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Wide variety of merchandise.
General stock, Americana, Historical, NH History & Genealogical, Children's,
Periodicals, Trade cards, Ephemera,
Large Inventory of Early American and Colonial Manuscript Paper;
Civil war paper, Letters, Photographs, Prints....much more.
Exhibition at many shows in New England.
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in Goffstown, NH
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Some items recently catalogued. More
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CANASOTTA TRACT, NY 1833, Madison
County. DOCUMENT SIGNED: WILLIAM L. MARCY (As Governor) [Marcy
was US Secretary of State (1853-57 under Franklin Pierce) US Secretary
of War (1845-49 under James Knox Polk), Governor of New York (1833-39),
US Senator, New York (4-Mar-1831 to 1-Jan-1833, resigned), ------>
Portrait on American currency]
POLITICAL /WHIGS - TAYLOR AND
FILMORE ELECTION] TRENTON, NJ August 14, 1848. Lodowick Fosdick
Billings, 1849 Harvard Graduate to his College friend, Artemas Ward
Lamson. 3pp. Political content regarding the zeitgeist of the upcoming
“..You must excuse me for neglecting
to write about Taylor & Fillmore in my last…The Whigs have rec'd. the
nomination with coldness. Many declare that they will not support it.
On the other hand, the Democrats are lukewarm in their support of Cass.
They can hardly swallow the nomination, and many bolt outright, then at
least they are right.
The Buffalo nomination is also unsatisfactory…Whigs do not like Van
Buren. Democrats, displeased with the regular nomination, but not actual
barnburners, are disgusted with his fickle course. The result is that
many of all parties will not vote at all. I have seen but one hot Taylor
Whig. He was noisy enough. He would suit you. My valuable opinion is
that Taylor will be the next president, and this opinion is the more
valuable because formed against my will, & in the face of testimony and
CIVIL WAR] Tallula, Ills. Sept 15,
1862 – John Worth to Eliza Heath. 4 pp. letter with War content.
“…the government seems determined to
let the rebels get the start, and it is not unlikely ere this reaches
you, that the rebels will have desolated the densely peopled portions of
Pennsylvania, and be in undisputed possession of both the Quaker, and
the Garden City…
I hope the rebels will keep Gen. McLellan, where he will not have a
chance to murder his men in the trenches of the Chickahominy Swamps, and
that his much vaunted "Strategy" may be demonstrated to be to be worth
Letter fully transcribed.
CIVIL WAR, MEDICINE]
William Goodell (1829 - 1894) August 1863, West Chester, PA. A set of
two, full, 4 pp. letters (8pp.total) penned during the Civil War, one
from Physician, Missionary from Turkey (whose father was a significant
Missionary, see below) The author of was namesake of the current
gynecological term “Goodall’s Sign.” The other letter from his wife.
Both Good content. Both letters fully transcribed.
At last just three
months after my examination. I received my commission as brigade surgeon
on a huge square of parchment signed by Abe Lincoln & Edwin Stanton &
ratified by the action of the Senate.”
“Had I not three children, & did I not fear that Turkey is to be the
theater of bloody war & contentions, I would not hesitate a moment, but
return to the East immediately, where my prospects were flattering in
 LOWELL, MASS, FACTORY GIRLS, EARLY
UNION] 1853 Lowell, Mass. Historical Letter discusses the Factory Girls
of the famous Lowell Mills, Lowell factory and Lowell in general
(the 1853 Lowell Female Labor Reform Association movement) to reduce the
hours the Factory Girls had to work to 11 hours.
“There is a great amount of talk and
excitement here about the Ten hour Rule of labor; I suppose you have
heard the Factory Girls have got the eleven hour Rule...
The Job Hands in this shop got a notice from Head Quarters requesting
them not to go out to Tea until Bell-Time. It made a great noise, among
them and there are but very few now in the Shop would go for 10 hours
with whole Souls & Bodies.”
Lowell, October 6, 1853 – Charles Lucious Anderson, a worker in the
Lowell Machine Shop Factory to Parents LETTER TRANSCRIBED IN FULL.
CIVIL WAR GENERAL/IMPEACHMENT]
WILLIAM WORTH BELKNAP, UNION BRIGADIER
GENERAL, Later, The only Cabinet secretary ever to have been impeached
by the United States House of Representatives. 1876 Autograph
Letter Signed, regarding “notes &
letters but they are of a character which prevents me parting with
them.” “Wm. W. Belknap.
[PEMBROKE, NH] PEMBROKE ACADEMY. Ca.
1916. Seven page Manuscript of the “Class History.
“When our second year began on Tuesday, September 8th, 1913th …” Fun
little story of the early 19th century class at the Academy.
CONCORD, MASS 1814, up LOT OF EIGHT
LETTERS / STAMPLESS COVERS
SAFFORD / STOWE / BARRETT - Local news & Names and some interesting
War of 1812 era: “It is thought that
the British will take Boston, unless there is sufficient force to
prevent them…great exertions are made by the Americans…"
Concord Railroad: “Railroad
is now let out and will give work for some of the poor…”
Millennialism /Millerites: “This
is the day the Millerites were to make their ascension/whether they
succeeded or not I am not able to say…”,
SLAVE AUCTION ANTI SLAVERY CIVIL WAR
THE LIBERATOR, July 20, 1860, published at BOSTON, CIVIL WAR
ANTI-SLAVERY NEWSPAPER. Complete/original as issued newspaper of 4
pages, folio. A fine full-sized ANTI-SLAVERY newspaper is filled with
the day's events. This issue has a very DECORATIVE and DISPLAYABLE
masthead of a SLAVE AUCTION. Good coverage of national and world news
but mostly taken up with ANTI-SLAVERY headlines and articles!. UNCOMMON
TITLE. This title was published by the famous abolitionist William Lloyd
Garrison. An excellent opportunity for the historian, researcher or
Also contained in this issue is a plethora of interesting local, State
and National news and unique ads, stories, and opinions that bring past
attitudes, values, and beliefs back to life in a way that no other
medium can duplicate. 75.00
 [ANTEBELLUM NEWSPAPERS]
KENTUCKY: “Daily Louisville Democrat” Late 1860'S WITH Presidential
Election Ticket of Abraham Lincoln / Stephen Douglas,
Lot’s of great pre-Civil War news, Talk of secession, Slave-states, etc…
Number of issues available. Original & Complete. 18.00 ea.