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Monday, March 10, 2008

Read Genealogy-Books Online

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Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horace Loramer Small, Maynard & Company, Boston (1905), 312 pp. Letters from John Graham, head of the house of Graham & Co., at the Union Stock Yards in Chicago, to his son, Pieerpont, at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts - This book was a rare find in an antique shop in Brunswick, Georgia.

My Vagabondage by J. E. Patterson. An intimate autobiography of Nature's Nomad (Patterson), 373 pp., printed in London by William Heineman

Scandalous Lord Chesterfield's Letters (Book Now Online)

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Chesterfield's Letters

By Lord Chesterfield

Letters, Sentences and Maxims


Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, 1694-1773, had a
fate generally misunderstood. Dr. Johnson, a poor scholar but in the prime of life, seems to have mistaken a delay in an interview, and to have abused his lordship very soundly ever afterward. To this misconception we owe one of the finest and manliest letters ever written. Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, the widow of the recipient of these letters, sold them, enhanced in value from the earl's literary reputation, for 1,500 pounds! That was an immense sum in those days.

Published 1894 in Philadelphia, 307 pp., indexed. A rare find indeed!