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Going apprentice.

Description: Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

The grocery ruined him.

Description: Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Description: Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

Harvest close upon seed time.

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.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

The home-made boy.

Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

Is it worth climbing for?

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?
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

The kink in the engine rope.

Description: Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

The new bonnet.

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."
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

Parental anxiety.

Description: Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book

Signs.

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."
Date: [1827 - 1853]
Item Type: Book

Vanity.

Description: Moralizing tale about Little Betsey Green. Constantly told how pretty she is, she becomes vain and prideful.
Date: [1827 - 1853]
Item Type: Book

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

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.
Date: January 6, 1835
Creator: United States. General Land Office.
Item Type: Text

Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America

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.
Date: 1845
Creator: Greenhow, Robert, 1800-1854. & Ringgold, George H.
Item Type: Map

Parables of our Lord

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.
Date: 1846
Item Type: Text

Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847

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.
Date: 1846
Creator: Spofford, Thomas, b. 1795.
Item Type: Book

[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]

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.
Date: 1849
Creator: Lynch, William Francis, 1801-1865.
Item Type: Map