REMINISCENCES of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA or Washington City Seventy-nine Years Ago 1830-1909

By: Vedder, Mrs. Sarah E.

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91 pages; Clean and tight in original burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. Frontispiece and three additional illustrated plates. OCLC: 11198076 Frontispiece has some foxing, and in 3 places a brief marginal pencil note with supplemental information. This fascinating book is the author's reminiscences of her time in Washington in the 1830s and 1840s. The author relates detailed memories of people and events in Washington and Georgetown, such as Mrs. Doyle and her negro servent being struck by lightning in the doorway of her Georgetown house on Bridge Street on Aug. 12, 1839. Or that of the daughter of a Georgetown hatter, Miss Harriet Williams who mischievously stepped out in front of the horse drawn carriage of the Russian Minister and leaned over to tie her show. The minister stopped and was charmed by her mischievous smile and demeanor; they married a year later. Or the story of the jail in which Gadsby kept his Negro slaves until they were sold off to Georgian plantations. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: REMINISCENCES of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA or Washington City Seventy-nine Years Ago 1830-1909

Author Name: Vedder, Mrs. Sarah E.

Categories: History and Travel, 16th and 17th Century, Social History, Biography and Autobiography, Womens Studies and Women Authors, Childrens and Juvenile, Americana and American History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: St. Louis, MO, A. R. Fleming Printing: 1909

Binding: Burgundy Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: 12mo 7" - 7½" tall

Seller ID: 39141

Keywords: District of Columbia Georgetown 19th Century American History Personal Reminiscences