BLESSED MEMORIES : LIFE OF MRS. MARY A. BLANCHARD, by Her Daughter JULIA. Self-Published, no publication place or date (circa 1900?). First Edition. Life Story of MARY BLANCHARD (born MARY AVERY BENT), wife of JONATHAN BLANCHARD, a FAMOUS ABOLITIONIST and FIRST PRESIDENT of WHEATON COLLEGE. Hardcover Book, blind embossed designs and titling on the front cover, gilt titling on the spine, 5x7.5", 159 pages. Illustrated with b&w photographs. FAIR condition. There are pencil margin marks, lines, and relevant notes throughout; "PRESENTE" is written on a blank rear endpaper; the front and rear hinges are split, but holding; lacks the front and rear free endpaper; there are a few 1" closed edge tears (the paper is rather fragile), the pages are lightly toned; nonetheless, a complete, solid copy. SCARCE. You can read about JONATHAN BLANCHARD on his Wikipedia page. Here is an interesting excerpt concerning his wife, MARY BLANCHARD: ******Jonathan Blanchard married MARY AVERY BENT on September 19, 1838. Mary Bent left her family home of Middlebury, Vermont in 1835 for Pennsylvania, where she became Principal of the Girls' High School in Harrisburg. She met Blanchard in that city when he was with the AASS. They had twelve children: Jonathan Edwards (died an infant), Mary Avery, William Walter (died an infant), Catherine Lucretia, Charles Albert, Williston (died a child), Nora Emily, Sonora Caroline, Julia Waters, Cyrus Louis, and Geraldine Cecilia. Mary Blanchard died in 1890 during a trip to California, Jonathan Blanchard died suddenly at his home in Wheaton in 1892.******. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 1900 MARY BLANCHARD, WIFE of ABOLITIONIST & ...
Publication Date: 1900
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: 1st Edition
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