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Harvest close upon seed time.

Harvest close upon seed time.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery.
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The home-made boy.

The home-made boy.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
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Is it worth climbing for?

Is it worth climbing for?

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb?
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Jacob and Esau

Jacob and Esau

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Jacob and Esau.
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The kink in the engine rope.

The kink in the engine rope.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
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The new bonnet.

The new bonnet.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
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Noah and the flood.

Noah and the flood.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: A retelling of the story of Noah.
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Parental anxiety.

Parental anxiety.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents.
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Signs.

Signs.

Date: [1827 - 1853]
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments."
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Vanity.

Vanity.

Date: [1827 - 1853]
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale about Little Betsey Green. Constantly told how pretty she is, she becomes vain and prideful.
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Map of Routes to the Principal Mining Districts in the Central States of Mexico.

Map of Routes to the Principal Mining Districts in the Central States of Mexico.

Date: April 1828
Creator: Ward, H. G. (Henry George), 1797-1860.
Description: Map of several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico in central Mexico from 1828. The routes to the principal mining districts and other roads are marked, as well as towns, landmarks, rivers, and some topographic features (with relief shown by hachures).
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Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.

Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.

Date: January 6, 1835
Creator: United States. General Land Office.
Description: Land Grant for 40 acres in Monroe, Michigan, granting "the north east quarter of the south west quarter, of section nine, in the township eight south, of range three east, in the District of lands subject to sale at Monroe, Michigan Territory, containing forty acres." This is Certificate 149.
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The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Date: 1840/1849
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.
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Sewing basket

Sewing basket

Date: 1840/1901
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1

Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1

Date: 1841
Creator: Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Description: Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education.
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Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3

Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3

Date: 1841
Creator: Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Description: Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education.
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The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

Date: 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts.
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Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America

Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America

Date: 1845
Creator: Greenhow, Robert, 1800-1854. & Ringgold, George H.
Description: An 1845 map of the Pacific coastline starting slightly west of present-day Alaska and extending to Mexico, including Oregon, California,and regions north to the Arctic. It shows cities and some towns, and selected rivers, mountains, and other features. This map is meant to accompany a history of Oregon, California, and other west-coast territories.
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Parables of our Lord

Parables of our Lord

Date: 1846
Creator: unknown
Description: An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine.
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Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

Date: 1846
Creator: Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795.
Description: Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations. Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003.
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Battles of Mexico : line of operations of the U.S. Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th and 20th of August, 1847

Battles of Mexico : line of operations of the U.S. Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th and 20th of August, 1847

Date: 1847
Creator: Hardcastle, E. L. F. (Edmund Lafayette), 1824-1899
Description: Hand-drawn map showing U.S. Army battles in Mexico, under Major General Winfield Scott. Several different lines are marked to show different Army divisions.
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[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]

[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]

Date: 1849
Creator: Lynch, William Francis, 1801-1865.
Description: Two maps that accompany a narrative about a U.S. expedition in 1849. The first sketch map is of the area around the Dead Sea (Scale ca. 1:126,720). The second sketch map details the area around the River Jordan (Scale ca. 1:63,360). Each map includes some landmarks of the area and depths including relief shown by hachures. An additional page (front and back) has handwritten notes containing the expense sheet from the expedition.
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Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

Date: 1851
Creator: Atwood, J. M. (John M.)
Description: Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine.
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Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Date: [1850-1859]
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.
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