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 23 Select Papers on the many facets and factors surrounding the Playground. Second Annual Playground Congress.New York, NY.1908
A set of 23 booklets, mostly 8pp. in which each one is the text from speeches given at several different conferences held in 1908 discussing the importance of playgrounds. Most were given at the Second Annual Playground Congress which was held on Madison Ave in New York City from September 8th - 12th, 1908.  The congress was considered to be a huge success. In attendance were representatives, mostly mayors from large cities from thirty-one different states, and even delegates from Canada and Puerto Rico. Each booklet is numbered. Booklets included are: 22-33, 35-36, 39-41, 43, 50, 60-61, 64, and 66. Includes: Landscape Gardening for Playgrounds The Significance of Recent National Festivals in Chicago What the Playground cando for Girls The Need of a Play Organizer Winter Organization of Playgrounds Some Inexpensive Play Ground Apparatus Recent Playground Development in Chicago The Playground from the Standpoint of the Executive Officer of the City The Relation of Play grounds to Juvenile Delinquency The Playground as a Phase of Social Reform Can the Child Survive Civilization? Children of the Century The Home Playground The Playground a Necessary Accompaniment to Child Labor Restriction Why we Want Play Grounds Annual Report of Mr. Lee F. Hanmer Annual Report of Dr. Henry S. Curtis Playgrounds and Playground Equipment The Business of Play New Jersey Playground Law Report of E. B. DeBroot, Director Gymnasiums and Playgrounds South Park Commission Chicago Folk and National Dances The Playground as a Factor in School Hygiene Each booklet measures 9" x 6".. City Library of Manchester NH deaccession
 44th Annual Announcement and Catalogue of the Missouri Medical College - The Oldest College West of the Mississippi. Commercial Printing Co.St. Louis, MO.1884-85
20 pp. Illustrated wraps.  Image of exterior of St. John's Hospital,  Clinical Amphitheater and Main College Building.  It begins with Announcements including Hospitals connected with the Missouri Medical College, Hospital Appointments, Clinics and summaries of each of the hospital specialties.  Also includes information on Chemical Laboratories, Spring Course and the locations of the College and St. John's Hospital.  It concludes with Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine, List of Text-Books, and Fees.  Finally,  it includes a list of Alumni of the Missouri Medical College from 1841-1884. Two full page illustrations of a clinical amphitheater and the practical chemical laboratory.   Measures 10 1/2" x 8"..
 A Collection of Menus and related Ephemera from Yale, circa 1902. Yale.New Haven, CT.1902
A collection of four items relating to Yale University. The first item is program to the 25th Annual Banquet of the Yale News, which took place on March 7, 1902. This was the quarter-centennial for the Yale Daily News, and the ten page program (including covers) features a menu and a list of guest, as well as a little description of the newspaper itself. Portions of this program look as though they are a newspaper rather than an event program. String binding. Measures 8" x 5 1/2". The second item is the menu from the Alumni dinner on June 25, 1902 that took place at University Hall. It is a single fold program with a decorative blue ribbon. The interior of the menu features a black and white photograph of University Hall, and a menu, that lists such dishes as larded fillet of beef and Neapolitan ice cream. Measures 5" x 4" (folded), 8" x 5" (unfolded). The third item is menu to an unknown, undated event at Yale. Each item on the menu has 'Yale' in the title, such as Yale Oyster Stew and Yale Apple Pie. The menu is printed with blue ink  and features several small decorative devices along the border. Measures 10" x 4". The last item is a small, possibly unrelated, card with a handwritten sentiment. Measures 3 1/2" x 2"..
 A Mass Meeting!! Of the Friends of the Sabbath School Cause, A Broadside. .Dearborn County, IN.August 1851
A broadside for a meeting to discuss the "Sabbath School Cause". The meeting took place at the Langdale Grove on the Georgetown Ridge in Dearborn County, IN, on a weekend in August. All were welcome to attend, "Let all come -- come for the cause of education -- come for the benefit of youth -- come for the men and women of a future age." However people had to bring their own "provisions for each day". There were several men, mostly Reverends, who were invited to speak at the event, such as B. W. Chidlow, H. Hoyt, Esq. of Boston, Rev. Mr. Golliday and Rev. J. B. Sparks. Single sheet, single sided. Measures 12" x 11"..
 A Teacher's Retirement Memoir Book belonging to Rose A. Maguire. PS19.Queens, NY.15128
A memoir book presented to Rose A. Maguire, an elementary school teacher, upon her retirement in June 1951. She taught at a school located in Queens, NY called PS 19 Corona (now known as Marino Jeantet Elementary). The memoir book features over fifty pages of short notes, poetry, cards, photographs and art work from her fellow teachers. The first page of the album features a cut of out of a newspaper clipping describing her retirement party, and over the next few pages there are several photographs of PS 19, her fellow teachers, and her students, as well as two guest lists. The first is a list of the teachers who attended her retirement party, while the second list appears to be the signatures of the students in her class. The rest of the book is made up of entries from her fellow teachers. While there are a few retirement cards pasted in, the majority of the entries are hand written notes or original poems that are quite often accompanied by drawings or cutouts. The poems are quite humorous, for example one note is addressed to note to a 'soon to be ex-chalk pusher', while another states that while they weren't well acquainted, there was one place that they always met. That location is made clear with a colorful drawing of an occupied outhouse surrounded by flowers and bees. Several of the poems are pictographs, for example, in one poem where most of the last words (book, ruler, blackboard, etc.) in a poetry line have been replaced with a picture. (See photographs). The notes often make reference to Rose retiring to a 'cottage by the sea', most likely located in Asbury Park, NJ. The album itself is bound together while string and features a small floral design on the coves. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/2". Below are a few excerpts from the entries.: "Our Rose bloomed in a class room Where many bright years were spent, Guiding out City's children On education bent." -C. A. Kromann "When next September rolls around, It won't have that old familiar sound Of alarm bell at 7, and dismissal bell at 3, Of prattling children, busy as bees, But you'll be making jollier plans Than programs, duty, and coaching for "exams", Your plans will all for leisure be, And fun in your cottage by the sea." - Mildred W. Plank, June 16, 1941 "No more pencils, no more books. No more children's discouraging looks: Papers, reports no longer du, What a pleasure is awaiting you!" - Antoinette Kess To view the item, please click on the following link: Rose Ann Maguire (alternatively spelled in the memoir book as McGuire, Macguire) was born on October 1, 1872 to John Maguire (1842-1900) and Julia Hall (1843-1927) in New York. She had at least one sibling, a sister, Margaret Maguire (1878-1924?). Her sister married William Henry Ayres (1877-1958) and had one child together, Margaret Gurney Ayres (1909-2004). Rose's niece, who often went by Gureny Ayres, lived and worked with Rose in Queens, NY. Rose herself never married. They both worked at  PS19 Corona, and after Rose retired in June of 1941, both moved to Asbury Park, NJ. The date and time of Rose's death is unknown.
 Advertisement for G. W. Dudley Singing and Voice Lessons. G. W. Dudley.Boston, MA.September 1875
A single page advertisement for singing and voice lessons taught by George. W. Dudley. He offered 20 lessons at $60 or 10 lessons for $35 with half the tuition due at the time of the first lesson. Dudley was a member of the South Boston Choral Union, who taught his students in the "Dr. H. R. Streeter Method", which was a method of voice building by the mechanical formation of the human voice. Dr. Horace Streeter even published book of this theory entitled "Voice Building" in 1871. Single sided sheet. Measures 8" x 5".
 Aesthetic Movement Influenced Pledge Card, Abstain from Drinking, Smoking and Opium. ..1870s
A pledge card given as an agree to abstain from alcohol, smoking, and drugs. The deeply embossed card depicts an innocent young girl holding an overflowing bowl of liquid and a bouquet of ribbon tied wild flowers, design influenced by Aesthetic movement. Printed next to the image is: "Trusting in Gods Help, I solemnly promise to abstain from the use of alcoholic drinks, as a beverage, and from the use of tobacco and Opium in every form." Measures 4 1/2" x 3..
 Caledonia Country, Vermont Written Examination of Common School Teachers. L W Rowell (St. Johnsbury, VT).Caledonia Country, Vermont .May 6, 1883
The printed questions for the written exam for common school teachers in Caledonia Country, Vermont. The took place on Saturday, May 6, 1883, and when from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The printed exam starts by listing the regulations and standard of qualifications for the exam before continuing onto a section called 'General Questions', which is essentially the biographical information of the test taker. From the the exam is divided into four sections: Geography, Grammar, Arithmetic, and History. Each section has ten questions. Some examples of the questions asked are: Which as the greater area, Europe or the United States? Define Etymology. Compare goo, little, round, and honest. Divide .34 by .0034. Who would be President of the United States if the present chief magistrate should die? Printer Measures 9 1/2" x 5 1/4".. Original crease marks. Minor toning and staining due to age.
 Catalogue Miss Sayward's School, Thirty-first Year. Innes & Sons.Overbrook, PA.1923-1924
38 pp. embossed wrap. String tie binding.   Images from photographs throughout of the exteriors and interiors of the school and groups of girls engaging in the different classroom and extracurricular activities. Staff comprised of all female instructors.  Located five miles from Philadelphia, on the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.    Provides information on each of the buildings, requirements of entrance, courses of study,  special requirements for boarding pupils and more. Images of the basket ball team, domestic science room, West Wind and South Wind dance, the Senior Play, the May Queen and more.  Also includes inserts of commencement programme, the announcement of a new instructor and a recital program. Includes original presentation envelope and outer envelope..
 Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Catawba College. .Newton, NC.1900
36pp. Orange wraps.  Includes students and officers, synopsis of courses of study, courses of study, departments of instruction and general information. A coeducational institution founded for the growing demand for higher and braoder education in Western North Carolina, and especially in the Reformed (German) Church.   It includes a Ladies Boarding Hall.  One of the departments of note is the Book-keeping Penmanship and typewriting  established due to the demands of practical life for success in the business world.  Concludes with expenses.  Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4". .
 Child's Picture Primer. Davis, Porters, Co.Philadelphia.c1865
16 pp (including covers) This is a primer meant for young children. It starts with the alphabet, printed in upper and lower case, and continues on to numbers and vowels, and eventually from sight words to small sentences, to short descriptions. There are thirteen hand colored engravings (including the cover illustration which is repeated later in the book). There is a rather unusual page towards the beginning of the primer. After the pages of the printed alphabet, but before the page showing numbers and vowels, there is a page of what appears to be random letters. At first glance, one would assume the letters are the consonants, (especially considering that the vowels are on the next page) however, there are several vowels among the letters. Additionally the letters appear to be in a random order. The image depicted on the page is of four Scottish men in kilts, brandishing swords.  OCLC- none (4/20/18).  Measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2.. Cover and edge wear, particular at the corners. Fabric repair to binding, Toned and soiled due to age. Minor tears on paper's edges. Faint water stain at center of book throughout all pages (see pictures).
 Commercial Writing Books, Revised Indiana Edition, Belonging to Sylvia Fulton. Indiana School Book Co..Indianapolis, IN.1895
A copy book meant for practicing penmanship which belonged to a ten year old girl, named Sylvia Fulton, during her fourth grade year. The top of each page has several words or phrases printed, which then the student was meant to repeatedly copy below. Some of the words and/or phrases used were "Rev. Running Gunning Geo.", "Vt. Vineyard Uniform U.S.", "Greatness is not goodness Geometry", and "Justice overtakes wrong January". The interior covers of the writing book provide instructions on how to hold a pen correctly and examples of "movement drill exercises" for one to practice. The front cover features several different engravings, all done in red ink. There is a boy and a girl seated at their desks, surrounded by a decorative border which features numerous tiny circles with images meant to represent the different states. In the center of the front cover is a large circle with an image representing the state of Indiana - a man chopping wood in a valley with what appears to be a wild boar in the background. The back cover features instructions on the "Essential Penmanship, Classification and Analysis of Letters". Completely filled. 24 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Measures 8 1/2" x 7" . This child's strengths were most likely in areas other than penmanship.
 Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
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:
 Ebell International Academy - Statement and Proposed Plan European Travel and Object Study of the fourth Class of Ladies . Ebell International Academy Journal .New York, NY.December 1875
24pp booklet beginning with the prospectus for the class of 1876. A course for American Young Ladies who would travel on  Hamburg-American Packet Company of the Cunard Line through Hamburg to Berlin.  Includes Berlin Courses of Lectures, Exercises and Excursion to concerts, museums, galleries, theaters, operas and more  in Tegel, Potsdam, Charlottenburgh and beyond. This is followed by time spent in Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Leopoldsberg, Venice, Milan, Lugano, Geneva, Lucern, Paris, Versaille, London Old Scotland and many other destinations.  There is a second more limited plan available.  Concludes with Trustees and References.  Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". .
 Fleischmann's Yeast Cool Rise Demonstration, Eight Retail Bake Shop Layout. International Milling Company Inc..1966
A set of eight retail bake shop layouts provided by the International Milling Company. The set was distributed during a 'Cool Rise' Demonstration of Fleischmann's yeast at the Colorado State University in August 1966. The eight plans come in a folder that depicts an image of a wheat field along with the dates of the demonstration listed at the bottom. The front flap of the folder has also been die cut into the shape of a bread loaf. Each layout within the folder has a layout done in one of four colors: red, green, yellow or blue. Each layout fold out into 5 sections and depicts the floor plan of a shop, and images of all the equipment needed as well as several paragraphs discussing the 'flow of production' in each layout. Folder Measures: 11 3/4" x 9 1/2" Plans Measures: 11" x 7 3/4" (folded) 37" x 11" (unfolded). etc.
 Gonzaga College, Washington: Catalogue of the Officers and Students, For the Academic Year 1867-1868 . WM. H. Moore.Washington DC.1868
32pp.Yellow wrap.This book provides an overview of the school, staff, and students going in to the 1867-1868 academic year.   The course of studies is substantially the form of theaching "Ratio studiorum, followed for more than three hundred years in the Jesuit Colleges in Europe and since 1790 in our own cuontry. Includes a basic outline of courses in the Humanities department, a list of the students and their year, shows a list of the members of several college clubs and societies, and ends with awards that were given to students at the end of the prior semester.  5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Previously known as Washington Seminary, re-opened for the youth of Washington city and its youth of Washington city and its vicinity, on the 2d day of October, 1848.  It is conducted by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus.
 Home Play and Play Equipment for the Preschool Child . Children's Bureau Publication, No. 238 (US Dept. of Labor)..
A 22pp booklet with illustration of children at play on cover promotes play as a way of learning. Contents includes Play a way of learning - playing along, with other children, Parties and Christmas, Imitative play, Pretending, Training the senses; Play equipment - Toys, Books and pictures and Outdoor play equipment; Suggestions for further reading.  The Outdoor equipment section includes diagrams and instructions on constructing a sand box, play plank and sawhorse, swing and climbing bar, and finally swing, rings and trapeze.  Back cover depicts image from photograph of children at play with a sand box, play planks, a packing box and a wagon. Measures 9 1/4" x 6". .
 Illustrated Circular of the State Normal School  - Supplement to the Bulletin. .Valley City, ND.1912
The State Normal School in Valley City, North Dakota was a school for teachers. It taught five different courses that each resulted in a different teaching certificate. Along with the course descriptions are twelve black and white images from photographs  of the campus and the school's classrooms. Images include a manual training class, domestic science class, the model playground, the exteriors of the building and more. Expenses include Board and room in the dormitories at $15 month, free tuition except in the music department ($5.50 and the purchase of books at $8-10 per student per year.  Located in the east central part of ND at the crossing of two transcontinental railways, the Northern Pacific and the Soo Line.  16pp. folder. Measures 25" x 5 3/4" (unfolded) and 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" (folded)..
 Kodakery, Manuscript on Photography with Photos and Drawings. ..c1920
This handmade photography guide, called, Kodakery, contains a series of drawings, photographs, and printed photographs, used to illustrate the art of photography. Made from a photo album, it contains 23 pages of written text, 5 pages of drawings, 26 individual photographs, and 16 printed photographs. Kodakery is a term that was derived from the camera name "Kodak", and according to this guide it meant "the taking of pictures, developing and finally printing to show the picture." The guide starts off with a description of the camera itself, its various parts and 6 different types of lenses (miniscus, concave, convex, meniscus achromatic, rapid rectilnear, and anastigmatic lenses), and more specifically how light enters the camera through the different lenses. The guide continues on to provide in-depth explanations of a fixed focus camera and of that of an adjustable focal length, and what that means for the camera's depth of focus, even discussing what F-stops are best for different types of pictures. Next the guide discusses the film itself and its different parts: a strip of celluloid, a gelatin, and a silver bromide, before continuing on to instruct the reader on how to develop the film and how make prints from the negatives. This section is rather in depth, as it goes into the room requirements, the chemicals needed, how to enlarge prints, and different contrast filters that can be used. The guide ends with a series of quick tips for the reader to remember, such as "be sure the temperature of the developer and fixing is below 70 degrees" and "fixed focus cameras have great depth of focus." On ever other page of the guide are either drawings, actual photographs or printed photographs used to illustrated the text. For example, there is a drawing of each of the different types of lenses, a series of four printed photographs that show how the use of different contrast filters affect the image, and actual photographs used to illustrated what a photograph looks like when it is either under or over developed. Green covers, 50 pgs. Measures 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" The photographs and printed photographs are held in place by photo corners, while the text pages are line paper that has been pasted in. It is unclear if this album was meant to be a first draft for a printed photographic manual, or made for a school assignment. .
 Menu Triennial Dinner - Class of 1882 - Bowdoin College. .Sagadah House, Bath ME.June 25, 1885
A 9 3/4" x 7" menu printed on heavy card stock for the Triennial Dinner.  Illustration depicts a well sated corpulent diner being catered to by tiny minions dancing on mushrooms, diving in champagne and serving up food. Fare includes Blue Point Oysters, Brook Trout, Roast Plover and more.  The caption at base reads "I had a dream which was not all a dream" --Byron. Perhaps a reference to the illustration..
 National Teachers' Institute and the American Educational Union Membership Application Flyer. National Teachers' Institute.New York, NY.November 4, 1874
A circular for the National Teachers' Institute and the American Educational Union. The front features their mission statement as well as various testimonials surround by a border of 34 state seals. It states that the societies are responsible for "supplying schools with teachers and pupils, and teachers with Schools and Positions, and furnishing philosophical and chemical apparatus, pianos, melodeons, music, books, globes, maps, school and private libraries, geological cabinets, &c." On the back side there is one section which states the plans of the organization, another that states the terms of membership and two more sections for a teacher to fill out to apply for membership. There are two paste downs on the back, one which offers a 10 percent discount to any teacher who replies within 10 days of receiving the circular and the other which offers a different tier of membership in the society. There is also an inscription, in ink, stating that this circular was address to J. E. Jocelyn and dated November 4, 1874. Measures 19" x 11 3/4"..
 Newcomb's Picture Stories, Scripture Series, No. 1 Creation. Clement & Packard.New York.1841
10 leaves. In verse. Hand colored. Tells the story of creation, how chaos became light, how animals and plants came to be, and eventually how man and woman were created. Each page has a hand colored engraving on it. On the back cover is a letter written direct to the parents of children that states, "We ask the aid of those parents who regard the highest interests of their offspring. And, in the beginning, we would remind them, that the success of the attempt depends very much on parents. If they will make the scenes here represented the subjects of frequent and familiar conversation with their children, filling up what is lacking in the instruction here communicated, they will ... increase very much the interest and value of the book." Measures 7 1/4" x 4 3/4".  OCLC  - 2 (March 2018) . Covers detached. Sewing repair to binding, though it is extremely loose. Soiled and toned due to age.
 School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
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, .
 The Bethany Daisies - a field of daisies coincides with graduation. Bethany College.Lindsborg, KS.c1910
A 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" card with an image from a photograph of young women graduates in a field of daisies gathering the ephemeral flowers. The reverse has a stylized, art nouveau influenced daisy at left. The narrative describes the Bethany Campus as one of the beauty spots in "Little Lindsborg" the Park City of the Smoky Valley.  It describes the flowers, the jewels of Nature, appearing in their glory during Commencement time, that period of commingled joy and regret for the parting which can be known only by college students, and do no wither away until the last lingering ones have left their Alma Mater..."This picture of the daisies has evidently touched a responsive chord in the memories of old Bethany students, for ten thousand have been called for and still more are demanded." . Bethany College was established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881.  A liberal arts college.
 The Brawnville Papers, being Memorials of the Brawnville Athletic Club, edited by Moses Coit Tyler. Fields, Osgood & Co.Boston.1869
215 page book, with gilt stamped covers. Twelve essays written on the subject of 'physical culture'. First appeared as articles in the Herald of Health Journal. While it might have first have been indended to be essays on 'physical culture' these articles have snowballed into commentary on life, as well as memoirs of the Brawnville Althletic Club. Measures 7 x 5 1/4".. Edge wear, partially on the spine. The book is missing one page, it is evident that it was torn from the book. However it appears to have been the blank page before the title page. There is a small stain on the top corner of the first 25 pages or so, does not affect readability,
 The Centennial Series of Spelling Blanks, In Three Numbers, No. 1: Words, belonging to Florence Hudson. Sheldon & Co, .New York, NY.1876
This composition notebook is especially designed for spelling exercises and spelling test with each page featuring three columns where one can list individual words. Some but not all of the pages appear to have been graded, and feature an 'X' besides words that were spelled wrong. On one of the last pages of the notebook there are written several sentences. It is unclear if theses were meant a draft for an essay or something else. Each sentence has an underlying geography theme, often mentioning a city, its location, and what natural landscapes surround the location. The front cover uses highly stylized fonts for the title, with a decorative border. Back cover is a list of other "Popular and Useful School Books published by Sheldon & Co." Brown wrappers. String binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019). Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"..
 The Mother's Primer . Davis, Porter & Co.Philadelphia .c.1860
The primer has the basics that any young child would need to advance their literacy. 24 unnumbered pages, printed, pictorial wrappers, woodcut illustrations, all color. Contains the alphabet, word list, as well as text, mostly about animals, that incorporate a specified vocabulary list that is paired with it.  8" x 5". OCLC - 6 found with publishers Davis, Porter & Coates - None found with Davis & Porter & Co. (October 2018).
 The Neighborhood House, Minister to all the Needs of the People. The Neighborhood House.Curtis Bay, MD.1916
10 pages (including covers) staple brochure printed for the Neighborhood House in an effort to help generate funds for the charity. Founding in 1906 the goal of the Neighborhood house was to support the community of Curtis Bay by providing school and social activities, not just for children, but also women. They offered kindergarten, several boy's, girl's, and women's clubs, as well as Industrial School which had classes in Cooking, Sewing, and Basketry. The funds solicited by this booklet would go towards the cost of equipment and repairs as well as a gymnasium and better grounds.  The book includes 5 pages of photographs of the school and the classes. Additionally the front cover has a picture of the school and the back cover as a picture of Curtis Bay, with the caption "An Industrial Community." Measures 7"  x 5"..
 The Southern Workman, Vol 39, No. 12. The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.Hampton, VA.3988
Some of the articles within this volume are "African Agriculture by Monroe N. Work, The Indian of To-day by Henry Roe Cloud, and The American Rural School by William A. Aery. Additionally there are ten images from photographs found within the three articles entitled Progress in Porto Rico, Restoration of Roman' Marriage Place, and the Awakening of Asia. 60 pgs. (pages are numbered 644-704). Tan printed wrappers. Measures 10" x 6 1/2" . The Southern Workman is a journal founded by Civil War General and Educator Samuel Chapman Armstrong, and is a magazine "devoted to the interest of the undeveloped races." Armstrong was the first Principal of Hampton Agricultural Normal  and Agricultural Institute (later known as Hampton College, now known as Hampton University), which was founded after the Civil War to help provided education to freedmen. The school also focused on educating other minorities, such as Native Americans.
 Trinity College Commencement Program. .Hartford, CT .1858
A single-fold 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" program for Trinity College Commencement.  The Order of Exercises begins with Prayers by the President followed by numerous orations and music and concludes with the Benediction by the Chancellor. .
 Writing Book, An Accounting Book, Ledger for Purchase of Brewster Farm, an apple farm and resulting operation of the farm near Portsmouth NH, 1870-1880. Cutter Tower & Co..Boston, MA.
This blank notebook has been partially filled out with an account of the expenditures of an unknown individual, dating form 1870-1880. It lists sold products such as apples and pears and payments for services, taxes, etc.  Many of the entries include buyer or seller's name. The first entry is the purchase of Brewster Farm for $3,000. Shortly after L.L. De'Rochement purchased a portion  of the farm for $700. The front cover has a large engraving of a hand holding a pen with a decorative border. The back cover also has a decorative border, but with a multiplication chart at the center. Blue wrappers. String binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8" x 6 3/4".
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
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 chart of practical mathematics, for home and school instruction of youth, adapted to every capacity or class of mind.
A 37" x 26" broadside chart. This chart commends itself to the actual want of every individual, being a Universal Guide in every department of Mechanical and Mercantile business, and likewise, to a definite extent, in Scientific and Philosophical pursuits, involving principles of practical calculation, It comprises -- and illustrates by familiar examples -- every principle of practical importance in Mathematics, and teaches, by easy and concise rules, and by a method peculiar to this work, the Art of Solving all questions of business arising in commercial transaction. Arranged and Prepared by Alonzo Phelps, A.M., and dedicated to those who think. It begins with a number of tables including Plumber's Table, Measure of Capacity, specific Gravities and Multipliers. This is followed by the Fundamental Principle, or General Rule including 82 articles including such categories as Mensuration of Surface, Civil Engineering, Hydrostatics and Hydraulics, Mechanical Powers, Commercial Examples, Specific Gravy and Optics. Reverse blank. OCLC - 2 (Aug 2020)

A collection of over 600 business and calling cards from Japanese  Educators involved in post WWII educational reform  collected by an American woman. ..1940s-1951
A collection of cards gathered by an American education official and consultant to the Ministry of Education  who worked with Japanese counterparts during the American occupation of Japan. All have been translated presumably by the original owner and written on the card, including title and responsibility.  Many are personally addressed to Miss Ambrose, some suggesting they were farewells.  They are arranged in their original wrappers by location.  Locations include Wakayam, Osaka, Hakodate, Kagoshima, Kochi, Kumamoto, Hokkaido, Okayama, Shizuoka, Tokushima, Saga and many other.  Housed in the original cloth covered box, presumably period Japan. . This collection provides a unique opportunity for researching the educators involved in reforming the Japanese Ministry of Education post WWII.   Although we have not located the first name of Ms. Ambrose it may be found on one of the cards.  The materials were found with an unrelated collection of an American in Japan educator in the 1920s-30s (previously sold).
A Pair of Copybooks belonging to Charles A. Carlton . ..[1855]
This pair of copy books belong to Charles A. Carlton and they showcase the penmanship practices of individual letter, and how one flows into another. The two copy books are entitled: 'The Original Duntonian System of Rapid Writing, Revised and Improved, Designed for Academies, Seminaries, and Common School, No. 4', published by Whittemore, Niles and Hall in Boston, MA in 1855 and 'Potter & Hammond's Analytical and Progressive System of Penmanship, in Twelve Numbers, No. 4' published by Potter, Hammond & Co. in 1858 (OCLC 1, Dec 2019). Both books utilize similar systems designed to enhance one's penmanship and rapid writing. The systems involve a series of printed lines, letters, words, and/or phrases printed at the top of each page that one would then repeatedly copy. Each book starts off with simple curved lines repeated over and over again, with each section the curves becoming tighter and closer together. In the next section, individual letters are repeated over and over again with particular attention paid to how one letter connects into the next. For example, repeating the letter 'm' over and over. Eventually individual words are practiced such as 'testament', 'unicorn' and 'reminded'. At the end of the copy book, whole sentences are repeated, such as: "By a good deportment we gain reputation,"  and "Neglect no opportunity to improve the mind." Both covers  feature decorative filigree and borders as well as small engravings of a hand holding a pen. Each cover has a space where the owner of the books, Charles A. Carlton, can write their name. The back covers have different printed advertisements. In the case of 'The Original Duntonian System of Rapid Writing' has information on other books sold by its publisher. The ''Potter & Hammond's Analytical and Progressive System of Penmanship' has information on 'The Providence Commercial Academy', a school for penmanship, book keeping and mathematics as well as a small engraving at the base of the page of a nib of a pen. Both have brown wrappers and string bindings. Measures 8 1/2 x 6 3/4".
A Sewing Sample Book Belonging to Marion Taylor
sewing, composition notebook, education, Hawthorne avenue school, made by hand, educational

An 1889 sewing sample book belong to a Marion Taylor of Newark, NJ. It includes both the actual hand-stitched works and a narrative on the individual steps for a variety of sewing techniques entitled: Hemmed Patching, Flannel Patch, Gathering, Securing Gathering to Band, French Corset Cover, Felled Patch, Material Needed, Hem Stitching, and Darned Patch. Additionally, there are six (6) fabric samples depicting the techniques described, though two of the fabric samples have no descriptive information with them. On the front cover is states "Board of Education, Newark, N.J., Sewing.", with a place for the name of the student, Marion Taylor, and school they attended, Hawthorne Ave, 1889, to be filled in. A Hawthorne Avenue School in Newark, NJ did exist, but it was erected in 1898 as a three story building, and is still in existence today. It is unclear if the school existed on the street in a separate building prior to then, or this book is from a different school all together. Completely filled (not including pages that have been cut out). Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4".

General wear. Offset from fabric samples. Pages have been cut out (most likely by original owner). Water stain on cover and first few pages. Penciling on one page. A number of pages have been cut out of this journal, it is unclear if those pages contained penmanship mistakes or they were removed for an other reason. The content appears complete.

A. F. Merrill, D. P. Merrill, & E.M. Merrill A Set of Three Composition Notebooks belonging to the Merrill Siblings. .Falmouth, ME.1864-1869
A set of three composition notebooks belong to the Merrill siblings of Falmouth, ME. Their names were: Abbie Frances Merrill (1853-1944), Deering P. Merrill (1857-1941), and Esther M. Merrill (1855-?).  Below is a description of each child's copybook: Esther's copybook is entitled "The Scholar's Economical Writing Book for Common Schools" and was published by Sanborn & Carter, with no publication date listed. As this copybook features what appears to be the beginning exercises of penmanship and writing, this book was most likely used by Esther in the early 1860s. The book starts off with writing exercises where a single letter is repeated before moving on to individual words and short sentences, such as "Alabama" and "A man manners influence his fortune". Esther's full name is also repeated on a page as she learned how to write it. The front cover features a geometric decorative border, while the back features are more symmetrical delicate decorative border and a multiplication table. Yellow wrappers. String Binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4" Abbie's copybook is entitled "The Young Lady's and Gentleman's Writing Book or Book for Compositions" published by O. L. Sanborn & Co. of Portland, ME. Abby has dated this book from 1864-1865. The copybook features a series of sentences repeated, such as: "Avoid temptation through fear that you might yield" and "Vice punishes itself but virtue secures its own reward." The last several pages are copied fake invites, receipts and short letters. The front cover has a decorative border that looks like lace. The back cover has a multiplication table. Dark blue wrappers. Sting binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8" x 7" 'Writing Book' is a copybook full of penmanship exercises belonging to Deering when he was twelve years old in 1869. The In additional various morality sayings that were repeatedly copied,  the book also features the repetition of common words or titles like Mr., Mrs., Miss, and the days of the week, as well as local building and businesses such as the local seminary school, 'Westbrook Seminary', and the court house. The book itself was published by L. S. Manufactory of Cambridgeport, MA, with no publication date. Illustrated teal wrappers with a school days border and an engraving at the center of a group of school children, one of which is wearing a dunce cap. The back features the same school days border with a engraving of the store front of L. S. Learned. Teal wrappers. Sting binding. OCLC 0 (Dec 2019) Measures 8 1/4" x 7". The Merrill siblings lived in Falmouth, ME in the mid 1800s. The children were born to John Alexander Pope Merrill (1823-1918) and Elizabeth Susan Merrill (1830-1907). The siblings names were: Abbie Frances Merrill (Feb 1853- Oct 8, 1944), Deering P. Merrill (1857- Dec 28, 1941), Esther M. Merrill (1855-?), Mary E. Merrill (April 2, 1866- Sept. 17, 1956), and Rueben Merrill (1878- Jan 29, 1979).
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
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: 
An Object Lesson for Nursery Folk - Dolls on Cover 1885
This listing is an unpaginated picture book on board.  It is An Object Lesson for Nursery Folk.  New York Book Company.  New York.  No date. c1885.  The cover illustration is an image of two dolls, one a maid, standing in front of a hutch. The interior pages includes images of different fruits, vegetables and other foods, candies, sewing supplies, toys including a golliwog and writing materials. Measures 6 5/8" x 8".  Published in Bavaria.
Announcement of the Winona Summer School, Season of 1906. Winona Assembly and Summer School Association.Winona Lake, IN.1906
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, or Stories about Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc
153 pp, stamped cloth over board covers. This book is a collection of ten short stories told by Aunt Martha to her rambunctious two nephews. The stores are meant to be educational, yet fun. The stories center around the things found in Aunt Martha's cupboard, and relate the history of the item. The ten stories are entitled: The Corner Cupboard, The Story of the Tea-Cup , How the Tea-Cup Was Finished, The Story of the Tea, The Story of the Sugar, The Story of the Coffee, The Story of the Salt, The Story of the Currants, The Story of the Needle, The Story of the Cotton, The Story of the Rice, and The Story of the Honey. There are forty-seven (47)  black and white engravings,the subjects of which range from landscapes, to people, to animals, to maps. The front cover has a stamped illustration of Aunt Martha's cupboard. Measures 7" x 5 1/2"
Best in Children's Books, 40..   Nelson Doubleday, Inc New York 1960
160 pp. Pink applied stamped cover with printed dust jacket, illustrations and pictures throughout-style varies depending on story. A collection of children's stories by various authors, this volume (40) includes: With Dorothy in Oz by L. Frank Baum, Roger and the Fox by Lavinia R. Davis, The Wishes retold by Sara Cone Bryant, Let's Go to Scandinavia, Page, Squire and Knight by Eva March Tappan, Plants to Have Fun With by Millicent E. Selsam, Master of all Masters retold by Joseph Jacobs, The Fountain of Youth retold by James Baldwin, Mr. Murdle's Large Heart by Margery Williams Bianco, A Farmyard Song, Ulysses S. Grant: The General Who Hated War by Smith Burnham, and Prehistoric Animals of North America. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" slight wear on dust jacket
Book of Birds
Book of Birds
Price: $70.00
16 pp. booklet with original yellow paper wraps with 9 woodcut illustrations. Nine (9) identified illustrations include Lyre Bird, swallow, Boat Bill, Roseate Spoon bill, Blue Jay, Hoopoe, Robin, Belted Kingfisher and doves. Accompanied by narrative description and rhyming verse.  2 3/4" x 4 1/2" chapbook. Make-do sewing repair along back strip.
Caroline Holt Low Literacy Phonetic Spelling - A letter to a "Lebbe" about life and sons returning from war. .Kenosha, WI.1866
An 8" x 6 1/2" letter sheet with letter to "Lebbe" penned on both sides. A friend or former care giver getting in touch with a dear one with information on daily life and her sons returning from the war.  Of particular note is the use of colloquial phonetic spelling.  The letter begins "Wall Lebbe I was very glad to here from you and to here that you was wall and geting a long so wall as for me and the Rest of the famely ar all wall and I hope that those few lines will fond you and yours all wall as you said that you will Be a Mother By this time it Cant be that  that lettel bebbe that I washed and dreed 18 years a go wall Lebe it so and I would like to Come and see you and Dress your Bebbe for you and now I think i am in titeld to a presant dont you think So wall Lebe I would like to have ad you Come and make ous a veset and see my solders Boys Abram as Bene verey sick and he as get his descharge and Has got home and Henery he as Jus Came home on a ferlow for 30 days and poor William is stil doon south. .." This is only the front page of the letter; quite interesting. .
Charles F. Mayer. The Second Annual Oration, Delivered Before the Belles Lettres and Union of Philosophical Societies of Dickinson College. Office of the Herald. Carlisle, PA.1827
Chester Katzman School Assignment of a Scrap Book of a "European Tour". .New Haven.1936
Created by Chester Katzman, an eleven year old boy from New Haven, CT, this scrap book was a school assignment to record an imaginary European tour taken by the student. The book includes various short essays on what was seen, the history and agriculture of the countries and hand drawn maps and flags from his "journeys". At the front of the scrap book is his hand made passport that states Chester's occupation as 'student'. Chester started his "trip" in Italy.  He drew an agricultural map of the country including cut-outs or actual bits of product such as wheat and corn.  He leaves Italy for Ethiopia and includes magazine cut-outs and newspaper articles about the Ethiopian unrest and war . Indicating his visit was cut short  His essay indicates they left early for safety reasons. The British Isles next and the book ends on some of the British Empire's colonies, such as India. It includes a manuscript map with the locations of manufactured products.  The is also a manuscript map of Africa identifying British Possessions.  It also includes several mimeographed and completed geography type assignments associated with the project. The scrap book is dated by the newspaper photographs and captions that state the King of England is Edward VIII, who both succeed and abdicated the crown in 1936. Brown covers with string binding. The front cover has a sticker of a bull dog with the caption "feeling bully". Measures 11 1/2" x 8 1/4". A creative and well constructed composition Chester Katzman was born on September 16, 1925 to Maurice E. Katzman (1897-1879) and Rose Sarah Adelman (1902-2000) in New Haven, CT. He married Natalie Wasserman on April 3, 1949 and had three children: Karen Andrew Katzman Brecher, Terri Katzman Connellan and Bruce Katzman. He joined the Air Force and graduated from Bryant College. He ran his own public accounting firm  for 45 years. He died on August 27, 2019.
Class of 1917 Initial Instruction for Infants or The Babies' Botany Book, A Grind Book from Smith College. Smith College.Northampton, MA.1914
8 pg., staple booklet. A humor filled book, which appears on first glance to be a baby book on botany. However upon closer inspection, one realize that the book has noting to do with botany. It is actually a 'Grinds' Book from Smith College, a women's college in Northampton, MA. These 'Grind Book's, also called Freshman Grinds, were created as a result of a long-standing competition that has existed between the First Year (Freshman) students and the Second Year (Sophomore) students, and were printed and placed either on the doorsteps or in the mailboxes of incoming Freshman. These books were often full of humor, poking fun at the incoming class, such as when the Class of 1908 produced a take-off of modern baby books, entitled "Babies Own Journal", which offered instructions on how to keep the baby member of the Class of 1909 happy, health, and clean. The Freshman class was often referred to as 'babies' as they knew nothing about campus or college life, and the Grinds often reflected that idea. "The Babies Botany Book", die cut to be shaped like a baby sucking a bottle and holding a doll, also reflects this idea, and includes five poems instructing the 'baby' reader on the various times of 'specimens' found. In this case they are referring to five of the stereotypical personalities of young incoming Freshmen. The poems are titled Grind-ia Greasi-ma (a Book Worm), Athlet-a Long Legorum (the athlete with long legs), Fusser Blushiorum (a flirty girl), Freshman-a Weepiosa (a homesick freshman), and Rusher Constant-a (an overachiever). Along with each poem is a black and white lined drawing. These drawings are also humorous in nature, for example the poem about the Athlete, depicts a girl's head with a long braid acting as the center of a flower and its stem, surrounding by basketballs representing the flower petals. Below is one of the poems found within this book. "This 'red-eyed-Susan' does not grow Where 'black-eyed-Susans' do, Nor is its color --A melancholy 'blue'; You'll find that early in the Fall It's everywhere about; 'Tis watered most by tears. But Time Can always Weed it out And for this flower to droop its head Is natural, must be granted: 'Tis torn from its own native soil, And is, of course, transplanted."    - Freshman-a Weepiosa Another funny bit to this book is the inscription which reads: "A collection of typical specimens weeded from the abundant growth of the year 1918, by 17 Botanists." Measures 8" x 4 3/4".
Correspondence from the Office of Commissioner of Public Schools regarding Truancy Census for Children from 6-15 years. .Providence RI.1856
Two (2) printed letters send from Robert Allyn, Commissioner Public Schools advising that the General Assembly has requested each Town or District to provide information on truancy of children between the ages of 6 and 15 years.  The information was to be submitted on Statistical Blanks (not included) within 10 days.  One letter was sent to the town of Burrillville.  Reverse is blank.  Measures 93/4" x 7 1/2"..
Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians
14 pp. Applied illustrated cover over cloth spine. Edited by Esther Averill and Lila Stanley, full color lithographs by Fedor Rojankovsky. The adventures of Daniel Boone and his encounters with Indians hunting, traveling into the wilderness, and war. 14 1/2" x 11 1/4"
Ebenezer Porter The Rhetorical Reader. Mark H Newman.New York.1835
304pp, leather covers. The full title of this book is 'The Rhetorical reader : Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice, with a Rhetorical Notation, Illustrating Inflection, Emphasis, and Modulation, and a Course of Rhetorical Exercises.' This is the two hundred and twentieth Edition, with an Appendix. Measures 7" x 4 1/2" . Leather covers show edge wear and damage due to rubbing, especially on the spine where a piece has separated from the block on the top. Additionally there is a piece of leather missing on the top right corner of the front cover. Interior pages are soiled and tone due to age, with some foxing. The free end paper and fly paper are missing the top right corner. Additionally there is penciling on the end papers.
Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
28 unnumbered pages. Yellow applied printed cover with matching dust jacket, black and white photographs throughout. William is a blue hippopotamus that lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He takes the reader around to show off his friends, other art animals. There is a description of the item and when and where it was created as well as what it is made of.  Japanese quail menuki, a French marble hen, a Greek bronze horse, and Egyptian faience Jerboa mice are among a few of the animals featured. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Francis L Woodworth Woodworth's Youth Cabinet, Volume 6, No. 1. D A Woodworth.New York.January 1851
42 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. Originally published as an anti-slavery newspaper, entitled the "Youth’s Cabinet", the magazine changed drastically when it was purchased by Francis C. Woodworth in 1846. Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet focused on geography and history, or on Christian morality. While there are some illustrations throughout, the pages are general dense with text and its stories are subjects are viewed through a narrow moral aperture. Some stories in this volume are: 'Cousin Helen and her Pets', 'The Deserted College', and 'Conscientious Obedience'. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show some wear, particularly around the edges. There is a small tear to the top of the binding. Moderate foxing and toning, the last few pages have heavy foxing. Minor penciling on a few interior pages.
George F. Murdock Composition Notebook for the Winter Term of George F. Murdock. .Stow, MA.1879-1880
A composition notebook for twelve year old George F. Murdock during the winter term of his "3rd Class". It has thirteen (13) short essays, short stories, and/or sample letters with subjects ranging from Paul Revere, a description of what is in the classroom or seen from his window, and a short story of about a man on the moon. Murdock himself would late go on in life to become an educator and high school principal. It is clear that some of these entries were graded as the majority have a grade written on the top in pencil. Presumably each assignment was graded out of ten points, and Murdock received 9's, 9.5's, and 10's. Below are some excerpts from the composition notebook: "This man lives in a yellow farm house which contains sixteen rooms. Besides the house the man has a a woodshed, a large barn, and a farm containing one thousand acres which covers the surface of the moon. His farm is a very valuable one requiring but little attention except in harvest time' so the man has a good deal of leisure and makes himself very comfortable. He is the only person found on the moon; but once a balloon containing several persons lost it sway , and while trying to get back to the earth it touched the moon near the man's house. The people were kindly cared for by the man and after several months they set sail for the earth which they reached safety..." - Excerpt from "The Man in the Moon", January 8th, 1880 "One Thanksgiving evening when I had been indulged at the supper table more hat usual I went to bed while the clock was striking eight and was soon asleep. I dreamed I was preparing to go to Europe. I spent a week packing my trunk and arranging things at home so that they would be preserved until I returned. I arrived at the depot which seemed to be somewhere in New York and went aboard the train for Boston. On reaching that city I hired a hackman to carry me to the wharf. After riding about ten hours the hack stopped; I stepped out and found myself in a forest. I gazed around for a minute and turned to speak to the coachman; but he, the carriage, and horses were all gone. Suddenly night came on, and it began to rain. After many wanderings I found an opening in a rock; I entered and found a large room under the rock with supper waiting for me to which I bountifully helped myself, and then went to bed..." - Excerpt from "A Dream", January 26, 1880 Tan wrappers, lined interior pages, two thirds full. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4". George Frederick Murdock was born March 8, 1867 to Charles Nathanael Murdock (1835-1904) and Julia Ann Temple (1841-1873) in Hopkinton, MA. He had at least one sibling: Charles Henry Murdock (1865-?). He married Abbie Barker Wade (1867-1939) on February 9, 1893 and had three children: Arthur Wade Murdock (1893-?), Evelyn Louise Murdock (1897-1980), and Frederick M. Murdock (1911-1995). George was the Principal of Major Victor E. Edwards High School in West Boylston High for twenty six (26) until his retirement in 1938. His date of death is unknown.
George J. Becker A Pair of Copybooks belonging to Susan Y. Shoemaker, circa 1850 . Uriah Hunt & Son.Philadelphia, PA.1842
A pair of copybooks originally belonging to a young girl named Susan Shoemaker who most likely lived in or around Philadelphia, PA (Walnut Grove) in the 1850s. The titles of the copybooks are: 'The American System of Penmanship in Three Parts: Ten Numbers, No. 9' (OCLC 4, Dec 2019) published by Uriah Hunt & Son in Philadelphia, PA in 1842, with the penmanship system itself by George J. Becker and 'Leary's Cheap Book Store Copybook' (OCLC 0, Dec 2019) published by Leary's Cheap Book Store in Philadelphia, PA, with no date. Each page of both books features a new sentence, the majority of which are quite lengthy and have a moral undertone. Some of the phrases are: "The activity of genius is unlimited and the measure of its effects depends entirely upon a steady exertion of its powers", "Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason; for that shows more desire than judgment", "A man can hardly do a greater service to his neighbor than to instruct and encourage him in the performance of his duties" and "Sins are like circles in the water, when a stone is thrown into it, one produces another. When anger was in Cain's heart, murder was not far off. P. Henry." The front cover of "The American System of Penmanship" features an engraving of man and a woman seated opposite at a table, writing with a quill. The back of the book features instructions on penmanship and a description of the series. Dark brown wrappers. String binding. Measure 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" The front cover of 'Leary's Cheap Book Store Copybook' features an engraving of the street front and store where the notebook was sold - Leary's Cheap Book Store, No. 158 North Second Street. Beneath the engraving is printed "Where are kept constantly on hand, and for sale, over 100,000 volumes of New, Old, and Scarce Books in every Department of Literature, wholesale and retail. All the latest Editions of School Books. Latin, Greek, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, and German Books." Additionally there is a decorative floral border. The back cover of the notebook is information on books sold by the author James Brown who wrote several books on grammar and the English language, that were printed by Leary's Cheap Book Store. The interior cover page has an engraving of the capital building. Tan wrappers. String binding.  Measures 7 3/4" x 6 1/4"..
Geraldine S Kurnentz Schrier Ladieswear Garment Patterns: Coursework of Gerri Kurnentz from the Fashion Institute of Technology. .New York, New York.c1957
This binder belonged to Geraldine "Gerri" Kurnentz during her time as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The binder contains two distinct courses on ladies wear garments and their corresponding work. Each section starts with the syllabus for the course, followed by Gerri's work and various handouts. These typed syllabus and instructional handouts provided by the school are often stamped with her teacher's name, such as N. Angelier (Nancy L Angelier) and F Leto. The two courses featured in this binder are Pattern Drafting and Design taught by Angelier and Apparel Design, taught by Leto. The coursework often consists of hand-drawn miniature patterns- drawn to scale- which are pasted or pinned onto graph paper. On particularly difficult tasked, such as the inclusion of a notched collar, multiple tiny pattern pieces are affixed to the drawn pattern with straight pins.  At times these patterns are also made from canvas or tracing paper which has been pinned into the graph paper. Along with the patterns are her notes and magazine cutouts of illustrations of the articles of clothing she was attempting to make. Interspersed between all of this are a few newspaper articles she found interesting and a few fashion sketches. It is unclear if these sketches are Gerri's original designs or simply sketches of the dresses she was trying to create. Some of the techniques and/or patterns she learned in these two courses are:  a Notched collar, a Dolman Sleeve, a Ragian Sleeve, a elongated armhole, a petal skirt, and a princess dress. 2 in, 3 ring binder with blue fabric covers. The pages of the binder are encased in plastic sleeve inserts, of which there are 67 (including the one on the front cover).  As such there are approximately 134 (a few plastic inserts are single sided). The binder dates from the mid 1950s, but no later than 1958, as Gerri was married in that year and her name changed to Schrier.  Measures 11 1/2" x 10 1/2". Geraldine "Gerri" S Kurnentz was born on September 3, 1938 to Sidney Kurnentz and Bessie Kurnentz nee Schwartz. She married Richard Schrier in New York in 1958. She eventually moved to New Jersey and had at least two children. Gerri died on July 3 2017.
Griffith, Morrow & Skinner The Whitestown Index, Vol. 5 No1 - Annual Publication Academic Achievements, Editorials & Life Changes. Whitestown Seminary.Whitestone Seminary, NY.1876
An 8 pp newspaper style periodical, that appears to have been published annually.  It begins with a list of the Literary Organizations including Y.G. Fraternity, Union Literary Society, Irving Brothers, Bronte Daughters, E. T. Society, Student Christian Association and the graduating class of 1876.  This is followed by a list of Faculty and Prices Awarded, June 1875 and In Memoriam. This is followed an editorial composed by the three editors for the year various prizes and winners across numerous literary and scientific categories.  The next three pages include a series of articles on various events and subjects from Tantalus Cups to Religious Sentiments on Battlefields. Concluding with the Order of Exercises and Anniversary Appointments. The last two pages are dedicated to ad space for businesses in  Utica, Whitesboro and  Rome NY.  Measures 17 1/2" x 12".  An unusual publication. Whitestown Seminary was established in 1841. A preparatory school.
H. E. Schulse The Earth.  Uniclok Globe Handbook.  A Pocket Manual of the Earth, Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars and ... (Uniclok Globe). Universal Clock & Globe Corporation.Wilmington, DE.1931
53 pp. wraps.  Narrative text with full page and in-text illustrations and graphs throughout.  The globe is  the Telechron Motored Electric Uniclok.  It provided accurate time throughout the world with the aid of an electric lamp socket.   Primary content Uniclok Globe Directions, The Earth (numerous sections), Demonstrating with Uniclok Time Dial & Globe, The Moon, The Sun, The Zodiac and Zodiacal Constellations, Questions and Answers, Different Models and Information.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". .
Hört Ihr Leute!
Hört Ihr Leute!
Price: $60.00
6 unnumbered pages printed on heavy stock/board.  Four (4) full color illustrations with text describing how a child should behave in different social and safety situations.  German language book. Measures 8 5/8" x 11 3/8".  Marked 1692/64/9
Harry K. Rogers Smokey's Story of Old Man Fire. Stock Fire Insurance Company..1929
J. V. Parker.  This book tells the story of Old Man Fire, and his friends (ex. Mr. Innocent Looking Match and Mr. Smouldering [sp.] Cigarette). The story starts off saying how Old Man Fire was mankind's friend. He kept them warm and cooked their food, but if they were careless he would "break his chain and destroy everything with which he comes in contact [with]." The front cover is a color illustration depicting Smoky surrounded by children. The book was given out at the end of a fire-safety course taught to children. The course is taught to the children by Smoky, the Fire Clown who was created and portrayed by Harry K. Rogers, a former fire chief. Illustrated wrapper. 8 pp. Two full page black and white illustrations. This book in was produced with money provided by the Stock Fire Insurance Companies. NO OCLC (Mar 2019). Measures 10 3/4" x 7 1/2".. Harry K. Rogers was born on August 18, 1889 in Marian, Kansas to John Newton Rogers (1841-1912) and Florence Eutoka Cline (1855-1940). He married Lena A Shearer (1887-1939) and had two children together, Josephine Bess Rogers (1916-2010) and Richard Shearer Rogers (1924-2014). After the death of his first wife in 1939 he remarried Miriam Rogers (1900-?). He died on September 13, 1956.
Helen Bannerman, Fern Bisel Peat, Illustrator Little Black Sambo . The Harter Publishing Company.Cleveland, Ohio.1931
Softcover, illustrated in bright color: front and back cover have the same drawing of the titular character Little Black Sambo, wearing his distinct bright orange shirt, blue pants, purple shoes, and carrying a green, polka-dot umbrella, illustrated by Fern Bisel, Peat.  Bottom left corner has "No. H-105" printed in small black type. Profusely illustrated, with 7 full page, color illustrations, and 6 pages with large, in-text illustrations in black-and-white. This book includes the stories 'Little Black Sambo', 'Black Mumbo', 'Black Jumbo' and 'the four Tigers' [sic]. Last page has a short biography of the author, and gives details about the story's origin and this book's creation. States that this book is to be used in an educational setting, and the typeface has been chosen based on studies about how to develop "the correct eye movements." Children are also encouraged to color in the black and white illustrations. 14pp. 9 1/4" x 13".
Henry B. Bear Scientific Demonstration of Theology, Prophecy and Revelation!. .Preston, OH.1900
56 pgs., brown wrappers. Henry B. Bear was a Millerite - a person who believed in William Miller's teachings that Second Advent of Christ was coming in 1843-1844. Bear became disenchanted with Millers teachers and eventually joined the Ohio Shaker Community. He published this book to spread his knowledge that he "arrived at after half a century of meditation, research and study of the scriptures." The book is divided up into the following sections: 'The Subject of Good and Evil', 'The Remission of Sins, What Does it Affect?', 'Heaven, What is It?', 'Hell, What is It?', 'Baptism: Is Water Baptism Essential to Salvation?', 'The Prophecies of Daniel and St. John Demonstrated', 'Daniel's Interpretation of the Image', 'Dedication and Release', 'Revelation of the Godhead', 'Revelation of the Christhead', 'Advent of Jesus Christ', and 'The Female in the Christhead'. Staple binding. Measures 7" x 4 3/4" .
Henry E. Garrett, Ph. D Booklet - How Classroom Desegregation will Work. The Patrick Henry Press.Richmond, VA.1965
26pp. Black and white illustrated wrapper. Cover depicts a checkerboard school house with an American flag flying above.  Contents include Part I - The Intelligence of Public School Children The Florida Study,  The Georgia Study, Project  Talent Part II - Three Examples of Desegregation Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York Part III - General Summary Part IV - Final Word Biology, Psychology, History, Temperance Heredity vs. Environment Paraphrased, the conclusions drawn are that desegregation of public schools would lead to demoralization, ruin and complete ineffectiveness of schools.  The "quality" of education would be incompatible.  White children would be sacrificed to "equalize" the Negro children's IDs. Finally, intermarriage will lead inevitably to the loss in the intellectual and cultural assets of the country. Measures 7" x 5". Articles in newspapers in 1965 advised that this booklet was randomly mailed to teachers and administrators in various locations including Trenton NJ, Cincinnati and Dayton OH.   See articles Dayton Daily News, Wed, Oct. 20, 1965 The Cincinnati Enquirer, Fri, Nov. 5, 1965 The Record (Hackensack), Thu, Dec. 16, 1965
Home ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1880
14 pp (including wrappers, linen book) The cover depicts a boy and girl, playing a drum and a toy horn respectively. The first two pages of the book have each page divided up into 12 squares, with one letter and small illustration in each square. The words used for each letter are basic, such as 'D Ducks' and 'T Tub'. The letters 'I' and 'J' are combined into one square, with the descriptor as "In Jail". There is no letter Z. Besides the alphabet, there are eighteen short lessons, often listing a few new words and a short poem to go along with the. There are six half-page color illustrations that go along with the lessons and illustrate the short poems. Measures 10 1/2" x 7" . Covers show surface wear, particular some cracks in the illustrations. Pages are soiled and toned due to age, particularly on the top edge. There is a faded inscription made by a previous owner on the front cover.
J E Powers A Book for Boys. D Lothrop & Co.Boston.1886
16 pp, red paper covers. An advise book for young boys hoping to succeed in business. The book is broken up into categories: One thing at a time, the way to win (all on one page), the things explained, and hard to understand. On the first page of the book, it describes 'the chance' each boy takes in business. It states "a boy can do some things better than a man. These are given to boys to do; but boys who do them well are scarce.... A girl is a boy in business." The interior cover page lists the author as "by a man who was once a boy himself and knows what boys are good for and what is good for them", however the author, J E Powers, appears under the copyright notice. Title Cover: How a Boy Had Better Behave in Business and What is Going to Come of It. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2".. Minor edge wear. Toning due to age.
J. & H. BirdThe Singer's First Book;  Consisting of Simple Rules and Easy Music for Common SchoolsJohn OwenCambridge1845
38 pp. Applied printed cardboard cover, second edition, sewed binding, music with descriptions and instructions. A music book with preface and note to teachers, first three pages include testimonials in favor of the Singer's First Book. OCLC: 3 (8/29/2016) 5 1/2" x 5" . binding loose, wear on cover, water stain on inside pages, inscribed, foxing
J. T. Melchior A Comprehensive Manuscript Three Volume Language Series Set of Saxona, the Teutonic Element in the English Language, or A Primer of Anglo Saxon Words . .Jasper, IN.1915-1920
A three volume set that explores in depth the etymology of the English Language, in particular the Teutonic (Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, of which Anglo Saxons spoke) element found within the language. These three volumes were hand crafted by J. T. Melchior, and include the history of the Germanic Tribes invasion of what is now the United Kingdom, language charts, vocabulary lists, and mathematical analyses of English writing samples (mostly derived from newspaper clippings) to exemplify how many English words origins are Teotonic. The author's passion for this subject comes through from the very first page, the forward, where he states: "The bold Anglo-Saxon folk who settled in the merry England at a time now long agone [sic]; and their hearty speech - OUR MOTHER TONGUE - as it was in ye olden time and as it is spoken now, herein are told about in homely self-written words. JTM (all Saxon words)". The titles of the three volumes are as follows: Language Series Volume 1 "Saxona": The Teutonic Element in the English Language, A Primer of Anglo Sazon Words (1915, 120 pages), Language Series Volume 2, "Teutona", Anglo-Teutona, The Teutonic Element in the English Language (1920, 89 pages), and Language Series Volume 3, Indo-European Words, Language Charts (no date, 30 pages). The books also come with three printed maps, one hand drawn map, and five hand drawn language diagrams. J. T. Melchior is most likely John T. Melchior from Jasper, IN, who was a teacher for eight years before taking over his father's general store. Upon his retirement from his business, he dedicated his time to studying history and literature. Volume One has green marble covers with red accents while volumes two and  three have green covers with black accents, with a brad binding. The back cover of volume two has an embossed decorative design. Measures 9" x 8".. John T. Melchior was born on March 25, 1858 to John Baptiste Melchior (1823-1883) and Anna Schuler (1829-1906) in Jasper, IN. John was a sickly child, who due to a chronic affliction, was invalid from the age of seven to eighteen. He became a teacher and taught in the Ackerman adn Buechler (Indiana) township schools for eight years, before having to leave the profession due to a serious throat infection. He then worked at his father's general store, before taking over the business in 1907 upon his father's retirement. He married Mary Catherine Jochim (1862-1957) on November 22, 1881 and had four children: Nicholas Robert Melchior (1882-1912), Edward D. Melchior (1887-1916), Hugo Melchior (1890-1983), and Marcella C. Melchior (1899-1930). John retired from the general store (which was then taken over by his sons) in 1913, at which time he focused on his life long passion of history and language. He died on May 21, 1939 have a long illness, and is buried in Jasper, IN.
Jacqueline Blass Das Leben Auf Dem Bauernhof (Life on the Farm), Paper Doll book, with 8 Cut out sheets. Esslinger Vlg J.F. Schreiber.Germany.1990
10 pp. (plus 8 uncut sheets). Hardcover, German language. An interactive book, that allows the reader to tell the story of a day on the farm. Included are the paper dolls the two children, Johanna and Stefan, and their Father, Mother, Grandmother, and baby sister. All sheets are UNCUT.  Measures 11 3/4" x 9 3/4" . Unused condition.
Jane Andrews. The Seven Little Sisters Prove Their Sisterhood, by Jane Andrews. Lee & Shepard Publisher.Boston.1892
A 162 paginated book tells the story of seven young girls, each representing seven different nationalities in order to showcase how different people around the world have different mannerism and customs.  The book is divided into six parts: Agoonack, and Her Sail Upon the Ice Island, A Long Journey Through a Strange Island, What Was Gemila Doing All This Time?, New Work for Pen-se and Lin, Can the Little Brown Baby do Anything? and Christmas-time Again for Louise. There are seven, including the cover page, charming black and white line drawings throughout the book. This book is a companion to 'The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air and' 'Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now,'  also by Jane Andrews, and is  intended as an elementary text book, with pronunciation and vocabulary lists in the back. Copyrighted in 1877. Measures 7" x 5". Covers show edge wear. There is a top piece of the cover missing on the backstrip and there are some minor stains on the back cover. The inside front cover is inscribed by a previous owner. Interior pages are slightly toned and soiled due to age. Otherwise fine.
John W. Wanamaker Stock Share Certificate for the Bethany Building, A Fundraising Campaign to Enlarge the Bethany's Presbyterian Church. Bethany's Presbyterian Church.Philadelphia, PA.October 23, 1874
A stock share certificate for the fundraising campaign for the enlargement of "Bethany Building" where the Bethany School and church were located.  A part of this campaign was that with the payment of one dollar, an individual was given a share in the enlargement, as well as a certificate denoting that. The certificates were printed in red ink, with a simple double lined red border, and with spaces provided in the text to fill out the donor name, date, and certificate number. The certificates were also signed by the Treasurer, Sam M. Clement, countersigned by Mrs. W. J. Ferguson, and by Wanamaker himself as the Superintendent. The certificate also features a black and white engraving of the Bethany Building, though whether this is an artist's rendition of the what the expanded would look like, or the original building is unknown. This certificate was purchased by Sallie Maull. Bethany School School would grow to be the largest Sunday School in the nation, and the church associated with the school is still in existence today, and is known as the Bethany Church Evangelical Presbyterian and is now located in Haventown, PA. Single page, single sided. Measures 9" x 5 1/4".. The Bethany School was founded in 1859 and its mission was to educate the children of local area, who were mostly from poor families. The school was founded by E. H. Toland, a missionary from the American Sunday School Union and John Wanamaker (1838-1922) who was an American merchant. Wanamaker was also a religious, civic, and political figure, and was perhaps most well known for being a pioneer in marketing. Within two years of its founding, the school had grown to over 230 students with 17 teachers and went from a single rented room to its own building in the neighborhood. In 1865 the school had over 900 students and Wanamaker had decided to again move the school to a larger location and this time add a church. By 1874, the school and church were again too small to meet the community's needs, and a fundraising campaign to enlarge the "Bethany Building" began.
Joseph Lee  Play and Playgrounds . .1908.
A reprint of an essay written by Joseph Lee, the man considered to be the grandfather of the playground movement. It was published after he was named the chairman of the Playground Association of America's Committee on State Laws. The essay covered not only his philosophy of play, but the types of play recommended for various ages, the importance of variety in play, the necessity of leadership and supervision, and the character values that come from play. Measures 9" x 6"..
Know Your States Volvelle for Tip Top Bread. Enriched Tip Top Bread..[1959]
A vibrant colorful volvelle created by Enriched Tip Top Bread, both to advertise their bread and also teach the user interesting facts about the individual states. This double sided volvelle, has five openings on each side that reveals a fact about each state as you turn the wheel. For each state you learn its nickname, population, size in square miles, capitol, state flower, and what it is noted for. For example the state of Wisconsin, aka the Badger State, is noted for vegetables, dairying, furs and iron. The volvelle is double side as it only twenty-four states on each side of the wheel. The background of the volvelle has an image of the Statue of Liberty against the night sky. Each side of the wheel has a box of quick facts about Alaska and Hawaii with the note that their admission to statehood is pending. At the base of the volvelle is  Tip Top Bread's motto "If it's still fresher than TIP-TOP -it's still in the oven!" Measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/2".
L Wardell A Delightful and Easy Method for Teaching Children to Read Music with extraordinary facility, by the arrangement of a house on the piano-forte. ..1857
A way of learning how to play the piano-forte by L Wardell in which he instructs the player to image a house over the keys. Each key represents a different room or pillar of the house. Wardell claims that "this system has met with astonishing  success wherever it has been adopted."  Measures 10 1/4" x 4 1/2".. There are two separations.
La Vada Zutter Spatter Ink Techniques. Sandford Ink Company.Chicago, IL & New York, NY.1938
A short book that describes the art of Splatter Ink, and the various techniques that can be used to accomplish different looks and designs. The book contains several examples of the types of stencils that can be used in the art form as well as ideas for what splatter ink can be used for, such as small gifts like hot pads, wall plaques, calendars, greeting cards, lamp shades, decorative plates, posters, and commercial art. Additionally there are examples and instructions for the different splatter ink techniques, such as positive and negative units, figure illustration, silhouettes, cartooning and layout, stick drawing, crayon resist, paint brush stenciling, tempera resist, and lettering. Additionally there are examples of finished works, from art to advertising posters. The majority of the book are these printed examples with minimal text used at the base of the pages for instructions. 22 pgs. Illustrated covers. OCLC 13 (May 2020). Measures 11" x 8 1/2".
Lettersheet -- Lebanon Valley College
A 9" x 5 5/8" letter sheet with an illustration of the exterior of the college at top. Sheet dated 1866.  Content includes random thoughts of writer, presumably used as a practice sheet. Lebanon Valley College is a small, liberal arts higher education institution situated in the heart of Annville in Lebanon County, PA. Founded in 1866.  The college charter, granted in 1867, specifically stated that Lebanon Valley College was established for the education of both sexes. Indeed, Lebanon Valley College can claim that it has been coeducational longer than any other college east of the Allegheny Mountains. However, the curricula were different for men and women, a condition created from a compromise after an uproar in the founding church over the equal treatment of men and women. The "Ladies Course" included modern languages, painting, drawing, wax flower and fruit making, and music. By 1878, the college catalog began announcing that experience showed that there was no difference between men and women in their ability to master college courses, an unpopular idea at its time.
Margarete Hoenemann A Collection of Seven Art Class Lesson Plans on Drawing Outlines for Grades 1-8. .Salem, MA.1931-1932
A collection of seven different lessons plans of art teacher Margarete Hoenemann for the 1931-1932 school year. The lessons plans include typewritten notes and artwork either intended to be used as samples for the lesson or as artwork decorating the lesson plan itself. The artwork includes drawings, constructed images, colored pencil, watercolor, silhouettes, and stencils. Six of the seven lessons plans, include lessons for Grades 1-8, while the the last one only has a lesson plan for grades 1 &2. The lessons plans are hand bound using brads, and with one exception, have covers with small pieces of artwork on them. Margarete Hoenemann was an art teacher who worked in or around Salem, MA. By the 1960s she would become the Art Director for Salem Public Schools. Measures 12" x 9" To view this collection, please click on the following link: Margarete M. F. Hoenemann was born on October 4, 1907 to Theodore Emil Hoenemann (1870-1948)  and Bertha M. Bertais Hoenemann (1875-1955) in Boston, MA. She had one sibling, Gretchen Hoenemann (1908-?). Her father was a sculptor, and was perhaps where Margarete gain her artist interests. It is unknown when she died.
Marian Beattie Teaching As My Career: A School Project About A Young Female Student's Future. .Kalamazoo, MI.1937
women, teaching, education, made by hand A school project done by Kalamazoo's Woodward Junior High's 14 year old Marian Eleanor Beattie (1923-2007) on what her future life and career would look like. The result of the project is a large, 81 page hand made book. As the title of the project gives away, Marian wanted to be a teacher as she liked children and "always thought it would be fun to give an assignment and correct the papers afterwards." When she was younger she had aspirations of being a music teacher, but since she couldn't play the piano, she decided on being an Elementary school teacher instead. The assignment was divided up into several different sections entitled, "Autobiography", "Why I Chose My Career", "History", "Nature of the Work", "Qualifications", "Advantages and Disadvantages", "Rewards and Opportunities", "Preparations", "Self Analysis", "First Interview", "Second Interview", "Letter of Application", "Biography", "My Hobbies", "My Future Home", "Pursuing My Career", "My Measure of Success", and "Bibliography". Each section is a mixture of her past, current, and possible future, and is a wonderful look into a young girl's fantasies of what her future would be. The first half of the book, up till just before the 'Interview' sections, as well as the "My Hobbies" and "My Measure of Success" sections, tells the story of Marian's past, why she wants to be a teacher, what she believes a teaching career is, and an analysis of herself. It is in these sections she states that she wishes to go to Western State Teachers College (now known as Western Michigan University) to receive her degree. The two interview sections, are interviews she conducted with two of her teachers at school about teaching. The letter of application is an imaginary letter written by a 'future' Marian, and essentially is a cover letter for a fictional job. The "Biography" section has several short biographies on historical figures that were influential in the field of education. "My Future Home" and "Pursuing My Career" are both sections in which Marian lets her imagination run wild with fantasies of what her future could be. Her ideal house would have a library, sun porch, tennis court, and  three bedrooms; one for her, one for guests and one for the help. The "Pursuing My Career"  section is written in diary format, and details how in the course of six days, Marian gets her first teaching job, meets a boy, gets married, and is now off to France since her husband was promoted to US Ambassador to France. One entry in the diary starts with "I woke up this morning to find my self in a new home not far from the capital of the United States. I looked down on my left hand. Instead of my gold signet ring I saw a wedding ring and my diamond." At the end of the book is a bibliography and several pages of signatures of her fellow classmates and teachers, just like a yearbook would. Of note with the student signatures is that the career they selected for themselves for the school project is also written. Some of the future career goals of her fellow classmates, which very much split along gender norms, are: acting, aeronautical engineering, designer, acting, journalism, lawyer, nurse, private secretary, aviation and librarian. The book has been hand made with fuchsia colored covers with black accents. All the pages have been bound with hand sewn thread. The book contain numerous printed illustrations, both in color and black and white, most likely taken from magazines. These images are used to enhance the story she is telling, and often feature young children either at play or in the classroom. In the section about her ideal house, she has an example of what she would like each room in her house to look like, most of which appear to be in the modern art deco style popular in the 1930s. There are two loose pieces in the book which were most likely added after the project was graded. The first is a large black and white photograph of her classmates and teachers, that on the back lists all their names. The second is a newspaper clipping of Woodward Junior High's 1937 city championship basketball team. The title page of the book has an ink drawing of a head shot of a fashionable woman in a cap and gown. Unfortunately Marian Beattie would not fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. According to her obituary she worked as an administrative assistant for most of her life. 81 pages. Pink hard covers. Sewn binding. Handmade. Measures 12 1/2" x 9". . Marian Eleanor Beattie was born on May 25, 1923 to John Harrison Beattie (1889-1950) and Ethel Morris Beattie (1895-1982) in Kalamazoo, MI. She had one sister, Martha Beattie Reed (1923?-?). She was a life long resident of Kalamazoo, MI and died on August 24, 2007.
Marjorie E Bullock Artistic Anatomy, Drawings and Notes Penned by Marjorie E. Bullock. .Missoula, MN.c1920-1923
The University of Montana's Department of Freehand Drawing offered a course called "Artistic Anatomy", and in the course description catalogue stated that the class "will be found profitable, and even necessary to the student who intends to pursue the study of art." This class was a blend of science and art, which is reflected in the notebook Marjorie Bullock used for this class. The notebook consists of notes on the scientific names of each part of the body as well as their shape and how they are connected to the surrounding tissue and limbs. Predominantly focuses on bones and musculature, all intricately drawn in full detail with all parts identified. Accompanying these notes are drawing (done in black and green ink)  exemplifying these bodily features. While there are studies done of the entire body, most are smaller sections, such as "the skull", "Back view of Trunk", and "Outer view of the upper Limb". There are approximately 44 pages of drawings contained within the notebook. Additionally 4 pages of pencil drawings done on tissue paper. Annotated on the drawings are page numbers, that most likely correspond to what every text book she was using as reference to draw from. Housed in a 1" Black fabric, 2 ring binder with embossed border. 146 pages.  Measures 11" x 8 1/2". . Marjorie Elizabeth Bullock was born on January 7, 1902 in Shell Lake, WI to William Loring Bullock (1873-1941) and Nellie Earnestine Nelson (1873-1940). The family moved to Montana shortly thereafter and her father, William, eventually become the County Attorney. Marjorie attended the University of Montana from 1920 to 1923 where she was a member and Vice President of the Delta Phi Delta Art Society and a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta She married Capt. John Henry Ringe (1895 -1943 in September 1923.  They had one daughter together, Joanne Ringe (1924-2010). Her husband, a Colonel in the Army by this point, unfortunately died in a plane crash in September of 1943. At the time he was stationed at Camp Harahan, LA, and he and a pilot were on maneuvers when the plane crashed into the \Mississippi River. Marjorie died in October 1974. Both her and her husband are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
McBride's Comic Dialogues for School Exhibitions and Literary Entertainments. A collection of original humorous dialogues designed or the development of amateur dramatic talent.  H. Elliott McBride Dick and Fitzgerald New York 1873
179 pp, applied cover, collection of dialogues for school children, lists characters and props for each scenario, preface by author, beginning and end pages contain advertisement for publisher's other books. 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" binding loosening, cover worn on edges,  foxing throughout, faded inscription on cover, "Alfred Williams" N. C. bookseller label on inside front cover
multipleMerry Times for Boys and GirlsPorter and CoatesPhiladelphia1878
400 pp. Applied color illustrated front cover, applied illustrated black and white back cover. A collection of prose and poetry literature, heavily illustrated, contibutors include Louisa May Alcott, R.M. Ballantyne, Mary Lamb, Aesop, Alfred Tennyson,  Clement Moore and more. Inscribed to Bessie P. Wiley Christmas 1895. 9" x 6 1/2". wear on cover, inscribed
P.S. 86 Tooled Copper Cover Remembrance Scrapbook Given to Mrs. Nufer by her Students upon her retirement. .New York.1949
Anna Louisee Nufer retired as Principle of New York PS 86 on September 19, 1949. On that day she was presented with a scrap book made by the teachers and students of PS 86. The covers are green leather with a tooled copper illustration of the story "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe." The dedication page of this scrap book is also tooled copper affixed to wallpaper, which states the date the book was given to Mrs. Nufer. The scrap book is 23 leaves, and consists of thank you notes in general written by the teacher and signed by all of the students in their respective classes. Each page was done on a colored construction paper often with hand drawn borders. One page that stand out in particular has a water color of the world and a poem full of plays on words: "The world is you 'Erster' and see what's inside You made your 'cherse ter' While you feel better Instead of 'Worster' " Attached to the back inside cover is a hand made card filled with poetry across 22 pages. The front of the card has a painted silhouette of a sailboat. The first page of this card has an adorable crayon drawing of children marching holding flags along with the inscription "Testimonial Dinner to Mrs. Anna L Nufer, Hotel Madison, November 7, 1949." Within the card are little missives and poems written on each page from fellow friends and teachers. Green leather covers, rope binding. Tool cooper cover and dedication page. Measures 13 1/4" x 11 1/2" . Anna Lousie Nufer nee Kaelin, was born on September 23 1887 in Manhattan, NY to Herman Kaelin and Anna Genevieve Becker (1867 -?). She married Christian F. Nufer (1891 - 1970) and had one daughter named Doris Rose Nufer Fisher (1917-2006). She started teaching in 1913 at PS 71. Eventually she would become principle at PS 86, and retire in 1949. She died on January 4, 1979 in Needham, MA.
Play Time - The Playtime Unit of the How and Why Program of Child Mental Development..  1949
A 10 1/2 x 7 1/2" box style folio with 37 Play Time booklets.  The reverse of the box indicates the series was designed for young children to learn by doing - nursery through primary grades.  This is followed by contributors and artists and a lyst of available Play Time books.    Apparently only a portion of the list is in each box and in no particular orde.  The booklets range from 4 to 8 pages and encourage learning in many different ways, from cutting and dressing paper dolls, to counting and drawing, reading, cooking, creating shadow puppets and much more. There is a  reference to an "Instant Guide to How and Why Program"  which is not present.   Partially completed by a child.
Promotional Booklet Hope Farm for Children
Reader-Manual for Jim and Judy by Arthur I. Gates with the assistance of Mary M. Bartlett. The New World Play Book, MacMillan Company. 1939. First edition

Fifty (50) playing cards, each representing a different
Latin author.  The name of the individual
is at the top of the card followed by seven (7) questions.  Each of the questions is answered by the name
at the top of the card.  In original slip
case with instructions.   The interior
portion of the slip case provides information on the Outline of Latin
Literature, Significance of These Dates and Abbreviations of Roman Personal
Names Used in This Game.  Inscribed on
exterior of slip case. Light wear on slip case; contents excellent and

Rev. J. L. BlakeFirst Book in Astronomy, Adapted to the Use of Common Schools.Lincoln and EdmandsBoston1831
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"
Stories and Hymns for Children.   Rufus Merrill Concord, NH 1853
120 pp, light brown blind stamped cover with gilt stamp spine, five sections 24 pp each, many illustrations, titles include Story about Lapland, Peep at the Old World, The Poetical Alphabet, Stories about the Whale, and Stories about Indians. 6 1/4" x 4" light wear of cover, light foxing, inscribed, part one and two title pages missing possibly by design
Strive and Thrive: a tale.  Mary Howitt D. Appleton  New York 1841
175 pp, cover is dark brown blind stamp with gilt stamp spine, frontispiece and illustration on title page, chapters include Neighbor's Gossip, A Great Change, Secret Schemes, and New Connexions,  part of the Appleton's Tales for the People and their Children collection. 6" x 4" slight wear on cover, foxing throughout, inscribed
Student Work - Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ..1871-1872
Two (2) sets of manuscript student exercises created by a Frist Year MIT student. The first is titles Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss with five (5) plates and 50 problems.  Measures 9 1/2" x 13 1/2".  The second is 12 of 13 plates (No. 7 lacking) with an array of drawings including  Rivets drawn full size,  Angle and T iron,  Eccentric, drawings from models and Problems from Projections.  Measures 13 1/2" x 20". .
The New American Pronouncing Speller.  S. Mecutchen E.H. Butler Philadelphia 1872
143 pp, light green applied illustrated cover, Children's spelling lesson book, describes sounds and includes practice lessons, contains illustrations, preface by author, ends with weights and measurements and multiplication tables. 7 1/4" x 5" cover worn on edges, pages in very good condition
The New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb Circular of President and Directors of the Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb.... E. Conrad. .New York, NY.1818
Wraps. A circular that was distributed by the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, and its full title is: "Circular of President and Directors of the Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Petition to the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York with their Favorable Report and Patronage, &c." It's purpose is to promote and inform the citizens of New York, of both its needs and what had already been done for the school by its Board of Directors and the New York City Legislator. Not a public appeal for donation, but encourages generosity. It begins with the accomplish that was written by Silvanus Miller, Esq.,  stating that the directors of the school were "impelled by a sense of duty, and a desire to promote the welfare of those unfortunate persons committed to their superintending care, to make this appeal to a charitable and benevolent public... deprived of their sense of hearing, and the power of speech, they posses all those sensibilities and affections ... [and] without the fostering care of benevolent instruction, and the steady and kind supervision of endearing friends, these [children] must languish in ignorance, remain the monuments of negligence, of inattention, and oftentimes, of wretchedness." It continues on to describe some of the education these children will receive such as "the two handed alphabet" (sign language), and " the knowledge of connexion [sic], and the significance of the letters, to their uses in spelling and reading, and the power of arithmetical numbers, combinations and actual calculations", along with the belief that these instructions "must be taught early in life." The next part of the circular is the written petition from the school to the legislators of New York City. It draws comparison between London, who had recently funded a school for the Deaf and Dumb, and New York, often calling New York the "London of America". It includes some information on the founding of the school, in the prior year (1817), the current amount of pupils, and their needs. At the end, there is a listing of the resolved items on the petition, in which the legislators agreed to fund $500 towards the school, as well as to fund ten students' tuition costs (not to exceed $40 per student per year), and paid the rent on the school room. It concludes with Board minutes thanking  the legislators for the funding as well as detail the cost of schooling and tuition at the school. OCLC-0 (Aug 2020) 16 pgs. Measures 8" x 5". The school is still in existence today and is in fact known as the second oldest school for the deaf in America. It was renamed at some point to The New York School for the Deaf, and is currently located in White Plains, NY.
The Patchwork Poster Book of Flowers
No. 903.  18 unnumbered pages with heavy stock litho covers. Nine (9) of the pages are on heavier stock and are outlines of flowers, the remaining pages are paper weight colored pages of the flower parts designed to be cut and pasted on the black and white pages. Rhyming verses re the flower on reverse of black and white illustration including Iris, Hollyhock, Zinnias, Sunflowers and Chrysanthemums. Helene Nyce illustrator.   Measures 8 1/2" x 12 1/2".
The Polite Present, or manual of good mannersMunroe and FrancisBoston 1834
71 pp. illustrated printed paper cover, hand sewn string binding. Contents include 38 rules for children's behavior (at church, lying, awkward speech, cleanliness, mimicry and waggery, at table, and conversation to name a few). there is a section of eight important cautions like taking God's name in vain, obscene expressions, and of disobedience to parents. Lastly there are ten short exhortations. 4" x 2 1/2". some foxing , inscribed
The White Plume of Navarre.  Russell Gordon Carter The P.F.Volland Co. Illinois 1928
192 pp. Green cloth cover, applied color illustration, white cover and spine titles, illustrated end pages, frontispiece, color illustrations throughout by Beatrice Stevens. Set in 1685 France, the story tells of a young boy Philip and the conflict between King Louis XIV and the Huguenots. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" 5th edition
Various Promotional Brochure -History  Blairsville College for Women from 1851-1901 - . .Blairsville , PA.1901
In 1851 Blairsville Female Seminary was founded by Presbyterian pastor George Hill. The Seminary started out in a single building and eventually became a chartered college in 1893. This book is the history of the school and its mission to educate young women. The book is divided into several sections entitled, "History of the Blairsville Ladies' Seminary', 'History of the Seminary from 1876 to 1881', 'History of the Seminary from 1881 to 1886', 'History of the Seminary from 1886 to 1891', 'History of the Seminary from 1891 to 1896', and 'History of the College from 1896 to 1901". Each section is written by a class historian, and these booklets were presumably prepared for the alumnae reunions. There are ten pages of printed photographs, all but one of these pages show portraits of individuals who had a large impact on the college. One of the images is of the college campus. Front cover is embossed with the college seal. String Binding. 69 pgs. Wraps with string tie binding. OCLC-1 (Mar 2019) Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/4". Report for the First Alumnae Reunion, June 1876 by Miss Melissa R. Mendell, Class of 1856.
We Come and Go – Informal Test for Third Pre-Primer (Scott, Foresman Co.) Dick, Sally and Baby c1950

Unpaginated test that appears to have been constructed from
the pages of a primer.  Hand penned
questions (and answers) on the reverse of some of the pages test the child’s
understanding and recognition of the page.
Measures 6” x 9”.  No OCLC.

William MavorThe English Spelling-Book Accompanied by A Progressive Series of Easy and Familiar LessonsGeorge Routledge and SonsLondon1885
108 pp. Applied printed cover, frontispiece, illustrations throughout by Kate Greenaway. Lesson book for children with descriptions and lessons, illustrated. There are one through four syllable words, easy three letter words, and fables included. 7" x 4 1/2"
Wouldst Know Thyself
63pp. Applied paper hardcover. Black and white engravings. 2 intact edged tears. Engaging imagery on healthy and unhealth posture,reading lessons in physiology, skeletons, organs and more. Measures 4 3/4" x 7 1/2".