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[Book] A Soldier's Experience in Southern Prisons

Author: 
C.M. Prutsman
Publication details: 
New York, Andrew H. Kellogg, 1901.
£125.00

80pp., 8vo, bluish covers, frontispiece photograph head and shoulders, corners bumped, slight wear to top and bottom of spine, good condition.

Three Autograph Letters Signed from Consul Amos Perry to William Whitwell Greenough, one describing the critical response to his 'Carthage and Tunis, Past and Present', the others about Rhode Island Historical Society and Boston Public Library.

Author: 
Amos Perry (1812-1899) of Providence, US Consul at Tunis to the Barbary States, 1862-1867, and author [William Whitwell Greenough (1818-1899), Boston merchant, co-founder of American Oriental Society]
Publication details: 
First and second letters both from Providence, Rhode Island. 5 February 1869 and 24 April 1880. Third Letter: on letterhead of the Office of the Secretary, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; 18 August 1880.
£750.00

The first and third items good, on lightly-aged paper; the second letter brittle, on high-acidity paper, with slight loss to the corner of one leaf, affecting a few words, but not the sense, and a few repairs with archival tape. Letter One: 2pp., 12mo. 31 lines of text. Perry begins by asking when the 'class meeting' is 'to come off'. He then informs Greenough that 'Poor Vose has paid his last debt', and that he has received a reply to his letter of condolence from Mrs Vose. He complains that he has 'not heard a word from Little, Brown & Co. in respect to my book.

Autograph Letter Signed from Whitelaw Reid, editor of the New York Tribune, to J. R. Howard of New York. With photographic reproduction of portrait.

Author: 
Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912), editor of the New York Tribune, Republican Vice-Presidential nominee in 1892 (with President Benjamin Harrison), and author of 'Ohio in the War' (1867)
Publication details: 
Letter: New York; 12 November 1869. Photograph: circa 1905.
£80.00

1p., 12mo. On letterhead of the New York Tribune. Very good. Addressed to 'J. R. Howard | No. 39 Park Row'. Reid writes that he 'came down' after 'our first side had been stereotyped', and so was 'unable to insert in the Financial column the items of news you were good enough to send'. He hopes 'it will not be too late to use them on Monday'. The photographic portrait of Reid ('Copyright, 1902, by Rockwood') is taken from a magazine, and is captioned 'Hon. Whitelaw Reid, next Ambassador to the Court of St. James'.

Two Autograph Letters Signed from Consul Amos Perry to William Whitwell Greenough, one describing the critical response to his book 'Carthage and Tunis, Past and Present', the other about the Rhode Island Historical Society and Boston Public Library.

Author: 
Amos Perry (1812-1899) of Providence, US Consul at Tunis to the Barbary States, 1862-1867, and author [William Whitwell Greenough (1818-1899), Boston merchant, co-founder of American Oriental Society]
Publication details: 
First Letter: Providence, Rhode Island; 5 February 1869. Second Letter: on letterhead of the Officce of the Secretary, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; 18 August 1880.
£600.00

Both items good, on lightly-aged paper. Letter One: 2pp., 12mo. 31 lines of text. Perry begins by asking when the 'class meeting' is 'to come off'. He then informs Greenough that 'Poor Vose has paid his last debt', and that he has received a reply to his letter of condolence from Mrs Vose. He complains that he has 'not heard a word from Little, Brown & Co. in respect to my book. Those papers - the Advertiser & the Transcript are slow in bringing out their notices. My book evidently does not take well in Boston.' He reminds Greenough that he still owes $5 for his copy. 'I am not in haste.

Autograph Letter Signed "L.H. Thebaud" to [H. Beresford] Hope, British diplomat (Washiongton etc).

Author: 
Leo H. Thebaud, later Rear-Admiral, Director of Naval Intelligence, 1944-5.
Publication details: 
Chestnut Hill Acaddemy, Philadelphia, Pa., 5 June 1908
£85.00

Four pages, 8vo, conjoint, good condition. Thebaud is a schoolboy and about to "take Harvard examinations" he informs Hope). The parental home in Madison NJ is shut up, but he is "sponging" off an uncle. He hopes Hope will visit New York so that they can "see Broadway by night together". He had been staying with a family where he had some German "hammered into [his] head. He recalls their joint experience in Dresden (and discusses Hope's successor in a room). He hopes he will enjoy New England and congratulates him on his success in exams [presumably Foreign Office].

Autograph letter signed.

Author: 
Alexander Slidell Mackenzie
Publication details: 
Tarr[y]town, 2 June 1843
£100.00

Commander, US Navy, Mexican War veteran, author (1803-1948). One page, 4to, severe staining (perhaps the glue from its laying down), and some damage causing some obscuring of text (difficult enough without a further problem), which is as follows: I am greatly indebted to you for you[r] obliging poem of the 29 ultimo and for the favourable [se]ntiments towards me which it expresses. Such [s]entiments proceeding from [an ... ...?] are doubly valuable, and I thank you most cordially for the kind feeling which prompted you to express them ........

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