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Leather Bound Books26 of 67Vintage Robert Louis Stevenson Leather Bound Book Help IDCalifornia Illustrated - Including a Trip Through Yellowstone Park 1892
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Posted 5 years ago

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Calfskin, gilded edges 4.5" x 2.5". Most of this book is filled w/ numbers of sacks of potatoes and the names of the farmers. Some of it has quantities of wood to build a house, while others look like shopping lists and some strange stuff about courts and district attorneys. I wish i was better at reading people's handwriting. There seems to be some interesting inscriptions in this.

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  1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    can someone figure out what the third and fourth photos read? something about court officials somewhere and bloomingdales?
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    ????? Griffin
    Detroit, Minn

    Col Warren
    US Dept Ma??

    Charles Moultin

    Dist Atty

    C O Christenson
    Circuit Court
    U S Comm at Crookston

    You can find handwriting examples here.
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    In comment #2 what I thought was an H I think should be St, so I think the name should be Stringer. There was a E.C. Stringer as a United States Attorney in the District Of Minnesota from 1894-1898.
    Picture #4
    H C Hansen
    son of a ??????? Bloomingdon (misspelled should be Bloomington)

    is his father in ????
    store in Bloomington

    Dosa Bold (Dosa could be Dosia [Polish])
    Madison Wis
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thanks so much walksoftly!
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    You're welcome, glad to help.

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