Original Manuscript by Henry Barton Dawson
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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Manuscripts: Pre 1900: item # 1169545
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|This is a very rare and probably unique document by the English-born American historian Henry Barton Dawson (1821 - 1889). This is an autograph manuscript, unsigned of 16pp, 9 3/4x12 1/4 inches. I addition there is other material related to Dawson. The hand written manuscript consists of most of Chapter one titled "Lexington and Concord" in the upper margin from his comprehensive history, Battles of the United States. The book was first published by Johnson Fry, New York in 1858 so the manuscript dates from 1858 or before. The full title of the book is " Battles of the United States, [Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, The War of 1812, and the Mexican War; with Important Official Documents". This is a very important work and is still in print today. The manuscript appears to be incomplete as last page corresponds to page 21 in the book. It is in very good condition for this type of hand written document. It is bold and neatly penned in black ink with footnotes penned at right margin in red ink. In addition to the manuscript there is his original copyright documentation, with transmittal envelope, signed by the Librarian of Congress certifying his manuscript "Westchester County, New York, during The American Revolution by Henry B. Dawson, Morrisania, New York City, 1886." Blind stamp affixed. No. 18363 R. Dawson is noted for his works relating to the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers; editor of pro-temperance The Crystal Font and Rechabite Recorder. Most noted among his works is his two-volume Battles of the United States by Sea and Land (1858), published in serial form and a controversial 1863 edition of The Federalist. He also contributed manuscript "Westchester County, New York during the American Revolution" in J.T. Scharf's History of Westchester County (1886). Please email me if you would like additional information of photographs.|