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Battle of Lake Erie Monument Association.

AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORGANIZATION AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE MONUMENT ASSOCIATION, And Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, at Put-in-Bay Island, On September 10th, 1858. [Dr. Usher Parsons] [Professor Alexis Caswel

Henry D. Cooke: Sandusky. 1858 8.25 x 5.25, tan printed sewn wraps, 49 pp, comes with custom box by W. Root & Son, London, for Charles E. Lauriat Co. Boston, blue, yellow and red marbled boards, dark blue leather spine with gilt lettering. Covers have light soiling and spotting, vertical crease which also affects the text, tears along spine, lacks tiny piece top of spine and lower front cover, ink inscription, text block cracked else contents very good; box is edgeworn. Detailed description of celebration: parade of steamers, revenue cutters, tugs, etc., list of dignitaries and speakers, musical selections, poems, etc. One of the speakers is Dr. Usher Parsons, the only known living (at the time) survivor of the flagship USS Lawrence. Dr. Parsons was the only surgeon aboard the USS Lawrence and he tended the wounded and dying while being under heavy fire. Eighty-three of the 101 men on the ship were wounded or killed. His (10 page) address to the attendees went into great detail about his experiences in the Battle of Lake Erie. Ink inscription of the front cover reads "Professor Caswell with Dr. U. Parsons' respects." Dr. Parsons' friendship with Professor Alexis Caswell date to at least when they were both teaching at Brown University in Providence, RI. Prof. Caswell, future president of Brown University, taught mathematics and natural philosophy, 1828 - 1850, and Dr. Parsons was professor of anatomy and surgery from 1823-1828. In NUC and Sabin. Not in Wright Howes. FIRST EDITION. Scarce.


Book Id: 99-2764

Price: $495.00

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