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[ Edward Mason Wrench, British Army surgeon. ] Cyclostyled facsimile letter (with facsimile signature 'Ed M Wrench') describing a visit to 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show', with two illustrations, intended for distribution amongst his family.

Author: 
Edward Mason Wrench (1833-1912), MVO, FRCS, of Baslow, Derbyshire, Assistant Surgeon 34th Regiment of Foot [ 'Buffalo Bill', i.e. William Frederick Cody (1846-1917), American scout and showman ]
Publication details: 
Baslow [ Derbyshire ]. 24 July 1887.
£120.00

2pp., 12mo. Printed on one side of a piece of 21 x 26.5 cm paper, with central vertical fold dividing the pages. In good condition, lightly aged. Addressed to 'My dear Children'. He begins by describing his attendance at the laying by Prince Albert Victor of 'the first stone of the New Bancroft Schools at Woodford', with lunch by the Drapers' Company. He soon changes tack: 'On the 14 I visited Buffalo Bills Wild West Show and you will I dare say like to hear what I saw there, better than what we did at Woodford.' He notes that he was 'mightily taken with the reality of the show.

[Printed pamphlet.] Education of the Indian. By William N. Hailmann, Superintendent of Schools, Dayton, Ohio. [No. 19 in series 'Monographs on Education in the United States', ed. Nicholas Murray Butler]

Author: 
William N. Hailmann, Superintendent of Schools, Dayton, Ohio [Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University in the City of New York, ed.]
Publication details: 
Division of Exhibits, Department of Education, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, 1904. ['This Monograph is printed for limited distribution by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company.']
£150.00

36pp., small 4to. Includes eight full-page tables, pp.28-36. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn wraps, with slight damage at fore-edge of last leaf. Stamps, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library and the British Education Committee, Royal Commission, St. Louis Exhibition, 1904. In his preface Hailmann sees the 'attempts to colonize America' as a 'struggle set between brutal greed and a certain irrepressible spirit of fair play on the part of the intruding race in their intercourse with the Indians'.

[Treaty between the USA and the Creek Indian Nation reported in] Gazette Nationale ou Le Moniteur Universel, no.332.

Author: 
[Alexander MacGillivray (1750-1793), leader of the Creek (Muscogee) Indians from 1782]
reaty between the USA and the Creek Indian Nation
Publication details: 
28 Novembre 1790
£56.00
reaty between the USA and the Creek Indian Nation

Disbound, paginated [477]-484, some staining but otherwise text in good condition, clear and complete report of the Treaty on p.[477], with a Note Historique sur Mac-Gillivray.

Two Maps, one entitled "Aboriginal America" the other, "Portion of Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indians, and United States"

Author: 
[John Richard Jobbins] J.R. Jobbins, Draftsman & Lithographer Warwick Court, Holborn, London
Map, "Aboriginal America"
Map, "...Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indi
Publication details: 
[1838-1850 - see British Book Trade Index]
£2,000.00
Map, "Aboriginal America"
Map, "...Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indi

MAP ABORIGINAL AMERICA RED INDIANS NATIVE AMERICANS MIDDLE FLORIDA

Letter Signed "James C. Pilling", to E.S. Cox, State Geologist, Indianapolis, Ind.

Author: 
James C. Pilling, Ethnologist (here Chief Clerk of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian]
Publication details: 
Washington, DC, 19 July 1880.
£65.00

One page, 4to, body of letter secretarial, fold marks, fair condition, complete and legible: Our Library is minus the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th annual report of teh geological survey of your State, nor have we anything later than the 10th. I am directed by Maj. Powell [Director] to ask if you can furnish us with the same, & to say that we should be glad to send you any of the publications of this Office that you have not already received."

Publicity photograph inscribed to Ken [Williams, Penland Golf Course, Cardiff].

Author: 
Frank Radcliffe
Publication details: 
Posted from New York; no date.
£56.00

African-American entertainer and film actor. Minor parts in at least six films in the 50s and 60s, including Dreamboat and Sweet Charity. The photograph measures roughly seven and a half inches by nine inches. Charming shot of a smiling Radcliffe, besuited and behatted and with hands crossed over knee. Stamp of Lewis of Charing Cross Rd on reverse. Inscription reads 'To you Ken I wish the Best Always and I know you are the coming Champ | Frank Radcliffe'. In postmarked 'PHOTOMAILER' envelope with return address given by Radcliffe as 2468 7th Avenue New York City.

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