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Sing Us A Song

 Valentine:

To my singing teacher

From Lauren King

Found in "Trixie Belden and The Mysterious Visitor" by Julie Campbell. Published by Whitman, 1965.

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The Senior

Small card with illustration, titled "Senior Governor Notch 2."

Found in "Gray's New Manual of Botany" published by The American Book Company, 1908.


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Poppy

I have written about my grandfather often here on the blog. You can find some of those posts here, here, here and here. He was a collector at heart. Autographs, model trains, baseball cards, toy banks, stamps, books - you name it, he had a pile.

I came across a copy of Charles Lindbergh's "We" this morning, and found this letter inside:



So many pieces here. My grandfather was an avid Lindbergh collector, with several signed pieces and hundreds of books. He was also professed to know the real story of the Lindbergh kidnapping, though those details were never related to me.

The letter is also a nostalgic reminder of the way the used book business used to operate; lots and lots of correspondence. A letter to inquire about the availability of a book, a reply to indicate that it is available along a with a quoted price, another reply with payment and finally the book would be dispatched. I still remember our family selling books in the fashion. There was a brief period where we would ship out floppy disks with our entire catalog attached, but it wasn't long before we started listing online and via email. And so the world was changed.

It's also fascinating to note that the letter comes from the famous Strand Bookstore in New York, with a typed signature of the founder Benjamin Bass.

So glad I found this.



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May 1957

Photograph, no writing on reverse. Processing stamp on bottom edge states May 1957.

Found in "The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published by Hodder and Stoughton.

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Of Mice and Pearls


Drinks coaster with mother of pearl top.


Found in "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. Published by Covici-Friede, 1937.

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Low Notes


Trade card advertising Emerson Piano Co., Boston MA.

Found in "Grasses and Forage Plants: A Treatise" by Charles L. Flint. Published by William F. Gill Co., 1874.


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Buy In Bulk

Receipt from the J.E. Wood hardware store, Walton NY, dated June 30, 1914.

Found in "The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" published by Henry Altemus, 1898.




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Porch


Wonderful old black and white photograph. No writing or markings on reverse.

Found in "Christie's old Organ" by Mrs. Walton. Published by A.L. Burt, no date.

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The Devil Is In The Details


 Recipe for Red Cake:

Cream
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs

Add
2 oz red food coloring (that seems like a lot)
1 tsp cocoa - mix well

Add 2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda

Bake at 360 degrees

Found in "Cooking With the Pennsylvania Dutch" edited by A. Monroe Aurand. Published by The Aurand Press, 1946.

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All The News That Fits



Found this 1858 New York newspaper in a box of old books this morning.


Articles of note include reports of the Mormon army in Kansas, large school fire in Brooklyn and my favorite bit of news:







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Happy Father's Day


Note:

Dad,

Matt and Amanda both read this book and said it is great. Happy Father's Day.

Love, Pat

Found in "Truman" by David McCullough. Published by Simon and Schuster, 1992.
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Afterlife




Collection of dried and pressed leaves.

All found in "The History of England: Vol II" by Rapin de Thoyras. Printed for James, John and Paul Knapton, London, 1733.

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This Is To Certify

 Membership card, dated 1902:

This is to Certify

That Bro. Jno. H.C. Rowland was duly admitted to membership in Court Spruce Run, No. 3405 at a stated meeting held Sixth of March, A.D. 1902.

Found in "The Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle. Published by The Century Co., 1901.

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A Dry Subject


Dried and pressed flower.

Found in "The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through The Action of Worms" by Charles Darwin. Published by D. Appleton,  1892.

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Another Nail In My Heart



One rusty nail.

Found in "Steps in the Expansion of Our Territory" by Oscar P. Austin. Published by D. Appleton and Co., 1903

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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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