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Two Manuscripts, American, 19th Century.

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Two Manuscripts, American, 19th Century.
A personal autograph book, formerly belonging to Sally Hutchinson, of Milford, New Hampshire, inscribed by her friends in the 1830s with sentimental poems, notes, and remembrances, some hand-painted flowers added, three manuscript notes inserted, along with three printed tickets: a tax receipt from the First Parish of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1808; a receipt for use of the Salem and Danvers aqueduct, 1799; and a ticket to the Republican Festival in Lynn, Massachusetts, 1810; the book is octavo, approximately sixty-five leaves, about half with inscriptions; in half red leather with marbled paper boards, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
[and] The Journal of James Pratt, Wilmington Delaware, 21 April 1831, quarto; Pratt seems a devout young man, working at a farm outside Wilmington, attending church, where he helped to organize a study group, and reporting his daily activities; the journal takes up more than half the book, with lists, receipts, accounts, and other practical notes in the back of the book, half leather with marbled boards, 7 3/4 x 6 in.
[and] The Life of David, Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, [n.d.], octavo, half leather, 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (3)
Estimate $200-300

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James Pratt, Sally Hutchinson, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Lynn, Milford, Portsmouth, School Union, Philadelphia