Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Americana; recent acquisitions--antiquarian & ephemera

The library consistently acquires antiquarian, ephemeral and out of print publications in all areas of U.S. history. The following list is a sampling of recently added titles:

Bunn, Matthew, b. 1772? A journal of the adventures of Matthew Bunn. Chicago: Newberry Library, 1962. "First published at Providence Rhode Island, in 1796; A facsimile of the copy in the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library."

Nutting, William Washburn, 1884-1924. Western world guide and hand-book of useful information. Chicago: Western World, [1885].

Smith, Franklin Webster. Hand book of the Pompeia: a grand Roman house. Saratoga Springs: Press of E.P. Howe and Son, 1894.

Willis, Bryan. Timber: a living newspaper about deforestation & reforestation / adopted by Bryan Willis; originally written for the Federal Theatre Project by Burke Ormsby & Myrtly Mary Moss; music & lyrics by Edd Key. Seattle, Wash.: Rain City Projects, 1991.

Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909. The desert and the promised land: a sermon. Hartford: L.E. Hunt, 1863.

Hovey, George Rice, 1860-1943. Baptist home mission schools for negroes.
New York: The American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1926.

Buck, Lucy Rebecca, 1842-1918. Sad earth, sweet heaven; the diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck during the War Between the States, Front Royal, Virginia, December 25, 1861-April 15, 1865. Birmingham, Ala., Cornerstone [1973].

Louisiana Historical Association. Calendar of the Jefferson Davis postwar manuscripts in the Louisiana Historical Association collection, Confederate Memorial Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana. [New Orleans] 1943.

Garfield Monument Association of the Pacific Coast. History of the monument: with the address at the unveiling. [San Francisco]: The Association, [1885].

Wareing, Ernest Clyde, 1872-1944. The upward way: a 1866--semi-centennial program--1916. Cincinnati, Ohio: The Freedmen's Aid Society, Methodist Episcopal Church, [1916?].

Lindstrom, Gaell. Thomas Moran in Utah. Logan, Utah: Utah State University, [1984?]

Elliott, Wallace W., 1834-1898? Reproduction of Wallace W. Elliott's History of San Bernardino and San Diego counties, California, with illustrations: including material on present-day Riverside county. Riverside, Calif.: Riverside Museum Press, 1965.