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The 1825 Yale College Yearbook (The Class of Samuel Augustus Maverick -- Original Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence) by The Yearbook of Oliver Ellsworth Huntington - First Edition - 1825 - from Appledore Books, ABAA (SKU: 16960)

The 1825 Yale College Yearbook (The Class of Samuel Augustus Maverick -- Original Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence)

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The 1825 Yale College Yearbook (The Class of Samuel Augustus Maverick -- Original Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence)

by The Yearbook of Oliver Ellsworth Huntington

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  • hardcover
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New Haven, CT: Yale College, 1825. 1/4 leather. Very Good +. The 1825 Yale College Yearbook (then called "Class-book"). This copy belonged to a student named Oliver Ellsworth Huntington, who had this copy bound in a decorative red leather over marbled boards, with his name in gilt block letters printed across the front panel. This is by far the earliest yearbook this bookseller has seen, some 14 years before the advent of photography. Apparently, each Yale student was given a blank book at the beginning of the school year and was expected to have his classmates fill the book in during the course of the year with handwritten tributes to the particular graduating senior. Apart from the yearbook's obvious scarcity in its own right, what's also so notable is some of the classmates of Huntington who wrote tributes (many of them quoted poems but many also long, heartfelt digressions). Among Huntington's classmates were Samuel Augustus Maverick, the legendary Texas lawyer and land baron who was an original signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. (With his fiercely independent streak, Maverick was also responsible for inspiring the creation of the word "Maverick"). In addition to Maverick, other classmates included 1) Rev. George William Perkins (Abolitionist active in the Underground Railroad); 2) Elias Warner Leavenworth (Mayor of Syracuse and Congressman from NY (1875-1877)); 3) William Moseley Holland (Co-Valedictorian); 4) Willis Hall (Co-Valedictorian and NY State Attorney General (1839-1842)); 5) Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland (Father of President Grover Cleveland); 6) Rev. William Twining (established a young ladies' seminary in Madison, Indiana (which became Wabash College) and was a noted Abolitionist); 7) Worthington Hooker (Professor of Medicine at Yale, VP of the American Medical Association (1864); 8) William Bennett Fleming (Georgia Congressman (1879)); 9) John Simkus Butler (Author of pioneering works on the study and "curability" of insanity); 10) Seabury Ford (Governor of Ohio (1849-1850)); 11) William Gelston Bates (Massachusetts House of Representatives (1868)); 12) Simeon North (President of Hamilton College (1839-1857)). Given its age, the book has held up very nicely and remains solid, firm and VG to VG+, with light, forgivable rubbing along the panels and a bit of wear at the spine and its crown. Huntington's son has written in ink on the front free endpaper: "The Yale College Class-book of my Father Oliver Ellsworth Huntington". The book measures 7 1/2" tall x 5" wide and includes the lengthy inscriptions of 80 some classmates (between the Class of 1825 AND the Class of 1824). A wonderful piece of Americana -- and of course of Yale history.

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Bookseller
Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
16960
Title
The 1825 Yale College Yearbook (The Class of Samuel Augustus Maverick -- Original Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence)
Author
The Yearbook of Oliver Ellsworth Huntington
Format/binding
1/4 leather
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Yale College
Place of Publication
New Haven, CT
Date published
1825
Keywords
rare Americana, rare college yearbooks, rare Yale, rare genealogy, rare Texas
Bookseller catalogs
Americana;

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