Hand-written Manuscript with Original Water Colored Heraldic Coat of Arms N.P. Peasley, N.D.
Hardcover. 8vo. Unpaginated. Journal. Thumb indexed, ruled paper with gilt edges. Illustrated. Three-quarter red morocco leather binding with red pebble cloth covered boards. Gilt stamped name of Louisa G. Peasley on front board. Repairs made to journal. Front board re-attached. Front and rear hinges repaired. Leather at head and base of spine and right front lower corner patched. One large chip to hand colored Coat of Arms. 96 pages (including 4 laid in smaller note pages) used to record hand written histories of families associated with the Peasley's. There are 25 hand-colored illustrated 'Heraldic Coat of Arms' on tissue paper inserted between the pages. Contents of journal also include 3 pasted down pictures of homes; a reproduction of the Duke of Ormond painting in the London National Portrait Gallery; an envelope pasted down on rear end sheet containing a house photograph, CDV Coat of Arms, a clipped illustration of an old home; and one hand written note. Family histories chronicled include Andrews, Barnard, Bradely, Brewster, Ballard, Butler, Blakeman, Bartlett, Bishop, Carr, Chase, Clermont, Chandler, Dickinson, Drake, Follinsbee, Foster, Green, , Hale, Hutchinson, Hubbard, Ingalls, Judd, Farnham, Lancaster, Peabody, Page, Sears, Smith, Weed, Weaver, and many others. No date given for this manuscript but the latest date written in the author's hand was 1902. Good. Item #5167