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"NORTHWESTERN GRAMS":  Printed Aboard the S.S. Northwestern and Issued Daily.  Issue of August 31, 1914
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"NORTHWESTERN GRAMS": Printed Aboard the S.S. Northwestern and Issued Daily. Issue of August 31, 1914

By Alaska Steamship Company

Gulf of Alaska: S.S. Northwestern, 1914. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. (6)pp; photo of the S.S. Northwestern on front. Includes names of the officers and crew, a passenger list, tips for travelers, news from the War front and homefront, etc. The ship's position at noon on August 31 was "In Gulf of Alaska near Cape St. Elias and 1257 miles from Seattle....Should pass Cape Spencer about 9 A.M., September 1st. Will enter Icy Straits at 9:30 A.M., and pass Muir Inlet (Muir Glacier) about 11 A.M., then through Chatham Straits, Lynn Canal and Chilcoot Inlet and should arrive in Skagway about 4 P.M...." Lists the 12 passengers, plus two in steerage. Includes ads for Skagway traders. [The S.S. Northwestern was built in 1889 at Chester, PA. She was sunk by the Japanese during World War II.] [Unrecorded by OCLC.].

$50.00

"NORTHWESTERN GRAMS":  Printed Aboard the S.S. Northwestern and Issued Daily.  Issue of September 4, 1914
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"NORTHWESTERN GRAMS": Printed Aboard the S.S. Northwestern and Issued Daily. Issue of September 4, 1914

By Alaska Steamship Company

Gulf of Alaska: S.S. Northwestern, 1914. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. (6)pp; photo of the S.S. Northwestern on front. Includes names of the officers and crew, a passenger list, tips for travelers, news from the War front and homefront, etc. The ship's position at noon on September 4 was "in Queen Charlotte near Egg Island and 339 miles to Seattle....Will pass the S.S. Dolphin about ten o'clock this A.M. The Dolphin steamed from Katchikan two hours ahead of the Northwestern." Lists the 15 passengers. Includes ads for Valdez and Skagway traders, etc. Also, news of British forces landing at Abbeville, France, pushing upriver to Rheims and cutting off the Germans from reaching Paris, etc. [The S.S. Northwestern was built in 1889 at Chester, PA. She was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese during World War II.] [Unrecorded by OCLC.].

$50.00

CHICAGO ALBUM:  Charles Frey's Original Souvenir Albums...
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CHICAGO ALBUM: Charles Frey's Original Souvenir Albums...

By Illinois, Chicago

Portland, Maine: Chisholm Brothers, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 28 panels of views, including a double one at front. Accordion-fold (leporello) format. Views include: a panoramic birdseye view of Chicago and the lakefront; Post Office & Custom House; City Hall & County Court Buildings; Exchange Hall, New Board of Trade; Tacoma Building; Owens Building; Auditorium Building; Palmer House; Grand Pacific Hotel; Marshall, Field & Co.; Columbia Theater; Wells St. Bridge; Union Depot; Chicago & Northwestern Depot; Grand Central Station; Masonic Temple; North Side Water Works; Libby Prison; Cook County Hospital; numerous private residences in Victorian style; Washington Park Club; Aldine Square; Yachting on Lake Michigan; Drexel Boulevard; Beach at Jackson Park; Lincoln Park; Union Park; Union Stock Yards; World's Fair Views (Machinery Hall, Horticultural Building, Agricultural Building, many State Buildings); &c. Folded into embossed red boards; cover soil, clean and tight inside. 6.25" x 9.5" This album is of larger format and double the number of panels of Chicago albums that we have handled in the past.

$150.00

HANDWRITTEN FARM JOURNAL AND ACCOUNT BOOK KEPT BY RICHARD S. BURGARD, A PRODUCTIVE FARMER OF EAST BERLIN, PENNSYLVANIA, 1879-1893
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HANDWRITTEN FARM JOURNAL AND ACCOUNT BOOK KEPT BY RICHARD S. BURGARD, A PRODUCTIVE FARMER OF EAST BERLIN, PENNSYLVANIA, 1879-1893

By Pennsylvania, Adams County / Burgard, Richard S.

1879. Original manuscript. 130+pp of entries, written in green ink and black ink on the pages of a calf-bound account book, 7.5" x 4.5". On the cover is a two-cent stamp and a faint inscription: "Richard S. Burgard, Agent for the Heirs of Michael Burgard Dec'd." The name and East Berlin address of Michael S. Burgard are written on the front pastedown endpaper. The first entry, dated January 6, 1879, is "Paid to Samuel Miller for father's Coffin, $18.00." On the same day, "Paid to E. Spangle for Store things for Mother & funeral, $11.94." Hundreds of entries follow, including: a calf for the funeral; corn sheller; wagon; blacksmith; surveying; carriage; barn doors; tombstone; lumber for hog-stable; carpentry; paints; various vegetable seeds; coal; school tax; various building materials and hardware; posts and rails; mending barn roof; phosphate; tax on Pigeon-hill wood lot; "interest on her Dower to Hannah Livingstone, 90 dollars, coming to her yearly"; cementing smokehouse; mend the slate house roof; road tax; laying pump bed; hauling; medical aid for Mother; lumber; fencing; payouts to the seven heirs of Michael Burgard; tinsmithing; repairs to the old homestead house and farm; milling grain; taking out stumps; coffin and shroud for our dec'd Mother Rachel Burgad; funeral; &c. Frequent entries record income from crops: hay, wheat, oats, rye, corn, etc; interest on funds at Western National Bank; eggs; chickens; &c. Local surnames in Richard's journal include: Eisenhart, Livingston, Rinehart, Hildebrand, Bowser, Ziegler, Hollinger, Grove, Jacobs, Harbold, Skitmore, Stambaugh, Straley, Graff, Conrandy, Baughman, Shellenberger, Kauffman, Reber, Kraft, Kimmel, Spahn, Sprinkle, Becker, Goodenberger, Gentzler, Leibenknecht, Kellerman, Deardorff, Kindig, Berkheimer, Shaffer, Bechtel, Shireman, and others.

$120.00

RECORDER OF DEEDS, ETC., OSAGE INDIAN RESERVATION, OKLA.   March 31, 1906...Mr. Curtis, Committee on Indian Affairs, Report to accompany H.R. 17220
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RECORDER OF DEEDS, ETC., OSAGE INDIAN RESERVATION, OKLA. March 31, 1906...Mr. Curtis, Committee on Indian Affairs, Report to accompany H.R. 17220

By Oklahoma Territory

1906. First Edition. Very Good. 2pp, removed from a nonce volume; spine reinforced with archival paper. This bill makes the Osage Indian Reservation a redording district for deeds, mortgages, etc. within the reservation because there is no Oklahoma law that covers such actions. 9" x 5.75"

$10.00

HISTORIC SKETCH OF \
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HISTORIC SKETCH OF "BOXWOOD HALL," HOME OF ELIAS BOUDINOT IN ELIZABETH TOWN. Now occupied as the Home for Aged Women, 1073 East Jersey Street. Written by Louise Richards Field

By New Jersey, Elizabeth

Elizabeth, NJ: Sesqui-centennial Committee, 1926. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8pp; interior view of house, portrait of Boudinot. Bound in pictorial tan wrappers. 6.25" x 5". Prior owner's name in pencil on cover.

$10.00

HANDWRITTEN REFUSAL BY THIS WIDOW TO TAKE PROPERTY FROM HER DECEASED HUSBAND'S ESTATE, 28 AUGUST 1862
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HANDWRITTEN REFUSAL BY THIS WIDOW TO TAKE PROPERTY FROM HER DECEASED HUSBAND'S ESTATE, 28 AUGUST 1862

By Pennsylvania, Lancaster County / Noll, Nancy

1882. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, folio, written in ink on blue paper. In part: "I Nancy Noll widow of John Noll of Mt. Joy...being satisfied with the provision made for me by the will of Said dec'd decline to take the $300 worth of property of his estate allowed me by law...." She releases the executors, John Keyser and Benjamin Ritter, from any further responsibility. Signed by Noll and witnessed by John Ritter.

$20.00

HANDWRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN DAVID B. GINDER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY,  AND GEORGE D. SWEIGERT OF LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, LEBANON COUNTY, 23 APRIL 1910
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HANDWRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN DAVID B. GINDER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, AND GEORGE D. SWEIGERT OF LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, LEBANON COUNTY, 23 APRIL 1910

By Pennsylvania, Lebanon County / Sweigert, George D.

1910. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, folio, partly printed, accomplished by hand in black ink. Ginder sells Sweigert 13 acres in Londonderry Township for $225, paying $25 up front, &c. The tract adjoins other land owned by Sweigert and B. Gantz. Signed by Ginder and by Sweigert, docketed on the verso.

$20.00

HUDSON RIVER "BY DAYLIGHT" PHOTO TOUR
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HUDSON RIVER "BY DAYLIGHT" PHOTO TOUR

By New York, Hudson River

New York: American Arts, 1923. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Comprises 10 sepiatone views from photographs, a four-page descriptive leaflet, and a color-pictorial portfolio. Views measure about 5" x 7" and include the Steamer Washington Irving, Bear Mountain, West Point, Sunnyside, Lighthouse Point, etc. Light wear to the corners of the portfolio, not affecting the contents. [WorldCat locates only the Columbia Univ holding of this set, reporting nine views present, and not mentioning the brochure.].

$40.00

GRAND CANYON AND THE COLORADO PLATEAU:  A Bibliography of Selected Titles in the NAU Libraries
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GRAND CANYON AND THE COLORADO PLATEAU: A Bibliography of Selected Titles in the NAU Libraries

By Arizona / Nutt, Katharine F.

Flagstaff: Northern Arizona Univ Libraries, 1978. Second printing. Softcover. Very Good. pp: vii, 64; 8 full-page illustrations from photographs. Bound in pictorial orange wrappers. 9" x 6"

$10.00

HANDWRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN ABRAHAM SNYDER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP AND BENJAMIN GERMAN OF RAPHO TOWNSHIP, 15 NOVEMBER 1873
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HANDWRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN ABRAHAM SNYDER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP AND BENJAMIN GERMAN OF RAPHO TOWNSHIP, 15 NOVEMBER 1873

By Pennsylvania, Lancaster County / German, Benjamin

1873. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, folio, written neatly in sepia ink. Abraham Snyder sells 14 acres to Benjamin German, "a certain small tract of land in said Rapho Twp. adjoining lands of John Geil, Isaac Werner, and others...." The total price is $2,192 and payment terms are detailed below. Signed by Benj. German, witnessed by S.R. Zug [J.P.].

$20.00

HANDWRITTEN WILL OF JACOB M. STAUFFER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, 13 DECEMBER 1897
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HANDWRITTEN WILL OF JACOB M. STAUFFER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, 13 DECEMBER 1897

By Pennsylvania, Lancaster County / Stauffer, Jacob M.

1873. Original manuscript. Very Good. 3-1/4pp, folio, written clearly on lined paper. Stauffer orders that upon his death, "...my body be decently interred in a Christianlike manner"; and that his debts and funeral expenses be paid at once; that money he loaned out be collected to pay for a farm that he bought from the estate of John L. Brandt; that his interests in a woodlot in West Hempfield be sold; that his estate remain intact "...as a whole, to be managed and controlled by my dear wife Ella H. Stauffer..."; that each of his sons be given "...a buggy, sleigh, horse, harness and blankets...," and two hundred dollars; &c. Signed by Stauffer. Witnessed by Abram Young and S.R. Zug.

$20.00

CHOCTAW, OKLAHOMA AND GULF RAILROAD COMPANY:  Report of Mr. Curtis from the Committee on Indian Affairs, 59th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Report No, 3205, April 12, 1906
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CHOCTAW, OKLAHOMA AND GULF RAILROAD COMPANY: Report of Mr. Curtis from the Committee on Indian Affairs, 59th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Report No, 3205, April 12, 1906

By Arkansas & Oklahoma

Washington DC: USGPO, 1906. First Edition. Very Good. One page, neatly removed from a nonce volume. Authorizes the Railroad to sell its property and rights to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company, along with liability for $14,751,000 of mortgage bonds, etc. 9" x 5.5"

$10.00

HANDWRITTEN INVENTORY & APPRAISEMENT OF GOODS & CHATTELS IN THE ESTATE OF PHILIP KEENER, DECEASED, A FARMER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP
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HANDWRITTEN INVENTORY & APPRAISEMENT OF GOODS & CHATTELS IN THE ESTATE OF PHILIP KEENER, DECEASED, A FARMER OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP

By Pennsylvania, Lancaster County / Kerner, Philip

1860. Original manuscript. Very Good. 2pp, folio, written neatly in sepia ink on lined blue paper. Lists and evaluates some 60 lots of farm goods, including: 3 Mares, $300; 11 Head Horned Cattle, $125; One Horse Wagon, $10; One Horse Carriage & 1 Sett Harness, $65; 1 Sleigh, $5; 4 Breast Chains & 2 pair braces, $4; 3 Sleds, $2; 225 New Posts & 100 new rails, $44; 9 Bu. Bones & 1 Cutting Bench, $5; 1 Copper Kettle, $10; 13 Hots, $35; 3 whole & 1 half Cider Barrels & stands, $7.50; 6 Chairs & 1 Looking Glass, $4.50; 1 Cooking stove & apparatus, $10; Wheat in the ground, $200; Oats in the ground, $100; &c., &c. Total valuation is $1,653.30. Undated and unsigned.

$52.00

HANDWRITTEN LETTER (ALS) TO W.H. STOUTT, EDITOR OF THE UHRICHSVILLE, OHIO "CHRONICLE,"  12 June 1890
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HANDWRITTEN LETTER (ALS) TO W.H. STOUTT, EDITOR OF THE UHRICHSVILLE, OHIO "CHRONICLE," 12 June 1890

By Ohio, New Philadelphia / Korns, Wilson A.

1890. Original manuscript. Very Good. 3pp, octavo, neatly written in blue ink. Korns discusses his working as a correspondent to the "Chronicle," noting that he and his father still run the post-office in New Philadelphia, which nets them each $900 a year. Looking back on his experience as a journalist, he notes "My ambition is to get a paper of my own after I am through with the Post-office....Am anxious not to grow rusty in the work....The last year and a half that I was on the 'Advocate', I did three-fourths of the writing....I will endeavor each week to give you good, reliable news...," &c. &c. 8" x 5". Neat archival repairs on verso, accompanied by the soiled and worn mailing envelope.

$20.00

HANDWRITTEN RELEASE UPON RECEIPT OF THE LEGACY FROM HER LATE FATHER'S ESTATE, EXECUTED BY SAMUEL R. ZUG, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, 29 SEPTEMBER 1885
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HANDWRITTEN RELEASE UPON RECEIPT OF THE LEGACY FROM HER LATE FATHER'S ESTATE, EXECUTED BY SAMUEL R. ZUG, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, 29 SEPTEMBER 1885

By Pennsylvania, Lancaster County / Heisey, Lizzie G.

1885. Original manuscript. Very Good. 3pp, folio, written in ink in a neat hand. Justice Zug is settling the estate of Joseph G. Heisey of Mount Joy Township, who died on April 30, 1883. Included is an account of all expenditures from the estate, including taxes, Susan Fassnacht for funeral services [95 cents], Felix Kauffman for a book [6 dollars], J.A. Coble for tomb stones [29 dollars], corn sold by a widow, &c., &c. The balance due to Lizzie and received by her is $280. Signed by Samuel R. Zug, J.P.

$20.00

HANDWRITTEN WILL OF MARTIN PECK OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, 13 DECEMBER 1897
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HANDWRITTEN WILL OF MARTIN PECK OF MOUNT JOY TOWNSHIP, LANCASTER COUNTY, 13 DECEMBER 1897

By Pennsylvania, Lancaster County / Peck, Martin

1873. Original manuscript. Very Good. 2-1/2pp, folio, written clearly on lined paper. Stauffer orders that upon his death, "...my body be decently interred in a Christianlike manner"; and that his debts and funeral expenses be paid at once; that his farm be managed by his executor with the consent of his wife, Annie; that his wife set a proper amount "...to bequeath to Edw. Keener, a boy we are now raising..."; that his brother-in-law, Philip M. Keener, serve as his executor; &c. Signed by Martin Peck. Witnessed by John K. Eshelman and S.R. Zug. Docketed on verso, with a notation "has since made another."

$15.00

COMPLAINT "FOR THE TRIAL OF SMALL CAUSES" BEFORE ALBERTUS K. WAGNER, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,  9 May 1846
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COMPLAINT "FOR THE TRIAL OF SMALL CAUSES" BEFORE ALBERTUS K. WAGNER, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, 9 May 1846

By New Jersey, Hunterdon County / Wagner, Albertus King

1846. Original document. Very Good. Handwritten in sepia ink, 6.25" x 7.5", docketed on verso. John M.C. Lain, Plaintiff vs. Joseph Smith, Defendant, demanding payment of a four-dollar note, dated 4 October1845. The total with interest now due is four dollars and seventeen cents. Signed by John M.C. Lain.

$20.00

CAROLINE COUNTY COURT SUMMONS, 11 June 1856, ISSUED AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM LOOCKERMAN, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
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CAROLINE COUNTY COURT SUMMONS, 11 June 1856, ISSUED AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM LOOCKERMAN, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

By Maryland, Eastern Shore / Loockerman, William

1856. Original manuscripts. Very Good. Handwritten in sepia ink, docketed on verso, 7.5" x 7.5". Instructs Constable Newton Andrew to round up Tilghman Hubbard, Clement Sullivan and Elisha Wright and take them "to Exeter upon the lands of Samuel Collins on the 14th day of June 1856 at 10 o'clock AM to Estimate and Value the Damage...sustained...by cutting timber and pealing bark and carrying away off of the said Samuel Collins land...." Signed by William Loockerman, Justice of the Peace. [Exeter, built in 1800, survives as an historic home near Federalsburg, Maryland.].

$20.00

TWO (2) HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS, DATELINED KERNS LANDING, 1856 & 1857
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TWO (2) HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS, DATELINED KERNS LANDING, 1856 & 1857

By Maryland, Eastern Shore / Loockerman, William & Harison Cossey

1856. Original manuscripts. Good. Handwritten in sepia ink, docketed on versos, each approx. 4" x 7.5". (1) Kerns Landing, April 3rd 1856...I am dew Mr. dillihay Sparkeling foure dollars and seventy cents." Signed, Thos. Loockerman. (2) Kerns Landing, July 20, 1857...I am due I.P.I. Hubbard on order the sum of thirteen Dollars & ninety cents with Interest...." Signed, Harison Cossey X his mark.

$20.00

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