Title: 1858 HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR ERA JOURNAL OF ...
Publisher: GETTYSBURG PENNSYLVANIA PA
Publication Date: 1858
Book Condition: Good+
On offer is a sensational Civil War era handwritten journal of medical cures, home remedies, salve recipes, paint recipes, ointments, tanning instructions, medicinal powders and much, much more, once owned by David Young (born 1838), son of William Young of Two Taverns, Pennsylvania, and husband of Adeline (Plank) Young, daughter of George and Hester Plank and sister of Sarah (Plank) Spangler. The Spangler's were a noted Pennsylvania family whose property was part of the Gettysburg battle. This 6 5/8 x 8 1/8 inch book has 190 hand numbered pages and is filled with writings and littered with ephemera, letters, notes and clippings. While the book begins in Mr. Young's hand identifying his purchase of the book for 3 cents from A.D. Buehlers whom it seems David clerked for in 1858 when the book begins. Most of the writings are within a few years of 1858 but there are later notes and updates in other hands up to 1905. Here is the Table of Contents Mr. Young created: "Miscellaneous - Ague; Rattlesnake; Cure for Cough; Cure for Piles; Cure for Corns; Purify Rooms; Physic for Children; Dysentery; Antibilous Pills; Eye Water; Godfreys Cordial; Itch Ointment; Drink for Sick; Ague Pills; Hiera Piera; Hulls Physic; Hoopers Pills; Thompson's Powder; Thompson's Cough Syrup; Hair Oil; Hair Restorative; Diarrhea; Head Ache; Albetic Pills; Aloes & Ginger Pills; Aloes & Assafortida Pills; Aloes & Collocynth; Aloes & Myrrh; Assemic & Opium; Comp[ound] Assafortida; Comp[ound] Gallamum; Ammoniuret of Copper; Mercurial Pills; Opium Pills; Storax Pills; Comp[ound] of Rheubarb; Squills; Rheubarb; Comp[ound] Antimonial; Removing Stains; Cure for the bite of a Mad Dog; Cholera Mixture; Diarrhea Mixture; Ague Pills; Cholera Remedy; Take out grease spots" "Powders -- Aloes with Camilla; Aloes & Guaiacum; Aloes & ?; Aloetic; Compound Asarabacca; Compound Carbonate of Lime; Chalk & Opium; Compound Ceruse; Compund Contrayerra; Ipecacium & Opium; Gallap Compound; Myrrh Compund; Opiate Compound; Scammony Compound; Scammony & Aloes Compound; Scammony & Calomel; Senna Compound; Sulphate of Alumina Compound; Pragacanth Compound; Over Heated Horses; ? in horses; Whooping Cough; Cancer; Scrofula; For Cough; Ointments -- Accitate of Lead; Nitrous Acid; Hogs Lard; Simple; Wax; Spermaceti; Spanish Flies; Infusion of Cantharides; Powdered Spanish Flies; Elemi Compound; White Hellebore; Quicksolver of Blue Ointment; Milder Mercurial; White ? of Quicksilver; Red Precipitate; Red Oxyd of Quicksilver; ? of Quicksilver; White Oxyd of Lead; Impure Oxyd of Zinc; Black Pepper; Tar; Resinous; Savine; Sub Acetite of Copper; Ammoniated Submuriate of Quicksilver; Sulphur." The Table Continues without title: "Med. for the afflictions of the mind; Soap; Cure for Smallpox & Scarlet Fever; Green Mountain Salve; Conklins Celebrated Salve; Balm of Gilead Salve; Adhesive Plaster; For Fever Sores; Kitridge Salve; Black Salve; Red Salve; Hydrophobia & snake bites; To Make Vinegar; Butter to Preserve; Fruit to Keep; Ink, Black, Red & Indelible; Honey, four kinds, French Honey; Baking Powder; Cider without Apples; Uterine Hemmorage Cure; Salve for Burns & Frost Bite; Warts & Corns to Cure; Good Samaritan Liniment; German Rheumatic Lininment or fluid; Cooks Electro Magnetic; Spinal Afflictions; Colds & Consumption; Judkins Ointment; Sissons & Green; Meads Salt Rheum. & Itch & Simpson Ointment; Asthma Alteratives; Alteratives Very Strong, Powders, Tonic; Dis? to Scatter Swellings; Tanning Calf, Kip, Harness; Tanning Deer Skins for Gloves; Tanning Sheep for Mittens, Mats & Robes; Tanning Fur & Other Skins; Diuret Pills & Drops & Decoction; Dropsy Syrup & Pills; Liver Pills, Improved; Liver drops for Obstinate Cases; Ointment for Ulcerated Liver; Nervous Pills; Pills to Sugar Coat; Anodyne Pills; Harlem Oil; Oil of Spike; Black Oil (two kinds); Magic Tooth Cordial & Pain Killer; Homeopathic Tooth Cordial; Neuralgia Internal Remedy; Essences to Make; Artificial Skin; Discontents to Scatter Swell. Bookseller Inventory # 000889
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Store Description: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts is located in Toronto, Canada doing business by appointment, and having an online presence selling rare books and manuscripts since 1999. Specializing in handwritten, historically significant books, manuscripts, diaries, documents and ephemera. A member of The Manuscript Society each treasure on offer is guaranteed authentic and as represented for life. Worldwide clientele includes public, private and university libraries on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Always buying collections and estates.