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Episcopal Bishop William Bacons Stevens Replies To A Report About Chinese Immigration In The Late 1800s: "'The Chinese Are Most Addicted' As Such A Description Might Prejudice Some People Against Them? Again Would It Not Be Well To State How Many Chinese Are Here In Such A Number Of Laundries"

Episcopal Bishop William Bacons Stevens Replies To A Report About Chinese Immigration In The Late 1800s: “‘The Chinese Are Most Addicted’ As Such A Description Might Prejudice Some People Against Them? Again Would It Not Be Well To State How Many Chinese Are Here In Such A Number Of Laundries”

CHINESE IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA) WILLIAM BACON STEVENS (18151-1887). Stevens was an Episcopal Bishop in Pennsylvania. ALS. 2pgs. November 23, 1883. Philadelphia. An autograph letter signed "Wm Bacon Stevens" as Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania. On official "Diocese of Pennsylvania" letterhead, Stevens wrote to a Lyle about a report that had something to do with a mission to educate Chinese or Chinese-Americans. "Dear Dr. Lyle I have just finished reading your report & am very much pleased with it. I think that it ought to be published & hence I return it to you for that purpose. Permit me however to make one or two suggestions. Would it not be well to omit that portion of it on pp 9, 9 & 10 beginning 'more recently however' & ending with 'the Chinese are most addicted' as such a description might prejudice some people against them? Again would it not be well to state how many Chinese are here in such a number of Laundries I think Mr. Latimer said some 80 & also state fact as to the readiness of the Pupils to learn, the good effect already resulting from such teaching & the special needs of this mission to give it more effectiveness. With these suggestions if you will kindly entertain them your Report will be instantly instructive if made public. Very truly yours Wm Bacon Stevens". The letter is in fine condition.
Businessman And Automobile Heir Clement Studebaker Jr. Arranges His Family's Summer In Rye Beach

Businessman And Automobile Heir Clement Studebaker Jr. Arranges His Family’s Summer In Rye Beach, New Hampshire

CLEMENT STUDEBAKER CLEMENT STUDEBAKER JR. (1871-1932). Studebaker, Jr. was the son of wagon and automobile manufacturer, and he was the president of the Illinois Power and Light Company. TLS. 1pg. 8 ½" x 11". April 4, 1914. South Bend, Indiana. A typed letter signed "Clement Studebaker" on his personal letterhead. Studebaker wrote to a man at the Farragut House, a resort hotel in Rye Beach, New Hampshire, to arrange the details of his family's summer vacation there. "My dear Carter, I am in receipt of yours of March 22nd. As far as we know now, we expect to come to Rye Beach and will want the bungalow. In regard to Mary Gibbons, will say that she left us some time ago. We found her a rather disturbing element in our household and would prefer that if it is just as convenient for you that you would put someone else in to take care of the bungalow for us this Summer. I would prefer that you treat this confidentially and will explain it to you when I see you. We have had rather a hard Winter. You will no doubt be surprised to know that Esther has been quite ill and we had to take her out of Westover on account of an accute [sic] attack of Brights Disease. I am glad to say that she is much improved and the doctors say that all that is necessary is time, but we will have to be able to have rather special things cooked for her this Summer. I hope you will be able to arrange this for us. I know you will be willing to do anything you can. I do not know just what date we will come to Rye Beach, but it will undoubtedly be some time during the first week in July. We will want the Bungalow, a room for maid and also room for chauffer and for one or two cars. With kind remarks, I am, Very truly yours, Clement Studebaker". Esther (1898-1989) was Studebaker's daughter. The letter is in fine condition on light blue paper.
Quebecois Politician And Businessman Peter McGill Mentions The Newly-Chartered British American Land Company

Quebecois Politician And Businessman Peter McGill Mentions The Newly-Chartered British American Land Company

PETER McGILL PETER McGILL (1789-1860). McGill was a Scottish-born Quebecois politician and businessman. He was President of the Bank of Montreal and also founded Canada's first railroad company. There's a district of Montreal named for McGill, though McGill University is named for someone else. ALS. 2pgs. March 26, 1834. Montreal. An autograph letter signed "Peter McGill". McGill wrote to a James Baxter, McGill about the British American Land Company, an entity that was established in 1832 to purchase and develop lands in eastern Canada. "Dear Sir I am in receipt of your letter of 23 int for which I thank you. I am fully aware of the importance of the matters to which you advert, and you may rest assured that the Representatives of the Land Company will attend immediately to the ameleorations you suggest. They are deeply impressed with the necessity of good roads and much consideration will be given to the subject. Hoping for the disinterested cooperation of all the respectable part of the Eastern Community. There is every probability of Mr. Brooks being employed in a confidential situation in the Company. Will you give me your candid opinion in the most perfect confidence what the people would think, or what the effect would be if Mr. W. B. F. was employed in the Companys services??Peter McGill". The Land Company had officially been chartered this same month, March 1834, and McGill was one of its first commissioners. At the time of writing this letter, McGill was also on the Legislative Council of Lower Canada. The letter is slightly wrinkled and in very good condition overall.
Clement Biddle Signs A Letter Of Protest

Clement Biddle Signs A Letter Of Protest

CLEMENT BIDDLE CLEMENT BIDDLE (1740-1814). Biddle was a Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He was a notary by trade and a Marshal after the war. DS. 1pg. September 11, 1793. Philadelphia. A partly-printed document signed "Clement Biddle Not Pub". The letter of protest concerns the nonpayment of a note. Biddle transcribed the letter in his work as a notary. "On the Eleventh Day of September Anno Domini 1793 at the Request of The Bank of the United States I Clement Biddle, Notary and Tabellion Public for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, duly commissioned and qualified, dwelling in Philadelphia went with the Original Note whereof the foregoing is a true Copy to the Bank of the United States when the same was payable and demanding Payment receiv'd for answer from John Kean Esquire, Cashier, that there was not money of the said Drawers in Bank for the Payment of said note, whereupon I notified the Endorsers of the nonpayment of the same. Whereupon I the said Notary, at the Request aforesaid, have and DO hereby solemnly protest against the Drawer of the said note and all others concerned for all Exchange, Re-Exchange, Costs, Damages and Interest already suffered for all Exchange, Re-Exchange, Costs, Damages and Interest already suffered and to be suffered, for Want of Payment of the said Note. THUS DONE and protested in Philadelphia aforesaid, in the Presence of John Warne and George A. Baker Witnesses IN TESTIMONIUM VERITAT IS Clement Biddle Not. Pub.". At the top of the page is an additional note: "Philadelphia June 10th 1793 Ninety Days after date I promise to Pay to Andrew Clow & Co. or Order at the Bank of the United States Three hundred and forty seven dollars for value received Richard Bland Lee Endorsed by Andrew Clow & C. J. & J. Mazurie". It is in very good condition with dark ink.
American Diplomat Philip Habib's Day Planners From 1974 & 1977

American Diplomat Philip Habib’s Day Planners From 1974 & 1977

PHILIP HABIB PHILIP HABIB (1920-1992). Habib was a long-serving and capable American diplomat. He worked for several Presidential administrations. Habib is best remembered for his work in Southeast Asia, specifically South Korea and Vietnam, as well as for helping broker peace in the Middle East. He received the 1982 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Autograph manuscript. Approximately 183 pages of writing. 1974. American diplomat Philip Habib's day planner from 1974. In that year, Habib was the American Ambassador to South Korea through August and then Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs after that. The planner records his appointments in South Korea and the United States, including meetings, golf outings, recurring military breakfasts, events at other embassies, and more. It mentions important political and military figures including General Richard G. Stilwell and General & Mrs. Donald Bennett. Also recorded are visits from political scientist Robert Scalapino in South Korea and Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos in Washington. Habib would attempt to convince her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, to resign from his corrupt regime in 1986. Some days are packed, while other have few or no entries. The planner is in fine condition with some wear to the edges of the black leather cover. It is primarily written in pencil. Autograph manuscript. Approximately 365 pages of writing. 1977. American diplomat Philip Habib's day planner for the year 1977. Habib was Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the time. He would officially retire the following year, though he would continue to do diplomatic work into the 1980s. In 1977, Habib spent the bulk of his time in Washington D.C., where he recorded lots of meetings, lunches, and briefings. He made repeated mentions of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, which whom Habib seems to have had almost daily contact. Other entries involved Henry Kissinger, Judge Paul Redmond Michel, Sargent Shriver, and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Hodding Carter III, as well as ambassadors from many other nations. Habib attended events like a NATO conference and an Israeli Independence Ball. He recorded state visits from foreign leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, King Hussein of Jordan, and the Shah of Iran. Habib also recorded trips to the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and Asia. Unfortunately, he did not record his schedule while in those countries. The journal is in fine condition, though the pencil writing is smudged in places and can be difficult to read.
Millard Fillmore's Handwritten Journal Detailing Expenses For His 1866 European Tour

Millard Fillmore’s Handwritten Journal Detailing Expenses For His 1866 European Tour

MILLARD FILLMORE MILLARD FILLMORE (1800-1874). The Thirteenth President, Fillmore served as comptroller of the State of New York from January 1848 to February 1849. He resigned to become Vice President, and upon Zachary Taylor's death in July 1850, Fillmore became President. Manuscript book. 5 ½" x 8". 110 numbered pages. Europe. 1866. A manuscript book in the handwriting of former President Millard Fillmore. He recounts the money his wife spent on their 1866 European vacation, as well as the places they visited. He signed the inside front cover using his wife's name, "Mrs. Millard Fillmore At Paris, May 18, 1866". In Fillmore's handwriting on the very first page, he writes about "Bonnets", "Shawls", "Handkerchiefs" and "Laces". A few pages later, under the heading "Milliners", Fillmore writes that his wife visited "Mm. Rivet 52 Notre Dame de Lorette By Miss Soule" and "Ms Diels 23 Boulevard des Caperciaes by Nellie Bam". There are similar pages for "Dresses & Dressmakers", "Shawls" "Laces" and "Jewelry". The majority of pages are headed, but not filled in. There are also newspaper printings from a religious sermon pasted into the early pages; some of the titles include "Every Man's Friend", "The Only Savior" and "Shut Out Of Heaven". This manuscript book was an artifact of their second European tour. The book is in good condition. The spine is falling apart - part of the spine strip has already detached - and many of the early pages are in the process of detaching from the binding. The first few pages also show damage, perhaps from where a newspaper was once glued over and then removed. A most unusual Presidential collectible!
Original Photographs Of The Ford Trimotor Plane Owned By Standard Oil Of California

Original Photographs Of The Ford Trimotor Plane Owned By Standard Oil Of California

FORD TRIMOTOR PHOTOGRAPHS) (STANDARD OIL OF CALIFORNIA). An archive of thirteen black and white photographs of the Standard Oil of California plane, a Ford Trimotor. Some of the photographs show men getting out of the plane, emblazoned with "Standard Oil Company of California" and others show the plane parked on the runway. There is also an intriguing image of a young aviatrix holding a bouquet, a photograph of a two seater biplane, and an image of a mechanic checking under the hood for a female driver. The accompanying envelope states that these photographs were taken at the Oakland Airport on March 25, 1929. According to an aviation history website, Standard Oil of California purchased a 1927 Ford Trimotor airplane in 1928 and named it Standard No. 1. This plane became the company flagship and logged 200000 miles and transported 30000 people to show airplane uses to business. A fine aviation archive. (STANDARD OIL OF CALIFORNIA). An archive of thirteen black and white photographs of the Standard Oil of California plane, a Ford Trimotor. Some of the photographs show men getting out of the plane, emblazoned with "Standard Oil Company of California" and others show the plane parked on the runway. There is also an intriguing image of a young aviatrix holding a bouquet, a photograph of a two seater biplane, and an image of a mechanic checking under the hood for a female driver. The accompanying envelope states that these photographs were taken at the Oakland Airport on March 25, 1929. According to an aviation history website, Standard Oil of California purchased a 1927 Ford Trimotor airplane in 1928 and named it Standard No. 1. This plane became the company flagship and logged 200000 miles and transported 30000 people to show airplane uses to business. A fine aviation archive.
An East Coast Man Sarcastically Writes About The Mormon War: "The President's Mormon Campaign A Brilliant Undertaking & The Government Has Covered Itself With The Greatest Kind Of Glory

An East Coast Man Sarcastically Writes About The Mormon War: “The President’s Mormon Campaign A Brilliant Undertaking & The Government Has Covered Itself With The Greatest Kind Of Glory, And Following The Great Rule Of ‘To The Victors Go The Spoils’ The Soldiers Must Have A Good Time With Their Female Captives”

MORMON WAR) (MORMON WAR). The Mormon War was a small scale, armed conflict between Mormon settlers and the United States government; it lasted from May 1857 to July 1858. ALS. 3pg. 8" x 10". Wilmington [Delaware]. October 13, 1858. An autograph letter signed "Major": "There is but one person whose letters I delight to reply to in preference to yours and this person is a nice little woman on the other side of the Delaware, you must not feel offended because you do not stand first, you know the ladies claim precedence, and I therefore only obey custom?I invariably wish your letters were twice as long as you write them. Often when musing over my cigar, my thoughts take passage by air line to San Francisco via I don't know where, for they never stop at any place to vest on the route, I then see the great city, the Bay the Golden Gateway, the rock y island with its unfinished defenses and its Lieut of US Engineers?Our part of this great country is getting along tolerably well, the only changed being made at political ones, as you will see by the papers, Pennsylvania the important state has turned one of those peculiar and complete somersaults, sending but three or four Buchanan Democrats to the next Congress. Our election comes on next month. At present we are amused and entertained by stump speakers almost nightly?the President's Mormon campaign a brilliant undertaking & the government has covered itself with the greatest kind of glory, and following the great rule of 'to the victors go the spoils' the soldiers must have a good time with their female captives?". The letter is on blue paper and is in fine condition.