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Thomas DickThe telescope and MicroscopeAmerican Sunday-School UnionPhiladelphia1851
Thomas DickThe telescope and MicroscopeAmerican Sunday-School UnionPhiladelphia1851
Price: $20.00

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
D.C. Underhill. Underhill's New Table-Book; or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier. Richard Marsh.New York.1846
D.C. Underhill. Underhill's New Table-Book; or, Tables of Arithmetic Made Easier. Richard Marsh.New York.1846
Price: $25.00

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
Rewards of Merit, Premium Award for Regular Attendance and Good Deportment, 1856. Andrus, Gauntell & Company.Ithaca, NY.1856
Rewards of Merit, Premium Award for Regular Attendance and Good Deportment, 1856. Andrus, Gauntell & Company.Ithaca, NY.1856
Price: $30.00

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.
A Treatise on Indigestion and its Consequences, called Nervous and Bilious Complaints; with Observations on the Organic Diseases, in which some they sometimes terminate.  A.P.W. Philip James Crissy Philadelphia 1824
A Treatise on Indigestion and its Consequences, called Nervous and Bilious Complaints; with Observations on the Organic Diseases, in which some they sometimes terminate. A.P.W. Philip James Crissy Philadelphia 1824
Price: $35.00

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
Chicago Female College Illustrated Supplement of Catalogue.Chicago.ca1896
Chicago Female College Illustrated Supplement of Catalogue.Chicago.ca1896
Price: $35.00

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
 Promotional Piece Image from Photograph of Pupils at the Eastern Branch of the Lewis School for Stammerers. Boys and Girls, Men and Women, eight to fifty years.. .Boston.1907
Promotional Piece Image from Photograph of Pupils at the Eastern Branch of the Lewis School for Stammerers. Boys and Girls, Men and Women, eight to fifty years.. .Boston.1907
Price: $35.00

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
The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications.  Jabez Hogg Herbert Ingram and Co London 1855
The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications. Jabez Hogg Herbert Ingram and Co London 1855
Price: $45.00

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
Alice Murphy School Reports for the Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, February 1890 to June 1892 and examination excuse, 1903.New Haven.1890-1892, 1903
Alice Murphy School Reports for the Day School for Young Ladies and Girls, February 1890 to June 1892 and examination excuse, 1903.New Haven.1890-1892, 1903
Price: $45.00

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
Lucy Merriam Green Papers, 1810-1893.New York.
Lucy Merriam Green Papers, 1810-1893.New York.
Price: $45.00

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
Wir lernen die Uhr! (We Learn the Clock). ..1950s
Wir lernen die Uhr! (We Learn the Clock) . ..1950s
Price: $45.00

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.
Bishopthorpe: A Church School for Young Ladies, near Bethlehem, Penn'ACircular for the Year commencing September 13, 1871.Bishopthorpe School.South Bethlehem, PA.1871
Bishopthorpe: A Church School for Young Ladies, near Bethlehem, Penn'ACircular for the Year commencing September 13, 1871.Bishopthorpe School.South Bethlehem, PA.1871
Price: $50.00

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
Julia Letheld Hahn Promotional Booklet for The Child Develpment Readers. Houghton Mifflin Co..Boston.1935
Julia Letheld Hahn Promotional Booklet for The Child Develpment Readers. Houghton Mifflin Co..Boston.1935
Price: $50.00

31 pp  booklet with examples of pages and teaching instructions from The Child Development Readers.  Content includes In the Store, An Orientation Picture Story, Hurry! Hurry!, Taking Pony Boy Home, Good Times in Paul's Room, The Camp, A Dictionary Page, Milk to Drink in Lapland, Our Weekly News, Shopping for Toys and a page from the unit on Cotton.  All examples from the Primer, First, Second and Third Readers.  Captions at the base of each page indicate it's book and location.  Color illustrations throughout.  The back cover lists all of the Child Development Readers.  Measures 8" x 5 1/4". .
1924 Vassar Calendar with Leather Cover. ..1924
1924 Vassar Calendar with Leather Cover. ..1924
Price: $55.00

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.
 History of the Bible. Phinney & Co.Buffalo, NY.1857
History of the Bible. Phinney & Co.Buffalo, NY.1857
Price: $55.00

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.
Catharine E Beecher Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Health Keeper, contain five hundred recipes for economical and healthful cooking; also, Many Directions for securing health and happiness. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.New York.1873
Catharine E Beecher Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Health Keeper, contain five hundred recipes for economical and healthful cooking; also, Many Directions for securing health and happiness. Harper & Brothers, Publishers.New York.1873
Price: $60.00

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.
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
"Nobleman" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
Price: $70.00

This engraving features a man in a blue beautifully embroidered robe holding a black graduation cap. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
Price: $70.00

This engraving features a man in a dark robe standing by a desk holding a book by a chain handle. This engraving has been colored with brown accents for the desk's wooden legs and the clasps on the book. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving was from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
A Lady of Cincinnati The Child's Bible. with plates. Fisher & Brother.Philadelphia.1834
A Lady of Cincinnati The Child's Bible. with plates. Fisher & Brother.Philadelphia.1834
Price: $75.00

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)
 Esther Institute, Commencement Exercise Program. .Columbus, Ohio.June 12,1857
Esther Institute, Commencement Exercise Program. .Columbus, Ohio.June 12,1857
Price: $95.00

Esther Institute was the Columbus, Ohio's first girls' boarding school. It was founder by Lewis Hely in September 1853. The faculty at the school included Agnes Beecher Allen (1831-1919), niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The item is a program for the June 1857 Commencement Exercises. It is printed on a single sheet of hounds tooth watermark paper with an engraving of a garden with a globe in it. It was closed in 1862, due to the American Civil War, at which point the building itself was used as a military hospital. After the conclusion of the war in 1865 it was reopened as Irving House and then eventually became a parish house for Trinity Episcopal. The building itself was demolished in 1916. Measures 10" x 8". Minor crease marks.
 In search of a job - Letters of Recommendation & Certificates for Josephine Smith, West Gardner ME 1864.  . ..
In search of a job - Letters of Recommendation & Certificates for Josephine Smith, West Gardner ME 1864. . ..
Price: $100.00

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. .
 The Declaration of Independence Portfolio, Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,. The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,.Buffalo, NY.1899
The Declaration of Independence Portfolio, Compiled and Published by The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co., . The Ladies' Patriotic Society Co.,.Buffalo, NY.1899
Price: $100.00

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. .
 The Book of the Nations, containing the descriptions of the Costumes and Customs of Foreign Countries. Clark, Austin, and Smith.New York.1855
The Book of the Nations, containing the descriptions of the Costumes and Customs of Foreign Countries. Clark, Austin, and Smith.New York.1855
Price: $100.00

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.
 Mineral Slate Book No. 22. NY Silicate Boock Slate Co..New York,.1897
Mineral Slate Book No. 22. NY Silicate Boock Slate Co..New York,.1897
Price: $100.00

A 10 1/2" x 6 3/4" slate book with  with blind stamp title on cover. Includes 2 unnumbered leaves constructed into a book 6 pp. (Two leaves plus inside of covers).  Additional product information re copyright blind stamped back cover. .
 Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
Price: $115.00

Blanche Annis Leavitt (1881 - ?) was a teacher at Belmont Grammar School in in the early 1900s. The collection includes various correspondence and ephemera associated with her time at Belmont Grammar School, from her students to her co-workers, to her family. The bulk of the collection dates from 1901 - 1907, as Blanche would marry Ira Woodman Leavitt in 1907, and appears to have left the teaching profession. There is a total of forty-four (44) pieces in this collection: nine letters from students, four letters from family (mainly her nephews), five letters from friends, seven invites to various activities put on by students, and 19 pieces of ephemera (including 7 visiting cards). Collection is in chronological order. Items of note include: Teaching Certificate, December 1900 A handwritten teaching certificate awarded to Blanche Leavitt by E S Moulton, a member of the School Board of Belmont. New Hampshire Summer Institute for Teachers Program, August 1901 A 24 pp (including wrappers) program for the 8th annual Summer Institute session in Plymouth, NH from August 12-24, 1901. What was essentially an early teaching conference on education, there are lectures on drawing to arithmetic to psychology. The program lists each lesson available, the various transportation methods to get there, as well as a list of speakers. Courtship Letter, June 1903: Written by Clarence M Johnson, this letter describes a rather awful date he took Blanche on, when he took her for a drive. If appears as though nothing was on his side as the weather was terrible and Johnson spends most of the letter apologizing and asking to see her again. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Invite, February 1905 An invite from the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at New Hampshire College (later became New Hampshire University) for a dinner. What is especially of note is the beautiful engraving of the star and crescent symbol associated with the fraternity. There is also visiting card for a Robert M Wright included with the invite. Family Letter, May 1906 While the letter itself gossips about the family and friends they know, included with the letter is a 1901 Canadian penny. It was given to her to "fill up her bank" Various Letters from Students, circa 1906 - 1907 The majority of these seem to have been written after Blanche Leavitt has left the Belmont Grammar School. In general, the children write a little bit about their life and their new teacher, Ms. Hill. It is apparent in the letters that the children prefer Leavitt to their new teacher. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAvJOxp4gBgdTf5S2.
T.K. Taylor. The Pocket Physician or Domestic Medical Adviser; Designed for both Married & Single; . . Boston. 1852
T.K. Taylor. The Pocket Physician or Domestic Medical Adviser; Designed for both Married & Single; . . Boston. 1852
Price: $125.00

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
Dr. John Gregory A Father's Legacy to His Daughters. C Wells.New York.c1840
Dr. John Gregory A Father's Legacy to His Daughters. C Wells.New York.c1840
Price: $125.00

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.
C Williams Child's Natural History of Birds. Loomis and Peck .Philadelphia.1847
C Williams Child's Natural History of Birds. Loomis and Peck .Philadelphia.1847
Price: $125.00

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.
 School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
Price: $135.00

A manuscript journal recording all of the official actions of the school district beginning with the appointment of George N. Judson as moderator of the School Committee for 1841.  The record includes information on the appointment of committee members through the years and all activities related to the school building.  A primary focus is the acquisition of cords of wood; it begins by noting who it was purchased from and the price.  Bethlehem CT was added to the district in 1853.  In 1859 the committee added a committee member responsible for measuring the cord wood for accuracy. Also includes information on dates for summer seasons, hiring of teachers and taxes to support them, acquiring a new stove, voting for repairs and more.  In 1881 voted to lay a new ash floor with pine walls and overhead. At that time an audit report was also released by the committee (not included). A request for taxs to pay for school house running lines. Last record 1896.  Measures 8" x 6 1/2". A good resource for community leaders, cost and type of wood in the Woodbury CT area, .
 Body Builder Posters for Coloring, Illustrated by Danny Webster, No. 605. Ideal School Supply Co..Chicago.1932
Body Builder Posters for Coloring, Illustrated by Danny Webster, No. 605. Ideal School Supply Co..Chicago.1932
Price: $150.00

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.
Synopsis of a Course of Lectures on Anatomy and Surgery.  Magnus Falconar  London 1777
Synopsis of a Course of Lectures on Anatomy and Surgery. Magnus Falconar London 1777
Price: $200.00

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 Address before the Emma Willard Association and  a collection of School work by Helen Harrison Hadley (nee Morris) from her time at Vassar College
An Address before the Emma Willard Association and a collection of School work by Helen Harrison Hadley (nee Morris) from her time at Vassar College
Price: $275.00

This grouping or 21 works begins with an address made by Helen Harrison Hadley  to the Emma Willard Association at their annual banquet in November 1901. The Association’s mission was to unite the graduates of the Troy Seminary in a friendly alliance, and to co-operate in promoting the cause of higher education among women. Emma Willard was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education who founded the first school for women's higher education, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. Hadley was a member of this association, and it unknown if she gave this address or simple kept a copy of it. The address starts: “Our daughters cannot advantageously be medieval at the present day…. Time was when the right to study earnestly, to think intelligently, to base one’s daily action on reason and self-control, was reserved for men; but that is not more.”  Includes a written and typed copy of the address. Additionally, this offering includes a collection of 18 additional writings of Hadley. The bulk of the materials are 14 school assignment in essay format Hadley wrote for various courses during her time at Vassar. These assignments ranged from essays to short story telling, to book reports to her answer to a test. Most of the assignments have been graded in red pen and often start with an outline before the essay. Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883. Below are the titles of the Assignments: "Are Woman Inferior to Men?" "Nicaragua" (which describes her cousins trip there) "The Wit and Wisdom of Children" x2 "People and their Hobbies" "Having a Picture Take" "The Two Portraits of Shakespeare" "The Use and Abuse of Policy" x2 "The Word Painting in "A Princess of Thule ", a novel by W. Black "Advertising and it Oddities" "Swift: Shall We Pity or Despise Him?" "A Brother and Sister" Test The essays present an interesting view as to the character and beliefs of Ms. Hadley.   Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883, and marry Arthur Twining Hadley in 1891. Arthur would become the 13th President of Yale in 1899. It would appear that for the summer of 1899, Helen spent the majority of the time in New Haven, helping her husband settle into his new role, while a caretaker looked after her three children: her two sons Morris and Hamilton, and her new born daughter, Laura, at the family farmstead in Sandy Hook, CT. There are four letters from that time which are essential reports to Helen on how her children are doing. The four letters are held together by a blue ribbon, most of which has become detached. Another item in this collection is a letter from Edward G Fullerton, a graduate student in the Divinity School at Yale. It appears that he had broken his leg, and Helen had loaned him her copies of the Century Magazine which help to “while away very pleasantly several hours of [his] imprisonment”. The letter continues on to discuss the fact that Fullerton misses seeing the starts at the Yale Observatory. What is truly remarkable about this letter is the pen drawing done by Fullerton, showing him walking with crutches in a cast. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cN50huSmpE2yvHbs1 
 Hand made Teaching Aids and Lesson Plans  for Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Robinson. .Snowhegan, ME.c1950
Hand made Teaching Aids and Lesson Plans for Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Robinson. .Snowhegan, ME.c1950
Price: $300.00

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. .
Rebecca Hileman. The 'School Friendship Book' of Rebecca Hileman in High School in Loda. Illinois, 1920-1923. The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago.1919-1923
Rebecca Hileman. The 'School Friendship Book' of Rebecca Hileman in High School in Loda. Illinois, 1920-1923. The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago.1919-1923
Price: $300.00

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.
 Collection of Correspondence and Memorabilia of Clara Wallower, Wellesley College, Class of 1902. .Wellesley, MA.1896-1936
Collection of Correspondence and Memorabilia of Clara Wallower, Wellesley College, Class of 1902. .Wellesley, MA.1896-1936
Price: $325.00

This collection centers around Clara Wallower's time at Wellesley. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence addressed to Clara, starting in 1896 when she was attending Dana Hall. In total there are over forty (40) letters. The early letters are mostly from her friends or family in Pennsylvania. Two of these early letters express concern over how much Clara is fretting over her school work. As these letters were written in, or around the time of Clara's grandmothers death in 1896 it is likely that they were worried about how Clara's grief was affecting her. Two letters are from the same friend, Rowena Millar, who writes, in great detail, about a disagreement the two had. Some of the letters are addressed to "Taddie", an apparent nickname for Clara. One such letter is from March 1900, sent by her father. He was visiting Joplin, checking on the progress of his various business ventures there while staying at the hotel he owned, the Keystone Hotel. In the letter he discusses a banquet he will be attending that will benefit the Joplin branch of the YMCA. Additionally, he also sent and discusses a newspaper clipping that announced Rockefeller's gift of $100,000 to Wellesley. In 1897, Clara and her parents took a trip to Europe. After she returned home, one of her fellow traveling partners, Mary, who had continued on with her European tour, wrote to Clara of her experiences. The letter consists of Mary's time in Germany in August/September of 1897. She was present when the King of Siam, King Chulalongkorn, otherwise known as Rama V, visited Germany on his grand European tour. She saw him two times, first while visiting the Charlottenburg Palace and the tomb of Queen Louise of Prussia, where he was touring there with Prince Albert. Apparently both their carriages left at the same time, and Mary's carriage was able to drive side-by-side with the King’s for several minutes. According to Mary, the King smiled and bowed to them. The second time Mary saw him was during a parade held in his honor in Berlin. She describes the parade as "thirty to forty thousand troops, all finely dressed, marched by and the Kaiser and Kaiserin on horseback." Mary concludes the letter discussing various gifts she purchased, such as a seal fur coat, and how she developed the film she had taken on the trip. Clara received three letters from an Olive Wells, who was also on a world tour at the time. The first letter in July 1897 describes her trip to China. Olive was not impressed at all by China, and was horrified by several of the things she saw there. She describes how Chinese woman would have their feet bound and are therefore unable to walk without the help of a maid. She describes how disturbed she was to see dead rats for sale on the streets and how she was called 'foreign devil'. She appears to have gotten along better on a small island she stopped on, during her passage from Hong Kong to Sydney, Australia. Her second letter is from October 1897 when she has already reached Italy. She talks briefly about her time in Italy and the cities she plans to visit, before discussing the classes she would like to take back at Wellesley and where she might stay when she returns. Her last letter is from January 1898, when she has returned to her home in Brooklyn, NY. In this letter, she is responding to some relationship drama between one of their common friends, Carrie, and her ex-fiance Don. Don had written Clara (letter is included in collection) asking her to talk with Carrie and report back to him. Clara, unsure of what to do, had turned to Olive for advice. Most of the remaining correspondences are either invites between Clara and other Wellesley girls, inviting each other to lunch, or courtship correspondence. For instance in 1897 she received two letters from a suitor, W. M. Murdock, who requests the pleasure of her presence at a Yale vs Harvard game. There is another letter from an Edward Moore, begging Clara's forgiveness for missing their date due to illness. There are a dozen or so other courtship invites that don't mention Clara by name, but appear to either be invites for groups of people to dances at an unnamed country club or hotel in Pennsylvania.                               In addition to the correspondence, there are also various items of memorabilia relating to Clara's time at Wellesley. First is Clara's formal acceptance letter to Wellesley, as well as her academic transcript that she would have needed to present to the school's Secretary upon her arrival. There are two programs from Wellesley Tree Day, dated 1897 and 1899. There is a program from 1896's Float Day. On the back inside cover of this program is a list of who she went with, which includes Olive and Mary. The last couple of programs in this collection are from the Glee and Mandolin Club Concert for the years 1897 and 1899. The collection also includes various invites either to or from Clara to a variety of clubs or activities at Wellesley. The first of which is the Agora of Wellesley, which is a political society that would meet to debate the various important worldly issues. There are two invites, the first of which is from 1897 to discuss the 'Cuban question', and the second is from 1900 to discuss the 'Transvaal question'. The second society Clara appears to have been a member of is the Tau Zeta Epsilon Society, whose goals are to further the study of arts in a scholarly fashion. The invite 'requests the pleasure of your company at The Barn'. It is dated April 23rd, with no year, but as it also mentions the day of the week (Monday), it is most likely form 1900. The next few items also lack a year, however it has been deduced by the day of the week. The first is invitation is from the "Faculty of Stone Hall" from 1899. The second is an invitation from the class of 1899 to meet the class of 1898 from June 1898. The last two are replies from two girls in 1899, who are accepting the invitation of the class of 1902. One of these replies comes with an envelope address to Clara, so it would appear as though she played some role in hosting this event. The last two items of the collection are a bit of outliers. The first is an original song composed by 'Elizabeth' in 1900. The relationship between Clara and Elizabeth is unknown. The last item dates to 1936. It is a typed copy of an address given by Albertine Reichle (Class of 1939) in memory of "Norumbega's founder." As Norumbega is a building on the campus, it appears that it was meant to honor Alice Freeman Palmer, the president of Wellesley college when it was built. The guest of honor was then Wellesley President Ellen Fitz Pendleton, who would die later that year. Taken as a whole  this collection of over 55 items provides a great window into the life of a Wellesley girl at the turn of the 19th century. To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/7tkUCSU17pfsqNVN6. Clara Wallower was born on April 16, 1880 to Elias Zollinger Wallower and Maria Dorothy Hoover Wallower in Harrisburg, PA. Her father was a prominent business man who owned the Harrisburg Star Independent newspaper and was also member of a group of Harrisburg investors who were financing mining operations in the mineral district of southwestern Missouri. He took great personal interest in the growth of Joplin, Missouri, investing much of his own personal wealth in the city, and even eventually building the Keystone Hotel in downtown Joplin. Due to her father's financial success, Clara grew up in wealth and privilege. She attended the Dana Hall School, which is an independent boarding and day school for girls located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The school served as Wellesley College's unofficial preparatory program, and indeed Clara was admitted into the freshman class of 1898-1899 at Wellesley. She would eventually graduate in 1902 and settle back down in Harrisburg, PA and marry Horace Montgomery Witman. Horace was a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Yale Divinity School. He worked with his father and brother in a wholesale grocery business in Harrisburg. Together, Horace and Clara would have three children, Harriet Hoover Witman, William Witman II, and Barbara Carmony Witman. Her son William would become a Foreign Service Officer, eventually becoming the U.S. Ambassador to Togo. Both her daughters, Harriet and Barbara, would attend Wellesley College. Clara died in 1964.
The Girl's Graduate Journal belonging  to Dorothy Bradford, Class of 1935
The Girl's Graduate Journal belonging to Dorothy Bradford, Class of 1935
Price: $400.00

The scrap book album belongs to Dorothy Bradford who attended North Central High School, in Spokane, WA. A portion of the album also covers her time at Havermale Junior High School. The first third of the album is full of newspaper clippings dealing with either her or her friends at North Central. The rest of the majority of the album are various pieces of memorabilia, such a programs, greeting cards, cloth sport letters dance cards, and ribbons. There approximately 40 photographs, of which half are head shots of fellow classmates. The rest show her and her friends engaged in a variety of activities, such as musical performances and a 'doll show'. There is one image of Dorothy where she appears to be dressed up as Hitler with the caption "Heil!" underneath. Dorothy was an avid tennis player and was president of the Girls League. She was also a member of the orchestra, which makes sense as her father, Lowell Bradford (who was crippled with infantile paralysis since childhood) was the Musical Director at North Central High School. At the back of the album is a pressed carnation that Dorothy presented to her at a Girls League event. The album itself is a first edition published in 1925 by Reilly & Lee Company in Chicago. It is arranged by Janet Madison and decorate by E. J. McDonald. It is a photographic/scrap book album, with numerous blank pages for its future owners to fill. Blue cloth covers with elaborate gilt floral design and lettering on the front. String-tied binding. Original printed publishers box with a few broken joints. Measures 9" x 8"
Laura Beaumont Moseley (nee Hadley) Photo Album of her time at Vassar College
Laura Beaumont Moseley (nee Hadley) Photo Album of her time at Vassar College
Price: $550.00

The main item in this collection is a photo album that Laura put together of her time at Vassar between 1918 and 1920. There are images of her fellow classmates and teachers, and some campus buildings such as Taylor Hall, the library, and what appears to be her dorm room (labeled as 403 Main). Some of the individuals of note in the photographs are Professor Burges Johnson, Minne Cumnock Blodgett (a school Trustee), and Ella McCaleb (the college’s first dean in 1913). There are four large photographs of the 1919 Junior Party, an annual event at Vassar where plays and such were put on by the students. There is a paper doll chain in the album, that appears to to illustrate Laura and her four close girl friends: Pater, Cyr, Lucy, and Cherub. There are some family photographs in the album, most likely from when she was visiting the family farmstead, named Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, CT. Additionally there are photographs of a large group of her friends and their beaus at an unknown lake. The majority of the photographs also have some notations by them such as “the three roommates” and “Delicious! May I have the recipe?” While the people in each photograph are often identified, it has been mostly done with either by a nickname or their initials. In addition to the album there several loose photographs, including what appears to be a class picture. Furthermore, there are over ten envelopes with negatives. These envelopes are addressed to one of Laura’s three address, 93 Whitney Ave (where her parents lived), Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, and 403 Main (her address at Vassar) and sometimes include receipts.  There are just over a hundred black and white photographs, and approximately forty-five (45) corresponding film negatives. The photographs vary in size, ranging from 3” x 2” up to 9 ½” x 6”.  Additionally, there are 5 duplicate photographs (4 loose, 1 in the album) of the library at Vassar. Also included in this collection are two homework assignments.  One of the assignments is an essay on the symbolic meaning of a circle (undated), and the other is an essay in Italian (dated November 26, 1919), on several prominent figures who recently visited America, such as the King and Queen of Belgium. The latter assignment is typed and graded, while the former is handwritten with no additional marks. The handmade magazine dates from May 1912, and appears to have been created by Laura in humor. It is three pages long including the title page. The second page has a quote from a geometry book discussing how to find the angle of a triangle. Below it is a humorous interpretation of that geometrical problem entitled “The Horrible Result of Trying this Experiment in the Town of Groton, Triangle ABC.” It shows an illustration of a street with two buildings, the town hall (with the sign “Who Enters Here Leaves Hope Behind, Town Hall”) and the Police Department. Laura is depicted near the police department looking up a man identified as Peter Zeus who is standing on the roof of the town hall. The illustrations shows the reader how to calculate the angle between Laura on the ground and Peter on the roof. Beside the town hall, is a small figure falling, which is meant to illustrate Peter is falling or jumping from the roof. The last page of the magazine has a Sonnet that hilariously discusses how to write a sonnet for class. To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/133PStnHDt9EJrRs2