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(WOMEN.) Sanders

(WOMEN.) Sanders, LeEtta. Diary of a young Seattle woman. [106] pages of daily manuscript diary entries plus 5 pages of manuscript memoranda. 8vo, original cloth "Date Book for 1915," minor dampstaining; hinges split, contents otherwise well-preserved. Seattle, WA, 1 January to 1 October 1915 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000 A fascinating diary by a 21-year-old African-American woman in Seattle, Washington. LeEtta Frances Sanders (1893-1978) was a Washington native, spent much of her childhood in inland Yakima, and had returned to Seattle by the time of this diary. Her life seemed largely contained within a community of middle-class and professional African-Americans, something we might expect to see more in Philadelphia or Baltimore during this era than a growing western city just a few decades removed from its frontier period. She worked as a secretary for African-American attorney Andrew Raymond Black (1874-1918). Describing herself as "just a flirt" (29 March), she seems to be slowly getting over a painful breakup with machinist Horace Smith (1887-1959) and dating a variety of young professional men. Most notably, she conducts a bizarre off-and-on romance with her dentist Felix Cooper (1888-1954), a local civil rights leader. On at least two occasions, he works on her teeth and then takes her out to dinner (10 February and 26 March), but their strangest date was 15 September: "Went up to Doctor's office tonight and he asked me to assist him in giving an anaesthetic to a woman. I was rather anxious to see that done, although I won't say I was of much assistance.' The diarist's response to Seattle's segregation and discrimination was muted and sarcastic. At the YWCA, 'a woman there said to me 'Why don't you go someplace else to eat?' It was too amusing to get angry" (22 January). She also encountered trouble at a local movie theater: 'We will not again go to the Colonial since the insolence of the ushers has become unbearable" (5 June). Attending a performance by the singer and activist Emma Azalia Hackley, she noted "I think she is an egoist but she says forceful things for the c. people.' (28 March). Her reaction to the NAACP and its local leader Samuel De Bow was skeptical: 'I went to the meeting of the N.A.A.C.P. tonight. It was some meeting for advancement, oh my. Mr. De Bow is a nice man, and I like him, but he seems not to possess that happy faculty of sometimes agreeing with people' (7 June). Sanders was a singer and pianist, often performing at church events and at least once giving a piano lesson. In addition to music, sports were a favorite activity: 'Mary & I went to the ball game. The colored boys got beaten' (16 May). She was an avid tennis player, but had difficulty finding a court to play on: "We were informed last night that the white people concluded that for the colored folks to have a tennis court at 23 & E would make it too shady, so that will have to be abandoned" (2 June). In 1919, Sanders would marry George W. "Kay" King (1885-1950); their son Winfield later went on to become a prominent Seattle pianist and bandleader. Her oral history can be found in Esther Hall Mumford's "Seven Stars and Orion: Reflections of the Past," a history of African-American women in Seattle. Additional quotations from this insightful and entertaining diary are available upon request; accompanied by copy prints of two unpublished photographs of Sanders and other research notes.閱讀更多

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  • 5d 8h



EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952) The North American Indian, Being a Series of Volumes Picturing and Describing the Indians of the United States and Alaska. Volume II. Written, Illustrated and Published by Edward S. Curtis. Edited by Frederick Webb Hodge. Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. Field Research conducted under the patronage of J. Pierpont Morgan. Lavishly illustrated with 75 (of 75) sepia-toned photogravure plates on Japan vellum of Curtis' landmark photographs of Native Americans, this volume documenting multiple tribes, including the Pima Papago, Qahatika Mohave, Yuma Maricopa, Walapai Havasupai, and Apache-Mohave, each with a printed caption and Curtis' copyright in the margin. Large 4tos, 3/4 gilt-lettered leather, edgewear and stains; with the original interleaving tissue; top edge gilt. Roth 36; Parr/Badger I 73; Hasselbad 48; Auer 94. ONE OF A PLANNED EDITION OF 500 COPIES, OF WHICH LESS THAN HALF WERE FULFILLED. THIS COPY IS UNNUMBERED. (Norwood, Massachusetts): (The Plimpton Press), 1908 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000 From Edward Curtis; to Frank Donohue, who was in Curtis' employ; by descent. Donohue, who assisted Curtis from 1906-14, sold subscriptions to The North American Indian. Volume II was used for sales purposes and does not have a set number. In a letter dated March 1906 he proudly states, ". . . I handled a newspaper deal for him [Curtis] in connection with the the Roosevelt-Longworth wedding. He is Curtis, the Indian photographer and J. P. Morgan has advanced him $75,000." In a book written by Florence Curtis-Graybill, Curtis's daughter, a letter from her father to Hodge, his editor, mentions Mr. Donohue as a "subscription worker."閱讀更多

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  • 26d 6h

(FLORIDA.) Collection of letters on the colonial...

(FLORIDA.) Collection of letters on the colonial administration of Spanish West Florida and East Florida. 16 manuscript documents (48 pages); various conditions, with moderate worming, heavy toning and chipping to a few letters, others with only minor wear. Vp, 1805-20 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500 These letters were sent by ecclesiastic and military officials in Spanish Florida and West Florida, which included parts of modern-day Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. They extend from 1805 to 1820, the year before the United States would take possession of the entire territory. Most are addressed to the archbishop of Havana, Juan José Díaz Espada y Landa; the Floridas were under the diocese of Santiago de Cuba. Their contents reflect a colony which was disorganized, impoverished, underpopulated and understaffed--particularly West Florida. It was also constantly under attack from (and often occupied by) the United States. Many of the letters address the struggle to replace the colony's priests and other ecclesiastics after death or, in one case, disappearance (perhaps having fled the dismal conditions). Given the sparse population, finding replacements was difficult, especially in more remote areas like Mobile (referred to as Movila), and these letters show that the replacements often did not have licenses to administer sacraments. Several of the letters reflect the pronounced poverty of the area, with one priest having claimed that there was not even a single dedicated church in Pensacola in 1818 (the capital of West Florida), as services had to be given in the houses of residents. The letters also discuss infighting and backstabbing among West Floridian officials--reporting on the wrongdoings of colleagues or attempting to refute gossip. The United States' various depredations threw yet another wrench into this sorry state of affairs. The aftermath of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and General Andrew Jackson's occupation of Pensacola in 1818 are chronicled in the correspondence. There was much confusion regarding how and when to evacuate the population, whether priests should stay behind and tend to parishioners until all Spanish citizens had left, and how these priests would be paid. Jackson had promised religious and ethnic tolerance towards Spaniards, but few were willing to live under the rule of the United States. Spain would eventually cede the Floridas to the United States as part of the Adams-Onís treaty in 1821. As these letters suggest, Spain found the Florida territories to be far too much trouble than they were worth. A detailed calendar of the correspondence is available upon request.閱讀更多

  • USA
  • 24d 9h

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BIBLE IN LATIN. Single leaf from a paper copy of the 42-line Bible.
(BIBLE IN LATIN.) <b>Single leaf from a paper copy of the 42-line Bible, with the text of Acts 1-2:17 preceded by the preface of St. Jerome.</b> Rubricated, including 2 initials in red and blue with penwork decoration, 2 headings in textura hand, and capital strokes in red. 390x276 mm; minor marginal soiling. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg & Johann Fust, circa 1450-55] Swann Auction Galleries
LÉON HEYMANN (DATES UNKNOWN) <b>HUGETTE DE BRÉMONT. Circa 1935.</b> <br /> 46 3/4x31 3/4 inches, 119x 80 1/2 cm. Leon Heymann, Paris. <br /> <i>Condition B+: vertical fold; creases and minor restoration in image.</i> <br /> Swann Auction Galleries
CAMILLE PISSARRO L''Île Lacroix, à Rouen.
<b>CAMILLE PISSARRO</b> <br /> <i>L''Île Lacroix, à Rouen</i>. <br /> <br /> Drypoint printed in black on imitation Japan paper, 1883-87. 115x158 mm; 4 5/8x6 1/4 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2). Inscribed "no. 1" and titled in pencil, lower margin. With the artist''s initials blue ink stamp (Lugt 613d, lower right recto). A very good impression of this scarce drypoint. <br /> <br /> There is a related drawing which dates from 1883, now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, as well as a painting dating from 1888, now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Delteil 69. Swann Auction Galleries
<b>ODILON REDON</b> <br /> <i>Yeux Clos</i>. <br /> <br /> Lithograph printed in grayish, violet black on <i>Chine appliqué</i>, 1890. 312x242 mm; 12 1/4x9 5/8 inches, full margins. Second edition, with the title text "2me tirage à 50 examplaires" lower right. Edition of 50. Initialed and dedicated in pencil, lower center. Printed by Becquet, Paris. A superb impression of this very scarce, important lithograph. Mellerio 107. Swann Auction Galleries
BEN SHAHN (1898-1969) <b>ARTHUR MILLER'S A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. 1955.</b> <br /> 22x14 inches, 56x35 1/2 cm. Artcraft Litho. & Ptg. Co., New York. <br /> <i>Condition A: minor foxing in lower right corner. Paper.</i> <br /> Prescott 164. Swann Auction Galleries

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