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1857 Presentation Binding Mayor Alexander Rice Boston Ben Franklin Statue Book
1857. Presentation copy to (Mayor) Alexander H Rice from the City of Boston Memorial of the inauguration of the statue of Franklin Prepared and printed by authority of the city Council Boston 1857 Bound by Benjamin Bradley, a pioneer binder of Boston, was trained in the bindery of Simri Whitney (1795-1870) and was in partnership with him from 1828-1831 before establishing his own bindery in 1832. Noteworthy as the first known binder in America to specialize in edition binding in bookcloth. First edition. Alexander Hamilton Rice was a son of Thomas Rice (1781-1859) and Lydia Smith (1786-1873) He was a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Newton Lower Falls, Mass., August 30, 1818; was graduated from Union College in 1844; engaged in the manufacture of paper at Boston; mayor of Boston in 1856 and 1857; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1867); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed his former business pursuits in Boston; delegate to the Philadelphia Loyalist Convention in 1866; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868; Governor of Massachusetts 1876-1878; died in Boston, Mass., July 22, 1895; interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Mass. He was part owner and president of Rice-Kendall, one of the nation's largest paper products distributors. He was married in 1845 to Augusta Elizabeth McKim (1817-1868) Benjamin Bradley (1802-1862) was born in Haverhill Massachusetts, a son of Joseph Bradley ( … [Click Below for Full Description]
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