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1 Emerson, Geo. B. George Barrell. Autograph Letter, Signed.

Dated Boston, June 20, 1851, to Henry H. Crapo, New Bedford, who was acting as agent for Emerson in several investments. With instructions for maintaining a building, selling and buying some stock, financial arrangements with "J. Ricketson" and "W.J. Rotch" (both correspondents of Emerson's cousin, Ralph Waldo Emerson), and warning against allowing "R. French, or any person of that sort, to purchase a share at any rate whatever. It would be like letting a hedge-hog nestle in the burrow of quiet rabbits." George Barrell Emerson was a leader in promoting education in Massachusetts, for children and adults, and after the Civil War for freedmen in the South (DAB). Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869) eventually became a lumberman in Michigan, and served as governor from 1864 to 1869. His grandson, William Crapo "Billy" Durant, co-founded General Motors. Two conjugate leaves, 3pp., the 4th bears the address, more than 375 words. Folded four times, remains of sealing wax and a tear where it was opened, else Fine. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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2 Emerson, Geo. B. George Barrell. Autograph Letter, Signed.

Dated Winthrop, Oct. 2, 1861, to "Rev. Dr. Francis". Thanking him for his proffered help, but "I yesterday saw Mr. Channing, who showed me the pamphlet in question. It is too long for our purpose; and, moreover, Mr. Forbes is making arrangements for having a large number of copies printed for the use of his soldiers. I beg you not to trouble yourself farther in this matter. One page, folded for mailing, in Fine condition. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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3 Emerson, George B. Barrell. Moral Education. A Lecture Delivered at New Bedford, August 18, 1842, Before the American Institute of Instruction.

Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1842. One of three 1842 editions. Original cover title, 35 pp. Presentation inscription: "Revd Dr. Palfrey with the author's respects." Palfrey is likely John Gorham Palfrey. There is a later date in ink, and another owner signs. Emerson was a cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a teacher, president of the American Institute of Instruction and the Boston Society of Natural History (www.famousamericans.net). Removed from a bound volume, 19 1/2 cm tall. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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