North America

BAKER‚ John Martin‚ American Consul‚ Palma. 17395

BAKER‚ John Martin‚ American Consul‚ Palma.	17395	Autograph Letter Signed‚ as American Consul at Palma‚ to Robert Mitford‚ Commander of His Britannic Majesty’s Sloop‚ Espoir‚ raising the case of John Williamson‚ who is claiming to be an American citizen‚ born in Suffolk‚ State of Virginia‚ and requesting his immediate release from detention aboard the Espoir. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ a little dusty‚ in good condition. United States Consulate‚ Palma [Balearic Islands}‚ 3 October 1810. John Martin Baker‚ “Consul of the United States of America for the Balearick Islands”‚ noted as a correspondent with James Madison and Thomas Jefferson on consular matters.

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BANCROFT‚ George. 17444

BANCROFT‚ George.	17444 Letter Signed‚ to C.B.Russell‚ regretting that he must decline “the invitation to take part in Mr. Mackenzie’s work.” A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. New York‚ 12 May 1857. George Bancroft (1800-1891)‚ American historian and diplomat.

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BLOWERS‚ Sampson Salter. 15216

BLOWERS‚ Sampson Salter.	15216 Document Signed ‘S.S.Blowers‚ Chief Justice’‚ certifying the enrolment of John Duncan Archibald as an Attorney of His Majesty’s Supreme Court of Judicature for Nova Scotia. Vellum‚ 12 x 6½ inches‚ wafer seal affixed‚ vertical folds‚ in good condition. Halifax‚ 18 April 1826. Sampson Salter Blowers (1742 –1842)‚ noted North American lawyer and jurist. He was educated in Boston and at Harvard College‚ then went on to study law. Blowers is probably most noted as one of the defence attorneys representing the soldiers accused after the Boston Massacre‚ along with such notables as John Adams and Josiah Quincy Jr. In 1783‚ he went to Halifax‚ Nova Scotia. The following year‚ he was appointed attorney general for New Brunswick but refused the post‚ not wanting to relocate his family. Later that year‚ he was named attorney general for Nova Scotia. In 1785‚ he was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Halifax County and was chosen to be speaker for the assembly. In 1788‚ he was named to Nova Scotia's Council. In his later years‚ he served as Chief Justice of Nova Scotia for 36 years‚ from 1797 to 1832. Blowers was also judge in the vice admiralty court from 1821 to 1833. Because Blowers put the onus on slave owners to prove that they had a legal right to purchase slaves‚ slavery died out in Nova Scotia early in the 19th century. John Duncan Archibald (1804-1830) of Truro‚ Nova Scotia‚ son of Samuel George William Archibald (1777 - 1846)‚ Master of the Rolls.

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BURNLEY‚ William Hardin. 17250

BURNLEY‚ William Hardin.	17250 Autograph Letter Signed ‘William H.Burnley’‚ to Messrs. Robert Eccles in Glasgow‚ sending his detailed order for horses and mules‚ harnesses‚ 5000 feet of Iron Wire with staples‚ predicting a short sugar crop‚ but the news from the Demerara ships is that prices will remain high. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ filing holes‚ with the integral address leaf (boxed Portsmouth Ship Letter). Providence Estate [Trinidad]‚ 13 May 1841. Rare. William Hardin Burnley (1780-1850)‚ the prominent slave owner on Trinidad‚ author of Observations on the Present Condition of the Island of Trinidad‚ and the actual state of the Experiment of Negro Emancipation (London‚ 1842).

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Canada. FREEMASONRY 1868. 14491

Canada. FREEMASONRY 1868.	14491 Autograph Letter Signed by Fr. W.J.B.McLeod Moore‚ 33rd Grand Prior of the Order of The Temple & Hospital‚ in Canada‚ to Bro. Sickles in New York‚ accepting his kind offer of the Rituals. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Laprairie‚ Quebec‚ Canada‚ 23 May 1868. “Could you also let me have the Key of the Secret Cyphers and any designs of the peculiar Secret Mark or private characteristic required.”

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CATT‚ Carrie Chapman. 17425

CATT‚ Carrie Chapman.	17425 Typed Letter Signed‚ to Miss Leaf‚ sending her three press photographs. 1 page 11 x 8 inches‚ light creases only‚ traces of former mounting on verso‚ on the headed paper of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. New York‚ 2 May 1913. “I shall be glad if they come back to me but if they do not there is no great loss.” Carrie Chapman Catt (1859 –1947)‚ American women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution‚ which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women.

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CURTIS‚ George William. 17606

CURTIS‚ George William.	17606	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Dr.”‚ sending the manuscript he promised him‚ asking him to send the proof on Friday morning early to Harpers. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ some newsprint adhering to the upper left corner‚ traces of mounting‚ otherwise good. Staten Island‚ 20 September 1858. George William Curtis (1824 – 1892)‚ American writer and public speaker.

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EMERSON‚ Ralph Waldo. 15655

EMERSON‚ Ralph Waldo.	15655	Autograph Quotation‚ unsigned‚ entirely in Emerson’s hand: “The guiding star to the arrangement and use of facts‚ is in your leading thought.” 5 x 8 inches‚ minor blemishes‚ lower edge ragged. On the verso an address panel in another hand: Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson‚ Concord‚ Mass. Undated. Recently found in a Victorian album in England. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)‚ American poet and essayist. This famous quotation is found in Emerson’s Fortune of the Republic: “...The end of all political struggle‚ is‚ to establish morality as the basis of all legislation. 'Tis not free institutions‚ 'tis not a republic‚ 'tis not a democracy‚ that is the end‚ -- no‚ but only the means: morality is the object of government. We want a state of things in which crime will not pay‚ a state of things which allows every man the largest liberty compatible with the liberty of every other man.The guiding star to the arrangement and use of facts‚ is in your leading thought. You will have to come to the perception that justice satisfies everybody‚ and justice alone. You will stand there for vast interests; North and South‚ East and West will be present to your mind‚ and your vote will be as if they voted. ...” Emerson is speaking of slavery and the Civil War‚ and the moral issues which have arisen.

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EVERETT‚ Alexander Hill. 15796

EVERETT‚ Alexander Hill.	15796	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Batchelder‚ Saco‚ Maine‚ thanking him for his communication‚ discussing unsatisfactory proceedings described in the newspapers‚ recommending public meetings‚ informing him that he will probably send as agent to Washington to prevent the transfer‚ and emphasising the ‘danger to the State from the running of a military road across the territory‚ and the erection of a strong fortress on the rock of Madawalken (?)’. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ with final sentence and signature overleaf. Minor defects‚ clean tear at fold‚ but of good appearance. Boston‚ 15 March 1832. A.H.Everett (b.Boston 1790; d.Canton‚ China 1847)‚ diplomat and editor of the North American Review (1830-35). ‘In time of war your whole state and with it the approach to all the rest of New-England would be at the mercy of the enemy.’

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FAY‚ Theodore 17010

FAY‚ Theodore	17010	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Daniel Webster‚ communicating the admiration and regard of the Earl of Westmoreland‚ and adding his own sincere prayers for Webster’s continued health and prosperity. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Berlin‚ 19 October 1850. Theodore Sedgwick Fay (1807-1898)‚ author and diplomat. He wrote Dreams and Reveries of a Quiet Man (2 vols.‚ 1832)‚ which contained papers he had written for the New York Mirror‚ where he was an editor beginning in 1828. He married Laura Gardenier in 1833‚ and travelled in Europe for three years‚ while sending back articles to the Mirror. He served with ability in the United States diplomatic service‚ first as secretary of the legation at London briefly (1837)‚ then at Berlin (1837–53)‚ and next (1853–61) as Minister at Berne‚ Switzerland.

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FIELDING‚ Rt.Hon. William Stevens. 1903

FIELDING‚ Rt.Hon. William Stevens.	1903 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Holiday (wife of Henry Holiday‚ painter)‚ accepting an invitation to him and his wife ‘to join your party on Saturday afternoon’‚ and regretting that another invitation does not permit them ‘to remain and sup with you’. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Hotel Victoria‚ Northumberland Avenue‚ London‚ 22 July 1892. W.S.Fielding (1848-1929)‚ Prime Minister of Nova Scotia (1884-96).

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GALE‚ Samuel. 17556

GALE‚ Samuel.	17556	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his cousin‚ Samuel Gale in London‚ beginning an exchange of family news‚ referring to his own imminent admission to the Bar in his province in Canada‚ discussing the likely conflict with America‚ describing his travels to visit his Father‚ “where Nature is to be seen in its primitive state”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ minor tears at folds‚ QUEBEC Ship Letter marking‚ other postal marks. Montreal [Canada]‚ 10 September 1807. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Samuel Gale (1783-1865)‚ lawyer and judge‚ son of Samuel Gale‚ assistant paymaster of English forces in North America. He was critical of the Sor George Prevost’s actions during the War of 1812‚ and made veiled attacks on him in letters published in the Montreal Herald and later put together in a pamphlet entitled Nerva‚ or a collection of papers published in the “Montreal Herald” (1814). He served as lawyer to Lord Selkirk‚ founder of the Red River colony‚ when the latter had difficulties with the North West Company‚ and in 1815 he went west to defend his client’s interests. In 1817 he published Notices on the claims of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the conduct of its adversaries. “We are anxiously awaiting the Issue of the American Embassy on which our fate appears to depend‚ but notwithstanding the Injuries and losses that would result to us from a War I believe it is universally hoped and expected that Great Britain will not comply with what is understood to be the exorbitant Demands of the Americans.”

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GALE‚ Samuel. 17557

GALE‚ Samuel.	17557	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his nephew‚ Samuel Gale‚ in London‚ discussing family affairs‚ the Yamaska Estates‚ the economics of the expenses of war (”a Consumption of the Circulating Property of a Nation without any Re-production”)‚ avoiding war with America‚ his own farming business‚ etc. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in very good condition‚ with the address panel bearing QUEBEC Ship Letter marking. Farnham (Lower Canada)‚ 27 April 1809. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Samuel Gale (1747-1826)‚ surveyor‚ land claims agent. Samuel Gale came to America about 1770‚ apparently as a paymaster in the British army. Well educated and trained as a surveyor‚ in 1772 he was appointed to the lucrative office of deputy surveyor general of New York. After the war‚ Gale published An essay on the nature and principles of public credit (1784)‚ a complicated treatise on means of gradually extinguishing Britain’s public debt; it was followed by two additional volumes in 1785 and another in 1787. He later settled in Farnham Township in Lower Canada. He also published The memorial and petition of the undersigned attorney for . . . applicants for grant of various tracts . . . of waste lands . . . in Lower Canada (London‚ [1800]) and Reply to the report of the Executive Council of the province of Lower Canada‚ upon the memorial of the undersigned attorney‚ to the lords of his majesty’s most honourable Privy Council‚ of the 28th of November 1800 . . . (London‚ 1802). “Our Apprehensions here of a War with the American States are again diminished. There seems now to be good Reason to hope that the Southern States (in which the Party favourable to France is the strongest) will be unable to induce the New Englanders to join in a French Alliance. The Legislature of Massachusetts has publickly declared in a late Remonstrance to the Congress that ‘An Alliance with France would be more fatal than any War’. The American Government is however too fluctuating and unsteady ot be depended on for any considerable Time together.”

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GRENADA. Alexander Johnstone‚ proprietor of slave plantation‚ 1767. 16432

GRENADA. Alexander Johnstone‚ proprietor of slave plantation‚ 1767.	16432	A strongly phrased Autograph Letter Signed‚ to General Murray‚ about Johnstone’s prosecution of Melvill on the island of Grenada‚ “the Vengeance I owe so great a Scoundrel”‚ refusing to compromise without a hearing‚ in spite of the affected friendship of Melvill’s agent‚ General Graeme. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Jermyn Street [London]‚ 15 September 1767. “I send you inclosed some memorandums‚ from which you might write an answer to Melvills hypocritical letters‚ affecting a great deal of friendship‚ which really believe would agitate in such a manner as to make him hang himself‚ and he certainly deserves such a stroke at your hands ...” Colonel Alexander Johnstone (1727-1783) served in Canada and later in northern New York. He eventually became a colonel in charge of fortifications on the West Indian island of Grenada and in 1766 purchased a large sugar plantation on the island [Baccaye in St David's parish‚ which he renamed Westerhall]‚ together with 178 "Negroes and Mollatoe slaves." He was a member of the assembly of the island of Grenada‚ and in a case before the Privy Council in London‚ he accused the governor of Grenada of the torture of slaves.

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JAMAICA. Marquess of Sligo‚ Governor‚ 1835. 12110

JAMAICA. Marquess of Sligo‚ Governor‚ 1835.	12110 Letter Signed ‘Sligo’‚ in effect a bill of exchange‚ to Sir George Grey‚ Downing Street‚ authorising payment of £35:19:9 to John Lunan “for Copies of the Votes of the Assembly of Jamaica transmitted to the Colonial Office”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ annotated. Kings House‚ Jamaica‚ 5 November 1835. Howe Peter Browne‚ 2nd Marquess of Sligo (1788-1845) was Governor-General and Vice-Admiral of Jamaica 1834-35.

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JARVIS‚ Samuel Farmar. 13329

JARVIS‚ Samuel Farmar.	13329	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Waddington at St. Remy‚ responding to his invitation‚ discussing his recent arrival in France‚ the difficulties of placing his children in schools‚ deploring “the want of religion‚ involving also a want of moral principle‚ so lamentably conspicuous in the French character”. 2 pp. 8½ x 7½ inches‚ integral address leaf‚ in good condition. Paris‚ 25 October 1826. Samuel Farmar Jarvis D.D. (1786-1851)‚ professor of oriental literature at Trinity College Hartford‚ author of A Chronological Introduction to the History of the Church‚ A Discourse on the Religion of the Indian Tribes of North America‚ and other works.

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LOWELL‚ James Russell. 13269

LOWELL‚ James Russell.	13269	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to E.Herbert Draper‚ declining the invitation from the Master and Wardens of the Skinners Company for the 6th December. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ one tear neatly repaired‚ left margin very lightly trimmed‚ of good appearance. Paris‚ 2 November 1883. James Russell Lowell (1819-91)‚ American poet. “I regret this the more because of the very agreeable recollections associated in my mind with this ancient & interesting anniversary.”

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MARITIME. Lieutenant Dillon‚ Master of the Palmyra‚ Havana 1821. 4879

MARITIME. Lieutenant Dillon‚ Master of the Palmyra‚ Havana 1821.	4879 Autograph Letter Signed by Edward Dillon‚ Master of the Brig Palmyra‚ to the military and naval agents Messrs.Cox & Son in London‚ making belated arrangements for the insurance of himself‚ his wages and his property‚ “Wearing apparel‚ bedding‚ books‚ charts‚ nautical instruments & watch at £120....” 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ with the integral address leaf (Deal Ship Letter marking)‚ in good condition‚ lightly toned. Brig Palmyra of Dublin in the Havana‚ 3 October 1821. Being now in Havana‚ Dillon is unable to supply the necessary certificate to show he is still alive‚ but he does go into considerable detail about the extent of the insurance “...capture or detention by Princes or foreign powers‚ fire‚ enemies‚ Pirates‚ Rovers‚ thieves‚ jettisons‚ ...takings at sea‚ arrests‚ restraints & detainments of all Kings Princes & people of what nation‚ condition or quality soever and all other perils...”

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McCLELLAN‚ Major-General George Brinton. 13412

McCLELLAN‚ Major-General George Brinton.	13412 Free Ticket on the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad issued to W.S.Mackenzie Esq. M.M. G’d Trunk R.R.‚ until December 31 1861‚ signed ‘Geo. B.McClellan’ as General Superintendent. 2¼ x 3½ inches‚ one corner crease‚ minor blemishes only. 1861. Major-General George Brinton McClellan (1826-85) took the field with the Army of the Potomac in April 1862. He was superseded by General Burnside in November 1862.

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MORAN‚ Benjamin. 14710

MORAN‚ Benjamin.	14710	A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ marked Private‚ to General Adam Badeau‚ discussing accounts for the U.S. Legation in London‚ ‘an appropriation of £200 for office furniture‚ and an increase for rent’‚ house hunting‚ the integrity of Vice Consul General Nunn‚ the arrival of Badeau’s box‚ ‘the Spanish affair’‚ McMahon‚ Sumner‚ and other current topics. 8 pp. 9 x 7.5 inches‚ some staining throughout‚ minor tears‚ complete and legible. London‚ 30 September 1869. Benjamin Moran (1820-86)‚ diplomat and author‚ writes an entertaining letter as secretary of the American Legation in London. His correspondent‚ General Adam Badeau‚ also of the Legation (appointed by President Grant‚ whose military history he wrote)‚ was on leave in America. ‘You must come back. The Duchess‚ Lady Georgiana‚ Babbage and I say so. But if the President decides otherwise‚ pray remember my wish and suggest some youth as your successor who will be half as good as you and I shall be happy - provided he don’t come from that heavenly City of Boston.’

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MORGAN‚ Henry James. 16030

MORGAN‚ Henry James.	16030	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Seymour Freeman in Capetown‚ providing his autograph. 1 page 9 x 8 inches‚ laid down on an old album leaf‚ with the opened out envelope pasted alongside it. Ottawa‚ 18 July 1900. Henry James Morgan (1842-1913)‚ founder of the ‘Canada First’ movement of 1868-75. Best remembered for his Canadian biographical and bibliographical studies and the Dominion Annual Register.

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MULGRAVE‚ George‚ Earl of. 16219

MULGRAVE‚ George‚ Earl of.	16219	Envelope (only) signed ‘Mulgrave’ as Governor of Nova Scotia‚ to Sir Henry Storks at the War Office‚ London. 3½ x 8½ inches‚ marked On Her Majesty’s Service‚ with a weak strike of HALIFAX‚ NOVA SCOTIA‚ London arrival cds. 13 March 1858. George Augustus Constantine Phipps‚ 2nd Marquess of Normanby (1819 – 1890)‚ styled Viscount Normanby between 1831 and 1838 and Earl of Mulgrave between 1838 and 1863‚ was a British Liberal politician and colonial governor of Nova Scotia‚ Queensland‚ New Zealand and Victoria. He was the 32nd Governor of Nova Scotia‚ in office from 15 February 1858 to 17 September 1863.

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NORTH‚ General William. 16238

NORTH‚ General William.	16238 A lengthy and revealing Autograph Letter Signed ‘William North’ (twice)‚ to his kinsman Edward Bridge‚ explaining in detail the history of the North family‚ the emigration from Ireland‚ his own early memories‚ the death of his mother “during the distressing Revolutionary War‚ when I was far distant”‚ the loss of important papers (his Father’s commissions alone remaining)‚ all this with a view to assisting his correspondent claim an inheritance in Ireland. 6 pp. 9½ x 7½ inches‚ in good legible condition‚ minor blemishes only‚ light dusting. Near New London [Connecticut]‚ 17 January 1827. William North (1755 –1836)‚ American soldier and politician. He was the son of John North‚ who commanded Fort Frederick in 1751‚ and Fort St. George in Thomaston‚ Maine‚ in 1758. He moved with his mother‚ Elizabeth North‚ to Boston‚ Massachusetts. He entered the Continental Army in 1775‚ and served under Benedict Arnold in the unfortunate expedition to Canada in that year. He was appointed in May 1777 as captain in Henry Jackson's 16th Massachusetts Regiment‚ with which he participated in the Battle of Monmouth. In 1779 he became aide-de-camp to Baron Steuben‚ whom he greatly aided in introducing his system of discipline in the Continental Army. Later he accompanied Steuben to Virginia‚ and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. “John North came to America‚ not as a Redemtioner‚ nor Pauper‚ but in a Brig of his own... they brought their Servants and household stuff with them ...as some proof of this I remember‚ when a child‚ seeing a large marble mortar in the house of my aunt Lydia with L engraved on it‚ & on asking the signification of this‚ was told that it was done in Ireland & that it was the initial of her name - at that time‚ say 1760‚ I don’t believe there was marble‚ or a workman in America to have made it.”

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PEABODY‚ George. 15359

PEABODY‚ George.	15359 Autograph Letter Signed ‘George Peabody’‚ to Messrs. George Peabody & Co.‚ saying he has Mr. Morgan’s letters‚ mentioning the newspapers which keep him informed‚ describing Scotland as “the most beautiful I have seen”‚ and discussing the dispatch of a watch. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of adhesive on final blank where mounted in a Victorian album. Invergarry‚ Fort Augustus‚ N.B.‚ Saturday 1 August‚ no year given [?1863]. George Peabody (1795-1869)‚ American philanthropist and banker.

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PHILLIPS‚ Wendell. 16503

PHILLIPS‚ Wendell.	16503 Autograph Quotation Signed: “Peace if possible. Justice at any rate. Wendell Phillips‚ 1882.” 3 x 5 inches‚ fine. 1882 Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)‚ orator and slavery abolitionist.

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THATCHER‚ Benjamin B. 0703

THATCHER‚ Benjamin B.        0703 Autograph Letter Signed with initials‚ ‘Yours evermore‚ to the knife blade‚ B.B.T.’ to S.S.Osgood in London‚ giving his news‚ discussing his health‚ his current work‚ praising Osgood’s book and looking forward to seeing him back in America. 2 pp. 10.5 x 8 inches‚ with address panel‚ postmarks‚ occasional defects and tears. Boston‚ 18 January 1839. Benjamin Bussey Thatcher (1809-40)‚ lawyer‚ philanthropist‚ advocate of African colonization as a solution to the slavery question‚ author of Indian Biography (1832). ‘Let no flattery‚ no short lived success‚ deceive you to remain longer in such a Pandemonium as London is.’ Thatcher’s works also included a Memoir of S.Osgood Wright‚ late Missionary to Liberia (1834).

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THAXTER‚ Celia. 15434

THAXTER‚ Celia.	15434 Autograph Manuscript Signed ‘Celia Thaxter’‚ being four verses from her poem Rock Weeds‚ commencing with verse 9: “The barren island dreams in flowers ...” 16 lines on 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good clean condition‚ traces of mounts at corners. Undated. Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835 –1894)‚ American writer of poetry and stories. Rock Weeds (1868) uses descriptions of the flora of the Isles of Shoals (off the coast of New Hampshire) to express the melancholy and isolation to be found among nature.

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TRINIDAD. Henry Fuller‚ 1817. 17459

TRINIDAD. Henry Fuller‚ 1817.	17459	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Richard Jenney in Deptford‚ announcing the death of his son‚ Doctor Jenney‚ in Trinidad‚ the circumstances of his death‚ his effects and property‚ etc. 3 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ address panel (privately carried). Trinidad‚ 12 August 1817. Henry Fuller owned several plantations in Trinidad. He became Attorney General. “I am sorry to say that I believe his loss is to be attributed to an over zealous wish of Performing the duties of his Profession in having got wet several times during one or two days previous to his sickness‚ without taking any precaution of changing his cloaths‚ and when he was obliges to take to his bed being imprudent and persisting in not calling in medical aid until it was too late.”

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TUCKERMAN‚ Henry Theodore. 12195

TUCKERMAN‚ Henry Theodore.	12195 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Fanny Russell in Oakland‚ quoting a letter the arrival of the Hones in Switzerland (“the first Americans we have met in Switzerland”)‚ and enclosing “a copy of the verses you desired” (a printed copy of ‘The Night-Blooming Cereus’‚ here present). 2 pp. 5½ x 4 inches‚ fine‚ with the original envelope. 16 August [1870‚ in another hand]. Henry Theodore Tuckerman (1813-1871)‚ American critic and essayist.

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VAN DYKE‚ John C. 9281

VAN DYKE‚ John C.	9281	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ agreeing to lecture at the Art Students League and suggesting some lecture titles. 2 letters 8 x 5 inches‚ minor blemishes only. Rutgers College‚ New Brunswick‚ 9 June & 10 July 1893. John Charles Van Dyke (1856-1932)‚ art critic and librarian.

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WILKES‚ Henry. 7595

WILKES‚ Henry.	7595	A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘Henry Wilkes’ to the Rev.Algernon Wells in London‚ describing at length‚ for the benefit of the Colonial Missionary Society‚ the recent activities of his church in Montreal‚ his publications and journeys‚ with a long paragraph reporting political developments. 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ folded‚ in fine condition. Montreal‚ 28 January 1845. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Henry Wilkes (1805-1886)‚ Congregational minister in Montreal. In October 1835 Wilkes began to serve as minister of the First Congregational Church (Zion Church) in Montreal under the auspices of the Colonial Missionary Society. Wilkes also contributed to the development of education in the province‚ and founded newspapers‚ including the Canadian Independent in Toronto. This paper continued until 1925 under various titles. He supported the evangelical missions among the French Canadians. “Sir Chas. Metcalfe has intended well‚ but in his hostility to the Friends of Liberal Government personally he has been compelled to throw himself into the hands of the Tories. His Ministry is not Tory in itiself‚ but its supporters are‚ & they force it onward in their course.” Wilkes fears that the Church of England will become an independent‚ “powerful & wealthy corporation. I need not say that we shall do our utmost to prevent this. In Montreal the dread of Catholicism & the French acts upon many of our people to vote for Tories as Protestants and British. I think the removal of the seat of Governt. here and the bringing up of these questions will effect a wonderful alteration in parties here. The Observer [Wilkes’ weekly newspaper] will also help.”

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