Lot 188: 21 diaries, 12 ledgers & 1 recipe book.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Manuscripts] 34 Vols. Includes 21 diaries, 12 ledgers/account books, and 1 recipe book. 1858 to early 1900s. Mostly late 1800s. Authors are from various locations in the United States. Includes: ++ 2-volume diary maintained by Ellery H. Webster (in Hyde Park, NY), Jan. 1 to Dec. 20, 1861, with several brief references to Civil War events (secessions, battles, etc.). Webster was later a journalist. Other Webster volume is 1868, with entries becoming less frequent as the year progressed. ++ 4-volume diary of George W. Cummings in South Wallingford, VT. 1880-1882, 1890. Contemp bdgs (mostly leather, some cloth, 1 printed wraps). Varied size and condition. Sold with all faults. 15.4 Lb.