-binders. Light corner bend.. A single-fold 7" x 4 3/4" invitation for The New York Republican Association of Washington, DC on Wednesday Evening, April 27, 1870, at the Masonic Temp.  Also includes A 2 3/8"x 2 3/8" thin paper ticket that reads "Republican Ticket Judiciary" on the front and lists the 6 judges on the Court of Appeals on reverse.  Ornately decorated.  With original envelope addressed to W. Martin Jones Esq. An Amendment to the New York Constitution, adopted in November 1869, re-organized the Court of Appeals. In April 1870, a new city charter for New York City was enacted by the New York State Legislature under instructions from William M. Tweed. The first municipal election under the new charter was scheduled for the same day, with the intention to swamp the strong upstate Republican vote with a heavy Democratic/Tammany vote in New York City. Boss Tweed's plan worked, and all five Democratic candidates were elected, leaving only two judgeships to the Republican minority. . Slight soiling due to age, otherwise fine.
A single-fold 8" x 5" circular with an engraving of the exterior of the Brown, Taggard & Chase location at 25 & 29 Cornhill, Boston.  Promtes School Books, Medical Books and Stationery.  Note within discusses an order.. A 3 1/2" x 6" advertising cover (envelope) promoting Edwin S. Stuart with an illustration depicting the interior of the store.   The printed reverse lists the various departments including school books, theological books, medical, music and  scientific.  Also discusses the proprietors willingness to purchase libraries and an invitation to the public.  Leary's Old Book Store, No. 9 South Ninth Street..
Popular. Edition.  Lesson 1. 26 pp. Stiff wrap with image from photograph of Lust.  The treatment includes a show with a special shower head at 8 to 14 feet with special attention to the stomach and intestine, followed by a bath, an "internal bath", the consumption of "Inner-Clean" taken daily, following Ehret's Mucusless Diet and much more.  This is follwed by pages of diagrams illustrating the tehnic(sp) of the Blood-Washing Method. This is only part one.  Part II begins on page 13. The inside covers promote "Yungborn", in Butler NJ - The Original Nature Cure Resort and Recreation Home, Dr. Lust's Health Resort, Tangerine FLA and a promotion for Lust "A Dignified Profession -- Doctor of Naturopathy.  The last pages of the book promote such things as Cure by Water - The Kneipp Method,  The Nature Method of Healing by F. E. Bliz, and much more.  Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Fading on cover.. Dr. Benedict Lust. President of the American Naturopathic Association, Dean American School of Naturopathy and Editor of "Naturopath" Magazine. A letter of reference, a certificate and her high school report card were the tools used by Miss Josephine Smith in 1864 to attempt to secure a job as a school teacher.   Apparently they worked as this grouping also includes two letters from the Superintendent of  Schools attesting she is qualified to teach for the 1866 and 1867 terms. .
Three (3) VendOmeter journals January-February 1928, Vol. 2 Nos. 1-2: features the "New Automatic Vendometer Serve-Yourself Drinking Fountain", photographs of the New York Executive Offices, and articles on company. March-April 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3-4: features information about their first store "In Process of Construction at 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue New York", articles on production, upper management, and company relations. September 1928, Vol. 2 No. 3: the new store is open and "operating Sixteen Hours Daily", information on public response, manufacturing, and production. Also included one (1) pamphlet on the story of VendOmeter with a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rice Electric Refrigerator. 11" x 8 1/2". A 12" x 9 1/2" single-fold circular announcing Corporal Tanner's Popular Lectures.  Begins with illustration of Tanner.  Subjects for the lecture series include I. Soldier Life- Grave and Gay, II. Standards and Standard Bearers, III American Citizenship and IV Don't Make a Fool of Yourself.  A brief  overview of the speaker and his characteristics followed by 2 1/2 pages of testimonials and a endorsement by the Star Lyceum Bureau manager, Alonzo Foster. Letterfolds.. Minor toning and soiling due to age.
A young boy during the civil war writes his thoughts on "Summer", "Honest", "Perseverance" and "Work". "Summer" is a simple recounting of what the season of summer is like, from children at play to the slow ripening of apples on the trees. In "Honest" the boy comes to the conclusion that if one starts to lie about the 'little stuff', that leads to lying about the 'big stuff'. "Perseverance" emphasis the importance of never giving up. Perhaps the most interesting of the four pieces, is the boy's thoughts on "Work". He starts off the missive by emphasis the value of hard work, but then continues on to describe the types of work the men around him are doing. Such as an unnamed fort that they are building to protect them from the rebels and their "bullets and cannon balls". Along with others making, rifles, pistols, cannons, drums and shoes. He continues on to mention that some of the men have fought in previous Civil War battles, including Battle of Roanoke Island, Battle of Fort Donelson, and Battle of Fort Sumter (the note actually mentions Fort Johnson which was involved in that battle). The front of each letter is named "Burr Wendell" # 1, 2, 3, or 4.. All but #4 (Honest) have little drawings on the front. Largest Measures:12 3/4" x 8".. The letters have some stains on them, due to the writer trying to correct some spelling and grammar mistakes. A 17 1/2" x 14 1/2" facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, about one-third in size; also a copy of Charles Carroll's manuscript additions in 1826, etc.   Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co., Distributors of Patriotic Literature.   The Society is desirous that every citizen, especially young person and boys and girls, should study thoroughly or commit to memory the Declaration of Independence.  A fee of 10 cents is proposed.   Found in original envelope.  NO OCLC or other internet reference to the Society. 3/2017. .
191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding. Miniature book. A charming book that details the costumes and manors of different culture and time periods. While the book is not a scientific text book by any means, it attempts to be as thoroughly detailed as possible in its descriptions. The book is divided up into forty-five (45) categories, such as Russians and Spaniards. In some places it is divided up further into sub categories such as Persian Gentleman, and Persian Lady, or English Labourer (sp) of the Fifteenth Century and English Lady of the Fifteenth Century. Each section also comes with a picture of the people it's describing. With the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-six (46) wood cut engravings, black and white illustrations. There is one printer's mistake between the table of contents and the chapter titles. In the Contents, "English Gentleman of the Eighteenth Century", on pages 164 and 168 is repeated, while the actual chapter on page 168 is "English Lady  of the Eighteenth Century." Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4". Covers show minor wear, particularly edge wear, due to rubbing. There is  stain on the back cover. An inscription by a previous owner is on the front interior cover. Interior pages show minor foxing and soiling due to age. A single-fold heavy stock menu for the Thomas Paine and Judge C. B. Waite Banquet Celebration, under the auspices of the American Secular Union and Thomas Paine Monument Ass'n., (Freethinkers).  Auditorium Hotel Banquet Room, Sunday Evening, January 30th, 1916.  Patriotic scene with American flag, shield and eagle embellished with gilt embossing. An image of Thomas Paine at center.   Simple fare with  an extensive list of addresses 17 individuals).  The Monk and the Jew By Thomas Paine, printed on the back page.  Measures 7" x 5 1/2".. Charles B. Waite, a Chicago judge and free thinker  who had the same birthday as Paine, turnned 85  the year of the centenary of the death of Thomas Paine (1909) which marked the first year of the 'joint' celebration.
A single-fold 10" x 8" notification from the Post Office Department to P. Foland, Oneida Depot, NY. It advises his bid of $45 upon Route NO. 1044 from Gurhamville to Oneida Lake has been accepted by the Postmaster General.  Services to commence on the first of July next.  Signed S.R. Hobbie, 1st Assistant Postmaster General.  Inside pages blank. Folded stampless cover.. 128 pp. Blue blind stamp gilt cover, 27 page introduction, index in back of book. Common symptoms, and treatments. Contains a catalog of medicines. The book covers very personal ailments and situations such as abortion, masturbation, conception, and menstruation as well as more acceptable discussions as asthma, heartburn, and palpitations. 4 1/2" x 3" some staining on cover, some foxing, spine loosening in areas, hand corrected address on title page and page 98's advertisement for the reader
An 8 1/2" x 11" broadside with a large fine line illustration of the exterior of the Grand Union Hotel and the near by Grand Central Depot and surrounding street scene.    The narrative explains the hotel and its amenities. A larger font at the base reads "Our Motto is to Please".  G. F. & W. D. Garrison, Managers.  A tip-on provides additional detail on the fine features of the hotel.  This is accompanied by a 2 1/2" x 4"  business or trade card with an similar illustration to that of the broadside.  This includes information on the hotels European Plan and information on their restaurants and food service.   The reverse provides a space for Memoranda.  . Letter folds; otherwise fine. 14 pp. wraps. The college was established for the purpose of affording women the best opportunities for acquiring medical education. All instruction is FREE, so that the many excellent women of limited means may qualify themselves for a career of greater usefulness, Public hospitals open to students of the college: Bellevue, Blackwell's Island, New York Eye Infirmary, Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, and Demilt Dispensary. There were six (6) graduates from 1873. 6" x 9". light wear
A  4 page manuscript partnership agreement document describing the terms and conditions of the three person partnership including the purchase of the business of Thomas Bond, the shop and tools.  They are Stephen Clarke, Nelson Andrews and John H. Giffin. Signed and sealed on reverse. Measures 10" x 7 3/4". . An array of snippets and pages detailing a trip a young family took by train in 1884. A mother, family, and their two young children started in Boston and headed west. They stopped in Niagara Falls, Erie Canal, Denver, Salt Lake, Price Canyon, Black Canyon, Chicago, and Washington DC.  The journal is written on a variety of papers, two (2) folded sheets, four (4) loose papers, three (3) scrap papers, and one (1) top half of a hotel letter head. . While some of the pages appear to be a journal of some sort, other were obviously notes, just written down, such as "Washington Monument 555 ft high".  Measures (Largest) 8" x 5".. Minor soiling and toning due to age. Otherwise fine.
6 pages engraved on heavy card stock held together with ribbon ties. The first page is the invitation for Philo Parsons.   Includes George Washington state emblems. Each page adorned with historically significant imagery. The second page is and Ode and a list of the City Council of New York in 1789.  This is followed by Congress in 1789.  Next is the governors of the United States and territories of the United States and territories etc. as of 1889,the Centennial Committee.  The last page is the Menu. Measures 7" x 9 1/2".  . Surface soiling and some discoloration on top page; warped. A collection of materials dealing with "woman's work". These information pamphlets gave advice and recipes, or served as how-to guides for woman in their traditional, and stereotypical, roles as a homemaker or hostess. They were produced by companies selling various different products, such as baking supplies or silverware, and while they were intended to simply advertise their products, they also served as a way of enforcing the stereotypical gender roles of the times. There is a total of 7 items within this collection, dating from 1920-1946. Below is a brief description of each of the items:   A Selection of Choice Recipes, 1920, Rumford Chemical Works This pamphlet was published to advertise the product 'The Wholesome Rumford Baking Powder.' The cover shows an older woman with a younger one, and the caption, "How's that, Grandma?" The implication is that cooking is a shared experience to be taught through the different generations, and that Rumford's Baking Powder, is a part of that shared experience. The inside of the pamphlet has six recipes for various biscuits or desserts. Measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/2" (folded), 7" x 6 1/4" (unfolded) Bridal Silver and Wedding Customs, 1920, Towle Silversmiths This short book was written by Emily Post for the Towle Silversmiths, who since 1690 have been creating various items in sterling silver, such as flatware or serve-ware.  Emily Post, herself was an American writer and socialite who became the foremost authority on how to behave graciously in society and business. She produced several etiquette books and even founded the Emily Post Institute, which five generations later, is still a family owned business that maintains and evolves the standards of etiquette that Emily Post first established. This book straddles the line between advice and product endorsement. Starting with short sections that give instructions on every wedding subject imaginable, such as invitations, decorations, the wedding procession, ushers preferred style of dress, and even advice for the bride's dress! Eventually the booklet continues on to give advice about wedding gifts, such as how to acknowledge and/or display them. It goes even further by suggesting which style of sterling silver flatware the bride should request from her guest, all of which are sold by the Towle Silversmiths. The book ends with a chart that the bride can use to keep track of which of her guests purchased each pieces of silver. 27 pages, soft pink cover. Measures 7 1/2" x 5" Easy Ways to Pretty Frocks, 1920, The Spool Cotton Company Published to endorse the product Clark's ONT Boilfast Mercerized Thread, this booklet provides the reader with guidance on all sorts of sewing techniques needed to make oneself affordable, but fashionable, clothes in the 1920s. There are directions and tips on cutting, how to draft patterns, simple embroidery designs for lingerie, seams and seam finishing, and finishing touches such as hemming a skirt, making a narrow belt and stitching a binding inconspicuously. Additionally, the booklet has over 60 illustrations that help you to visualize the directions and the finished product. 34 pages, soft cover. Measures 9" x 6" Once Master Recipe for Ten Delicacies by the Lady with an Apron, 1920s, The Hills Brothers Company Produced to sell Dromedary Cocoanuts (an historical spelling variation of coconut), this small recipe book started with one 'master' recipe for macaroons, and then provided ten different ways to slightly alter the recipe to create, for example, chocolate macaroons or caramel macaroons. Additionally, the book gives advice on how to best serve the dessert to your guests. The author of this pamphlet is not named, but rather simply given the title of ‘The Lady with an Apron'. 12 pp. Measures 6" x 3 1/2" The Housewife's Almanac: A Book for Homemakers, 1938, Kellogg Company Profusely illustrated, this almanac is a compilation of information meant to provide women with everyday advice for how to make their home better. It contains a calendar for 1938 with important historical events noted, horoscopes and astronomical data such as the time of day in which the sun and/or moon rises and sets. Also, there is advice on 'keeping fit', recipes, time tables for baking, lists of interesting facts or words that are often mispronounced, and even pointers for safe driving. As it was produced by the Kellogg company there are several advertisements for its products, like the cereal All-Bran, along several recipes with color illustrations. 36 pages, soft cover. Measures 8" x 5 1/4" Simplicity Sewing Book for Beginners and Experts, 1945, The Spool Cotton Company A fully illustrated sewing guide with over 400 pictures that illustrate the techniques for sewing and dressmaking described in the book. It covers everything from choosing the correct fabric and adjusting patterns to different body types, to hand sewing and how to make pleats, tucks and darts. The center interior page is printed in color, and comes with a short tutorial on how to wear makeup based on your hair color and face shape. The rest of the images in the book are black and white with orange accents. The book heavily promotes the product Clark's ONT Boilfast Mercerized Thread, which was produced by the company. 66 pages, soft cover. Measures 11" x 6 3/4" The Perfect Hostess by Nancy Prentiss, 1946, Westmorland Sterling This short book features a description of the duties of a 'good hostess' in order to provide the perfect care and comfort of her guests. It contains suggestions for any party one might have, such as company meals, luncheons, afternoon teas, buffet suppers, and even how to throw proper engagement party, wedding showers and wedding receptions. Additionally, there are suggestions on games to play for entertainment. However at least half the book is covers everything anyone would ever want to know about silverware, such as a buying guide, how to clean the silver and when and how to use each piece.  78 pages, soft cover. Measures 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/aViv1ZgBbhSqxQwt8 .
189pp. 2 illustrations. . Leather with gilt floral design on covers and spine. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Miniature book. John Gregory was an eighteenth-century Scottish physician, medical writer and moralist. When his wife died in 1761, he wrote "A Father's Legacy to His Daughters". It was meant as a way to honor his wife's memory and record her thoughts on female education so that their three daughters would still feel the influence of their mother in the lives. While it was originally never intended to be viewed by anyone outside the family, after Gregory's death, his son James published it in 1774. The text advises parents and women on religion, moral conduct, friendship and interactions with men, with a focus on marriage. Indeed nearly three-fourths of the book are on marriage. The last section is entitled "The Study of History Recommended to Ladies" and it is an excerpt from an essay written by David Hume original entitled "Of the Study of History". The book was widely considered a success, even though it also had it staunch critic. In the book, Gregory suggested a woman should "refrain from exposing any learning that they might have, as this would damage their ability to attract a husband." Mary Wollstonecraft, an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights would later attack these principles in her own book, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" published in 1792. She argued that Gregory's advice amounted to nothing more than deceit on the part of women and that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. . General wear. Free end papers lacking. There is a signature of a previous owner on an interior page. Pages are slightly soiled due to agePage 183-4 is was printed off margin, so part of the text is cut off. 191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding with gilt stamp of eagle. Gilt fore edge. Miniature book. There are forty -seven (47) different birds described in this book. The bird's size, characteristics, coloring, migratory habits, and habitats are detailed for the reader. Each section also comes with a picture of the birds it's describing. Therefore, including the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-eight (48) wood cut, black and white illustrations. The last page of the book lists other "miniature juvenile" produced by the publisher Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4".  . Moderate to heavy cover wear, particularly on the back strip. The interior pages show moderated toning and some foxing due to age.  The first two interior blank pages have inscriptions by previous owners, both in pen and pencil.
1072 pp.cloth covers, red fore edge pages. 21 plates including frontispiece. Miniature book.  A 1200 word dictionary and phrase book that translates English to Danish to Norwegian. The last 100 pages or so act as a phrase book. Giving translates for numbers, common phrases (ex. How do you do? Or, my brother is ill), and even groups certain words together for ease of use (ex. words used at supper). At the end of the book, there are several pages that list the other language dictionaries printed by the company.  Measures 2" x 1 1/4". Minor cover & edge wear. The spine is broken in some places, but otherwise fine. The red fore edge is faded in some places. Printed in blue and red on white paper. Graphic depicts clasped hands, the Constitution and the American flag with a field of stars in the background.  Contents include a Memorial, the resolution to hold the celebration, Order of Exercise, and Music.  Single-fold 8 ½♠x 11âť. Light surface soiling on cover page; edge wear and letter folds.  
An approximately 400 page album with handwritten logs of Revolutionary soldiers and information on their deaths.  Also includes brief geneologies of town residence, Benjamin Hoopers ay Roll, obituaries and any otther information on the people of Biddeford Maine that captured the fancy of James G. Garland, the creator of the album. The information spans approx 150 years of Biddeford History.   Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/2". A 1 5/8"x 3" business card printed on lightly coated stock.  It is for Newman & Ivison, Publishers, Booksellers, and Stationers. No. 178 Fulton Street, New York.  The reverse lists the books published by Newman & Ivison.
A single-fold illustrated circular containing a narrative describing the product and the (16) Points of the Old Anchor and the Reliance Anchor Contrasted. The back page is directed at the yacht owner now having access to the best anchor. Letter folds.. A single-fold 7 1/2" x 5" menu printed in purple and green.  The front cover announces the dinner with the emblem of  Quebec at top.   Fare included Halibut with Lobster Sauce, Cincinnati Ham with Champagne Sauce, Black Duck, Italian Cream and much more.   Wines includes a Still Hock, Sherry, Champagne (Roederer), Moselle, Claret and Port.  The back page includes an extensive list of Toasts.  Measures 7 1/2" x 4 7/8".  . The mayor was Aldis Bernard (c. 1810 – 3 July 1876) was a Canadian dentist and politician, the Mayor of Montreal, Quebec between 1873 and 1875. The hotel is still in operation untder the name Hôtel Le Clos Saint-Louis
A 4 page heavy stock with gilt fore edge menu with a red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon binding. The front cover is an illustration of Lady Liberty with the American shield and the Eagle atop the world. The stars below represent the states of the United States with the exception of the 13 states in the rainbow above representing the 13 colonies. The event was held in Washington DC in September. The first page of the menu  has a vignette at the upper left with Lady Liberty preparing food while allegorical representatives from England, France, Spain and the US await the fare.  The imagery on the next page depicts Uncle Sam with a bottle of champagne while representative bottles from various companies "pop their corks".  The back cover depicts an array of international flags wrapped in the United States flag. Fare includes ham and tongue sandwiches, sardines, salmon au tartare and much more.  Measures 7 1/4" x 5 5/8".  Printed by Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Phila. . Light surface soiling from handling front cover. A set of ten 9" x 12" line drawings of different activities for children to build strong bodies.  They include Swinging, Seesaw, Climbing, Swimming, Jumping Robe, Skating, Leap Frog, Sliding, Rope Climbing and Tug o' War.  Includes asheet with Suggestions for Coloring Body Building Posters.  In original envelope.. Wear to envelope; otherwise fine.  Unused.
Large format program and menu.  Cover illustration depicts medal with George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt.  The frontispiece is an illustration of a mermaid beneath a verse titled ‘The origin of the harp’ by Daniel Maclise, R.A.  Followed by the seven (7) course menu accompanied by sauterns, sherry, Bordeaux, champagne, mineral water and liqueurs.  The next page is an illustration of “First in Peace”, representing the Arrival of General George Washington at the Battery, New York, April 23, 1789 prior to his Inauguration as the First President of the United States of America, April 30, 1789.  Insert identifies individuals in print.  Followed by the Musical Programme, a print of the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill, the Toasts, the Officers and the Committee.  Cover wear.. chipping on edges, foxing 384 pp. Leather cover, fold out map at back of book depicting "part of Turkey with Greece" with and inset of "Plan of Constantinople", dedication page to the "Members of the Boston Female Seminary, for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews", second edition. "I went to the Mediterranean particularly with the view of investigating the condition of the Jews", the book follows his travels from leaving Boston to Gibraltar, Malta, Smyrna, and Constantinople. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4". wear on cover, foxing and some staining throughout, inscribed
The Mill Book is a 16 page ledger (not including covers) to keep track of the labor and supplies used. It starts on August 9th 1834 and continues to December 17th, 1835. Notes include the name of the individual ordering the service, and the amount of time it took. He also states the amount of people it took for the job, normally either just himself or only one other person. There are also sometimes little notes as to how the debt was paid. When the owner of the book ran out of pages, he started to pin more in to add an additional 12 pages for a total of 28 pages. The back covers and some margins of the interior pages are covered in mathematical calculations. 9" x 6 1/2". Covers are soiled and toned, as well as missing some small sections. Two of the interior pages are missing a portion of the lower corner, however these look like the might have been torn out on purpose, perhaps by the original owner. 26 pp. Printed paper cover, additional title "With a Catalogue of Art Studies in the Possession of the Institution, North-West Penn Square. September, 1867." A school catalog for the Philadelphia School of Design, begins with school directors and has pencil inscription of principal's signature. Continues with "Rules for the Government" "Course of Instruction" "Order of Studies" and "Catalogue of Art Studies. "Ends with a "Statement of Receipts and Expenditures." Embossed stamps for Western Reserve Historical Society on cover and first page. 9" x 5 1/2". embossed stamp, inscribed, wear on cover, creased
45 pp. Green cover is covered by a tan dust jacket with silver rivet all over, a mylar sheet is covering the dust jacket and a label with the title is affixed, text is written in black and red,frontispiece contains numerous black and white photographs by Berenice Abbott and Margaret Bourke-White et al. 11 1/4" x 9" faint discoloration on some pages, no marks or tears, rivet cover, spine slightly loose An 18 pp pamphlet with paper wraps. An address to the Gentleman of the Graduating Class, November 4, 1869. In 1858 California surgeon Elias Samuel Cooper organized the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific with a board of trustees consisting of ten clergymen and three physicians. The first session opened in May 1859, with a class of ten attending lectures in materia medica, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and medical jurisprudence. Dr. Cooper's death in 1862 brought confusion to the new school, and in 1864 the Pacific Medical faculty "suspended" activities and joined Dr. Hugh Toland in his efforts to found a viable medical school in San Francisco. As San Francisco's population continued to grow, Hugh Toland's influence and wealth also increased, earning an estimated $40,000 per year. In 1864, he decided to establish a medical school in San Francisco and purchased land for that purpose in North Beach, at Stockton and Francisco, opposite the San Francisco City and County Hospital. A handsome building was soon completed, and Toland Medical College was open for enrolment. Clinical instruction and dissecting experience were the centerpieces of Toland's educational program, reflecting his training and experience in Parisian hospitals where clinical findings were carefully correlated with autopsy results." http://history.library.ucsf.edu/1868_hospitals.html 5 ľ” x 8 Ľ” .
238 pp. marbles cover with leather spine, text interspersed with blank pages. Synopsis describes medical procedures for surgery and the anatomy of the human body. It is separated into four lectures, Introduction to the Study of Anatomy, Osteology, Myology, and Angiology. 8 1/2" x 5" Some missing pages at front, inscribed and has hand written notes, foxing throughout, wear on cover An 8" x 12" proof before lettering of a fine line illustration depicting an outdoor event of Le Cent Bibliophiles, one of the French bibliophilic societies.  It depicts rings of dancing people in the background beneath the trees.  In the foreground a woman tends a pot of "stewing books".  Printed signature A. Lepere. .
A 5" x 7 1/4" prrof before lettering of a menu depicting a risque scene depicting a young woman hanging from a tree as she attemps to pick apples.  The banquets were organized by the magazine Leon Deschamps, La Plume, between 1892 and 1905.  They were more than just literary events, but of social significance in trying to establish literary space.   Pencil signed by J. E. Sylvestre.  . A 10” x 8” broadside promoting Frederick D. Graves’ Improved Noiseless Rowlock with images of canoers, rowlocks in place and a close-up of the rowlock. The narrative describes the benefits of the rowlock and how it stabilized the boat and prevents the rower from “catching a crab” (capsizing). The base promotes the Adirondack Boat for Sporting Purposes. Reverse is blank. Letter folds..
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A small leather bound daily pocket diary from 1861. The journal is mostly used for daily notations on the weather and a short list of the work done that day or who visited who. As the Civil War starts, there are annotations of the different important events and battles of 1861. It starts with President Lincoln's inauguration, the Battle of Fort Sumter, the Declaration of War, and the Battle of Bull Run. As well as smaller events, like military soldiers dining in the city, and then departing for Milwaukee and other war related notes amongst the daily writings.  Written in short declarative form.  Annotations periodically throughout the year.  The first few pages of the journal are filled with useful charts and lists. The pocket diary ends with a few pages for Bills Payable, a small pocket for scraps of paper and a loop to hold a pencil. Measures 4 3/4" x 3". Edge wear, particularly on back strip. The front closure strap is detached on one end. Minor toning and soiling on interior pages due to age. Last few pages of the journal are loose and semidetached. Paint decorated bamboo shade with artistic depiction of what appears to be the entrance to the 1932 Olympics held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
A collection of 15 various press photos from 1930-1939 from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco papers.  The photos focus primarily on Osa, but include some of the fatal plane  crash of Martin.  Seven (7) of the photos show Osa on excursions with animals, natives and scenery. All with captions on reverse.  Largest photo is 8" x 10". They called themselves "Motion Picture Explorers," attempting to accurately photograph wildlife in its habitat. They shaped the way Americans in the first half of the twentieth century viewed Africa. . Several of the photographs have been retouched for printing. Five (5) 8" x 10" photographs featuring the Italian Women from Hudson Park Library Class under Miss Edith Garretson (Teacher), Greenwich District, Manhattan. The group participated in a project lead by the Committee on the Education of Non-English Speaking Women, later named Neighborhood Teachers Association.  One of the photos depicts the women and their children being instructed at a kitchen table with a lesson on the wall dating 1923.  Another depicts them in a class room setting, again with a lesson on the wall.  Note the Dolls of Many lands maypole in the background.  A third photo depicts the women examining lace linens.A fourth depicts women and children in a play written by Emily Gibson entilted "New Worlds".  The final shows the women and their children as Pilgrims, Native Americans and Betsy Ross.   Found in an envelop with a label captioned "Photos for all Commercial and Advertising Purposes.  . In New York City an emergency Committee on the Education of Non-English-·Speaking Women was developing a new method of teaching foreign-born women English, sending teachers to visit among them, organize small classes of  neighbors,  and  arrange for a convenient meeting place in one of the homes. Initial results were so encouraging that the Committee, which soon changed its name to Education Committee for Non-English­ Speaking Women, and in 1927 to Neighborhood Teacher Association, hoped to make a demonstration sufficiently impressive to bring about general adoption of its method. Toward the cost of this demonstration the (Russell Sage) Foundation made a contribution of $5,000 in 1923, conditional on the obtaining of $25,000 more, and continued to help for a number of years.
Pictorial paper wrappers, illustration of cow on front, the Selling of Joseph to the Ishmaelites on the reverse. A detailed accounting on accounts payable and receivable on portions of each of the estates. Includes a detailed accounting of an auction of the property of Calvin Pennell. Only a partial accounting, back cover indicates $21, 120.43 brought forward. 6 1/2" x 7 3/4". toning The documents include As a single-fold 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" hand written pledge petition beginning with "We the undersigned interested in a Bridge between Holyoke & South Hadley Falls promise to pay the amount opposite our respective names for the purpose of processing plans and making surveys for the same and the expenses". This is followed by 79 signatures and pledge amounts. A receipt from D. Briggs & Co, Springfield for the survey and plans totaling $300.00. An 8" x 5" illustrated billhead from the Ingleside, Holyoke Mass. The fee is for Dining and addressed to the Bridge Committee. The bill head is printed in green ink with a fine illustration of the exterior of the establishment including the street scene. A 7" x 8" billhead for printing of associated materials including petitions and rulings, advance notices for various newspapers, postage and printing supplies totaling $75.50. The letterhead is printed in three colors with a vignette of an eagle carrying an American shield. Printed in various decorative fonts in three colors. .
Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. E. Waters & Sons, Sole Builders, Troy N.Y. c1875. Illustrations and brief description and pricing information on the Adirondack Gig, 14 Ft. Gig, Ladies’ Gig with two views, Dingey, New York Working Boat, Stannard Skiffs with three views, Rob Roy Canoe, Baden Powell Canoe and the Indian Canoe. Letter folds, light discoloration at base. Minimal wear.  . This array of materials includes information and samples from Paterson Vegetable Parchment (butter wrappers), includes price lists, samples in one and full color, color illustrated letterhead depicting product, a directory of distributors and more. -Sample book of various colors for DeLuxe Stripe Machine Glaze glassine Dealers’ Price List of Folding Paper Boxes, 1932 includes many illustrations, some in color depicting -boxes of numerous designs and styles. Accompanied by an illustrated letterhead depicting the various containers made by the Standard Box Company. -Flyer for Embossed Holly Glassine with sample, a two (2) leaflets for “Green Crown” Liners to Dress Up Your Fruit, Artographic Paper Products Co. 1926 -Price Lists and two (2) sets of samples for all components of a candy box for Hirsch Products Manufacturers of Paper Specialties, NYC -Flyer from Strathmore Press, Inc. Fancy Candy Box Tops -Grocers’ Bag Base Price List, Union Bag & Paper Corporation, 1937 -White Silk Bond pamphlet and sample, “For the Discriminating Merchant, by the Roll -Howard Bond “Nature Made the Lily White” Howard Paper Co., Urbana, Ohio. -Leaflet for Quality Twines, Ludlow Sales Corporation, image from photograph of samples -Schorsch & Co., NYC, Price list and five (5) illustrated sample bread bags for different size and shaped bread -Six (6) sample illustrated candy bags . wear from age on some bags, some discoloration
A astonishing friendship album filled with quotes, verses, and drawings belonging to Amelia Isabel Mackenzie, a member of the W.A.A.C. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (1917–1918), which later became known as Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (1918–1920) was the women's unit of the British Army during and immediately after the First World War. It was formally instituted on 7 July, 1917 and between January 1917 and November 1918.  over 57,000 women served in the unit. The corps was disbanded in September 1921 and unfortunately most of the service records of the corps were destroyed during a German air raid in September 1940.   The front cover of the album is stamped with the flags of Russia, France, Britain, and Belgium. Entries consist of drawings and sketches as well as verses. The first page is a hand drawn British flag and the inscription "12th Dec 1917, Q.M.A.A.C. April 1918". An example of a verse is: "Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time" Among the verses are several drawings. For example a wonderful water color of a sunset in Gourock, Scotland,  and a whimsical drawing of a kitten playing with a glove. One page has a unique listing of names written from a central point and a sprig of flowers pressed in. Dates of the signatures range 1915-1918. 5 1/2" x 7". Covers show heavy wear, and are partially detached. Pages are still bound, but are  coming loose. The pages themselves are slightly soiled, but otherwise fine. Facsimile reprint of the first issue of the Connecticut Courant originally published: Hartford, Conn. Original printed by Thomas Green, 1764. A  sample issue of a projected weekly newspaper, to be issued Mondays, commencing 19 Nov. 1764.  Printed with traditional letter forms, with the exception of  a modern letter "s" instead of traditional form in the word "Thanksgiving," back page, second column, eleven lines up from the bottom to distinguish this from an authentic copy.  Reissued from time to time by the Hartford Courant.  Appears to be an early reprint.  Letter folds, toning, surface soiling. OCLC 1 on 4/25/16
Single-fold lined legal sheet with hand penned Date of Appointment, Name, Address, Place of Service, Per diem and Annual Salary for special agents from February 1862 forward. Service locations include Army of Potomac, Gen. Sherman's Army, District of N.J. for 60 days, and geographic locations by states or parts of state.  Additionally includes Special Agents for Particular Purposes including to attend to mail on Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, in connection with letter cariers system, and to look after rebel mail in Maryland.  Finally includes Special Agents in charge of Post Offices in Washington N.C., Vicksburg MS., Natchez MS and Knoxville TN.Measures 12 1/2" x 8".  Letter folds. . An array of materials used by a first grade teacher including series of mimeographed work sheets (tests) to to develop Motor Skills, Motor Control, Reversals, Rhyming Words, Riddles in Rhyme, Visual Discrimination, Spatial Relationships, Completion, Identifying Opposites, and more. Some with index cards attached with hand written notes on the procedure and desired results .  Also includes handmade color flash cards to teach children colors and  color charts with color names to match.   Also includes individual alphabet letters, die-cuts of food, counting aids (using straws to count).  Additionally wall prints by Hayes school publishing, etc. Two posters on dental hygiene.   Last but not least class photos of Mrs. Robinson's AM and PM classes. .
The very well documented high school years of Rebecca Hileman from Loda, Illinois are captured as Rebecca filled scores of pages with over 100 photographs of friends and family, name cards, souvenirs of school events, news clippings, letters and more. Includes some memorabilia such as a dance program, graduation invites, a piece of Wrigley gum and its wrapper, a typist certificate and lots postcards. In one section Rebecca lists all the faculty and the subjects they taught, as well as creating her own mini yearbook by grouping headshots together by class, All in all this scrapbook is a  fascinating picture of a young girl's school life in the early 1920s. The scrapbook itself was published by The Reilly & Lee Co, and was designed and illustrated by Clara Powers Wilson. 9" x 6 1/2". Covers are soiled and slightly bend due to the overabundance of the interior contents. Back strip is partially detached due to 'overstuffed' contnet. Binding is loose and mostly detached. Interior pages are toned and soiled due to age, some pages have minor tears. A few of the photographs have become lose and gone missing over the years. There is a stain caused by the Wrigley gum. Additionally some ephemera was never glued down, simply tucked into the book. The content is politically oriented and tongue-in-cheek.  The letters were addressed to Miss Eleanor Langlois of Guernewood Park, CA from J. E.  Langlois and Oscar Smith, both of San Francisco.   J.E. is Eleanor’s father.   The letters are dated August 13-20, 1945. August 14, is labeled V-J Day when Japan surrendered after WWII. The letters mention riots in San Francisco, food rationing, and  refers to their dog Geep. The letter writer mentions his tiring of meat loaf and his excitement to get eggs and lists the many ways he would like to cook them. He questions of they have gotten sugar yet. He is on edge and mentions how he jumps when ever he hears a noise. He has a sarcastic air and references times significant to the time such as Aunt Jemima's pancake mix and Seely mattresses. .
A collection of 5" x 7" promotional prints from 1950s of circus freaks. There are a total of 42 prints in this collection of individuals with a variety of deformations and talents. The majority of the figures in the photographs have been identified. If the name of the performer is not on the photograph itself, it is on the back of card, sometimes with additional biographical information on the individual, such as the act or circus they performed with. While the prints are all from the 1950s, they are often reproductions of early photographs, some dating from the 1860s.  Some of the photographs depict a variety of dwarves, deformities such as missing limbs or other physical deformities such as "Pin Heads", wild men, strong men, conjoined twins, and giants. . The prints are curled, but otherwise in great shape. As these are reproductions there are some slight quality issues, but that is mainly due to the condition of the original itself. Eight (8) mounted photographs of the Phineas Bemis House in Dudley, Mass. Although the photographs use "Old House in Dudley", images appear to be from the Phineas Bemis house which was destroyed in 2005 (http://www.antiquehomesmagazine.com/Articles.php?id=24). One mentions it is the "South Room in the Dudley home", another "North parlor in old house in Dudley Mass" and also document items in the room. Six (6) are 5 1/4" x 8" photos on 10" x 12" mounts, one (1) is 6" x 8" on an 8" x 10" mount, and the last is 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" on a 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" mount.. some fading in photos, mount board have slight discoloration
Three autograph albums with a few hand drawn illustrations. The majority of the autographs in the albums are from 1870s and 1880s and are from towns in or around Martha's Vineyard and are  also accompanied by a note indicting if the signer was "dead" normally followed by a year. Most of the years noted are during the latter portion of the 1910s, and therefore most likely caused by World War I. The latest death note is dated 1930. The first autograph album (measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4"), is filled to the brim with autographs and phrases. It has a cloth cover with stamped decorations and gilded edge pages. This album was owned by Ethel Lynn Beetle, the wife of Edward Roth (the owner of the third album). She lived in San Francisco and was the niece of Judge Charles H Chamberlain. Among the autographs there is a die cut advertising card for Jay Gould, and two colored hand drawn illustrations. The second album (measures 7" x 4 1/4") is a partially filled with a leather cover that has gilded and stamped decorations on it as well as gilded edged pages. While this album is the least filled, the majority of autographs come with poetry or quotes in addition to the signature. This is the only album of the bunch without the notations in regards to the death of the signer. The third and last album (measures 7 3/4" 5") also has a leather cover that has gilded and stamped decorations on it as well as gilded edged pages. This album was owned by Edward Roth, who spent the majority of his life practicing medicine in and around Martha's Vineyard. The majority of the autographs in this album date from 1883 when he departed to San Francisco and he is wished well on his travels across the continent. He practiced for several years in San Francisco before returning to New England, first to Yale, and then Martha's Vineyard. Along with the autographs there are several newspaper clippings for important family events, such as his marriage to Miss E. L. Beetle and the first birthday party of his son Edward Roth Jr. There are also 3 hand drawn illustrations as well. Along with the notes regarding the death of the signers, there are also a few denoting whether or not they were since married. To view the images please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/zwvLTbMyVPU4Fhf49. Previous owner indicted that these three autograph albums were compiled at Methodist Episcopal events on Martha's Vineyard during the 1870s and 1880s. All with cover wear; loose or partially detached covers.  Some soiling from handling. Seven (7) different letters written by Tillotson to his close friend cadet Thorne. The letters are newsy in nature and written in an engaging style. He refers to various individuals by their full names with explicit details on their carrying-ons.  . Gouveuneur Tillotson antics and lack of interest in school became a somewhat prominent attorney in New York City and served on numerous boards of directors. Richard Thorne resigned West Point in 1839 rather than be dismissed for failing grades and excessive demerits. He was a member of the Brooklyn Militia and served briefly in the Civil War and died in 1875. Many of his classmates went on to great fame in the Union and Confederate armies....
Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association.  Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening.  Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".  Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867.  The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870.  Some discoloration. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion. Content includes manufactures' handling of dealership requirements, commissions, handling of consumer matters; both sales and complaints.  Companies represented include:The Enger Motor Car Co.,  The  Selden Car, Marion Motor Cars, Lewis Cars, Regal Motor Cars,Ford Motor Cars, Oakland King Regal, Pierce Arrow, Skinner Motor Cars (Packard, Chalmers, Dodge), General Electric (Maxwell-Briscoe car) and Sutdebaker.  Related merchants include: Kenwell & Brown - Garage and Repair Shop and Exide Battery Depots. Content includes Negotiated price on a Studebaker was $14,000; that on a lingering Marion "Six $1,400. Lack or delays in replacement parts Cost of a battery $199--complete with rubber jars Negotiation of an agency territory for Saratoga, Washington & Warren counties (NY state) Details on the Selden passenger bus including various vehicle specifications and financing arrangements. The possible change from a 12 to a 6 cylinder care for Selden in 1917.
The collection includes 14 cards relating to newspapers. They include the Grit, Gleason's Pictorial, Patriot, New York Weekly, The Nightly Moon, New York Observer, The Congressionalist, Netwon Republican and a set of 6 album cards with large format newspapers in the background with familiar patriotic figures representative of the country the newspaper represents. They include a winged Uncle Sam reading the New York Times, Liberty reading La France and a Beefeater reading The Standard. The 7 magazine cards include Demorest, Godey's Ladys Book, Farm & Fireside, Punch (Aesthetic Movement influence)  and 2 miniature magazines - Life (1883)and the Saturday Evening Post (1911). The final group of 7 cards promoting books and book sellers include 4 for Estes & Lauriat - ZigZag Journeys in Europe, Classic Lands, the Orient and the Knockabout Club in the Woods.  Also includes the People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge, Frederick Keppy publisher of scientific book and specimen pages from The Beacon Light, Lyon & Healy, Chicago. Several with information on the publication.. The Americus Republican Club was comprised of politician and industrialist interested in shaping the future of the United States. Each year the clubs would hold an annual dinner to commemorate the birth and life of Ulysses S. Grant, using this occasion to discuss national developments. These menus are all from Pittsburgh, PA. Each of the four (4) menus exemplifies fine printing techniques in various forms with patriotic themes and tributes to Grant including one die-cut in the shape of his hat. The content includes toasts, fine patriotic engravings including those of Grant and images of those who served. Lastly the menu itself with fine fare suited to the event. Eah approximately 9" x 7". .
Pentagon shaped litho on pressed board box with tissue paper festoon attached to the box top and bottom, within 12 different symbols depicting China, Japan, Great Britain, the United States, Austria Hungary, Spain and other countries.  The characters in Japanese on the top spell "everything(?)".  Presumably a celebratory trinket.  Given the symbols for Japan and China believed to be c 1901 and perhaps commemorative of the Boxer Protocol.. The Boxer Protocol was signed on September 7, 1901, between the Qing Empire of China and the Eight-Nation Alliance that had provided military forces (Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands after China's defeat in the intervention to put down the Boxer Rebellion at the hands of the Eight-Power Expeditionary Force. It is often regarded as one of the Unequal Treaties. A printed promotional sheet for Geo. Fred Urlings & Co. Urling's Lace by the King's Royl Letters Patent. 147 Strand near Somerset House.  c1817. A printed letter  announcing the relocation of their lace business.   Of particualr interest is the placement of actual threads and lace in the "window" of the new building.  The reverse announces the appointment of Urling as the Manufacturer of Flawen Thread Lace to the King.  Measures 9" x 12". . Edge wear and toning.
Each of the four is a silhouette profile of an individual linen weaver with penciled inscriptions identifying each by name and with the profession of linen weaver.  Dated 1853, 1854, and 1855.  The fourth is undated.  Speculation is that these may have been given as an annual honor or acknowledgment for service. Largest measures 4” x 4 ľ”.   Housed in heavy board and glass  self frame.  Two corner cracks on one glass. .

A 12" 5 1/2" silk menu with a color illustration of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia. Fare included Oysters, Terrapin Philadelphia Style, Sweetbread, New Century and much more.Various wines and liqueurs served through. The dinner was to introduce the Prince to the American press. Also includes an unpaginated Official Program of Prince Henry's visit to the United States, published in English and German. Press of Voelcker Brothers, Cooper Square NY. It appears he was hosted by Miss Alice Roosevelt. . Prince Henry of Prussia (1862–1929) Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen or Prince Henry of Prussia, Generalinspekteur der Marine (born Albert Wilhelm Heinrich, 14 August 1862 – 20 April 1929) was a younger brother of German Emperor William II and a Prince of Prussia. A career naval officer, he held various commands in the Imperial German Navy and eventually rose to the rank of Grand Admiral. Henry had little in common with his brother, the German Emperor. He lacked, for example, William II's erratic nature and egotism. The prince was truly popular in Northern Germany, and on account of his humble and open manner was beloved by those under his command. On foreign travels, he was a good diplomat, who, unlike his brother, was able to strike the right tone. Thus, on his 1902 trip to the United States, Henry made a favorable impression with the critical American press and succeeded in winning the sympathy of more than just the numerous German-American segment of the population. (Wikipedia)
An Archive of over 600 pieces of Jacob Meck (1859-1930), prominent merchandising entrepreneur, postmaster, and cigar manufacturer, Meckville, Berks County, PA, 1864-1911.  Jacob Meck, of Pennsylvania, was one of 11 adult children born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Ruth. He operated a grocery store beginning in 1879. He was the postmaster of Meckville, Berks County, PA after being nominated by David McKendree Key (U.S. Democratic Senator from Tennessee and U.S. Postmaster General). The post office was located in the store and the village was named Meckville after him. Meck later expanded his business, opening a liquor store in 1894, a creamery, feed store, and shirt factory in 1902, and then establishing Eagle Canning Company in 1905.  Meck began a cigar manufacturing business in 1884 and ran it through 1907 when time restrictions forced him to abandon it. In 1913 he ran for Recorder of Deeds as a democratic candidate. Above images are small sampling of collection He married Hettie Esther Becker in 1877 and the couple had seven children. Many personal correspondences are from his sons Walter (1878-1961) and Allan (1886-1977?). Walter opened the Meck and Coldren Mill with D.D. Coldren in 1900 where they manufactured cotton underwear. Walter remained with the business until 1950. Allan became a minister and became a well-respected president of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, where an Allan S. Meck Award honors his memory. The collection relates to the cigar business and grocery store; including financials, invoices, advertisements, and correspondence. Also postmaster papers, circulars, covers (envelopes), and personal correspondence and documents and includes: · Financial, business and personal from multiple banks and the Internal Revenue Service and detail amounts of deposit and credits, many are from Myerstown National Bank, including overdraft notices, settlement of bills, bank notices, bank notices, revenue license receipt, etc. · Post office/post master, 1883-1887 (20 items), others without dates-many ask for names and addresses of residents who may have interested in a particular consumer good or in a particular trade and request information be posted or handed out. o notes to postmaster o circulars o Grocery business (approx. 381 items) § Postal Cards, 1879-1888 including notice of payments both due and received, calling cards with dates of vendor visits, advertisements for example for Hardware, Iron, and Oil Merchants, Garden Seeds, Oriental Spice and Coffee Works, Personal notes such as one regarding having Meck’s sign painted and requests for goods to be delivered. § Payments received, 1879-1888. § Invoices, predominantly from 1879-1887 § Correspondence, predominantly from 1879-1910 (129 items) of note a letter dated Oct 5, 1886, Meck endorsed a David McCauley where McCauley reneged on his agreement and the company wants to know how Meck will handle the need for payment. o Circulars (120 items) § Pharmacy (7 items)-includes quackery, patented medicines, specimens of cards, of note is a letter head for World Dispensary and Invalids’ Hotel in Buffalo New York § Proctor and Gamble (12 items)-notices for advertising including Ivory Soap “Creeping Babies” (a possible reference to the poem “Thoughtful Santa Claus”, also leaflets such as “Town Talk” “Half Moon” “Clean Quick” which have descriptions and prices of goods. § Clothing and Shoes (14 items)-notices of auctions and sales, endorsements, price lists, of note 8 page 1881 trade journal for the Goodyear Rubber Company § Books (16 items)-order forms and publishers book descriptions, circular letters, a business circular written by a doctor; if a consumption patient fills in answers to questions they receive a book, ad for “New and Splendidly Illustrated Polyglot Family Bible”, newspaper style advertisement for “The History of Christianity” by Rev. John S.C. Abbott D.D., and Denison’s Descriptive Catalogue of Amateur and Standard Plays, Dialogues, Tableaux, Readings, Books for Teachers, Etc. § Insurance (5 items)- descriptions and costs of services § Agriculture and Farming (17 items)- some circular letters with illustrated letterhead, booklets, ads for fertilizer, scales, animal meal, minerals, oils, and tools, of note “The Wise Farmer” ad for improved butter color. § Miscellaneous (1 item)-1883 Kentucky Lottery § General Goods (Dry Goods, Household) (39 items)-newspaper style advertisements for tea, silverware, lighting, needles, and other household supplies, watches, mirrors, scales, laundry supplies, and paints, of note ads for an electric battery which gives 5 currents and a Peterson’s Patent Label Maker. § Food (6 items)- listing of testimonials, sales, notice of items available, of note an ad for “Poor Man’s Easter Egg Dyes”. § Modern Houses (3 items)-sample pictures with descriptions of homes available for building, includes basic pricing · Cigar Business, run from 1884-1907 (approx. 74 items)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         o Postal Cards, 1880-1889, and no date-includes calling cards and types and quantities of cigar orders such as “Lady of Lake” and “Royal Boquet” and “send 1.000 Minnie and 1.000 Gyrrell’s” o Cigar documents 1886-1887-assortment of topics, of note one letter of Aug 24, 1886 requests a reorder but “under no circumstances do we want any with that binder on that you bought of Frymyer. If you do you will spoil your future trade with us as we cannot possibly handle any segars at any price that do not burn” and a premium for J.R. Mast who is giving away free boots with the purchase of “Boot Plug” tobacco; letters also include: § orders § references § Advertisements-includes Weissinger and Bate’s “Prune Nugget” chewing tobacco and Bausman and Mast’s Seed Leaf and Havana Tobacco § correspondence o Invoices, 1879- 1898-lists the names of cigars, quantity, and pricing o Covers (envelopes)-return addresses for cigar companies and tobacconists in Pennsylvania · Personal Correspondence (118 items) o To Jacob Meck, 1880-1911, no date (98 items)-many addressed to father from Walter and Allan, may be store related but do not have businesses referenced, others are a combination of business and personal, for example Walter discussing orders and his daughter’s health o other addressees, 1864-1910, no date (20 items) § includes letters to/from family members, a number of letters are to Allan § 1903 report on “Reformation History of France” by Allan Meck, about 17 years old · Meck documents (3 items) o notice of new item available in store (2 copies) o 1913 letter of introduction, democratic candidate for Recorder of Deeds · Covers (envelopes)-an assortment of covers, most have stamped postal marks and postage stamps, predominately with advertisements, mostly illustrated or with cameo illustrations, addressed to Meckville, Berks County and Hamlin, Lebanon County, one with Kutztown (there are no circulars or documents included with these) (#26000327) $1,150.00 Social History 2. [ Manuscript] A Series of 10 Family letters from Rebecca (Morton) and Gideon Carpenter of Vermont to Phebe (Morton) and Peter Vaughan of Middleborough, Massachusetts, 1827-1848.  A collection of ten (10) letters primarily from Rebecca Carpenter to her sister Phebe Vaughan but occasionally contain correspondence between Peter Vaughan and Gideon Carpenter. Letters are on 12 ˝” x 8” single fold papers and folded to create stampless covers, six covers have stamped postmarks. Letters are predominantly from the 1820’s. · Earlier letters are addressed to Peter but are to ‘sister.’ They discuss family and friends, health issues, money, and children. · Peter and Gideon discuss business; Peter sends a horse for Gideon to sell. · An undated letter to Peter reveals Gideon is paying a man to search for Morton family land in England as he hears that the family overseas has come into a land fall. He hopes for names, marriages, births, and deaths in order to prove a relationship. · Rebecca discusses daily life, spinning, washing, not wanting to cut her young son’s hair. She mentions a feeble child and one who was recently buried after ten weeks with “dropsy in the head.” · Rebecca’s health is not well and their mother comes to live with her. · Rebecca shows deep concern that Gideon is not a farmer but that he is unable to make a profit at his trade. · She wonders if he might be able to work his trade if they are able to move “down there” to the New Bedford and Taunton areas. She requests Peter to send any information possible. · She expresses happiness that Phebe has received the “Pearl of great price” probably referring to Matthew 13:45-46, King James Version and hopes she will not stop until she achieves “perfect love.” Joseph Smith who later began the Church for Latter Day Saints, grew up in nearby Sharon, VT. · Later letters mention their mother losing her faculties, Rebecca’s son Charles buying a house and her moving in. She details the house and property, explaining she has two rag rugs, a wood shed that will hold two cords, the number of rooms, and how the house has a pump to the cistern that brings water to the sink in the kitchen. The last letter shows Rebecca’s severe ill health and her inability to work, the boys helping and her daughter Jane helps as much as possible. Rebecca has extreme pain and the doctor recommends blisters and bleeding. (#2600094) $275.00 Phebe Oliver Morton Vaughan, 1795-1869 (http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/phebe-oliver-morton_22451705?geo_a=r&o_iid=41014&o_lid=41014&o_sch=Web+Property) Peter Vaughan, 1791-1874 (http://vaughan-vaughn.org/res-danielv.htm ) Children: Cyrus, Eveline, Peter, Phebe, Hepsibah, Mary Rebecca Morton Carpenter, 1799-? Gideon Carpenter, 1790-? (http://carpentercousins.com/wc-584-desc/aqwg195.htm) Children: William, Charles, Albert, Edwin, Jane . Includes a five (5) page report, Opinions of Richard Strode, John Marshall, John Hickman on the subject of the Direct Railroad, March 19, 1852.  Manuscript documents include an opinion by Richard Storde indicating the railway will be finished within two (2) years and pay a two percent per annum to the stock holders and a counter opinion by J. Marshall indicating it will not be finished in two years and that it should not pay one percent per annum.  A paper confirming the establishment of the Telegraphic connection, a notice of a meeting and a roll-call and the acknowledgment of the second installation to subscription of stock in the West Chester and Philadelphia RailRoad Company. .
A comprehensive genealogy of the Cox Family dating all the way back to the early 1600s with some branches of the family reaching back even further. The Cox family has a rich history where they were both apart of or witness to some of the major events in American and English History. From witnessing the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, to being one of the first settlers of New Amsterdam (modern day New York City) and Hartford, CT. The genealogy narrative indicates family participation in the Boston Tea Party and Bacon’s Rebellion in 1679. The book itself was designed by the Rev. Frederic W Bailey, and it is his sixth edition of the Photo-Ancestral Record Book. Recorded in the book are the names, location of birth, and birth and death dates for each branch of the family tree. Where the complier of this genealogy knew; added in are burial locations, when individuals immigrated to America, including the ship they traveled on, as well as notations on where she discovered this information.  Photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, family letters, and other ephemera adorn the pages throughout this treasure.  As one continues to read through this genealogy it almost seems as though there wasn’t one important event or figure in American history that was not connected to this family. Family Connections and Family Lore of Note: The Temple branch of the Cox Family Tree is said to be descent from the famous Lady Godiva and the Earls of Mercia. George Yeardley, whose ancestor witnessed the signing of the Magna Carter, was one of the first settlers in Jamestown, and three time colonial Governor of the British Colony of Virginia.  His wife, Temperance Flowerdew, was one of the witness to the Last Will and Last Testament of John Rolfe’s, husband to Pocahontas. Hamutal Hammond Welsh (1735 – 1815) “conceived a great dislike for her husband”, apparently tried to kill him several times, even burning down their barn at one point. Captain John Clapp, who later became the Clerk of the First Provincial Assembly in New York, is said to have barely escaped being eaten by an alligator in South Carolina. William King and his wife Dorothy came to America and settled in Salem. After converting to Quakerism, suffered persecution at the hands of the local government in the 1660s. The family ghost story of “Aunt Swan”, Elizabeth Donnell, wife of General John Swan, who dreamt that Death himself was coming for her, and a week later mysteriously died suddenly. It is said her ghost still haunts the house she died in, and she has become known as the “Lady in White”. Elias Nexen (1740 – 1831) was appointed first Collector of the Port of New York under the Continental Congress. Jacob Bump served with General James Wolfe during the French and Indian War and participated in the taking of Quebec in 1759. John Donnell owned the “Willow Brook” house for a time in Baltimore, Maryland, which housed the famed ‘oval room’. This house was one of the first times, besides the White House, that an oval room was used in America. Gustav Lurman, who served in the 1st Maryland Cavalry, CSA, during the Civil War was saved by “Aunt Charlotte”, an African American woman who hid him when he crossed the northern lines while on duty. Enos Bronson, or “Uncle Enos” was an editor for the Federalist Gazette of the United States, and supposedly took over Benjamin Franklin’s printing press. . A grouping of materials belonging to John D. Ripley found by a descendant among papers in the  of the Putnam-Houser House in 1981. Contents include:A 12” x 15” scherenschnitte or cut-workpaper valentine with elongated floral design and circular decorative elements at border. Center has a hand-penned verse reading “This Valentine I sent to You As evidence of high respect, And when you read if e’er you do,  Don’t treat this missive with neglect.  Intricately cut from one sheet of paper. Few separations and light water stains. Housed in mahogany frame. It is accompanied by a silk punch paper sampler bookmark depicting a rose and the name John Ripley. The punch work measures 2 1/4” x 5”. The bookmark was found in the family Bible, 1857. Also includes a polished stock visiting card and embossed envelope addressed to John Ripley Esq.  Accompanying the material  is a note card signed by J. H. Houser Jr., describing the materials.   This is all accompanied by a typewritten genealogy of John Putnam, 1580-1662 and his wife Priscilla Gould.  .
Also includes correspondence between a mother and her sons as they explored the Northwest Territories (1856-1859) for the James Rogers’ family, New Castle Delaware, New Castle, Delaware, chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Attorney General and Secretary of State of Delaware.

James Rogers (1789-1870) married Maria Booth in 1807. Materials include: a. Genealogy and snippets of each of the children’s hair. Two pages attached at top. The first has an affixed 2 ľ” x 2 ˝” embossed envelope that reads “My Children’s Hair” on a 4 ˝” x 7” sheet with thirteen (13) snippets of hair sewn to the page. Each is captioned with a child’s name and date of birth. The reverse lists specific genealogical information including birth and marriage information about the parents and the specific day and time of birth for each child. This list ends after 1827. The children were born between 1808 and 1831. b. A scrap album page with hair with plaited hair held in place with gold hearts from the parents James and Marie while they were courting in 1804. Also includes a snippet from a newspaper announcing their wedding. Additionally there is the top of this page, which has separated from the hair that has a woven paper wreath with a hand-penned verse” Accept my dear flower which time cannot fade …emblem of my love for you”. Dated 1806. c. A letter with transcription from Maria to son Robert, an attorney in San Francisco in 1856 containing family news and reference to an unfortunate incident that had occurred in San Francisco in the recent past. d. A letter with transcription to Maria from son Julian, while serving as clerk to Major Franklin E. Hunt; Camp Floyd’s First Army Paymaster, August 12, 1857, Fort Kearny N.T. Discussing the trials and tribulations of traversing geography to reach the soldiers and give them their pay describing the frontier prairies destitute of all kinds of game and seeing where a herd of buffalo had been killed. A report on Southern Californians complaining of the overabundance of buffalos trying to get to their cattle. He continues by describing Fort Kearny and its surrounding landscape. He then asks after family members and concludes with a postscript “The Cheyenne Indians run off with 840 beef cattle a few days ago, belonging to the contractor and intended for the Utah Expedition. They killed one of the herdsman and wounded another. They are more the boldest Indians of the plains and it is a pity Col. Sumner did not meet them. This occurred only thirty miles from the fort.” e. The final item is a letter with transcription from Maria to son Julian from Boothhurst, New Castle, Delaware on September 17 through 18, 1857. Laments her concern for the safety of Julian as the papers are discussing those “horrid Mormons and are raising troops to occupy narrow passes in the road and how Brigham Young laughs at the idea of government send in troops to Utah as late in the season, when in all probability could weather will catch them before they cross the mountains”. Then discusses the passing of an aunt. This is followed by father (James) going to town to get letters from a steamer that is not insight. James returns without the letters. Additional news from the following day James returns from town with no letters and melancholy news of the loss of the Steamer. .
These requests for permits range from the building of motion picture theaters, to automobile related establishments (on Van Ness), warehouses, a Tamale Parlor, savings and loans, and much more.  An application to build at the northeast corner of Sutter and Stockton Streets, dated April 25,1927 was submitted by J. Henry Meyer & Co., a noted financier and President of the California Street Railway Company and banking firm of J. Henry Meyer & Co.   Forty-three (43) of the  requests were for locations on Alabama Street dated from October 12, 1906 to June 24, 1932.  For a more comprehensive list click HERE..
Approximately 80 different examples of Sherborn's work many in their final form, others at various stages of completion.  The collection was compiled by his son . Each item is affixed to a single-fold paper mat with a information on the work at the base of the mat including year created, title, brief description type of engraving (or art), size and process notes on the particular item.  Each page is numbered1-80 with a few engravings with multiple page (a,b,c etc).  Few lacking.  Among the smallest is an intricate watch back engraving of woman with a basket of fruit on her head 1 3/4" x 1 3/8".. Charles William Sherborn (1831-1912) was an English engraver, who chiefly made bookplates. He has been hailed as having led the revival in copper-engraved bookplates, and came to be called the "Victorian little master". Wikipedia See The Life and Work of Charles William Sherborn by his Son, Charles Davies Sherborn. 1912.   https://archive.org/details/sketchoflifework00sher 8vo. silk fabric covered book with hand stitched lining. The penned title page  reads "Some lasting mementos my friends, That shall tell me of days gone by,  Of friendships commenced, or as may be, grown strong.  And respect, or affection, imply.  Though small the gift it speaks esteem, Which years I hope will not impair, A lock of hair, though a trifle you deem Is not without Our Father's Care.  Lydia J. Ensign.A fine album with 159 different identified adorned plaits of hair.  All varieties of plaiting and looping adorned with ribbons, wafers, seals, woven hearts, woven hearts and hands, die-cut gilt scrap elements and more.   Includes a number of families including the Ensign, Winegar,  Burrows, Witherell, Phillips and many more individual and small family units. Locations seems to be scattered about New York stae and include Springport Cayuga, Mechanicsville, North East Dutchess, Dobbs Ferry and many others.  Also includes the hair of several Reverends, all affliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  A fine piece of Americana. This is perhaps a companion piece to the Capron hair album, with similar design and works.