Bell’s Volta B…

Bell’s Volta Bureau in Georgetown

 

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc14.htm

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John Anderson, Jr. Auction Results

In the book American Book Prices Current, 1903 one can find the prices realized for books that were auctioned in 1902.

http://books.google.com/books?id=U34DAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=american+book+prices+current+1903&hl=en&ei=QVYbTu9giMOBB6OX5MAP&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAA#v=snippet&q=collins%20sale&f=false

 

 

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Robert Burns on postage stamps

Came across this gem while doing some philatelic research.

http://www.scotiana.com/scotlands-national-poet-bard-robert-burns-1759-1796-on-postage-stamps/

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Anderson Auction

This article appeared in the New York Times. Note the mispelling of the last name. It appears that the l faded and separated and was read as an ‘i’.

JWR Auction 1902

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This article was published in the New York Times. Note that the ‘l’ separated and was read as an ‘i’.

JWR Auction 1902

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James Watson Reid Collins

James Watson Reid Collins

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JWR Collins Obituary

JWR Collins Obit

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My Great-Grandfather’s Book Shelf

This blog has been a long time in the making. For quite some time, I’ve hoped to share with my relatives and the world the library of my great-grandfather, James Watson Reid Collins.

By chance I came across several mentions of his library on the web and in a few books I found courtesy of Google books. I also wondered if a  catalog  had ever been issued  and if could I ever locate a copy. Well several years ago I did, and  I promptly made a phone call to a book seller in San Francisco. After inquiring about the availability and cost-he asked what my interest was. I mentioned that I was JWR Collins’s great-grandson. He seemed quite happy that he could reunite me with a piece of family history.

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