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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 1 nos. 1-4 [Mark Twain] by  Charles Francis  Richard H. Jr.; Adams - Hardcover - 1877 - from Classic Books and Ephemera and Biblio.com

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 1 nos. 1-4 [Mark Twain]

by Morton, Robert; Dana, Richard H. Jr.; Adams, Charles Francis

Condition: Near Fine


Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Historical Society, 1877. Hardcover. Near Fine. vii, [1], 510 p., frontispiece portrait of William Penn and 6 additional leaves of plates (portrait of William C. Reichel, 2 double-page maps, and 1 single-page map): portraits, maps, genealogical tables; 25 cm. Dark blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine title. Title page in red and black. Bookplate of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on front fixed endpaper with inscription indicating that it was given to the society by William B. Rawle. Library call number is gilt-stamped at tail of spine. Bound at rear are 2 folded leaves indicating that this was a specimen copy sent to someone encourage subscription. Error in binding: pp. 281-288 are bound following p. 296. Contents: The Diary of Robert Morton: Kept in Philadelphia While that City was Occupied by the British Army in 1777 [a handwritten note in the lower margin states that the diary was in the possesion of Laurence Lewis, Jr.] -- The Hessians in Philadelphia from the correspondence of Professor Schlözer of Göttingen; translated by Helen Bell -- Pittsburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1782-83: Letters from Ephraim Douglass to Gen. James Irvine -- Major Andre's Parole -- Edward Whalley, the Regicide by Robert Patterson Robins -- Baron Stiegel by Jos. Henry Dubbs -- John Hancock by Charles Francis Adams -- Patrick Henry by William Wirt Henry -- Henry Wisner by Henry W. Bellows -- Charles Humphreys by A. A. Humphreys -- Francis Dana by Richard H. Dana, Jr. -- Silas Deane by Charles J. Hoadley -- Edward Biddle by Craig Biddle -- Memorial Notice of William C. Reichel read by John W. Jordan -- Memorial Notice of William M. Reynolds read by Townsend Ward -- Descendants of Dr. William Shippen compiled by Charles R. Hildeburn -- Journal of William Black, 1744 [re: the Iroquois or Six Nations of Indians] edited by R. Alonzo Brock -- Occupation of New York City by the British, 1776: Extracts from the Diary of the Moravian Congregation -- The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware -- Notes on the Iroquois and Delaware Indians: Communications from Conrad Weiser to Christopher Saur, 1746-1749; compiled by Abraham H. Cassell; translated by Helen Bell -- An Unwritten Chapter in the History of the Siege of Boston; Contributions of the Society of Friends of Philadelphia, for the Relief of the Boston Sufferers in the Winter of 1775-76 -- The Oath Taken by the Officers at Valley Forge -- Death of Major Anthony Morris, Jr., described in a Letter Written on the Battle-Field, near Princeton, by Jonathan Potts, M.D.; annotated by Edward D. Neill -- General Artemas Ward by Robert C. Winthrop -- Major-General John Armstrong by William M. Darlington -- Colonel John Nixon by Charles Henry Hart -- Chief Justice William Allen by Edward F. de Lancey -- Dr. William Shippen, the Elder by Thomas Balch -- Joseph Montgomery by Wm. K Egle -- Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia: Burials, 1709-1760 contributed by Charles R, Hildeburn -- Meeting of the Descendants of Col. Thomas White by William White Bronson -- Washington's Encampment on the Neshaminy by William J. Buck -- The Massacre of Paoli by J. Smith Futhey -- The Wharton Family by Anne H. Wharton -- Welsh Emigration to Pennsylvania by W. F. Corbit -- Robert Morris by Armine Nixon Hart -- Francis Lightfoot Lee by Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain") -- General James Potter by A. Boyd Hamilton -- William Penn by Wayne Mac Veagh -- Battle of Germantown by Alfred C. Lambdin -- Colonel Thomas White, of Maryland by William White Wiltbank -- Samuel Adams by George A. Simmons -- Jonathan Elmer by L. Q. C. Elmer -- Abraham Clark by E. P. Buffett -- Isaac Norris by George W. Norris. Includes index, and list of subscribers . In Near Fine Condition: library binding; a few pencilled marginal notations; clean and tight.




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