Americana
Ephemera-1800's
Large Graphic of Train-Receipt T S Clogston-187-
Item #: NEW-0016306

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Folds and somewhat dingy appearance but beautiful graphic of a train.  Boston.  Old Colony and ? R R written in pencil.  Fall River

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Providence & Worcester RR Graphic Receipt
Item #: NEW-0016299

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Receipt from Whitin & sons, dated 1860.  Whitin's Station. Folds and a small corner crease. 

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Selma-Rome & Dalton RR-Bill of Lading-1874
Item #: NEW-0016290

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Attractive graphics on this bill of lading from a company which later formed with other railroads, the last being the Southern Railroad Company.  Folds and can be sent in a regular first class envelope for a savings, if desired 

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Collecting Printed Ephemera-Maurice Rickards
Item #: NEW-0016264

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This book was printed in 1998 and is an excellent reference of the different categories of ephemera.  224 pages with numerous illustrations.

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Macon Georgia Early Souvenir Book
Item #: NEW-0016231

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Small  album which measures six by five inches.  It has some moisture issues which shows on the back cover and some pages.  Some separation of the pages from the binding. There are twelve pages of engravings of buildings, most pages featuring at least four buildings and homes on each page. All of the images are engravings.  See scans to see three  of  the examples. My scanner was not long enough to cover the whole pages.

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Huntsville Advocate Newspaper Invoice-1872
Item #: NEW-0016142

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This paper was printed in Huntsville Alabama.  It was a Tri-Weekly and Weekly paper.  Payment is being made by the Mulberry Institute in Tennessee.  W B Figures was the publisher.

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Passumpsic Railroad-Shipping Journal-Vermont
Item #: NEW-0016016

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This is a very large page which measures 15 by 10 and a half inches.  The scan just shows a portion of it.  This is a record of items shipped by Passumpsic RR.  Example: "Parker & Howe 12 Books" Signed by W H Sargeant.  "1 Sewing Machine billed to Henry Webber."  Both side are full. No doubt this was torn out of a record book.  This was a steam train and there is not much on the web about it.

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Justice Hiram Warner-Ga-Law and Gospel Newspaper
Item #: NEW-0015631

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This little rag newspaper, or a portion of a newspaper, Law and Gospel, measures 9 by 12 inches and opens up to four pages of content.  It was a very long speech.  It is post civil war but I can't find a date. This was a major speech in Meriwether Georgia and evidently shortly after Warner's retirement. The subjects issued was "A careful and critical review of the political situation in the state," corruptions in Colquitt's administration, and more.  There is a portion of the front page which has some acidic staining,  otherwise normal wear.

For more information on Warner, here are two useful links.

ttp://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/hiram-warner-1802-1881

Hiram Warner was one of the original members of the Supreme Court of Georgia, eventually becoming that courts second chief justice. Warner also held office as a circuit court judge, as a representative in the Georgia General Assembly, and as a U.S. congressman.

The Supreme Court of Georgia was established in 1845 and consisted of three justices. To fill the roles, the legislature elected Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Eugenius Nesbit, and Hiram Warner. Of the three, Warner, the lone Democrat, was also the only justice with prior judicial experience. These justices overcame great odds, solidifying public opinion in favor of the court during a time when its survival was questionable.

Warner served on the court for a total of thirty-four years and authored almost 2,000 opinions, some of which still influence Georgia law. This pioneer of the Supreme Court of Georgia died in Atlanta on June 30, 1881, at the age of seventy-nine.

Also http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/fulton/meriwether/history.htm


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Wilson County-Case of George Neal vs Wm Oakley
Item #: NEW-0015630

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This appears to be a survey of disputed land in 1880.  Legal sized paper, with content on the back.  Scan only shows a portion.  Dingy appearance on on a portion of the back side with pencil markings.  Two edge tears with a portion missing on the left edge at the first fold and tear on the right fold.  
62 poles to a dead Sugar tree-thence west-2 poles to a hickory...: Other names mentioned A D Norris, J S Warmack-W L Waters 

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1817 Reward of Merit-John James Tallmadge-School Award
Item #: NEW-0015387

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Neat little item showing that the student, "by diligence, care, and attention to spelling has become first in his class and merits the approbation of his Preceptor."  That's all I can read.

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Charterparty of Affreightment-1805 Document
Item #: NEW-0015368

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Wonderful two page document but with tears, chipping and holes as can be seen in the scan.  The document is on laid rag paper, quite thick.  This is from the Barbary War era when shipping was a dangerous occupation  After the Revolutionary War, America lost the protection of Britain and the Barbary pirates were a constant danger.   This shipping document spells out the conditions and value of the cargo as well as other things.  It is legible but difficult reading so I will only give a few examples.  

Joseph Donaldson, Senior was the commander of a ship called Olive Branch of Philadelphia and  the contract was with T English and C Holland of the city of Philadelphia.  "They will load the said vessel with flour and barley at the port of Philadelphia and receive the cargo at St. Lucar"  "British sterling, nine shillings money for each & every barrel of flour and twenty two pence of money for each and every bushel of barley."  Goes on to list all the cargo and the value.

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Description of that Fertile and Pleasant Province of Carolina
Item #: NEW-0015126

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This article, which was originally printed in 1707 was disbound from a book.  The title page is loose.  34 pages.  The complete title is "A New Description of that Fertile and Pleasant Province of Carolina: With a Brief Account of its Discovery and Settling, and the Government."  By John Archdale who was a Governor of the province.   

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Political Annals of the Province of Carolina
Item #: NEW-0015125

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This lengthy article was disbound from the book, Political Annals of the United Colonies by George Chalmers.  The last page is loose Should make interesting reading.

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Thomas Davis-Georgetown-Salt Receipt
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See scan.  We forget how precious salt was in the early days. 1872

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Blake-Ware 1852 Receipt-Furniture Dealer-Boston
Item #: NEW-0015115

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Early receipt on blue rag paper.  Rocking chair for $6.50

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Early American Receipts-Two Periodicals-Richmond
Item #: NEW-0015093

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Two receipts in this lot.  One is dated 1840 from Richmond Virginia for a subscription to the Religious Herald, dated 1840 James M Kent William Sands.

The other unrelated receipt is To Ritchie & Cook for a subscription to the Richmond Enquirer.  Subscriber was Mr C Anthony (?).  Dated 1835.  Roughly cut.




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W L Purdy Dry Goods-Williamsport Pa-Calling Card
Item #: NEW-0015079

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This little item shows a great engraved graphic of Purdy's Keystone Store.  

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1882-Dance Card-Masquerade Ball-Charleston Mo +
Item #: NEW-0015073

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Two items in this lot.  The Ball was held in Bethune's Hall.  The dances are filled out with suitors.  Note the back which was taken out of an album with some damage.  The extra item is  a dinner place card, probably from the same period.

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Stage Tickets-Southern Exposition-Louisville Kentucky
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Condition problems with this strip of  Stage tickets to the Southern Exposition in Louisville.  I think the damage was caused by water, particularly in the middle where it has bleached out and with a tear.  It is one long strip but I had to scan the front and bottom. 

from Wikipedia
The Southern Exposition was a five-year series of World's fairs held in the city of Louisville, Kentucky from 1883 to 1887 in what is now Louisville's Old Louisville neighborhood. The exposition, held for 100 days each year on 45 acres (180,000 m2) immediately south of Central Park, which is now the St. James-Belgravia Historic District, was essentially an industrial and mercantile show. At the time, the exposition was larger than any previous American exhibition with the exception of the Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia in 1876. U.S. President Chester A. Arthur opened the first annual exposition on August 1, 1883.

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Andrew Marschalk-First Printer of Mississippi-Early Imprint
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This neat item is dated 1827 and is a receipt to Andrew Marschalk for advertising in the Statesman & Gazette.  Marschalk has signed at the bottom and filled out the rest of the receipt and received a payment of $ 2.00. See the engraving of a printing press.  The Natchez Gazette which was established in April 1802 consolidated with the Mississippi Statesman on February 10th,1827. The receipt is on old rag paper and measures 8 by 3 and a half inches.  There is a tear on the left hand side which extends to the letters Miss.  The other edge wear is visible in the scan. There is also two faint horizontal folds across the receipt.

THE FIRST PRINTER - ANDREW MARSCHALK
The first printing press introduced in Mississippi was put up in Warren County, in the latter part of the 1700's.  It stood in the United States fort that was situated on what became known as Fort Hill, scarcely north of Vicksburg.  This site was, at the time, on the western boundary of the United States.

The owner of this press was Andrew MARSCHALK, the "father of the typographic art in Mississippi."  Shortly before his death, Marschalk addressed a letter to to L. A. BESANCON, Esq., in which Marschalk gave a brief history of his efforts.

 Washington, Sept. 2, 1837
L. A. Besancon, Esq.:
    "Dear Sir:  The first press in Mississippi was a small mahogany one, brought by me from London, in September, 1790.  It was out of my possession for six years.  When ordered to this [then the Mississippi] territory in the year [17]97-98, I regained possession of it, and obtained a small font of type - say thirty pounds - and while at the Walnut Hills, printed a ballad, "The Galley Slave."  Great excitement was caused in Natchez by the knowledge of a press being in the country, and strong inducements were held out for me to remove to that place.  Finally, I constructed a large press, capable of printing a foolscap sheet, and printed the territorial laws.  This press was sold by me to Ben M. Stokes, and he commenced in Natchez and continued for some time in the summer of 1799, but soon failed.

About March or April, 1800, a Mr. Green from Baltimore, brought a press to Natchez.  I do not recollect the title of his paper;  it ceased while I was at the North, and the press fell into the hands of James Ferrall, who, with one Moffatt, published a paper for a short time.

I arrived from Philadelphia the last of July, 1802, and commenced the "Mississippi Herald," I think, on the 26th of July of the same year.  I cannot conveniently lay my hand on the first volume, but send you, as a specimen of the poverty of those days, a small file of 1803-'4.  I commenced on medium, but was reduced, for want of paper, to cap.

                                                                         I am yours, &c., 

                                                                                       "Andrew Marschalk"

Marschalk also printed the Acts passed at the second session of the General Assembly 1803, printed in 1804.  Those Acts were all signed by William CONNER, as Speaker of the House, John ELLIS, President of the Senate, and William C. C. CLAIBORNE, Governor.
The Acts of the first and second sessions of the General Assembly of the Territory of Mississippi were published in Natchez in 1802, by D. Moffatt & Co.

Andrew Marschalk, of Dutch extraction by both parents, was an ensign in Wayne's army during the Revolutionary War.  He entered the army during the administration of the elder President ADAMS.  Later, owing to some differences between himself and his brother officers who were stationed at Walnut Hills, he was recalled.   Preferring, however, to remain in Mississippi, he resigned.  Having been bred a printer, he removed to Washington in Adams County, then seat of the territorial government, and started a paper called the Republican.  The success of this paper was not satisfactory, and he removed to Natchez and established the Gazette, which, after undergoing many changes, became the Statesman and Gazette, about the time of the Andrew JACKSON and John ADAMS excitement, when it became the organ of the JACKSON party.

The Statesman and Gazette was edited by several aspiring young politicians of that school, the principal one of whom was John F. H. CLAIBORNE, then a law student in the office of GRIFFITH and QUITMEN.  Claiborne was later widely known as a scholar and politician.

After the election of President JACKSON, Mr. Marschalk removed back to Washington, where he was appointed Postmaster.  He established a paper there called the Tablet,  but it did not last long.  Mr. Marschalk also served as Justice of the Peace.  He continued to reside in Washington until his death, in 1837.


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1819 Gwinnett Co-Georgia-Hand Drawn Surveyor's Map
Item #: NEW-0014651

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Early rag document which is partially encapsulated to protect it from any further damage.  The encapsulation on the left edge was cut off as it was touching the edge of the document. It could be removed but I wouldn't recommend it.  If desired, it could be easily removed but cutting the rest of encapsulation.  Stains, separated at the horizontal fold and one of the vertical folds. The scans tell the story, so please study.

The Surveyor of John ? Cunningham shows a 42 acre strip of the historic Hightower Trail.  This information was taken from the following website:http://larocheusa.org/Highs.HTM

The Hightower Trail passed through the City of Dunwoody, from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, on the east to the Chattahoochee River on the northwest. It was a major pre-historic trail from the vicinity of Augusta, Georgia, to the mountains of northwest Georgia and points beyond. It crossed the river at the "shallow ford” a short distance west of the Roswell Road bridge, where people easily could walk across unless the river was in the midst of a flood. No one knows how many hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of years this path served as a major highway for the Native Americans. 

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Georgia Colonial Note-Savannah-Twenty Dollars-1778
Item #: NEW-0014450

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This is a scanned image of the front and back in a holder as I didn't want to handle it.  Small edge tears, 1/4 of an inch tear in the bottom left fold and other holes and separations at the folds.  Printed by W Lancaster in Savannah.  This involves the sale of land belonging to the Loyalists.   No paypal accepted on this item though payment plans can be arranged. 

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1844 Stampless Cover-La Fayette La-Political Content
Item #: NEW-0014438

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Three page letter which must have been hand delivered as there are no postal markings on the addressed part.  Sally is writing her sister Mary D Braden of Jefferson, Clinton County La.  She had evidently been giving the charge of young children and most of the letter is taken up with her expressing her fatigue ove rearing them.  Here is the political content:  "There is now a great stir in town about the convention.  I don't feel the lest interest in it.  I think it is wrong altogether to hurrah a president in office.  I have not seen any good result from it yet never since Old Jackson was hurrah'd in.  How do them democratic women in your village feel about it?  Have they anymore signs to display to the passing delegations? A very low act for a lady." 

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Fountain Engine Company-No 1-Bridgewater-Massachusettes
Item #: NEW-0014416

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This is a lovely acknowledgement to an "Honorary Member" of the a fire engine company in Bridgewater for a payment of one dollar in full of annual assessment.  Great graphic of a perior fire engine. I believe it is 1852 but am having difficulty reading the script, including the name of the person. Made on light rag paper and measures 8 by 4 inches.  

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Lawrenceburgh & Indianapolis Railroad Company Stock-1840's
Item #: NEW-0014400

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Rag paper item which I was told was from 1840.  The only examples I could find on the web were in archives although a small cache was found recently. The graphics are wonderful, there is some acidic staining which is much heavier on the scan but still unsightly.  Could be bleached out by a paper restorer or someone who knows what they are doing.  The stock share measures 8 by 10 inches. 

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1873 Stampless Cover-Military Content-Request for Discharge
Item #: NEW-0013962

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This cover is addressed to Col Ephraim Wilcoxon regarding a Lieut Blackman who hds applied for discharge.  The letter was written by Matt Nicoll and the cover was cancelled in New York.  Request that the discharge be delivered to him and that he need to provide a written request and reasons for his request.  "He ought also to pay the postage."

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Pattonsburg Virginia-1847 Stampless Cover
Item #: NEW-0013894

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Three page letter from Sarah to Mr. John E Harris in Oak Forest Cumberland County Virginia.  Pattonsburg cancel, Paid 5. 

 The letter is quite legible though with some condition problems as can be seen in the scans. Here is some of the more interesting content:  "I rise every morning at 5 o'clock and sometimes before but we have two such lazy (?) boarders they are never ready we have another spry young beau boarding with us his name is Inayo (?) and he says he is related to the mayor of Powhatan he is a doctor and quite a spry chap  he is very fond of playing cards and we have some fun playing." She mentions "Mr Judsons school." that James went to.  "  Further, she writes ..."the population of our town is increasing rapidly since we received news of the extension of the canal there has been two new stores opened in the last two weeks one of the merchants is a Mr. Staples from Scottsville and is quite a spry little fellow he called to see us last Sunday there was a large ball given at the Natural Bridge last night but we are not in the habit of attending public balls

See all the scans to view the condition of this letter.  Pattonsburg was one of the earliest towns in Virginia and like most early settlements has a rich history. Here are a couple of the links on the web:

http://home.ntelos.net/~nthorn/history.pdf

http://www.vahistoryexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Southwest-VA.pdf


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Mississippi Central Railroad Company Receipt-1865
Item #: NEW-0013670

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This receipt is post war and a way bill, date Nov 7, 1865.  Blue rag paper which measures 6 by 7 and a half inches. Stain and general wear.  Evidently paper was still scarce as this has something on the back which is not relevant.  

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Notice-Chattooga County School Board-1892 Notice
Item #: NEW-0013437

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This is a little flyer which measures nine and a half by six inches.  Good condition other than the folds.  Title is " New England Books-Tried and rejected in Chattooga County! Not acceptable to the people, and not suited to the Schools of Georgia."  The upshot is that they were condemning Ginn Books and restoring books previously in use. The only thing that I could find about the Ginn books which were considered excellent as the founder was strongly involved in the World Peace movement. I would love to know the full story on this.  The notice as issued in Summerville Ga in 1892.  

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Program-Knights of Templar-Lebanon Tennessee
Item #: NEW-0013047

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This program measures 7 by 4 and a half inches.  Made for the Baldwin Commandery in Lebanon Tennessee.  Undated but I feel sure it was in the late 1800's.  Small edge tear where I believe a ribbon was.  Large crease at the mid edge.  Grand Commandery of Tennessee, Knights Templar by Baldwin Commandery, No 7.  Names on program are G R Gwynn, S R Williams, J I D Hinds, H M Cartmell, J M Fakes, J M Anderson, Robert Cantrell, N W McConnell, George H Morgan, R P McClain, A W Vick.  Printed by Herald Printery, Lebanon. 

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The Rough Hewer Newspaper- Democratic Principles
Item #: NEW-0012982

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Complete rag paper with eight pages.  Although the paper supported Martin Van Buren for President there are no articles related to him.  It is devoted to other issues like State Debt and Abuses of the Banking System.  Some wear but complete.

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Central Railroad-Banking Co- Ga-1880 Stock Certificate
Item #: NEW-0012967

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This little certificate measures 9 by 5 1/2 inches.  Made on thin rag paper which has some creasing, an edge tear and pinholes on top left hand corner. There is also some cancel cuts and a bleed through from the back from the inked names. Made out to Mrs. Alice Wood and signed by T M Cunningham and William Wadley.  

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W F Newsom-Helena Ark-Funeral Notice
Item #: NEW-0012926

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Nice graphics on this little invitation for the funeral of a prominent man in Helena Arkansas.  Folds and a stain.

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Meriwether County Ga Vindicator 1882 Newspaper-Circus Ads
Item #: NEW-0012211

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This is a large format rag paper which opens up so that there are four pages of content.  Great full page ads and circus graphics  for Miles Orton's New Mastodon Shows coming to this very small town. Faint print along with stains at the top. There is also crumpling near the folds and other minor wear. The paper was printed in Greenville Georgia. There seems to be more ads than news in the paper.  There is even another ad for another Circus coming to LaGrange Ga-the Forepaugh Show.  Two great graphics of two of the acts.  

Here is some information on Mile's Orton's show. 
 
Sam K. Tribbey & Co.'s New Mastodon Dime Circus and Menagerie 

Sam K. Tribbey & Co.'s New Mastodon Dime Circus and Menagerie opened their season May 4, at Hamilton, O., playing there the balance of that week, and opening at Richmond, Ind., 20, for one week. The following is the roster: Sam K. Tribbey & Co., proprietors; Miles Orton, general-manager; W. O. Beogel, treasurer; Al. D. Higgins, equestrian-director and press-agent; Prof. W. Vance, musical-director, Chas. Ellis, contracting-agent; Jack Fitzgerald, master of canvas, with eight men; Gus Dicks, in charge of ring stock, with three men; A. Newman, chandeliers; Will Allen, master of properties. Performers — The Orton Family, six in number, headed by Miles Orton, bareback-rider, and his two infant wonders, Norman and Gordon; Claude Orton, Master Albert Orton, Little Allie and Bernard Orton, Hicks Bros,, Apple and West, F. Seymour, E. H. Dooley, Conners and Bradley, Andy Spear, Walter Freds, Mattie Spear, McDonald Sisters — Lou and Gussie — the performing elephant Lizzie, and the riding-dog Hector. The show has eight dens of animals, giant elk and one elephant. It travels by rail, making week-stands, using a 110 ft. canvas, with two 30 ft. middle pieces, and 60 ft. menagerie. New York Clipper, May 22, 1886. 


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1836 Receipt-Frankfort Kentucky
Item #: NEW-0012176

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Early imprint from Kentucky.  I'm not sure I have these names right-Radford Maxey, Jonathan Newman but one must have been very well off as he paid five hundred and thirty dollars in revenue tax. Rag paper measures around seven and a half inches by four plus inches.  

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Oliver Wolcott-Comptroller-Hartford-1789 Receipt
Item #: NEW-0012156

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This receipt is on period rag paper shortly after the Revolutionary War.  Received nineteen pounds nine shillings and two pence 3/4.....balance due on 7 state notes lodged in the Treasury: agreeable to an act of Assembly passed in May 1789.  Hartford Connecticut. Measures 7 and a half by 2 and a half inches.


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Revolutionary War Shipping Manifest 1778
Item #: NEW-0012114

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This rag paper measures nine by four and a half inches.  The cut cancel has been repaired with archival tape.  "Shipped by the Grace of God" and "by God's grace bound for and now riding at anchor".  South Carolina.  I have trouble reading the scrip and old English language but it arrived in South Carolina.  Gin was part of the load.

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Tables of Discount on British Sterling-1856
Item #: NEW-0012089

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This would make a neat item for a country store display.  I could not find an example of this for sale on the web although it is recorded in several historical websites.  This book, however, is earlier than the books cited and was published in 1856. The original book was printed in 1830 by Joshia Loring.  The book was made for the use of merchants, in this case Carhart & Curd of Macon Ga, so that they could "ascertain the cost of imported goods, and to sell by advance."  The book seems to have different titles, "Tables of Advance British Sterling" and "Tables of Discount on British Sterling" Enoch Chase published the book in 1856.  The front cover is missing and you can see the condition of the front end paper in the second scan. The books is divided into two parts, half upside down, presumably as made.  The books measures 9 and a half by 5 and a half inches.  The pages are made of rag. The book is still bound with the exception of one page which is loose.  It's appears to be complete but it is hard to tell.  The book was found in the walls of a house that was being worked on.  The book is very dingy in areas and has a musty smell.  Airing it out should improve the smell.  The dinginess is most prominent on the end papers, title page and the next few pages, which also are creased. By far most of the pages are clean.

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Stow & Smart-NY-Via Savannah Ga 1857 Bill of Lading
Item #: NEW-0012066

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dingy, slight musty smell and some crumpling.

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Samuel Denman-1806 Indenture Document-Queens Co N Y
Item #: NEW-0012051

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Worn document with a large separation and hole.  There are other parts of this Indenture agreement made in Queens County New York in 1806.  The other documents are in worse condition and will be thrown in this listing. Please view the scan.  I hope this document can find its family. 

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P T Barnum's Great Traveling Museum-1873-Advertising Paper
Item #: NEW-0011868

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You have to wonder how little delicate items like this survive over the years.  This four by two and a half inch advertising hand out was made on thin pink paper.  Some light crumpling, a tiny edge tear and other minor wear.  An engraving of Phineas T Barnum, "Proprietor of the largest Traveling Exhibition in the World" on one side and an engraving of Admiral Dot and his Mother, "the smallest man in the world" on the other side date 1873.  Price 5 Cents.  I found a small item in the book on Barnum that was similar to the way this item was made. Circus

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Jones County Georgia-1857 Graphic Court Summons
Item #: NEW-0011860

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See scan to view the condition.  

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British Land Indenture-Parchment 1815
Item #: NEW-0011569

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This parchment document from our Motherland measures 27 by 22 plus inches. Land indenture from 1815. Wonderful condition with the exception of the folds which can be framed out to a great degree. I can't imagine how long it took for a calligrapher to produce this historical and decorative document. This indenture was from the long reign of George the Third. 

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1831 Bill of Lading-Stampless Cover
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This is a very early Bill of Lading for items sold by G W Mentz & Son, Philadelphia, "Shipped in Good Order and Condition" and now lying in the Port of Philadelphia and bound for New York.  Sent to the customer by way of a stampless cover.  Please view the scans to see the condition. 

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Steamer Fanny Harris-Galena Ill Shipping Documents
Item #: NEW-0011147

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Fanny Harris was a regular packet.  Captain N F Webb.  The two paper items are glued together at the left hand edge, covering part of the second graphic bill of lading.  Small edge tear, some soot and spindle hole at top right edge.  Lorrain and Company. 

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Harlem Extension Rail Road Time Table-1871 Broadside
Item #: NEW-0011145

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Thin rag broadside which measures fifteen by eight inches.  Folds and crumpled appearance.  Large ink spot in the middle and a white area to the left of Time Table, where I think someone tried to cover up an ink spot.  A couple of other spots that appear to have been doctored as well.  The paper is not attached to the board but a couple of stamp hinges at the top hold the broadside to the board.  Can be removed after mailing.  Nice graphic of a train.  J R Faulkner-Superintendent.  Printed in Rutland Vermont. 

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American Railroad Journal-Graphic Avery Rotary Engine-1835
Item #: NEW-0011144

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Rare, rag journal which was printed in New York.  This volume 4, No 33.  Large front page graphic of the Avery Rotary Engine.  Dog ear and some foxing.  Complete.

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American Railroad Journal-Rare 1835 Periodical
Item #: NEW-0010872

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This is a complete issue but begins with page 289 and goes through page 304.  Heavy rag paper with light foxing, heaviest on the front page. Heavy folds causing some smudging at the mid folds. Nice graphic masthead with an engraving of a train. This was a weekly publication from D K Minor Editor-Wall Street New York.  Has some content other than railroad news such as foreign and even reports from the Mexican War, including a lengthy list of promotions and appointments in the army.

A few other issues are available.

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Mississippi River Steam Boat Ferry Lot-Document-Ledger
Item #: NEW-0010871

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I bought these two items together but don't know if they came together.  The first is a document dated 1857, "PI Douglass left 2nd 1857 Steam Ferry Boat North Star to George W Smith.  What follows in an invoice of the labor done in repairing ?saloon damaged by her while laying at the at the levee at Prescott on the 27th. Details given regarding the repair.  Folds with crumpling.  Next ins a small account book (measures five and a half inches by three and a half inches.  Ink writing Ferry Steam boat Utah.  Nine hand written pages.  First page is titled "Hastings Steam Ferry." Needs more research. The North Star belonged to the Hudson Bay Trade Company.

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Joseph G Eastland-1856 Letter-San Francisco- Gold Rush
Item #: NEW-0010745

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Four page letter dated May 4th, 1856 by Joseph G Eastland written from San Francisco.  There is the cover but too worn to be of interest to collectors of postal history. Here is the transcript, deleting most of the personal content.

"Your very welcome letter of 2nd March, came to hand a couple of days since, having passed through the riot at Panama unharmed (a riot which caused the death and wounding of several Americans awaiting the departure of steamers headed for California), which riot exceeds even the one which took place at Charge on your trip homeward.  That a ship load (and that’s a good many, you know by experience) of Americans should be so overpowered by a lot of greasers, I can’t understand, their only excuse being a lack of Colt persuaders, which is not sufficient for with sticks and stones, they ought to have "cleaned out” the whole ? Population.  Some of our shoulder strikers and fighting men are making arrangements to go down on this steamer and put things to rights  German Charles (Dutch Charley) it is said will be their leader, and he, being known as the "Cock Bird of the Pacific," will by his crowing from the walls of Panama, strike more terror to the souls of the inhabitants thereof, than a similar sound awakened the ? Peter.”

Note: Dutch Charley was the chief henchman for David Broderick, the most powerful politician in early San Francisco).

Letter continues- "From the Gazette (Nashville paper) I see that the fire of the KN party (Know Nothing Party) still burns brightly in your section, while in most other places, it has faded away, leaving the field to the old line democracy and the Black Republicans; the same is the case here, the latter absorbing many of the leading members of the lately K N party…The delegates to the Cincinnati convention from this state, have been instructed to go for Buchanan and I suppose that he will be the Candidate and therefore the next President, provided the American party dos not throw the balance of power into the hands of the Black Republicans, in which case some nigger worshiper will be elected by the house. Heaven forbid!”

"The miners are prospering and a beautiful harvests expected, so though our merchants do not get rich so fast as they used to do, still our state may be said to be advancing every way in this city too, though not increasing much as improving in morals, character of its buildings, etc.  Our company is not erecting a very handsome office building, into which I will remove in a few weeks.  It will be an ornament to "Happy Valley”, by which name our end of the town is still called.  I see by the papers that there is some talk of another bridge over out beautiful Cumberland (Nashville); here too, there is some talk of making a real ‘bridge of size’.  Just think of it! From one side of the bay to the other! What other part of the world could produce such an enormous and absurd idea?  The more practical enterprise of a Wagon Road across the plains, has also drawn a large share of public interest, and the last partook a monster petition, got up in book for, (gilt edged)…to Congress asking its aid thereto.  As the forerunner to the long talked of railroad, I hope to see it made although I fear the grass will be growing on our graves, before the whistle of the Locomotive will awaken the echoes that slumbers around the Rocky Mountains.”    


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