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Reminiscences of the Chicago Fire of 1871
[Chicago], [Self-Published], (n.d.). A 22-page booklet recounting the experiences of Mrs. Abner Halsey (Mary Morgan) Miller and her family during the Chicago fire of 1871, including attempts at saving home and property, the journey to safety, the heroes and thieves, and the ensuing hardships. This copy is signed by the author, with an additional three pages of densely hand-written personal history on the rear blanks, being a prequel to the fire, in part concerning her education. Approximately 700 words, not counting the final three lines, which have been erased. These paragraphs are also signed by the author, and dated 1929. Surface soiling to covers; near fine in stapled wrappers. An uncommon publication: OCLC locates only nine copies, and this one is obviously, unique -- the author's recollections not only of the fire but of her life before it as well. [#034460] SOLD

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