Documenting the first efforts to educate and integrate freed slaves in the United States
[Abolition and Activism]
First Annual Report of the...
Boston: Prentiss & Deland, May 1863. First Edition. Original printed wrappers with light spot to front cover and some chipping and bumping to corners and spine; text block separated from... (Item #2481)
A call for an end to slavery: "We appeal to you as sisters, as wives, as mothers, to raise your voices to your fellow citizens"
[Cobbe, Frances Power]
Rejoinder to Mrs. Stowe's Reply...
London: Emily Faithfull, 1863. First edition. Original printed wraps containing 11 pages. Measures 102 x 178 mm. Contemporary ownership signature of Mrs. Wisler to title page, with additional note "by... (Item #2660)
Important historical evidence of the changing attitudes of the modern generation compared to their Victorian parents.
[Commonplace Book] Edith G. Lockwood.
Literary and artistic commonplace book...
[United Kingdom]: 1910-1917. Very Good+ manuscript commonplace book measuring 6.5 x 5 inches, with extremities of binding somewhat rubbed but textblock tight and fairly clean. Comprised of 20 handwritten pages... (Item #2284)
California: 1906-1910. Cloth cover over boards, measuring 12 x 9.25 inches. Some rubbing and wear to binding exterior. Internally with some toning and soiling. Bookplate of E.M. Sheater to front... (Item #2296)
A historical record of a girl's adventurous spirit
[Commonplace Book] Louise A. Woods.
Recording a young woman's fascination...
New Bedford, CT: 1855-1859. Comprised of 18 handwritten pages, three hand-drawn illustrations, and 12 pages of pasted in ephemera. Red leather with gilt to spine and boards; some scuffing and... (Item #2469)
[Pennsylvania]: 1894-1896. An exceptional piece documenting the well-rounded college experience of one the early students at a Seven Sisters College. Comprised of 25 handwritten pages, 29 original illustrations, 11 pasted... (Item #2231)
A glimpse into the kitchen of a 19th Century woman
[Cookery] Mrs. Stephens.
Receipt Book, 1874…1883, 1885.
Manuscript recipe book from Mrs. Stephens of Maidstone, Kent. Containing 17 handwritten pages of cookery recipes. Contemporary red sheep over stitched card; scuffing to front and back covers; shelf-wear to... (Item #1967)
An argument for using education not for the distribution of facts, but for the encouragement of critical thinking and individual development
Dodd, J. P.
A Lecture on the Best...
London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1847. First edition. Recent green paper wrappers. Collates , 51 pages: complete. Pages hand numbered in upper right hand corners; minor marginal annotations on... (Item #2598)
A rare proposal expanding public access to early childhood education
[Education of Children] Alnwick Victoria...
Resolutions Passed at a Public...
Alnwick: M. Smith, [September 4] 1838. First edition. 3 page pamphet measuring 152 x 228mm. Trifolded with ownership signature of Wm. Dickson Esq to rear blank. Else an exceptionally clean... (Item #2596)
An exceptional rarity, and a recently discovered female contributor to 19th century epistemology
Mental Perceptions Illustrated by the...
London: Printed for the Author, 1807. First edition. Contemporary paper spine over boards, with amateur rebacking and blank paper spine label. Measures 184 x 102mm and collates xxiv, 168: complete... (Item #2693)
How many Pulitzer Prize winning manuscripts from the 20th century still remain in private hands?
The Author's Original Typed Manuscript...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941 - 1943. The author's original hand-corrected typescript for his most important work, "Journey in the Dark," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Donated... (Item #1098)
A work on women's education that helped the Society of Friends evolve into one of the more gender-progressive Christian denominations
The Woman Learning in Silence...
London: Printed for Thomas Simonds, 1656. First Edition. About Near Fine pamphlet in modern paper wrappers, measuring 139 x 174 mm. Internally complete, with minor paper loss to title page... (Item #2286)
Tracing how lessons in handwriting also served the purpose of indoctrinating girls into socially-appropriate femininity
[Girls' Education] [Commonplace Book] Ada...
Commonplace Copy Book of a....
Brimfield, MA: 1848. Columbian Writing Book #7 Designed for Use in Schools. Blue stitched paper wraps with flag and manicule motifs to front cover and general directions for proper handwriting... (Item #2532)
Original Manuscript of an Unrecorded Woody Guthrie Song
[Manuscript Song Lyrics, signed] Peekskill...
Coney Island: 1949. One leaf autographed manuscript signed. Recto with 44 lines of lyrics in manuscript, (11 4-line stanzas). Along the top margin in manuscript in manuscript is "Typed up"... (Item #1780)