Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 152

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MAINE.) Noyes, George Freeman. Commonplace book including several original songs. 25, [38] manuscript and scrapbook pages. 4to, 1/2 original calf, worn; minor wear to contents. Np, 1844-64

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Author George Freeman Noyes (1824-1868) was a native of Eastport, ME and an 1844 graduate of Bowdoin College. This volume includes several of his original manuscript pieces, including epitaphs he wrote for family members, a song he wrote for the Bowdoin senior supper in 1845, a song he wrote in support of Henry Clay for the Eastport Clay Club in 1844, and his 1845 "Odd-fellows' Ode." The first 25 pages are in manuscript, and the remaining 38 pages are mostly a scrapbook of clippings by and about Noyes, who was active in Republican politics, was ordained in Chicago in 1858, and then took charge of New York's Hope Chapel in 1859. Some of the clippings report on his abolitionist speaking. Included is his October 1856 printed handbill, "Rallying Song Dedicated to the Fremont Clubs of Portland" (not recorded in OCLC).