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Book Title: The Pyhsical & Metaphysical Works Of Lord Bacon; (Click for more info)
Author: Devey, Joseph (ed.):
Price: GBP 32.00
Published: 1999
Views: 437
Owner: rooster (ID:420, Standard) Contact

Ex university lib Vg/-

Price: USD 1,155.99
Published: 1905
Views: 200
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is a fascinating, original 1905 ship's log book of approximately 160 pages handwritten in pencil by Captain C.H. Bacon of the Barge "Alice." His loads are coal which he delivers to Hartford, Naubuc, Middletown Asylum, Rocky Hill, &c. By 1906, he is taking on water pipe at Elizabeth Port and Port Reading, then delivering it to Newport, Providence, and New London. In October, he goes back to hauling coal from New Jersey ports to Hartford, Middletown, Naubuc and Pawtucket. Laying up is delayed until Jan. 3, 1907, and the work resumes in March, &c., &c. Capt. Bacon hailed from Middletown, Connecticut. His schooner, the Hattie A. Butler, is on the list of vessels lost or damaged in the catastrophic Portland Gale of November, 1898, when she was in Vineyard Sound off Massachusetts. She was wrecked near Angelica Point, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, with the loss of one crew member. Researchers and collectors of nautical manuscripts will have a treasure trove of details on the economics, commerce and financials of a well worked commercial ship like the Alice. The 6" x 3.75" book is bound in cloth with "Memoranda" printed on the cover, binding stained and lightly worn.. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

Book Title: Applied Statistics (Click for more info)
Author: Neter, John; Wasserman, William & Whitmore, G A:
Price: GBP 26.00
Publisher: USA: Allyn and Bacon, 1978 Published: 1978
Views: 407
Owner: rooster (ID:420, Standard) Contact

Paperback. Good. Third Edition. Ex-university Library. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1006pp. Front hinge & 1st few pages reinforced with tape. Mylar-reinforced cvrs.

Price: USD 485.99
Published: 1843
Views: 186
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is a super 3-1/2 pp handwritten manuscript letter [ALS], dated Harvard University, Oct. 8th, 1843, having a stampless cover addressed to Sam. F. Jarvis at Washington College in Hartford, Conn., with a red Cambridge postal cancel, reading in part: "... Frequent the company of females, well informed & of your rank in society... pay some attention to married ladies, whose conversation is not only improving, but will also raise the sex in your estimation... My Aunt Clara writes me that they think in Middletown that they have caught the wretches [Hall, Roberts, & Bell were all implicated in this notorious 19th century crime] that killed Mrs. Bacon. May they be caught & hung. Capital punishment has been abolished in Connecticut, so that the ruffians will only be sentenced to the State Prison for life. If, when they are condemned, the mob would break into the jail, seize them & after pouring tar all over them should make a bonfire of them, I should think that the mob were right, & I feel as if I could almost join in such an act. It seems to be the most shocking that I ever heard of...[much more on his views of women, dating]." Signed Henry C. Chauncey. Folded 8 x 10 inch sheet with a small tear/ hole affects three words, paperclip stain, otherwise VG.. Category:19th Century Ephemera

Book Title: The Science of Heredity (Click for more info)
Author: JSD Bacon
Price: GBP 5.00
Publisher: Watts & Co Published: 1951
Views: 189
Owner: CherryBee (ID:916, Standard) Contact

In stock in England - HARDBACK- Corner bumped and shelf scuffed - 1951 edition - Dust jacket is in fair condition and has some chips and tears, the red boards are good with clear silver text on the spine, the red topped page block is tight, a little scuffed and tanned.

Book Title: Child Sexual Abuse:Whose Problem: Reflections from Cleveland (Click for more info)
Author: Richardson, Sue;Cashman, Hilary;Bacon, Heather
Price: GBP 1.25
Publisher: Venture Press Published: 1991
Views: 230
Owner: CherryBee (ID:916, Standard) Contact

In stock in England - PAPERBACK- Corner bumped and shelf scuffed - 1991 edition, card covers are scuffed, spine is uncreased, page block is tight and square, name on FEP. NOT EX LIBRARY

Book Title: Techniques and Experiments in Organic Chemistry (Click for more info)
Author: Ault, Addison
Price: GBP 25.00
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon, Inc Published: 1990
Views: 41
Owner: TASSEB (ID:3951, Standard) Contact

This book is part of a large purchase from a Public Sector Library and except where mentioned are for the most part LIKE NEW! MOSTLY the ONLY flaws are the blacked out (they insisted) Library stamps which show many of them to be UNUSED! This copy is Near Fine (NEAR NEW) FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS. FROM A DEALER WHO TELLS YOU WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR TELEPHONE AND ADDRESS CONTACT DETAILS ARE!. Category:Environmental Subjects

Book Title: Techniques and Experiments in Organic Chemistry (Click for more info)
Author: Ault, Addison
Price: GBP 20.00
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon, Inc. Published: 1987
Views: 13
Owner: TASSEB (ID:3951, Standard) Contact

This book is part of a large purchase from a Public Sector Library and except where mentioned are for the most part LIKE NEW! MOSTLY the ONLY flaws are the blacked out (they insisted) Library stamps which show many of them to be UNUSED! This copy is Very Good (AVERAGE) with Near Fine (NEAR NEW) contents. FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS. FROM A DEALER WHO TELLS YOU WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR TELEPHONE AND ADDRESS CONTACT DETAILS ARE!. Category:Environmental Subjects

Book Title: The Glory of the Hummingbird : A Novel (Click for more info)
Author: De Vries, Peter
Price: GBP 9.00
Publisher: Victor Gollancz Limited Published: 1975
Views: 160
Owner: CherryBee (ID:916, Standard) Contact

In stock in England - HARDBACK- good condition - dust jacket has some small chips and tears - boards are clean but show some shelf scuffing and corner bumping - spine is uncreased and the spine text is clear - page block is clean but has some tanning and slight signs of foxing - it also has some shelf scuffing and corner bumping - 1975 edition - Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. His 16th book about an Indiana boy who hungers to be courted by the beautiful people.

Book Title: Fine Angling For Coarse Fish.(The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes, Volume IV) (Click for more info)
Author: Parker, Eric et al.
Price: GBP 22.00
Non-Fiction Publisher: Seeley Service and Co Published: 1968
Views: 1239
Owner: oldvolumes (ID:150, Standard) Contact

Parker, Eric; JHR Bazley; Antony Bridges; Edward Ensom; FH Heald; Stephen Hill; AE Hobbs; JA Milne; JC Moore; AJ Rudd; Eric Taverner; Dr WJ Turrell; FWK Wallis; Alban F L Bacon (Barrister at law) - Fine Angling For Coarse Fish.(The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes, Volume IV): London. Seeley Service and Co. No date. [1968] 8vo (220 x 150mm) pp 352. A very near fine copy in near fine original dustwrapper which bears 2 paste down photographs. Publisher's original tan buckram hard boards. Gilt titles and Lonsdale logo's to spine and front cover. With 148 illustrations. SEE IMAGES (Other Lonsdale Library titles available in my boutique. Ask for list)

Book Title: Trout Fishing from All Angles. A Complete Guide to Modern Methods by Eric Taverner,(The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes, Volume II) (Click for more info)
Author: Taverner, Eric
Price: GBP 22.00
Non-Fiction Publisher: Seeley Service and Co. Published: 1957
Views: 1227
Owner: oldvolumes (ID:150, Standard) Contact

Taverner, Eric - Trout Fishing from All Angles. A Complete Guide to Modern Methods by Eric Taverner, Author of Divers Ways to Catch Trout, A Chapter on Trout Scales by G. Herbert Nall, M.A., F.R.M.S., and The Legal Aspect of Fishing by Alban Bacon, Barrister-at Law.(The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes, Volume II): London. Seeley Service and Co. No date. [1957] 8vo (220 x 150mm) pp 448. A very near fine copy in near fine original dustwrapper which bears 2 paste down photographs. Publisher's original tan buckram hard boards. Gilt titles and Lonsdale logo's to spine and front cover. With 250 illustrations. SEE IMAGES (Other Lonsdale Library titles available in my boutique. Ask for list)

Price: USD 2,685.99
Published: 1906
Views: 209
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is an original manuscript diary handwritten by future author, historian and noted scholar of the eastern seaboard and American coastal waters, Elizabeth Francenia McKoy. One of a prominent, historical family she was the niece of noted portrait painter of Captain Kidd, Henry Bacon. Of particular interest to historians and biographers of the author and the era, this diary details her time in 1906-1907 while she's attending Converse College in Spartanburg South Carolina and in many ways is a unique relic of this school in the new century. Dated November 13th 1906 through June 16th 1907 the diary has 122 handwritten pages and is also full of ephemera; letters, photos, invitations, etc. adding great depth to her Converse College experiences. The 8" x 10" is in rough shape though the text block is not too bad and her writing is overall quite good. Fair. BIO NOTES: Birth: Dec. 14, 1887 - Death: Oct. 17, 1984. Burial: Oakdale Cemetery Wilmington New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

Author: Lilian Soutiere
Price: USD 389.99
Published: 1909
Views: 325
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is a handwritten diary kept in a school exercise book with lined pages, by Lilian Soutiere, teacher in School District No. 10, Stantstead, Quebec, Canada. The first entry is "School started on Oct.4, 1909." She then speaks of a dance at Smith's Mills and a Teacher's Conference on Oct 19 at Derby Line. Also numerous references to Beebe, Rock Island, Marlow, Newport, Graniteville, Griffin, and other towns. Lots of local family names. The diary seems to continue through 1913, and then stops in March of 1914. Most entries are just a line or two, and, for the most part, they speak of typical events of the day; trips to local towns, shopping, dances, socials, special events - "I went to see the Canadian Jubilee Singers", visits from friends and relatives, births, deaths - "Geo. Baldwin was found frozen to death in Austin's field." and "Addie Bacon was killed at Berlin (probably NH)" There are also more than a dozen pages documenting her trip to California via Chicago, Omaha, Cheyenne, Laramie, Elko, Salt Lake, and to Oakland, then up and down the coast. There are entries for nearly every day during the span of time. There are a couple of recipes in the back, and the last page has a list of names and addresses of family and friends. CONDITION: Excellent; no rips or splits, no creases. Binding tight, no loose or missing pages.. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

Author: HAINES JR., R.B.
Price: USD 595.99
Published: 1867
Views: 352
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

With very nice penmanship most of the time, this notebook-style diary begins "1867 5th Month, 6th." and then proceeds to detail the daily activities of this charming young man, R.B. HAINES Jr., [we estimate to be about 10 or 11 years old given the amount of time he spends fishing and playing in the barn balanced with his responsibilities] through until October 1868. References to keeping and tending pigeons, gardening, building a chicken coop, greenhouse growing pepper mint, catnip, flowers, tomato and preparing for market and visiting friends and family are all noted. Travels include Burwood, Miltown, Westown, Wilkes Barrie. There are also references to his brother Cappy [Caspar] going to boarding school, Uncle Doctor and Aunt Lilly, Uncle Bacon, Aunt Hackers, Cousin Samuel Morrice, visiting the Wyoming Valley Monument where "a small 'car' with dwarfs came by and they were showing off why they were small to make money", "tryed to make part of a steam engine" and playing croquet, trying to fix the mowing machine. This diary includes a letter and envelope written to his brother Casper, signed with initials, that was found in the book.Truly superb look at the world of a young Civil War era youngster who appears to be having a great life in pioneer Pennsylvania. Approximately 75 pages nearly fully written with a small number of illustrations by the author.. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

Book Title: Sleepwalking in a curious alter-reality (Click for more info)
Author: Neo Rauch
Price: GBP 250.00
Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc - First Edition
Views: 602
Owner: norfolknchance (ID:3216, Standard) Contact

Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, each signed by Neo Rauch.Bursting with radiant and unsettling juxtapositions, Neo Rauch’s paintings are wormholes into worlds of startling psychological power and cultural collisions. His scenes involve the viewer in a history that is at once mythic, intimate, and present. Through a deep consideration of philosophy, art history, literature, and his own dreamscape, Rauch’s paintings depict the precipices of progress and the struggles of communication. Electrified by their rich palettes, Rauch’s fragmented landscapes and timeless characters dance between pop and baroque, social and psychological, graphic and painterly.

Born in Leipzig in 1960, Rauch learned his trade behind the Iron Curtain. His influences and interests were shaped by personal hardship and the tumultuous changes of East Germany after the Wall fell. In the late 1980s, having finished his studies at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig under Arno Rink and Bernhard Heisig, he explored diverse approaches to painting in dialogue with works he encountered by Francis Bacon, the New Wild painters, and the pre-Renaissance painters he saw during his travels in Italy. By 1993, he had arrived at the unique style of intertwining figuration and abstraction that characterizes his oeuvre and has brought him international attention and respect.

Only a book of truly epic scale could begin to unpack the emotional, historical, and formal density of Rauch’s canvases. Comprising over 450 pages, including more than 250 large-scale reproductions, this monograph is the most inclusive collection of his work to date. It offers a generous range of writings that illuminate the personal, symbolic, and formal complexities of Rauch’s world. Wolfgang Büscher’s open and sensitive account of a walk through Rauch’s neighborhood reveals the painter’s compassion and modesty. Harald Kunde tracks Rauch’s stylistic development through its main semantic threads and historical influences. Gary Tinterow draws from his work on Rauch’s exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum to offer the reader a guide to the symbols that form the painter’s extensive mythology. These essays complement Rauch’s work with nuanced insights while allowing the images room to speak on their own. Within this atlas, readers will discover the rich density and enigmatic openness of Rauch’s paintings.Still in cellophane unread limited edition of 1000 signed copies.This Book retails at 900 pounds

Price: USD 3,855.99
Published: 1941
Views: 229
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is a very interesting, original manuscript diary handwritten by the noted author Albert Shaw, who did the Review of Reviews, and many other works in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Of the 35 pages of entries including his noteworthy trip to visit American educator and the founder of Berry College in Rome, Georgia Martha Berry at her school in Mt Berry, Georgia in 1941 there are a number of pages of literary and scholarly commentary. It says in part: Dated June 1941 Trip to Mt. Berry - Cincinnati. "Left Winter Park 5:28 PM in Jacksonville for Rome Georgia to spend day at Berry Schools. Sent Carbon Copy by express today to AS Jr which I will probably call Ohio as I remember, will try on this trip to revisualize old scenes and note changes. Arrived Rome 10 AM met by Tracy Byers and Inez Henry, guest rooms in log cluster of buildings, very beautiful…At lunch, Mrs Wright widow of Judge Wright of Rome, Judge W was trustee and adviser, Mrs W is Martha Berry's sister, motored about by Tracy Byers, many improvements since last visit, summer school now on, commencement was about May 25, Boys all at work, harvesting, finest in US built up grad way, as easy to create well as to let things…Now have beef herd too on with more than 100 brood cows, slaughter for school…New dairy plant for Jerseys brick and red brick tile roofs most picturesque, boys made bricks and built one building after and then over a period of seven years, Cooper and Cooper of Atlanta architects nothing haphazard…Today and tomorrow cattle and dairy experts are coming from state and govt to inspect herds and plant note educational feature of construction work…Asked to have catalogue and up to date reports sent to me…Virginia took 3 small kodachrome films about 150 feet altogether. Visited Martha Berry at 5:30 PM in Berry Mansion, ill with bronchitis and heart trouble will improve, we think, with further rest, guest room in look houses quite perfect…Miss Watkins is from Arkansas highly trained and very original in designing rug patterns, carvings…" BIO NOTES: WIKIPEDIA: Albert Shaw (July 23, 1857 - June 25, 1947) was a prominent American journalist and academic of the early 20th century. Born in Shandon, Ohio to the family of Dr. Griffin M. Shaw, Albert Shaw moved to Iowa in the spring of 1875, where he attended Iowa College (now Grinnell College) specializing in constitutional history and economic science and graduated in 1879. While a student, Shaw also worked as a journalist at the Grinnell Herald. In 1881 he entered Johns Hopkins University as a graduate student. Shaw was elected professor of international law and political institutions at Cornell University but resigned the post in 1891 to accept Stead's invitation to establish an American edition of the Review of Reviews. Shaw served as editor-in-chief of this publication until it ceased publication in 1937, ten years before his death at the age of ninety. Shaw married Elizabeth Leonard Bacon of Reading, Pennsylvania on September 5, 1893. Overall VG.. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

Manuscript Title: Original manuscript letter 1842 Jacksonville Illinois to Barnsley YKS (Click for more info)
Author: John Armitage Junior to George Darwent
Price: GBP 105.00
Non-Fiction Published: 1842
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Owner: Southwing Fine Books (ID:1558, Professional, Web Site) Contact

Original 1842 manuscript settler’s letter, cross-written, from John Armitage Jnr of Alton and Jacksonville, Illinois to George Darwent at Flash House, Cawthorne, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. Dated 5 June and 25 June 1842. A folio of 4pp., c. 26 x 42cm, and some 4200 words, closely cross-written. There is some wear and splitting along the folds and a little wear at the edges. There are early clear paper tape reinforcements along three folds (not modern sticky tape and no stains). Throughout the whole letter there are only perhaps ten or twelve words that are missing or indecipherable. Included in the lot is a full typed transcription.

The writer is literate, informative and forthright (probably a Yorkshireman). He and his family seem to have migrated in the previous 18 months or so. He has no intention of returning to England “to be contemned, despised, & rejected, because of my humble circumstances”. It’s no bowl of roses though: “The price of our farm is $1200, we paid $675 in advance; when that was paid we had not one cent of Money in the House left, nor had we any Agricultural implements, or seed, or provision and but very little stock; the fact is we had to run in debt $23 for Hogs, to make our Bacon for the coming season”. He is wary: “Our American neighbours, are quite affable and cheerfull… they show good breeding and refinement… they are polite in their address & genteel in their manners… yet it is here like in all other Countries, selfishness wants watching with a scrutinizing eye and the more so, as the Americans are full of enterprise, barter & trade.” He notes later, in a rant, that “The Americans do not like the idea of paying taxes”(!) and has a special antipathy: “the big-bugs from the Eastern States have been here Land speculating & monopolized a great Amot of Land in Illinois, and have got themselves nicely bit by the operations… curse the Brokers say I, and let every merchant instead of having his broker to consult do his own business. these dam’d curses they are at the Head and tail of all buisiness & just has things their own way."

There is much about the price of everything from tobacco to horses and letters to England (and the local post master taking “French Leave” with the newspapers he was supposed to receive from Leeds). Of religion: “The Methodist persuasion, has the ascendency here, yet there is a variety of other religions, the Kamelites and Mormans, are the latest origin. the Mormans are building another Solomans Temple at Nauvoo… the Kamelites are on a new plan to Heaven, and have found a nigher way, be it by some 15,000 Miles. I suppose they have straightened the Crooked Path.”

The use of some terms is interesting: “We have no yeast here, but makes our substitute for raising bread of Saluratus.” “I have been fortunate enough to loose no Money in shin Plasters as yet.” “Mr Van Buren has been at Jacksonville this last week, and was made much of by the Loco-focoes.” Were such terms familiar to the people of Yorkshire in 1842?

Places mentioned: Jacksonville (and the Morgan House Tavern), Carrolton, Shawneetown, Springfield, Alton, St. Louis, Ioway, Kentuckey, Missouri.

Persons mentioned: one of his sisters is “Mary”; Dr. James Coward is treating his mother in Jacksonville; Lord Morpeth apparently passed through; Thomas Lisles (or Lilles) is a fellow migrant but about to return to England; “Old Jackey”, Uncle Joseph, “Jim”, W. Armitage, Grandfather Johnson, “Math”, Uncle Edward Armitage and Aunt Sarah are all in England.

This item is held in Australia, and what it’s doing here is something of a mystery. There is no reference in the letter itself to Australia but an addendum on the address page refers to the price of flour. The writer dealt with this in the body of the letter, even to the extent of quoting shipping costs to Liverpool and, as a farmer, it would obviously have been something of interest to him. The addendum notes that flour is selling “at present in Sydney at 75 shilling per i. cwt.” He doesn’t say where he got the information from. It’s possible or even likely that another member of the family migrated to Australia.

Postage cost on this item is A$12.00 (£7.00) worldwide and includes registered post and insurance.

Author: Mrs. Albert [Anna] Burns [?]
Price: USD 895.99
Published: 1912
Views: 249
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is a super, early 20th Century manuscript diary handwritten, we believe, by Mrs. Anna Burns who lives in or near Kalamazoo Michigan mentioning Ann Arbour, Battle Creek, Sherwood and Athens. She also mentions landmarks like Maccabee Hall and Portage Street. Her husband Albert celebrates his 53rd birthday on April 5th and two son's; George and Esbon who celebrates his 10th birthday on July 30th. She also mentions Grandpa Burns. Plus a letter in the back pocket from 1926 to Maud from Anna. Of particular interest to historians and collectors of the era will find a great deal of genealogical information as she does a super job mentioning names of her friends and contacts in the area but there are some other entries that go beyond the usual memory book. Here she notes interesting signs of the times: one is when the men go out together one night and don't come home until the wee hours in the morning. She gives them hell for that. Then a very sad entry about some kind of abuse she witnessed on a young boy and it really disturbs her, including the wreck of the Titanic: 1912 "January 13th, We all went to the G.A.R. dinner in Maccabee Hall. Bert ate oysters for the first time. It was about 15 degrees below zero. This A.M. things are frozen pretty bad in one cellar. We are keeping the oil heater burning down there all the time." "February 1st, Ironed and swept all over. Was tired and went to bed early. Forgot to say that A. hired Wayne Hines Tuesday to work for us next year. I am so glad not to have to board a man, though will miss John." "February 21st & 22nd, The worst blizzard today I ever remember of seeing. Wind from east and blinding snow. Albert read all day. I footed stocking with Racine. 9pr. No mail today…..It didn't snow much today but wind blew as they could not make roads. Albert tried to go over to Shook's with empty bobs but snow was so deep he had to give it up. Trains are all stopped and a bad wreck on G. R. and I last evening, north of Mendon.""February 25th, It looked like rain all day but did not. Esbon was sick all day. Headache, cold and fever and vomiting. Albert and George went down and built a fire in Hine's store twice. It was a lonesome day. My father is 75 years old today." "March 9th, Lola and May and I went to Battle Creek to get Bert on the right train. Had lots of fun. I got a new lounge cover that I like first rate. A. took us to Athens and then went to Bert Smith's sale. We got home about 8. Wayne had a good fire for us. Bert seemed to be feeling pretty good." "April 6th, Mrs. Frost phoned In that Hook's baby is very sick. We all went to town in P.M. I went to cemetery meeting at Mrs. Silburn's. Voted to give Charles B. until May 15th to finish building. Also voted to put societies money in bank to draw interest. Mrs. Carr came home with us. Pretty hats at Minnie's." "April 19th, Worked all day settling the sitting room. It looks good to me to have plenty of room and then I think it is kind of a pretty room. Today's papers are full of the wreck of the "Titanic". It is too terrible to read and yet I can't leave it alone. 1601 are missing." "May 5th, We went to Sam Simpson's. Had a fine visit. It has changed a lot there since I boarded there 20 years ago. After we got home I set 3 hens. Tom and Bertha and Mr. and Mrs. G. Worthington were here. Lola and Jim went tin their new buggy to Richard B's.""June 13th, Albert and Wayne stared out with Frank and Fred on wagon at 8:30 last eve and didn't get home until after daylight. Lutie and I put in an awful night too. She was up here from 10 to 11 and I was down there from 2 to 4. Neither of us slept a bit. If those men do such a trick again there will be something doing. We all slept after breakfast until noon. The boys were over to Ambury's. I drove Fred to Fulton. Went to ___and got my Panama hat. It is a daisy." "July 4th, John and Lucy came. We got up and talked until 3:15. Then I had to get up at 5 to churn. I did that and got breakfast before the rest were up. Wayne's folks, Mrs. Carr and Mr. Hines, Ralph Shook were here for picnic dinner in back yard. After dinner Bert came also Elma S. Also grandpa and Alice were here to dinner. John and Lucy went home at 5:30. Boys and I went to Wayne's to see Springer's fireworks." "July 19th, Aunt Helen and I went to David's after dinner. Went the east road and home Center road. I went to see Dr. Barney about the moth patches on my face. He says it may be my liver and gave me some medicine for it. We called at Lucy's and Mrs. Ketchum's. Got home at 7:30 and ate bread and onions." "August 9th & 10th, A. and I went to Mendon A _____for Jim Mears. A hearing for Mears-Fredricburg case but nothing doing. Met Mrs. Fredericburg and boys. Saw a scene between boy and his father that affected me as no other ever did. I don't know why that poor boy must suffer so for his parents wrongs….I felt bum in A.M. Didn't sleep good for thinking of that poor Ray Fredericburg. I hope it will come out all right, someway for him……." "September 12th, Lola and Grace came in A.M. and stayed all day. Had a real good visit. Grace brought a lot of things that she called "junk". She said she thought she couldn't go away without coming to see us. She isn't very animated over her trip." The last entry is on October 20th. When she writes, she writes a full days worth. Some of the many names she talks about are; Joyce Ellsworth, Codman, Charles Worden, Long, May Wykes, Rosenbery, Don Waterman, John Schupper, Stuck, Bacon, Green, Wayne Hines, Shook, Camp, Rev. Albright, Frank Meade, Steadman, A. J. Mills, Carson, Garlick, DeBow, Simon Hartman, Carr, Mary Eugenia Hitchcock, Ed Cuthbert, Florence Bennett (the new teacher), Skinner, Perry Culp, Bishop, Dr. Cook, Odell, Dr. Barney, Hampton and more. The diary is 2/3 full with 158 pp of handwritten entries most before October. The diary measures about 3" x 6" and the cover's flap is a bit bent but overall G.. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

Price: USD 1,155.99
Published: 1922
Views: 360
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer are original 1922 and 1928 manuscript diaries handwritten by noted chemist Dr. John Arthur Wilson. Dr. Wilson was one of the most distinguished chemists in America at the time and was so renowned that his scientific articles and papers were translated into many foreign languages and published in scientific journals throughout the world. These diaries detail and document his busy business and social life: he writes of working in his lab, writing his book, doing research, going to Jones Island, attending matinees, giving lectures at different universities, attending many dinners & meetings (related to work). He writes of having lunch at Pfister and going to the Athletic Club. He frequently "called on the folks in the evening". A highlight of this diary is when he writes daily about a vacation to California on the Gold State Limited train. The trip lasted from June 3 to June 25, 1922. Here are some snippets: January 26, 1922: "Had luncheon at the Pfister with Statton, Copeland and Steisig. Discussed problems pertaining to the experimental work at Jones Island." February 17, 1922: "Attended dinner and meeting of the Chemical Society at the Medford. Prof. Harkins spoke on "How Atoms are Built and the Nature of Isotopes." April 12, 1922: "Showed the tannery and laboratories to members of the senior chemistry class of the University of Wisconsin in the afternoon. Called on the folks in the evening." May 12, 1922: "Was the guest of the Shriners at luncheon. Addressed them on Water Filtration." June 3, 1922: "Mother, W., Woogie & I left for California at 2:00 P.M. Harold & Mildred met us at the station. Left Chicago on the Golden State Limited (Rock Island) at 6:30 P.M. (R.R. time). June 4, 1922: "The train stopped for nearly an hour at Kansas City. Strolled around the city near the station." June 5, 1922: "Our train was delayed for 2-1/2 hours at Corona, New Mexico by a freight engine breaking down on our track. Strolled around the station at El Paso during our short stay." June 6, 1922: "Our train made up all of its lost time, reaching Yuma on time. Our car was switched onto the San Diego and Arizona Railway. Had a delightful ride from Yuma to San Diego, across a desert, through the Carrisso Gorge, and through parts of Mexico. Reached San Diego at 2:45 P.M. Registered at the U.S. Grant Hotel. June 7, 1922: "Motored over to TiaJuana in Mexico, where we spent an hour, and then to Coronado, where we had luncheon at the the Hotel del Coronado and then spent most of the afternoon on the beach." June 11, 1922: "Visited the Pickford-Fairbanks Studio and witnessed part of the filming of the new Robin Hood picture." June 12, 1922: "Left Los Angeles at 9:00 A.M. and arrived at Santa Catalina Island at 12:15 (via S.S. Avalon). Registered at Hotel St. Catherine." June 21, 1922: "Arrived at Salt Lake City at 1:40 P.M. Registered at Hotel Utah. Visited the Mormon Tabernacle and then went for a drive around the city. Although it was hot in the city, snow-capped peaks were plainly visible." June 22, 1922: "In the morning motored out to the curious mining town of Bingham to see the great Utah Copper Mine. Spent the afternoon at Saltair and had a delightful swim in Great Salt Lake." Sept 7, 1922: "I was elected Chairman of the Leather Division." Sept 9, 1922: "Visited Phoenix Leather Tannery Company. Showed process of making leather." Dec. 17, 1922: "Completed manuscript of the Monograph The Chemisty Of Leather Manufacture. Duplicate shipped to Professor John Johnston at Yale Univ." Dec 25, 1922: Saw Robin Hood at the Alhambra. We had seen part of the filming of this picture on June 11." At the back of the 1922 diary he lists his 1921 income as $8,412.40, with "taxes" of $304.29. Some of the 1928 entries: January 9, 1928: "Prof. Men's Club at noon. Dr. E.W. Wenstrand and Mr. E.A. Bacon Jr. spoke on "What It Means to Be a Non-Professional Artist." Chemists Circle at the Astor in the evening. I was installed as President for 1928 and spoke on "Recent Developments at the Sewage Disposal Plant." February 17, 1928: "Lectured to the pupils of Lincoln High School on "Positions in Industrial Chemistry." Attended a meeting of the Milwaukee Tanners Association." February 29, 1928: "Saw "Two Girls Wanted" at the Davidson after which we joined Nola and Bill at the Club and danced." March 27, 1928: "Director's meeting of Prof. Men's Club at noon. In the evening, presided over the annual meeting of the Security Management Co. 110 attended dinner. Mr. Puslicker was the principal speaker. Was re-eleced a director and president of the company." March 8, 1928: "Called on the Borns to hear Freddy's new 5-tube, 1500 volt amplifier. Got caught in blizzard on the way." April 11, 1928: "Saw Ethel Barrymore in The Constant Wife at the Davidson. April 30, 1928: "Prof. Men's Club, Frank Vaughn spoke on the "FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION".May 23, 1928: "Saw "Pirates of Penzance" at the Davidson after which we danced at the Club." June 5, 1928: "Reached Syracuse at noon. Spent the afternoon with Mr. Webb visiting the Nettleton shoe factory. Left Syracuse at 5:30, spent a few hours in Albany and then started on for Boston." Aug 20, 1928: "Prof. Men's Club at noon - Heller described experiences hunting lions in Africa." September 8, 1928: "Reached New York at 5:30 P.M. Registered at the Commodore. Saw Dennis King in "The Three Musketeers" at the Lyric." September 11, 1928: "Attended the first session of the Leather Division in the afternoon. Sonia & Frank dined with us at the Ocean House. Received a letter from Reed telling of my election to the presidency of the Am. Leather Chemists Association." Sept 24, 1928: "Prof Men's Club, Fred Homer spoke on "Why an engineer should be President of the United States." October 6, 1928: "Attended football game between Notre Dame and Wisconsin. Received letter from Prof McKee announcing that I had been awarded the CHANDLER METAL." December 7, 1928: "Attended a dinner given in my honor by the trustees of Columbia University, after which I gave the Chandler lecture and received the Chandler Medal." BIO NOTES: He was Chief Chemist at A.F. Gallun & Son's and "he was awarded the Nichols Medal for the year 1931 at the meeting of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society on March 13, 1931 in recognition of his outstanding achievement in colloid chemist applied particularly to leather and sanitation". The American Leather Chemistry Association was founded in 1903. In 1959 Salem Oil & Grease Company established and financed a memorial lecture as a memorial to Dr. Wilson to be given at each annual meeting of the ALCA. It was designated as the "John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecture", with awards still being given out today. Both of these diaries are in excellent condition for their age, with tight, clean pages, no marks, rips, tears or loose binding and no musty smells. These were very well cared for and Dr. Wilson's handwriting is very easy to read (no blurring of lines or smeared ink). The front of the diary he writes his address as: 203 Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They both measure 3" x 5". VG+.. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

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On offer is a sensational 1929 manuscript relic of a fascinating and interesting historical time in American history being a Prohibition Era diary handwritten by renowned police officer, Roy J. Scates, who worked for and at the Wayne Co. Jail in and around Detroit Michigan in the 1920's under Sheriff Ira Wilson. With prohibition in full swing and the Great Depression just beginning and gangsters and mobsters running rampant, this diary has everything one could ask for concerning the state of criminality and crime in 1929 in the great city of Detroit. Al Capone was famous in the 1920's and Bonnie and Clyde from 1930-1934. Organized crime was in full swing in 1929. We note an early newspaper clipping tipped in sets the tone: "113 Unsolved Killings, Chicago District. Chicago and Cook County has 113 murders committed in 1929 which remain unsolved, it was disclosed here today. Of these crimes, there has been no clue to any of the gangster killings. Outstanding among the murders of this type were the notorious "St. Valentines Day" massacre of seven of "Bugs" Moran's crew, who were bullet-riddled after they had been lined up with their faces to a wall in a garage." "The Purple Gang" was also terrorizing Detroit in the 1920's. Another article says "State arrests costs are high. Total of 49,473 prisoners charged to Michigan at $1,965,370." Adding further depth to the handwritten narrative are several newspaper articles pasted to the pages of the diary, most having to do with the different cases he was working on. An extraordinarily violent time in American history, one is still shocked at the amount of violence in this diary on almost a daily basis. The diary opens up with a gun battle on January 9th which ends up killing several. Other crimes: car accidents, rape, beatings, grand larceny, forgery, stolen airplane, murder (lots of those), fugitives, robbery, armed robbery, kidnapping, "body attackment", desertion, gambling, worthless checks, non-support, bastardy, pick pockets, house raids for booze and gambling, drunk and disorderly, raids on "sporting houses", dog bites, suicides, holding a wife prisoner, court martial's, minors escaping from juvenile facilities, transporting liquor, army desertion, and so much more. He also transports lots of prisoners and goes out on patrol. Officer Scrates does a superb job detailing his arrests and warrants with over 1 ½ pages of named persons alone. The list of crimes is prodigious. There are only 19 blank pages, all the rest have entries. Sometimes he only writes "at the office" or "at home" but most of the entries are detailed. Here are some snippets: 1929 "January 9th, At 7:30 P.M. accompanied Chief Deputy Dunn, Mark Baker, Tom Dunnigan to the corner of 21st and Eureka Rd. where a gun battle was staged later on the evening (10: 00 P.M.) resulting in the death of Ambrose Haggerty and the wounding of Deputy Thomas Dunnigan. Dunnigan taken to the Wyandotte General Hospital with a bullet in his lungs. A real estate man by the name of Ralph A. Wood received word that his wife Mae Grace Wood intended to have him murdered to collect his life insurance which amounted to $100,000. This murder was attempted, resulting in the death of Haggerty who came to the Woods real estate office to kill Woods. The car bearing 3 accomplices escaped at the time amid a fusillade of bullets but was afterwards picked up and two of the accomplices arrested. Haggerty, Ambrose L, age 27, 1240 W. Forest Ave. was the name of the man who was the accomplice of William Thompson and Taylor Pierce. This man was slain at Woods real estate office at Eureka R. and 21st St. Wyandotte. Taylor and Pierce were arrested along with Mrs. Wood, later…This case later thrown out of court with no prosecution at a great cost to Wayne Co." "January 30th, 2:00 P.M. On telephone call from Charles Shaller, a real estate man and Spec. Dept. of New Boston, stating that Dr. Grandfield of that place, on this date, had received a threatening letter demanding that the sum of $5,000 be left at the corner of New Boston Rd. and Willow Rd. and that Grandfield should bring it in his car at 7:30 P.M. on this evening. Accompanied by deputies, Moore and Aggee met Grandfield and concealed ourselves in his car and took a package of paper wrapped in a marked $100 bill and drove to the place named at the appointed hour. No one came to collect the money. Arrived home at 12:15 P.M." "February 19th, Investigation arrest of Lutie H. Conley by Detroit Police at request of his wife at Heflin Ala. RFD #6. Conley was arrested February 5th at 954 E. Vernon Highway on warrant for wife desertion from Ala. At this time he was living with a colored girl named Willie Mitchell at above ward place. Conley is a white man and a jeweler at Wright and Kays." "March 20th, 9:30 A.M. Case of Kenneth Davis of Denton arrested December 12th, 1928. Charge Statutory Rape". Complainant, Meldred Newton. Dismissed on request of Asst. Pros. Atty. before Judge Keidam. Afternoon spent in vicinity of the Hettie Bristol School, Redford Township in effort to pick up the drive of a blue Chevrolet Lic. No. 152-450 or 132-400 which had been seen in that locality and whose driver had been trying to get young school girls to ride with him. Interviewed several of them and took description of man. Each girl had a different description to give to us." "March 24th, Answering call from Wayne Co. Jail at 7:00 P.M. Drove to Schoolcraft Rd. ½ mile west of Telegraph Rd. 2 blocks S. of Schoolcraft Rd. Redford Township and fond a Healy Monoplane No. C5716 wrecked and lying on the ground near the plane a lifeless man lay face downward. Identification papers on his person gave the name of John Ralston age 29, 1636 Scotten Ave. Post mortem held on the body at the Co. morgue at 10:20 P.M. Coroner Earl Dr. Ryan. Death caused by cerebral hemorrhage following fractured skull. The other occupant of the plane was Walter Lawrence Knudson, age 28, 8024 Wykes St. who was piloting the plane. Died later at the Highland Park General Hospital." "May 20th, On duty at Wayne Co. Jail. 4:00 P.M. to 12. Drove to 1760 Wabash Ave. S. of Mich. Ave. on warrant from Sheriff Lyon, Cedartown, Polk Co. Ga for Tobe Watson, age 24 wanted for "seduction". At this address they claimed Watson had moved to 1758 (next door) same St. A woman at that address claimed that Watson was at work to the Chev. Motor Co. Holbrook Ave. At the Chev. plant found that Watson's no. was 11609 but he was not at work on this date. He will be arrested by the plant police as soon as he returns for work on his money." "May 29th, 4:06 A.M. received call from Wayne Co. Jail that a man by the name of Sol Rickards, a real estate man of Plymouth had reported to Charles Stone, a Plymouth policeman (Plym. 440) that he had been at the corner of Telegraph Rd. and Warren Ave. at 1:30 A.M. and had seen a car speeding west on Warren Ave. and had heard shooting in it. Claimed that it stopped at Warren and Gully Rd. and possibly dumped out a corpse. I drove down and searched the premises around this place but found nothing. Believe it to have been the back firing of a car." "June 13th, Investigated breaking and entering of Bert Punches, Territorial Rd. 1 ½ miles No. of Plymouth. Punches claims he was robbed of a patent on model of a rifle which he was perfecting for the U.S. Government, also some bows and arrows which he makes. Found he told another man 4 weeks ago, he lost this same gun. Accompanied Zegler, Superintendant of Livonia Township and Deputy Wofran to Rec. Hospital with Della Tomlin, age 34, an insane person who resides S.W. corner of Schoolcraft Rd. and Farmington Rd. Livonia Township. Husband Roy Tomlin accompanied us." "July 9th, Worked on case of Richard Munegar. Recommendation issued by Asst. Pros. Atty, Gage for warrant charging involuntary manslaughter. Judge Schemanski. Drove out and secured information for Asst. Pros. Atty. Gage relative to escape from Detroit House of Correction of Betty Daniels captured some time ago. Examination before Judge Schemanski, 2:00 P.M. July 15th, 1929. Telegram from William Huster, States Atty., Cumberland Maryland, that James Burkhart, age 16, had ran away from that place and was supposed to be staying in an abandoned coaling station along the M.C.RR, 10 miles north of Detroit…" (July 18th through July 28th are blank as he's on vacation.) "July 29th, 11 A.M. Boy, 5 years old, picked up, lost, by L. H. Schoenthal on Telegraph Rd. South of Plymouth Rd and brought to my house. Child was too young to tell where he lived but claimed he left home this morning to go with 5 other boys to the Burns Flying Field. Found boys name was Merlyn Plask and lived on Memorial Ave. 3rd house N. of Plymouth Rd. West side. Schoenthal's is an agent of Novelty Lighting Co. 2480 E. 22nd St. Cleveland Ohio and lives at the Richmond Leland Hotel, Richmond Ind. I returned boy to his parents." "August 23rd, Served Chancery Summons and injunction on John Pizatte, 2959 Evaline Ave. on allowing Hugh Dillon to move onto a store at that address. Walter Duda, age 21, 7603 Geise Ave. escaped at 6:00 P.M. from Wayne Co. Jail. 5'10", 140 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes. Sentenced to 10 to 20 years. Jackson, robbery armed. Girls head and face tattooed on forearm." "September 15th, Took report of William Duperies, age 17, 15431 Mendota Ave. a W. U. delivery boy, No. 248 of Station at Fenkell and Livermore Ave. arrested for theft by Detroit police of Prec. 14, that Ralph Redmond, age 23, alias "FATS" who lives at N.E. corner of Hamilton Ave. and Pasadena Ave. weighs 200 lbs and is a member of the State Guard, and his partner Kenneth Chamberlain, age 20, of 15752 Kentucky Ave. are hold up men and thieves, having stole a canoe from some of the lakes and kept it for repainting in Chamberlain's garage. That Redmond carries a 45 automatic and Chamberlain a 32 automatic pistol. That they travel in Chamberlains Chev. Roadster, a dark grey color with a red wire wheel on the left side and chum around with a girl by the name of Dorothy Babcock, 14877 Griggs St. and also travel with a Russian named "Bill" who resides on Rosemont St. 4 blocks south of Warren Ave. The 3 men planned to rob the Brighton Bank some time ago." "September 21st, Worked on case turned over to our office by Ass. Pros. Atty. Davidson. A 30-30 Cal. Rifle was found in possession of 2 men named Wm. W. Burho (29) and Joe Weston alias Joe Western, alias Frank Stokes, alias Hunkie Joe, who were arrested by officer Foster of the Trenton police on September 18, 1929 at Trenton while driving a Chrysler 75 Coup, Ohio Lic. C-40-668. These men had been running liquor from Ecorse to Hudson St. and La Grange Ave. Toledo. Western's home is in Toledo and he is wanted there for shooting a prohibition agent on July10, 1929. Toledo picture No. 9032. Western escaped from Foster, driving away in his car. Burho is confined in Wayne Co. Jail on investigation. While in Detroit, Western lives in the vicinity of Forest Ave. Parks, gun expert claims that the bullet taken from the head of "Whitey Hall" found murdered in May was fired from the weapon found in possession of these 2 men." "October 8th, Worked forenoon on case of shooting of Demetrius Tolabera, 1479 E. Congress St. Detroit, which took place on Sunday October 6th, 1929. Afternoon took a prisoner named "Wild" to Pontiac to give testimony in a case being tried at that place. Wild had been sentenced in Detroit to 45 to 50 years for kidnapping. Was accompanied on this trip by Dunn, Perin, Pat Dunnigan, Baker, Bacon, etc. Also 2 state troopers. A rumor had spread that Wild would be liberated by some of his confederates who were at large. Returned home at 6:00 P.M. to voting booths and replenished cards to workers." "October 25th, Arrested and brought to court on charge of beating his wife, Peter Evanowski of Magnolia St. Sentenced to 30 days in Wayne Co. Jail. Drove to 120 Parson's St., Catholic Home and picked up Rose Diedzic, age 19 and confined her at the Woman's Detention Division Palace Heights. This girl is to be sterilized being of weak intellect and already having given birth to 3 children." "November 15th, Acting on a letter received by the Detroit times, accompanied by Dunnigan, Baker, Bacon and Chief of Police of Fordson, Brooks, raided a house at 10630 Eagle St. Fordson and took in for investigation the operator, Laura Warner, age 40. Jack Martin alias Hubbell, an Armenian. Dorothy Hudson, age 26, claims home in Chicago and an old man, an Armenian, who could not speak English. Letter stated that a young girl had been kidnapped and was held prisoner at this place." Here a just a few of the names mentioned: Peter Cruikshank, Roy Furtaw, Lennie J. Moore, Walter J. Hatten, Roy Moody, Paul and Dixie Hoosier, Betty Lindberg, Albert Maier, Wilbur La Beau, Otto Klanowski, Lutie H. Conley, William Cady, Abbott Keifer, Jack Bissell, Betty Shaw, Lydia E. Stebbins, Irene Bidwell, John Ralston, Donovan, James Ferrell, Raymond Allison, Harry Sledzinski, Earl Davidson, Angus Gringnon, John Reeves, Jack Watering, Earnest Mitchell, Joe Sowers, William Heath, John Teeter, Daniel W. Twadell, Jack Fiddler, Dorothea Boyd, George Boyd, Howie Boyd, Jenks, Clyde Bently, Jack Tiktimer, Sam Okum Ernest A. Atkinson, Phoebe Patterson, Joe Marlow, Royal H. Lucas and more. The diary is large measuring about 7" x 8 ½" and is 1" thick. There is also a black and white photo of Roy and a flyer showing him holding the gun that supposedly killed Jesse James. The flyer states that Roy was "the last of the remaining fast draw gun artists." Absolutely an outstanding relic of detailing crime at this important juncture in crime and criminality in America. Overall G+.. Category:Books and Manuscripts General Overview

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