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Grouping of Vermont
Civil War Documents - SOLD

Includes blank enlistment forms, receipts for swords and other arms, clothing voucher for 6th VT soldier wounded at The Wilderness. All in good to very good condition.

110-264 - SOLD

PAPER ARCHIVE, with House of the Seven Gables and Salem Mass Affiliation, along with family letters with many Civil War dated soldier's letters, family correspondence and business matters, and some photography. An eclectic but interesting accumulation for the lover of history. - SOLD

Bulk of the archive is a family accumulation assembled by a member of the Cate family of Salem, Mass. The person assembling apparently lived in the historic House of the Seven Gables, made famous by Hawthorne in his 1851 book, she was apparently a boarder at the HoSG in the 3rd quarter of the 19th C, after the book was written, but during the time the house had become famous. The content takes a bit to absorb this lot because it is so diverse. Grouped as follows:

First, there are many pieces of material, mostly commercial ephemera, concerning the Upton family and their dance studio, also tenants in the House of Seven Gables. There is a letter included which the curator of the House of Seven Gables has declared as historically important, along with a couple typed versions of a story written about the house and its haunting, with author unknown (not Hawthorne). The House of Seven Gables material was loaned to the curator of the HoSG for cataloging, and then returned to the current owner. A letter and their documentation of each piece is part of this lot. The curator states that they are sorry to be giving them back, and then asks for the gift or loan of this portion. They would like to display the material at the historic house.

Second, there is a pile of letters, documents and pictures descended in the Cate family, most likely gathered by the last family member of that generation to live, or possibly care for, the father. The papers contained the elder's pension assignment, an interesting receipt for a pew in the Universalist Church dated 1838 with exc Salem history, 4 CW dated letters home from soldier John Cate to mother/sister; 17 CW dated letters home from soldier Albert Cate to sister, a few post war letters, and a few pictures including 2 of Albert (presumption) in uniform, plus several other interesting photos/images.

1016-1 - SOLD

Civil War Letter
George B. Dowsman
Company H 75th Indiana Infantry
"I have not yet got the strength to sit up on a knapsack long enough to write a very lengthy letter." - SOLD

A period letter, easy to read and well written; aches and pains of camp life; thanking his sister for sending stamps which he traded for a chicken and loaf of soft bread..."and got me the best dinner I have had for a long time." Mentions letter not getting home and that "the letter was captured while going up the river to Louisville." Lined paper with The Great battle of Manassas, Sept. 30th, 1862; measures: 4.5 x 7.75 inches.

146-50 - SOLD

Civil War Period Sheet Music
"We Are Coming Father Abraham 300,000 More"
Circa 1862 - SOLD

Featuring classic Union battle cry, printed in Boston, c. 1862. Stains. Matted and framed.

529-5 - SOLD

Civil War Period
Minstrel Show Sheet Music
"When This Cruel War is Over"
Circa 1863 - SOLD

Sheet music for "Weeping, Sad and Lonely," better known today as "When This Cruel War is Over" by Charles Carroll Sawyer and Henry Tucker, c. 1863, stained. Matted and framed.

529-3 - SOLD

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