The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (27)

 

  Transcript:

There came a young lady from Hayti, whose complexion was rather too slaty

Whose hair was too curled, and yet the gay world,

Paid court to this lady from Hayti

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (26)

 

  Transcript:

There was a young man with a rose,

Who said to his girl, “I suppose

That this gift is as pretty as my love she is witty-“

So she courtesied, and forthwith a rose.

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (25)

 

  Transcript:

There was an old party in Rome,

Who kept a house in a very fine dome,

With a spavined old bull

That no longer could pull

The coach of this party in Rome.

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (24)

 

  Transcript:

There was a young man of Lancaster,

Who walked ever faster and faster,

Till though he began

By walking, he ran

And galloped all over Lancaster.

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (23)

 

  Transcript:

There was a young person in Maine,

Who, although undeniably plain,

Was possessed of such “chic”

That before she could speak,

“she did for” the “male sect” in Maine.

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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Henry and Mary Warner lived in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh. They are the great-grandparents of poet Marianne Moore.  By the 1860s they had three surviving children:  John, Henry, and Anne. Their letters to John, a Presbyterian minister living in Gettysburg, are preserved as part of Marianne Moore’s family papers.

 Moore VI-6-7 p1 letter to John from Henry and Mary 7-20-64 300 dpi Moore VI-6-7 p2 letter to John from Henry and Mary 7-20-64 300

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Allegheny City Wednesday July 20 1864 Afternoon

Dear John, […] We sincerely hope when you receive this, that yourself & Baby may be in the enjoyment of good health and that you and all the folks in your country have got over the scare of rebel invasion; It grieves us [as?] should grieve every loyal person when we think of millions of property being carried off by the most wicked of wicked creatures under the sun We are informed not less than 8000 horses have been carried off to Virginia and now we are sorry to say, according to a writer signing himself Druid the rebels have by no means given up the idea of attacking Washington. We rejoice you have so far escaped and that you found your carpet sack [&?] safe at the Depot. Dr. J.B. Clark leaves this place as Captain of a Comp’y of 110 men for the front this day to protect the border, people in this county are straining every effort to raise men and money. May the Most High interfere in our behalf against traitors at home and abroad, in England and every where else and bring us safe through this terrible ordeal; The heat here is oppressive, and the long continued drought causes our farmers to be very desponding; Your letter to us we gladly received, and you may be sure interested us very much – according to request we inform you the carriage on trunk was $2 25/100. You say you long to see us, to talk matters and things over, you do not long to see us more than we do to see you and Baby. May the Mighty God of Jacob bless you and yours, in the sincere prayer of

Your affectionate father & mother

Henry & Mary Warner

 

Citation: Henry and Mary Warner, autograph letter signed to John Riddle Warner.  Allegheny City [Pittsburgh],20 July 1864. Moore VI:06:7

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The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (22)

 

  Transcript:

There was an old lady of Norfolk, who was always saying before folk,

I to a mean yankee

Will never say “thankee” this civil old lady of Norfolk.

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (21)

 

  Transcript:

There was a young man of Calcutta, who eat at his meals too much butter;

Till a very kind niece boiled him down into grease:

Which dissolved this young man of Calcutta.

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (20)

 

  Transcript:

There once was a small girl of Chilka, who ran at a cow, and would milk her;

But it kicked up its heels and said, “see how it feels!

You meddlesome Matty of Chilka.

 

Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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 AMs 357-24 p1 U.S. Grant to Henry W. Halleck AMs 357-24 p2 U.S. Grant to Henry W. Halleck

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Head Quarters Armies of the United States

City Point Va July 16th 4.40 pm 1864

Maj. Gen. Halleck, Washington,

There can be no use in Wright following the enemy with the latter a day ahead after he has passed entirely beyond (south of) all our communications. I want if possible to get the 6th & 19th Corps here to use them before the enemy can get early back. With Hunter in the Shenandoah Valley and always behind the enemy and Washington forces enough can always be had to check an invasion until reinforcements can go from here. This does not prevent Hunter from following the enemy even to Gordonsville & Charlottesville if he can do it with his own force and such other improvised troops as he can get. But he should be cautious not to allow himself squeezed out to one side so as to make it necessary to fall back into Western Va. to save his army. If he does have to fall back it should be in front of the enemy and with his force always between the latter and the main crossing of the Potomac. I do not think there is now any further danger of an attempt to invade Maryland. The position of the enemy in the West and here is such as to demand all the force they can get to them. This last attempt brought to the field so many troops that they cannot conceive the possibility of succeeding in capturing any important point with a force of 30 or even 50,000 men whilst the main Union army is within thirty hours of the capitol. As soon as the rebel Army is known to have passed Hunter’s forces recall Wright and send him back here with all dispatch and also send the 19th Corps. If the enemy have any notion of returning the fact will be developed before Wright can start back.

U.S. Grant Lt. Gen.

 

Citation;Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), autograph letter signed to Henry W. Halleck. City Point, Va., 16 July 1864. AMs 357/24

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