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RC TURPIN
RARE ANTIQUE 1845 RC TURPIN OHIO 1ST FAMILY'S DIARY OF STEAMSHIP RAILROAD TRIP
1845. A museum quality diary that is loaded with names of the steamships, railroads, places, and people, that Mr. Turpin knew and places famous people of early American history were affiliated with, even the including of a female slave who was a maid and whose son had been sold. A historic travel down the Ohio River to the south in 1845. This auction is for a hard to find piece of history. The author is RC Turpin, his father, Phillip Turpin, is considered one of the founding and more prominent families in early Ohio history. Phillip made his wealth mostly off of the early land speculation in Ohio, and the family was very well connected. The diary is approx 3/4 or more of the way filled. It is loaded with historic information pertaining to the steamship, railroad, and canal travels of the time period, including names of the ships and railroads. It talks about many things, much you need a really good magnifier to read. It talks about the selling of a slave, not sure who's as Ohio didn't have slaves, many names are mentioned in this diary, it presents descriptions of Cincinnati, Marysville, Marietta, wheeling, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, the James River, areas of New York, a couple of railroad trips, canals, describes the capital and talks about President Washington, even mentioning Mr. Astor at one point, but I couldn't make out why. This diary tells a historic story of travel at an early time in U.S. history, and from a prominent family that settled early in the Northwest Territory. RC would marry the next year, but pass away in 1847 from consumption why traveling again on steams … [Click Below for Full Description]
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