Being the notes of Military Service in the Nineteenth Army Corps.
Written by James K. Hosmer of the 52nd Regiment Mass.
Hosmer was a pastor in Massachusetts, but driven by a sense of duty, entered service to minister physical and moral welfare to his fellow soldiers. He refused the easier post of serving under General Banks for a front line post. During his time on the front line he wrote letters in the form of a journal, with no thought of their publication, to send to his family. His family later persuaded him to publish them, believing that his many and varied observations gave life like descriptions of the privations, sufferings and perils of those who fought to redeem America from "ruin".
Written with great observation and a human kindness towards his fellow soldiers, this is a great book to discover what life was like for soldiers in 1862.
699 pages of detailed biographies of working and some retired Railway Officials in 1906.
Example: Abbott, Edwin Hale, Ex-President and Assistant Treasurer Wisconsin central Cos. Office Milwaukee, Wis. Born Jan. 26th 1834 at Beverley Mass. Entered Railway service May 1873, since when he has been consecutively to date on Wisconsin central Rd, June 1873 to May 1878, general solicitor and director, May 1878 chosen vice president and trustee, and is now president and treasurer Wisconsin Central Co. Chicago, Milwaukee & Lake Winnebago Rds, Wisconsin & Minesota.
421 pages of detailed biographies of people working as Railway Officials in 1893.
Example: Abbott, Edwin Hale, President and Assistant Treasurer Wisconsin central Cos. Office Milwaukee, Wis. Born Jan. 26th 1834 at Beverley Mass. Entered Railway service May 1873, since when he has been consecutively to date on Wisconsin central Rd, June 1873 to May 1878, general solicitor and director, May 1878 chosen vice president and trustee, and is now president and treasurer Wisconsin Central Co. Chicago, Milwaukee & Lake Winnebago Rds, Wisconsin & Minesota.
This book contains an alphabetical list of railways and their officers who held posts in 1888-9. This includes, Presidents and Vice Presidents, Secretaries, Engineers, Auditors and Clerks. So if your ancestor worked for the railway during this time as an official it is likely they will be listed. Not only does it contain lists of the railway officials but also the officials for the street and logging railways, manufacturers, builders and contractors associated with the railways.
Shows, mileage, costs, stocks, bonds, organisations with their rise and progress. Written by Henry Poor. If your ancestors worked on the railroad this book will tell you everything about their job and the way this industry functioned.
A superb refence work which is of immense value to genealogists and family historians and is without doubt one of the most interesting books we have ever produed on CD. More than 500 pages of genealogical gold dust!
Its full title is;
The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religous Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed and Others who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600-1700. With Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked and Other Interesting Particulars.
From the introduction:
"Little could even the most sanguine of the early emigrants to America have contemplated the subsequent effect which their action would work upon history. Some of them, it is true, were men of position at home...... but by far the greater number was composed of comparatively obscure men."
"Giving a full and comprehensive review of the present condition, industry and resources of the American Confederacy. Embracing also. important topographical, statistical, and historical information from recent and original sources; together with the results of the census of 1850, and population and statistics in many cases up to 1853".
Thomas Baldwin & J. Thomas, M.D. Published by Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1854.
This should be a reference book in the collection of every historian and genealogist.
To USA approx $23.50 incl. airmail p&p (price may vary according to exchange rate)
A comprehensive account of every State, territory, county, city, town and village throughout the Union, with populations from the last national census. Incredibly useful information about railroads, navigation, lakes, rivers, rivers, canals, mountains and valleys as well as the physical and stastical geography of the country.
The story of the author's departure from Liverpool, his harrowning twelve week voyage and subsequent experiences in the US.
On his travels he met, spoke to and documented the views of many people who had lived through times of plenty and also the years of famine and war.
Fully searchable in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
By Isabella l. Bird. 7th edition published by John Murray in 1910.
With 8, very attractive, full page illustrations. This work was first published in 1879, some six years after the letters were written, and is a record of pioneer life, travels and settlement in the Rocky Mountains. "These letters, as their style sufficiently indicates, were written without the remotest idea of publication... and are a record of very interesting travelling experiences, and of a phase of pioneer life which is rapidly passing away."
The whole book makes absolutely fascinating reading, as it is an incredibly observant insight into life in the western USA, from California, through Utah and then (the majority of the book) Colorado.
This fascinating book was first published in 1809, and has a fascinating story behind it. Deidrich Knickerbocker disappeared mysteriously from his lodgings in New York. His disappearance was advertised in the New York Evening Times, and was responded to by Seth Handside, the owner of the lodgings. "A curious kind of a written book has been found in his room, in his own handwriting. Now I wish you to notice him, if he is still alive, that if he does not return and pay off his bill for boarding and lodging, I shall have to dispose of his book to satisfy for the same."
The book was duly published, without Knickerbocker's knowledge, in November 1809 and advertised as:
"Containing an account of its discovery and settlement, with its internal policies, manner, customs, wars, &c. &c. under the Dutch government, furnishing many curious and interesting particulars never before published, and which are gathered from various manuscript and other authenticated sources, the whole being interspersed with political speculations and moral precepts."
This book was published by Cassell & Co. in 1887 (written by Washington Irving) and it is this wonderful little volume that we have been able to obtain and present on CD. But don't take the history too seriously! Irving's other masterpieces include such titles as "Rip Van Winkle" and "Sleepy Hollow", and "A History of New York" was his first major work. Gentle satire rather than real history.
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