Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 160

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(NEW HAMPSHIRE.) Dartmouth College photograph album / yearbook for the Class of 1859. 77 pages, each with oval salt-print portrait laid down (most about 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) and inked caption. Folio, original 1/2 calf with gilt label of owner C.H. Stanley on front board, moderate wear, backstrip chipped; intermittent moderate foxing, one leaf detached and worn. [Hanover, NH], 1859

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This custom-made yearbook begins with 11 administrators and faculty, including President Nathan Lord, soon to be cancelled for his support of slavery and opposition to the Civil War. Among the 66 students, Charles P. Bailey bears an early notation that he died in 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga; similarly, Charles W. Carroll fell at the Second Battle of Bull Run, and George W. Quimby at Fredericksburg. Many others have later pencil notes indicating Union military service.