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Five bound volumes of correspondence to the secretary of the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners, 1866-1897, almost 1000 pieces, approximately 75% of the pieces have lithographs, letterhead with or without pictorial images, including several from the Cal

Detroit 1866-1897 Three are 1/4 leather w/marbled boards, 10x8, and the remaining two are 1/4 leather, cloth, 11 x 9. Approximate number of pieces per volume: 1866-150, 1871-98, 1873-91, 1881-233, 1897-388. Covers are fair (well worn, soiled, scuffed, etc.), 1866 and 1881 are almost disbound and 1897 is disbound. Contents are soiled, smudged, toned, small tears but the majority of the items are clean and good. Correspondence is from companies, municipalities and individuals. There are letters, both typed and in cursive, on letterhead or plain/lined paper, some signatures are typed, other correspondence is on postcards and telegrams. There are multiple pieces of correspondence from some of the same businesses and municipalities, including the lithographed items. The majority of the letters, etc., are from the Detroit and Michigan area, 25 states and two Canadian provinces. Some of the contents: complaints (leaky pipes, no water pressure, assessments), requests (annual reports, water rates, jobs), selling water dept. bonds, lawsuits, companies ordering supplies (pipes) from the water dept, bids and proposals and so on. Lithographs offer a wide variety, i.e., Detroit Steam Forge, Stearns Wholesale Druggist, Detroit Lumber and Woodenware, Michigan Stove and non-local businesses like Croton Aqueduct, Clinton Iron Works, Office of the New Haven Water Co. Some interesting local businesses without lithographs are Best Brewing, Michigan Central Railroad Co., Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Michigan Peninsular Car. There are signed letters from prominent Detroiters: Hugh McMillan, Detrot Iron Furnace; Alex Dow, the Edison Illuminating Company, Mayor Hazen Pingree; John N. Bagley, son of the late Gov. John J. Bagley and president of John J. Bagley Co, tobacco manufacturers; Mayor William Maybury, who succeeded Mayor Pingree; August Goebel of Goebel Brewing Co. A couple of nice items of interest are a letter from The News & Tribune architectural reporter who supplied an "engraving" for a proposed library and conservatory for The News & Tribune building, and a half letterhead with illustr from the Studebaker Bros.

Book Id: 98-0266

Price: $3,500.00

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