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Autograph letter, signed, from John S. Fairchild to his brother George Fairchild. Fairchild describes his life in Nevada City, California, including his mining claims and ranch, a soap and candle business he hoped to start, and a financial loss he suffered after investing in a quartz mill in Auburn, California. Fairchild describes the economic prospects of California, including the prices of lumber, soap, and candles. Includes manuscript annotations about family news added by their sister Cynthia Fairchild Cutting when she retrieved the letter from the post office.
Nevada City, California, 1854 February 28.
BEINECKE (Non-Circulating) Technical Services in process: WA MSS S-3334 F16
Contains two autograph letters, signed, from Frederick Douglass to William L. Thomas, dated 1865 October 11 and October 17; one autograph letter, signed, from Thomas to Douglass, dated 1877 April 6; one printed death notice for Anna Murray Douglass, dated 1882 August 4; and one printed page from Harper's Weekly, dated 1877 April 21. In Douglass's first letter to Thomas, he requests that Thomas organize a November 27 meeting in Plymouth, Massachusetts of fellow abolitionists to discuss his concern for freed slaves in the South due to their lack political power. The second letter to Thomas clarifies that Douglass meant to request a meeting for October 27 and Douglass writes that he looks forward to his time in Plymouth. Thomas's letter to Douglass contains words of congratulations for the occasion of Douglass's Presidential appointment of U.S. Marshal of the District of Columbia and mentions that Wendell Phillips gave a lecture in Plymouth a few days earlier. Anna Murray Douglass's death notice states that she died at sixty-nine years old on Friday morning, 1882 August 4, after a four week illness caused by a stroke that left her paralyzed; and it contains words of invitation to attend a funeral at the Douglass residence on August 6. The printed page from Harper's Weekly is an article on Douglass's appointment of U.S. Marshal of the District of Columbia.
BEINECKE (Non-Circulating) Technical Services in process: JWJ MSS 186
All hail! The greatest sale of town lots ever held in this country, to take place at Midland : Midland County, Texas, on main line of Texas Pacific R'y, June 18 and 19, 1886.