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Langdon Greenwood
Langdon Greenwood, 1858. 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 include: Ought prize-fighting be suppressed? Negative, An Omnibus Ride [4 pages observing passengers while taking an omnibus home after business downtown], Was the Conquest of Mexico justifiable or not? Negative, Presidential Speech [re: fraternity], A New Cure [long poem about a squabbling married couple who learn to resolve their differences], The Baby [humorous on disruptions brought by a new baby], The Stage [visit to an unnamed theatre], Is the present population of New York improving, or degenerating in their morals? [about the increasingly ostentatious, borderline scandalous behavior of young men and women in the streets, with mention of Broadway, among other observations, ending with Were I to go on and narrate all the evils to which New Yorkers are addicted, I could fill volume after volume . ], Crinoline or Hoops [women s fashion, mention of Broadway], Do public amusements exercise a beneficial influence on society? Negati … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Berry, books/ephemera [Southport, CT, U.S.A.]
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