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To Our Graduate


Small letter in envelope:

Walter Hillis
To our graduate
To remind you of your visit to Scotland and to make you want to go again.
With love,
Ann

Found in "A Book of Scotland" edited by G.F. Maine. Published by Collins, 1956.
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Compliments Of

Handsome embossed bookmark, advertising F.D. Wilcox of Deposit, NY.

Found in "An Original Belle" by Edward P. Roe. Published by Dodd, Mead, 1885.



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Kindest Regards



Inscription, dated December 25, 1912:

Mr. H.J. Wilber -

Accept this little gift as a token of kindest regards. Wishing you all good things for the coming year and many more years to come.

Mrs. Helen L. Shaul

Written in "The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by Goerge Barr McCutcheon. Published by Dodd, Mead, 1907.


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From The Author


Typed letter, dated May 10, 1950:




Dear Miss Hopson,


Thank you for your letter of April fifth.

I am very glad to hear you enjoyed The Peabody Sisters of Salem. I consider your letter an especial compliment, coming from a person in your position who has a chance to read some many fine books.

Thank you so much.


Sincerely,
Louise Hall Tharp



Found in "The Peabody Sisters of Salem" by Louise Hall Tharp. Published by Little, Brown and Co., 1950.



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Just Like Mom Used To Make


 Recipe for "My Mother's Sour Cream Pie."

My Mother's Sour Cream Pie (good)
Uncle Roger's favorite

1 c. sour cream
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. chopped raisins
Yolk of two eggs
2 tbs flour
1 tsp vanilla

Mix

Bake in one crust. Beat egg whites, add 3 tbs sugar, top and brown.

Found in "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor" published by The Heritage Press, 1949.

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A Day At The Beach

Photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in "Spice Box" by Grace Livingston Hill. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1943.

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Small Town Politics


Letter from the Democratic State Committee of New York, dated December 4, 1939:

Dear Miss Young:

Just a line to tell you that I am indeed delighted that you were reelected Town Clerk, and may I extend heartiest congratulations and best wishes for your continued success in office.

Sincerely yours,
James A. Farley

Found in "R.F.D." by Charles Allen Smart. Published by W.W. Norton, 1938.




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21 Bale Salute


Receipt for 21 bales of hay, delivered January 28, 1924.

Found in "National Geographic Magazine," bound volumes January - June, 1916.


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Old New York

Bookmark featuring the skyline of New York, as drawn by Edwin Meeker.

Found in "George F. Johnson and His industrial Democracy" by William Inglis. Published by Huntington Press, 1935.

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Electric City


Carte de visite from the Griffin studio of Scranton PA. No writing or date on reverse.

Found in "John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Volume X" published by George L. Shuman, 1910.


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Rhubarb Crisp



Recipe for rhubarb crisp:

1 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 tsp. cinnamon

Fruit mixture

4 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together crumb topping ingredients until crumbly. Press half of crumbs into greased 9" layer pan. Cover with rhubarb.

In small saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook, stirring until thick and clear. Pour over rhubarb. Top with remaining crumbs.

Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 1 hour. Cut in squares and serve warm, plain or with whipped cream. Makes 8 servings.

Found in "The State, The Family and Education" by Miriam E. David. Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980.



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Bitter Pill

Trade card advertising "Burdock Blood Bitters."

Found in "The Ladies' Repository: Volume 20" edited by The Rev. D.W. Clark. Published by Poe & Hitchcock, 1860.



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Lucky, Part 565


Small four leaf clover. Found in "My Study Fire" by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Published by Dodd, Mead and Company, 1893.



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Garden Party


Two photographs, no date or writing on reverse sides.

Found in "The Book of Rabelais" by Jake Falstaff. Published by Doubleday, 1928.

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Farewell to Wayside



Handwritten poem, dated August 30, 1875, Long Branch, New Jersey.

Found in "The Gospel of Saint John" published by The American Bible Society, 1878.

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Boy's Town


Boy's Town stamps.

Found in "The New Wonder World: Invention and Industry" published by Geo. E. Shuman Co., 1946.

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Deposit


Cancelled check, dated December 17, 1914.

Found in "The American Revolution" by John Fiske. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1898.


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Sawbuck

Ten dollar bill.

Found in "The Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner" published by The Modern Library, 1993.


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Experimental

Handwritten and colored homework or school project.

Found in "Roast Beef Medium" by Edna Ferber. Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1913.




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Private Car


Photograph. On the reverse side is written: "Genesee - interior of 523 when private car."

Found in "The New Wonder World: Volume Nine" published by Geo. L. Shuman and Co., 1934.

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Down On The Corner

Photograph, no date or writing on reverse.

Found in "Book of Stories" edited by Emily Hanson Obear. Published by Allyn and Bacon, 1928. 

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Marked


Handmade silk bookmark.

Found in "The Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant." Published by D. Appleton and Co., 1898.


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Ressurection



Stereocard, labeled #6673, "The Ressurection."

Found in "The Life and Times of Queen Victoria" by Arthur Lawrence Merrill. Published by Charles Foster Publishing Co., 1901.

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Hello Dolly

Doll dress.

Found in "The Mysterious Image: A Nancy Drew Mystery" by Carolyn Keene. Published by Wanderer Books, 1984.

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Wag The Dog


Two trade card illustrations.

Found in "New Waggings of Old Tales" by J.K. Bangs and Frank Dempster Sherman. Published by Ticknor and Co., 1888.


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Reunited


Handwritten registry of deaths of the Potts family.

Found in "The Life of our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" by the Rev. John Fleetwood. Published by Phillips, Sampson and Co., 1850.

I found this sheet over the weekend, and did my best at some internet sleuthing. After several hours, I was able to find a descendant of the Potts family that lives locally and successfully delivered it back home.


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