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Chauncey Buell's Book - Ludlow Massachusetts, 1834 -1841.
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 Chauncey Buell's Book - Ludlow Massachusetts, 1834 -1841.
Includes wages paid to others including tasks performed from 1834-1841 followed by a receivables ledger.   Last entry death record of Chauncy, who died at age 60 (1853) , Anne who died at 91 years and Margaret who died at age 65. The Buell family of Ludlow was descended from William Buell (or Be well) of Chesterton, Huntingdonshire, England, who came to New England about 1630 and settled at Dorchester, Mass., but removed a few years later to indsor, Conn., where the family took a prominent part in the early history of the town.Chauncey Buell,' the first of the Ludlow Buells, was born March  1, 1793, at Somers, Conn., coming to Ludlow about 1820, where he died Sept. 12, 1853; married April 24, 1821, at Longmeadow, Anne Lathrop, born Dec. 24, 1794, at East Wiindsor, Conn., died Feb. 17, 1886.
"Your Favourite Walk" Photo and Memory Album created by Cissie, UK. 1909
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"Your Favourite Walk" Photo and Memory Album created by Cissie, UK.     1909
Handmade, hand tied album with photographs and a handwritten letter from a niece, Cissie, to her uncle. Addressed 473 Carlton Place Oswaldtwistle, there is a photograph from Douglas Harbor  Isle of Man and the niece refers to her uncle getting settled in the "land of the free and the home of the brave" while referencing her travels in the UK.  Names mentioned include Peggy, a new niece Lizzie, brother Dick, and Aunt Maggie. Measures 5" x 6 1/2" some staining from photograph and mounts
Two Weeks Without Pay; Being the Happenings from June 20 to August 13, 1923 - personal journal New York/New Jersey
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Two Weeks Without Pay; Being the Happenings from June 20 to August 13, 1923 - personal journal New York/New Jersey
unpaginated. Paper bound personal diary from June 20 to August 13, 1923, handwritten and made to look like a published book by drawing a title page.Preface from the 'editor' is presumably the author of the diary and begins "The second spoke continues and finishes the last days in jail (school)." July 7th mentions he bought 4 letters to put on his jersey (jeff)n however a letter on August 6th is addressed to "Clarence".
Diary of Young Girl, Frankie Brown, Daytona Florida, 1919. ..
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 Diary of Young Girl, Frankie Brown, Daytona Florida, 1919. ..
Black leather cover, preprinted generic pages, lined pages for each day of the year filled in by hand. Calendar journal with identification page identifies the book as belonging to Frankie Brown in Daytona Florida, some answers are tongue in cheek and give the feeling of a preteen or teenage writer. The next section has preprinted pages of calendars, value of foreign coins, rates of postage and stock, populations, weather, and holidays. The journal then begins on Wed. Jan, 1, 1919. Each page is filled in completely. It begins "you are a new diary and I wonder if you are nice. Your predecessor was. Your name is Elizabeth". Entries discuss friends, activities, crushes 6" x 3". heavy wear on cover, sections of text block detached
Inventory Book for Builder, 1903-1906 . ..
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Inventory Book for Builder, 1903-1906 . ..
paper cover with cloth tape binding, handwritten pages of builder's inventory lists. A detailed listing of building supplies from 1903-1906. An unknown builder documented the inventory for his business. The first page starts with "fire pails, painted 453", "railing for automatic fire door  397 1/2' " the list continues throughout the book and contains sprinkling heads and  water closets then goes on to specific areas of the building; basement, machine shop, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th floors. Other entries are for coal along with "Fogarty's time record". Later in the book is a listing of names and locations many of which are crossed out, these have dates from the 1860's on them but appear to be in a similar hand. Measures 6" x 4 1/2". worn, tear in cover
The Standard Diary no. 532 of anonymous writer in Massachusetts. The Standard Diary Co 1912
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The Standard Diary  no. 532 of anonymous writer in Massachusetts.   The Standard Diary Co  1912
Brown fabric cover of printed journal, lined paper, beginning has standard information such calendar, holidays, populations, weights and measures, presidents, and a variety of tables. The journal is very detailed. Each day of 1912 is filled in with weather, organ lessons given, callers, information about chickens, and daily life. The end contains addresses, accounts,days she played organ and amount received, births, deaths,  detailed listings of chickens and laying habits, poultry eaten and sold.  Last page is a list of names of pullets in 1911-1912. Measures 5" x 3"
Newspaper Cover Handmade Commonplace Book, June 4, 1809.
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 Newspaper Cover Handmade Commonplace Book, June 4, 1809.
8 pages of laid paper stitched in place between a portion of a newspaper page from 1809.  Includes Bible verses and quotes, bills sent to Bridgeport Bank, Mohawk Bank and several to  Manhattan Bank.  This is followed by additional devotionals and banking notes.  Articles on the covers include petitions of the New York state assembly, buildings to be sold or leased,  want ads and advertising and a partial editorial on a letter written by John Adams.  Measures 7" x 4 3/4".
Family Album Containing 32 Illustrated color Belgium telegrams for 2 Weddings 1940s-1950s.
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Family Album Containing 32 Illustrated color Belgium telegrams for 2 Weddings 1940s-1950s.
The brightly colored telegrams are congratulations on the marriages of Jean Pier Stockhelm to Laura Jane spooner of Memphis and a second wedding, that of Nicole Fraipont to Michael Stockhelm. Also includes wedding pictures, children's pictures from the 1940s and 1950s.  Housed in somewhat worn leather album.  Measures 10" x 8".
Anonymous Quotes & Thoughts on the Sermons of Reverend Moses Drury Hoge from 1894 to 1898. Confederate Army Preacher & Orator
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Anonymous Quotes & Thoughts on the Sermons of Reverend Moses Drury Hoge from 1894 to 1898. Confederate Army Preacher & Orator
A tiny pocket journal, written by an unknown individual whose entries mostly consists of quotes from sermons delivered by Reverend Moses Drury Hoge (often referred to in the journal as Dr. Hoge). Along with the quotes, are the writer's thoughts on these sermons. Dr. Hoge was a well-known preacher and orator for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war he rebuilt his church in Richmond, VA, and travel extensively to preach.
E. M. Cole 1968 Daily Pocket Diary of E. M. Cole - household help responsibilities, sales records - preserving and selling of jam. .Oneida Castle, New York.1868
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E. M. Cole 1968 Daily Pocket Diary of E. M. Cole - household help responsibilities, sales records - preserving and selling of jam. .Oneida Castle, New York.1868
A pocket diary belonging to E. M. Cole, an unidentified woman living in Oneida Castle, NY. The diary starts of with several printed pages of general information, such as the calendar for the year, including phases of the moon, church holidays, postal money orders, and US stamp duties. Cole starts actually writing in the diary on February 8, 1868, the date she purchased it herself. There are daily entries in the diary until August 23 where it abruptly stops for a month and inexplicably resumes finally concluding on November 1.  Each entry is a record of what Cole did that day as well as a note on the weather. Additionally, after a new servant girl, Louise H. Ellington, arrives on April 4, there are numerous notes on what work she does in the house as well. It is unclear throughout the diary, whether Cole is a fellow servant or the mistress of the house, different entries throughout the year support either hypothesis. There are references to "Mother and Father" and "Mother and Father Cole" so it is almost certain that Cole is her married name. Additionally, there are numerous references to an Elmer, who may or may not be her husband. At the end of the diary there are several pages set aside for 'Memoranda', 'Cash Accounts', and 'Bills Payable' most of which has been filed out. There are notes about money she borrowed from her father to pay for medicine and a few notes about local deaths. The 'Cash Accounts' and 'Bills Payable' is a record of her purchase or sales made. Purchases general include her groceries or other items, such as fabric for dress. During the the summer months, she harvested and made jams from a variety of berries and keeps track of who she sold them to, as well as the amount purchased by each individual. Below are some of the daily entries in the journal. "Baked pies, cake & c, worked and packed about twenty lbs. of butter. Elmer has gone to Vienna and it seems lonely here tonight." -  March 28, 1868 "O dear, how tired I am, have been papering the dining room, idi not get it quite finished. Warm & cloudy, has been showers around but none just here." - May 29, 1868 "Baked bread, pickled berries & did some house work & some serving. Louise washed & ironed. Some 6 Dutch women at work."  - July 9, 1868 "Swept, did house work, cut cucumbers & sewed some AM. [In] PM DW has drawn 4 loads of sand to Oneida & 1 of cheese. We had a shower this PM." - August 19, 1868 "My poor diary has bee neglected these four weeks for pop picking [sp?] & c. Today blacked stove pipe, baked bread, colored and ironed dress & c. Rainy." - September 25, 1868 "Louise cleaned Father's rooms today and I of course did the work which takes nearly all my time fro my family of 10 persons. Michael came at noon." - October 29, 1868 The journal itself has black leather covers, with a flap to seal. There is a gilt stamp on the front cover which states "Diary 1868". There is a slot for a small pen or pencil and a pocket folder in the back. Interior pages are gilt edge. Measures 4 3/4" x 4 1/4".
Miscellaneous Extracts, During the year 1837. ..
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Miscellaneous Extracts, During the year 1837. ..
A hand constructed booklet measuring 6" x 3 3/4" with an array of factual data from the year 1837 embellished with historical events from as early as the 15th century. A few facts of interest:
-The death of King William the 4th took place in June, and the ascension to the throne of the Princess Victoria at the age of 18.
Harriet S. Rowley An Idiosyncratic Common Place Address Book . .Massachusetts .[1919-1930]
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Harriet S. Rowley An Idiosyncratic Common Place Address Book . .Massachusetts .[1919-1930]
A one of a kind commonplace address book, that belonged to Harriet Sophia Rowley (1853-1943), which includes not only the addresses of her family and friends, but also that of local businesses she likes. Sometimes these notes are by the business name or type, but other times it is listed under the goods that is sold there. Often she makes extraneous notes about the business as well. Some examples are: "Apples,  Mrs. Frank T. Ives, Amherst (Bought in 1919, good)", "Artificial Flowers, made by a one armed ex soldier, Geo. Bryant shop at 68 Emrose St. (Nov. 21) Pine Point, Springfield, MA", "Flower information. Garden Index. Copyright, 1933, S. A. Murphy, N.Y.C. Good for Xmas, a Treasure for My Garden", and "Tea Room, 'The Barn', Harvard Mass. Tel. Harvard 167, dinners a la carte. Antique shop also. Good. Arthur de Lanqis Prop."  Interspersed are occasional statements of fact "Soldiers in barracks U.S. Armory grounds during World War". At the back of the address book is a list of her friends and family members' birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Additionally as they died, she made a note of that date as well. Measures 6 3/4" x 4". Harriet Sophia Rowley was born on February 16, 1853, to Warren Dunham Rowley (1800-1854) and Harriet Maria Curry (1818-1889) in New York. She had several siblings: Warren Curry Rowley (1841-1928) and Hiram Curtis Rowley (1844-1922), Sarah Cornelia Rowley (1850-1952), Nancy Helen Rowley (1846-1925), and a half sister, Nancy Davis Rowley (1837-1846). She lived in South Trenton, NJ with her family until they moved to Utica, NY In 1866. She eventually would move to Springfield, MA and lived with her brother Hiram until his death in 1922. Harriet herself died at the age of 91 on October 26, 1943.
Anonymous The Round Trip to California by a young boy... The Tale of Three Cross-Country Road Trips. .United States.Summers 1939, 1946, & 1948
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Anonymous The Round Trip to California by a young boy... The Tale of Three Cross-Country Road Trips. .United States.Summers 1939, 1946, & 1948
This travel journal belonged to an unknown, intelligent, and inquisitive young boy, who with his family makes several cross country road trips during the summers of 1938, 1946, and 1948. The boy's entries reflect his interest in nature, both plant and animal life, as well as science, particularly geology. Not to mention his excitement at almost nightly camping. The boy meticulously recorded everything in these entries: the locations they visited, where they camped and events such as being woken by coyotes or car horns, his sister Barbie attempting to stalk a mountain goat, and the number  of fish each family member caught. Based on his writing he mostly likely was between 7-10 years old on the first trip. As he ages, it is he  reflected in the depth of his writing, as well as his mentions of sometimes driving the car himself and the visiting of various college campus on the latter trips. The colleges specifically mentioned are: Cornell, University of Michigan, Stanford, Pomona College, Berkeley College, and Reed College. It should be noted that the father of the family is a professor, therefore the reasons for the visits may have been for either father or son. The first two road trips in the journal have specific dates, the first of which starts on June 22, 1939 in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and continues to July 27, 1939 when the family has reached San Francisco, CA. There are almost daily entries on this trip, with the exception of a break from June 27 to July 2 when the boy is visiting his Grandmother in Chicago. Family members on this trip are his parents and Barbara "Barbie", presumably his sister. The second road trip takes place seven years later, and starts on June 21, 1946 in Boston, MA. and continues to August 8, 1946 soon after the family reached Kings Canyon National Park in Fresno County, CA. During this journey, there are mentions of two additional (younger) siblings, Johnny and Binnie, as well as various Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. These two road trips are entitled "Round Trip to California", neither record the trip back to the Northeast. During the second trip in 1946, the father while in Berkeley, CA, applies for a job a UC Berkeley. The father manages to secure a teaching position for a year, teaching "the Whitman Course" and Freshman English. They family promptly buys a house just outside of Berkeley, and at the end of the road trip on August 8, travel back to Berkeley rather than Massachusetts. The last road trip is entitled "N. W. Trip", doesn't include dates, just '1st night', '2nd night', etc. Luckily one of the last days of the trip is labeled as Sunday, July 4, so the assumption has been made that this trip was taken during the summer of 1948, and the trip starts in California and over the next ten days the group makes their way up the coast, through Oregon and Washington and crossing over the border into Canada. Some of the locations visited by the family on their trips are: Berkshire Mountains, Buffalo, NY, Niagara Falls (including the Cave of Winds, ferrying across Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL, Yellowstone National Park (including the geysers: Old Faithful, Riverside and Castle, and hiking Bunsen Peak and the Grand Canyon of Yellow Stone), Grand Teton Park, Yosemite, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Petrified Forest National Park, Devil's Tower, Big Horn Mountains, Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Spokane, WA,  the Columbia River in Arlington, OR, Portland, OR, Crater Lake, Shasta Dam, San Francisco (including the Golden Gate Bridge), Monterey CA, Los Angeles Valley, and Sequoia National Park. Throughout all of this the family participates in a variety of outdoor exercises such as hikes, horseback rides, camping, fishing, swimming and canoeing, plus strictly educational adventures, such as a lecture on navigating by the stars at a Planetarium in Chicago. Depending on the topic, the boy describes these educational adventures in great detail. For example, he records the grades of petrified wood from the Petrified Forest National Park (along with what the wood is made out of) the scientific process of extracting gold from lead gold mines in South Dakota, the different rock types found in the national parks, and the process of smelting copper from Anaconda Smelter Stack  in Montana. It is during this trip that he starts to write on every other page, so that the more in depth scientific records are on the opposite side of his daily travel entries. At times these entries include what animals he saw that day. Also taped into the journal on these pages is a piece of copper from the Anaconda Smelter Stack in Montana, a piece of obsidian from the Obsidian Cliffs in Yellowstone, and an unknown dried flower. Some of the animals the boy recorded seeing are: prairie dogs, grizzly bears, elk, coyotes, cinnamon bears, mountain goats, sea lions, moose, magpies, pelicans, red headed woodpecker, and gophers. While the majority of the road trips appear to have been full of laughter and fun, there are mentions of bad times. Of note is the boy witnessing his mother cry due to her sciatica nerve pain, and when Binney, his young, possibly infant, sister contracts polio. Luckily Binney had a mild case of Polio and only stayed in a hospital in San Francisco, CA, for a short duration. In fact the boy describes his sister's brush with polio as an "almost uneventful case of Polio with no after effects". Lastly, throughout the journal there is evidence of the family playing the classic road trip game where the goal is to find the license plates of every state in the US. As such during the 1939 trip state names are randomly written in between the entries or on the margins. On the other trips one or two pages are segregated from the rest of the journal to record the plates found. Additionally at the back of the journal there is another list of state license plates, animals seen, and drawings of different types of arrow heads. Black leather covers. Interior pages have red fore-edge painting. Nearly half full. Measures 7 3/4" x 4 3/4". Below are some excerpts from the journal: "We saw a little prairie [sic] dog on the way through Yellowstone, park. We saw some antelope [sic] and some grizzely [sic] bears and one black bear. The brown bears that come out on the road our brown black bears. We saw some grazing buffalo. We climbed down the grand canyon. We got wet by the spray of the river falls. There were lots of little stones that we slipped on. We had to climb to get in or out of the grand canyon then we went to the grizzly bears feeding ground then we came back to the cabins and went to bed." - July 2, 1939, Yellowstone National Park "We are geting [sic] ready to go to Fallen Leaf Lake. We are packing our sut [sic] cases. We are going to Fallen Leaf Lake. We are passing lots of irrigation diches [sic]. We saw a dam in south eastern Idaho. We are going through desert, they went to bed." - July 11, 1939 "Matte is the name for the ore when it is 46 or 47% pure.  99 43/100 % pure copper sells for 14 1/2 cents a pound. This copper is shipped in 430 lb. plates, each one worth $62.35. It takes 8 hours in the copper furnaces to bring the content from 85-90% up to 99 43/100%. For the heat used in the process they use their own Montana natural gas. Arsenic, a by product of copper is used in making paint, glass, as a wood preservative, insecticide, [and] poison." - July 10th, 1946, Anaconda Smelter Stack and Mines, Anaconda, MT "... Daddy pointed out an animal descending from a snow field and slowly grazing upon reaching the alpine meadow on a cliff above the lake... he appeared to be either a a goat or a very light brown deer. Barbie and I first decided to stalk him, so we climbed the snow bank that he had just come from and slide down on our feet. When we looked over the little bank at the bottom, the mountain goat was staring us in the face about 50 yards off..." - July 14, 1946, on Logan Pass in West Glacier, MT "We started out from S. F. [San Francisco] and went to Stanford U. outside of Palo Alto and looked around the whole campus, which is very pretty and spacious with Jilly Mears and Jean Eliel as guides. After we went to visit the Mear's at there [sic] house, I hadn't realized before how much I liked Jean Eliel. She was exceedingly nice and pretty today. We camped out in the fog at trailer camp grounds near Monterey at the start of the 17 mile drive, after having had an abalone steak dinner." - August 3, 1946,  Stanford University, Stanford, CA "2nd night in a wild meadow near a plowed scrapped place. During the second day we went up to the end of the declining (in scenic value) route, and went over the redwood highway #101, stopping in on the Fanums. Anthony & Nick & I went swimming in the Eel river. Saw world's tallest tree, a redwood, +/- 10 feet thick & 364 feet high. Saw all the redwood groves and slept in a semi meadow. Day was foggy and very warm on land." - circa June 27, 1948, Redwood National and State Park in California. To view images, click: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GJs66W9dgK2dzUxM9.
Copy Book of Religious Hymns. Cover illustration - Pen Mightier than the Sword. Benjamin B. Mussey & Co..29 Cornhill, Boston.c1850
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Copy Book of Religious Hymns.  Cover illustration - Pen Mightier than the Sword. Benjamin B. Mussey & Co..29 Cornhill, Boston.c1850
This blank book was published by Benjamin B. Mussey & Co. sometime in the mid 1800s. The unknown owner of the book used it to copy hymns of a religious nature. There are six hymns in total in the book,
Rebecca Hileman. The 'School Friendship Book' of Rebecca Hileman in High School in Loda. Illinois, 1920-1923. The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago.1919-1923
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Rebecca Hileman. The 'School Friendship Book' of Rebecca Hileman in High School in Loda. Illinois, 1920-1923. The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago.1919-1923
The very well documented high school years of Rebecca Hileman from Loda, Illinois are captured as Rebecca filled scores of pages with over 100 photographs of friends and family, name cards, souvenirs of school events, news clippings, letters and more.
Commonplace Book, Pocket Diary of August Maria Ward Bissell. .New York.1868
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Commonplace Book, Pocket Diary of August Maria Ward Bissell. .New York.1868
A wonderful commonplace book of Augusta Maria Ward Bissell, who lived in Warwick, MA. This commonplace book is a small pocket diary for the year 1868. While each entry is short, normally consisting of a few brief sentences, the details Augusta Ward chooses to record about her life give the reader a robust outlook on her life and that of the local townspeople.
Though Title "Arithmetic by Miss G Edmondson eventually becoming a Commonplace Book. Bean, Stationer.Leeds.1849 -1880
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 Though Title "Arithmetic by Miss G Edmondson eventually becoming a Commonplace Book. Bean, Stationer.Leeds.1849 -1880
Originally designed as a copy book for manuscript Measures, Applications, Equations, Weights and such that was subsequently repurposed as a commonplace book. A paste down on the inside cover with examples of  Autographs of Napoleon from 1785-1814. As the book progresses numerous poems and illustrations from various periodicals have been applied atop the arithmetic.  Also includes literature and humorous.  Includes articles such as sermon titled "Prayers and Potatoes,a sermon by Rev. J. T. Pette and a snippet on Authentication that is a narrative game of telephone where the message is interpreted differently.  Also includes promotional materials from the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The commonplace book creator was mindful when creating the book seemingly preserving some of the more attractive arithmetic pages.  Measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/4". .
India Allen Diary and Commonplace Book Belonging to India Allen, an educated woman in mid 19th Century New York. .New York.1841-1848
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India Allen Diary and Commonplace Book Belonging to India Allen, an educated woman in mid 19th Century New York. .New York.1841-1848
A diary/common place book from New York in the 1840s. It belonged to a young woman named India Allen. Not much biographical information is known about India, beyond the fact that she lived at 6 Washington Square, New City. Based on her writing it is clear that she and her family comes from some means, and moved within some very high social circles.
Daniel Warner's Day Book - Payment Records, Days in the Moon's age, Math Problems, Remedies for Man & Beast and much more.. .Henry County, Indiana.1846
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Daniel Warner's Day Book - Payment Records, Days in the Moon's age, Math Problems, Remedies for Man & Beast and much more.. .Henry County, Indiana.1846
Leather bindings with penned cypher front cover.  Begins with ledger entries followed by a series of math problems a table to show the number of days in the Moon's age, to be bled on, so as to receive Good Health.  Includes "A True Story" written in German more cyphers.  Remedies To stop the Blood, To Destroy a Tumor of the Neck, To cure a Tinche or film of the Eye, Cure for the Bots of Horses, For Eye Blisters, For the Burning, For being Liver-Grown, For the Night Burning and for the Cardiaca.  More math problems and cyphers that we called 'story problems' in elementary school. The book concludes with a Cure for Dyspepsia. Measures 7 1/2" x 6 1/4".  Cover wear