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A nice association copy, from the library of Alva B. Gimbel with her distinctive miniature leather book label. Together with her husband Bernard, she formed the important Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation. A publisher's presentation slip is laid in.
Reprinted from The Senate Calendar: Number 734 Report / Number 711: June 7th MCMXXXVII. The report rejected Roosevelt's "court- packing" plan. Very good .
A selective checklist for students and teachers. Good .
39 items were exhibited and are discussed in this pamphlet. Very good .
Extracted from "The Documentary History of the State of New York: Arranged Under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State" Volume 4, Number 14.
Papers relating to the controversy regarding grants for lands West of the Connecticut River which were then claimed by both the states of New Hampshire and New York. The dispute led to the establishment of the Vermont Republic, later to become the State of Vermont. Good .
Founded by Isaac Rice in 1885, the American periodical "The Forum" existed under various names until 1950. From 1885 through 1902 it's most notable contributions were symposium-based with prominent authors debating various sides of political and social issues.
Of note are William Healey Dall's essay "Alaska and the New Gold-Field", the American labor leader, and founder of the AFL, Samuel Gompers' "Strikes and the Coal Miners", J.R. Procter's "Hawaii and the Changing Front of the World", Daniel Agnew on the "Unconstitutionality of the Hawaiian Treaty", Charles G.D. Roberts' "The Poetry of Nature", Simon Sterne's "The Reconquest of New York by Tammany", Clements R. Markham "Antarctic Exploration and Its Importance", and John W. Powell's "Whence Came the American Indians?. Good .
A collection of anthropological essays on the native Americans of Peru, Mexico, Central America and Alaska. The volume also contains an extensive bibliography of books on subjects of interest to the Americanistes. The text is in the language of each contributor, i.e. French or English. Good .
A partially printed leaf bound in at the front and dated "Aug. 1859" in ink, certifies that "M.V.B. Perley is admitted a Member of Dartmouth College". Signed "N. Lord" by the College's president Nathan Lord with Perley's name penned in ink.
The U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator Nathan Lord (1793-1870) was the 6th President of Dartmouth College, serving from 1828 to 1863. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary, he improved Dartmouth College's curriculum, raised admission levels and brought the college out of debt. His pro-slavery views were in direct contrast with those of the College's Board of Trustees and, as Civil War broke out, he came into conflict with board member Amos Tuck who was a founding member of the Republican party and close friend of Lincoln's. In 1863, Lord prevented the college from granting an honorary degree to President Lincoln and was forced to resign.
The author and editor Martin Van Buren Perley (1835-1926) was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He taught school in Massachusetts while studying for his degree from Dartmouth College. After a brief career as a dry goods merchandiser, he became the editor and publisher of the Gloucester "Telegram" after a fire destroyed his business. Perley was also the editor of the Gloucester "Chronicle" and a correspondent for the "Boston Globe". He published directories, farmer's almanacs as well as historical and genealogical registries, and authored the "History and Genealogy of the Perley Family" as well as "Salem Village Witchcraft - Mrs. Elizabeth Howe's Trial". Good .
230 items are catalogued. Very good .
Centennial Edition. Very good .
Volume XI includes the quarterlies of the Society previously published as numbers I and II for July and October 1902, and the supplement to Volume XI, which consists of an index to Volumes I to XI. Among the contents are "Monuments to Historical Indian Chiefs" by Edward Livingston Taylor, "The Mound Builders of Ohio" by S. S. Knabenshue, "First Battle of the American Revolution" by W. H. Hunter and "The Chilicothes" by R. W. McFarand. Very good .
Among the contents are articles on the Ohio Indians, the history of popular education on the Western Reserve, the centennial of Jefferson county with a long piece on the pioneers of Jefferson County, and three articles on Edwin M. Stanton. Good .
Extracted from "The Documentary History of the State of New York: Arranged Under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State" Volume 3, Number 9.
Papers relating to the settlement of Palatine Germans in the Newburgh region of New York State. Good .
Among the contents of this report on the celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to American and French forces at Yorktown are a Centennial Ode by Paul H. Hayne of South Carolina, remarks by John W. Johnston, and a number of orations, including one by Robert C. Winthrop of Boston recounting the events surrounding the surrender. Good .