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1841-1865 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN CINCINNATI SHIP-BUILDER JOHN SWASEY AND SALEM MARITIME MERCHANT, EDWARD D. KIMBALL.

By Ohio, Cincinnati / Swasey, John

1841-65. Original manuscripts. Very Good. Comprises 63 items, totaling more than 80pp of holograph material: 51 letters and three telegrams from Swasey to Kimball, and nine retained copies (unsigned) of Kimball's letters to Swasey. Of the 51 Swasey letters, 15 have stampless covers from Cincinnati, 10 are stamped & canceled covers, and the rest are folded for mailing, without envelopes. Included in the total are one promissory note and one bill of exchange. Some of the longer letters incorporate invoices into the text. Some discuss hardships and sufferings during the "Civill War," along with building iron-clad Monitors, &c. The Swasey letters are signed variously as "John Swasey," "John," or "John Swasey & Co." Most are docketed by Kimball. The Swasey letters are dated as follows: 1841 (5 letters); 1842 (6); 1849 (5); 1851 (1); 1852 (11); 1853 (2); 1856 (3); 1861 (1); 1862 (10); 1863 (5); 1864 (1); 1865 (1). Written on blue and off-white stock. Occasional holes from removal of wax seals, usually with no loss. All of the letters have interesting content about maritime trade via canal boats, steamboats, and larger ships, including insurance and mortgages on various vessels, the prices of and demand for goods (pork, lard, coffee, flour, etc.), news of currency exchanges and the scarcity of money, &c. // John Swasey (1808-1888) was a noted Cincinnati merchant and shipbuilder, born in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1835, he went overland to Cincinnati, Ohio, then considered the limit of much travel to the great west. In Ohio, Swasey invested in real estate and in other business until he accrued a fortune for those days, much of which he lost during the Civil War. The letters in this archive represent, in part, the rise and fall of Swasey's business. Swasey was one of the founders of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants Exchange. He was accustomed to making annual trips by boat, canal, and stage to the old homestead in Salem, accompanied by his wife and seven children. // The correspondent, Edward D. Kimball, was a noted Salem maritime merchant, shipper, banker, and textile magnate. His early career included New England coastal trading in produce and lumber. In 1842, Kimball expanded into Ohio-Boston produce trading. He then began to use midwestern shipbuilders to construct his vessels. About 1845, Edward and his brothers combined efforts to develop and expand the Kimball shipping industry. Although the main thrust of their trade was with the west coast of Africa, their vessels sailed also to the East Indies, South America, Pacific Islands, Australia, and Asia. In his off-hours, Kimball served as Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, and as a leader of the Naumkeag Bank and the Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company.

$750.00

THE SUPERIORITY OF TRADE UNIONS OVER COMPANY "UNIONS"  [bound with]  WAGE THEORIES.
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THE SUPERIORITY OF TRADE UNIONS OVER COMPANY "UNIONS" [bound with] WAGE THEORIES.

By Green, William

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1926. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Two volumes bound as one. pp: 11; 12; printed on blue stock. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 7.5" x 5.25" William Green was then President of the A.F. of L.

$25.00

MODERN TRADE UNIONISM.
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MODERN TRADE UNIONISM.

By Green, William

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1925. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 7.5" x 5.25" William Green, then President of the A.F. of L., made this address before the Harvard Union.

$25.00

THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR:  ITS LAWS, CHARACTER, STRENGTH AND MANNER OF WORKING.
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THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR: ITS LAWS, CHARACTER, STRENGTH AND MANNER OF WORKING.

By Woll, Matthew

New York: Workers Federation Bureau of America, (1925). Third Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 32pp, including organizational charts and list of publications. Bound in printed brown wrappers, neatly removed from a nonce volume. 7.5" x 5.5". Matthew Woll was President, International Photo Engravers Union, and Vice-president, American Federation of Labor.

$35.00

THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPORTANCE OF THE EIGHT-HOUR MOVEMENT:  Eight Hour Series, No. 2.
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THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPORTANCE OF THE EIGHT-HOUR MOVEMENT: Eight Hour Series, No. 2.

By Gunton, George

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1889. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 34pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 6".

$35.00

ORGANIZED LABOR:  ITS STRUGGLES, ITS ENEMIES AND FOOL FRIENDS.
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ORGANIZED LABOR: ITS STRUGGLES, ITS ENEMIES AND FOOL FRIENDS.

By Gompers, Samuel

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8pp. Ad for "American Federationist" on back cover. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.5" Gompers was President of the A.F. of L.

$40.00

CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR:  As Adopted at the Forty-sixth Annual Convention Held at Detroit, Michigan, October 4-14, Inclusive, 1926.
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CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR: As Adopted at the Forty-sixth Annual Convention Held at Detroit, Michigan, October 4-14, Inclusive, 1926.

By American Federation of Labor

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1926. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. pp: 47, (1), including an index to the Constitution and an index of labor literature. Bound in printed blue wrappers, neatly removed from a nonce volume. 5.75" x 3.5". [Not found in OCLC.]

$45.00

THE SAFETY OF THE FUTURE LIES IN ORGANIZED LABOR.  A Paper Read before the Thirteenth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor,  Chicago, December, 1893.
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THE SAFETY OF THE FUTURE LIES IN ORGANIZED LABOR. A Paper Read before the Thirteenth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor, Chicago, December, 1893.

By Lloyd, Henry D.

Washington DC: Press of the Law Reporter Printing Co., 1893. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 6".

$25.00

HAS THE NON-UNIONIST A MORAL RIGHT TO WORK HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE HE PLEASES?
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HAS THE NON-UNIONIST A MORAL RIGHT TO WORK HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE HE PLEASES?

By Foster, Frank K.

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1926. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 9pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.5".

$30.00

ADDRESS OF SAMUEL GOMPERS, PRESIDENT AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR, BEFORE THE ARBITRATION CONFERENCE, HELD AT CHICAGO, ILL.,  DEC. 17, 1900, UNDER AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL CIVIC FEDERATION.
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ADDRESS OF SAMUEL GOMPERS, PRESIDENT AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR, BEFORE THE ARBITRATION CONFERENCE, HELD AT CHICAGO, ILL., DEC. 17, 1900, UNDER AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL CIVIC FEDERATION.

By Gompers, Samuel

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, (1901). First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 12pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 6".

$40.00

WAGES AND LABOR'S SHARE.  Research Series No. 2.
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WAGES AND LABOR'S SHARE. Research Series No. 2.

By Kuczynski, Jurgen and Marguerite Steinfeld

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1927. First book edition. Softcover. Very Good. 62pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 7" x 4.5" This pamphlet collects five articles published in the "American Federationist," May-September, 1927: Wages in the Pig Iron Industry; Trade Unions and the Stabilization of Business; Fluctuations of Wages of Skilled and Unskilled Workers; Fluctuations of Wages of Female and Unskilled Male Workers; Wages and Business Cycles.

$25.00

TRADE UNION BENEFITS.
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TRADE UNION BENEFITS.

By Perkins, George W. and Matthew Woll

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, 1925. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 37pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 6". Examines compensation and added benefits as earned by a wide variety of workers: cloth hat and cap makers, ladies' garment workers, bridge and iron workers, printers, bricklayers, pressmen, granite cutters, barbers, brewery workers, miners, &c., &c.

$35.00

THE AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENT:  Its Makeup, Achievements and Aspirations.
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THE AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENT: Its Makeup, Achievements and Aspirations.

By Gompers, Samuel

Washington DC: American Federation of Labor, (1914). First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 40pp. Removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. 9" x 6". Gompers was President of the A.F. of L.

$25.00

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