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Langdon Greenwood, Columbia College 1850s
STUDENT MANUSCRIPT/HANDWRITTEN ESSAY BOOK latter 1850s, 222 pages sociological/social history observations on 1850's New York City in the style of realism and journalism with occasional personal commentary and opinions
New York City: Langdon Greenwood, undated/ca. 1860. LANGDON GREENWOOD COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENT MANUSCRIPT/HANDWRITTEN ESSAY BOOK latter 1850s, of interest for its sociological/social history observations on 1850's New York City in the style of realism and journalism with occasional personal commentary and opinions , leather cover worn with spine missing with text block intact but loosening with handling, 222 (out of 288) legibly handwritten in pen faintly-lined pages, the essays are signed and most are dated with note on the class of the student when they were written (e. g., sophomore) with Greek fraternity letters also noted with some signatures /// titles of the essays are: Marathon [the battle, "written about the year 1855], Benevolence, The Inquisition, Love, Mosquito, Ought prize-fighting be suppressed? Negative, Scylla, Youth, The Cow, Goddesses, Alcibiades, Summer Time [poem], Does Temptation Lessen the Baseness of Crime? Affirmative, A Sad Disaster, [long poem about two friends walking downtown and one suddenly dies along the way], An Omnibus Ride [4 pages observing passengers while taking an omnibus home after business downtown], Song, Hope, To Miss ---, Was the Conquest of Mexico justifiable or not? Negative, Mustachoes [sic], The Onion, Presidential Speech [re: fraternity], A New Cure [long poem about a squabbling married couple who learn to resolve their differences], Is Old Age the Happiest Period in Life? Negative, Lines for a Ladies Album [short poem], The Baby [humorous on disruptions brought by a new baby], The State of Mary Jane, The Stage [visit to an un … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Berry, books/ephemera [United States]
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