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Ian Brabner, Bookseller


General Context

Vendor. Established in 1995 and member of An Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) since 2005. Ian Brabner, Bookseller is located in Wilmington, DE and specializes in 18th & 19th century Americana.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Boston Brass Band memorandum book

 Collection — Volume MS.2013.017
Scope and Contents

Memorandum book of the Boston Brass Band compiled by S. S. Pearce, listing performances, venues, names of musicians, and amounts paid in 1837. The Band played at venues in New England, including Faneuil Hall and Boston Common, and at parades, military musters, and funerals. The second part of the book records an Atlantic sea voyage taken in August 1838.

Restrictions on access

Open for research. Volume is fragile and should be used with care.

Dates: 1837-1838

Greater Boston area materials

Scope and Contents Includes varied documents of the 19th century Boston area, including mayorality election tickets; certificates and a photograph of students from the industrial Boston School Kitchen no. 3; ephemera from the Cragie Bridge Baths; letters from Massachusetts abolitionist and Underground Railroad station master Channing Smith, from Boston City Engineer N. Henry Crafts, and from ship owner Samuel Jones; and promotional ephemera from the New England tour of Cassie and Victoria Foster, "the Fairy...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1797-1889

Ritooralism, or, The poor-traits of the K. Family manuscript

 Collection — Volume MS.2012.002
Scope and Contents

Bound manuscript written in 19th-century cursive script. Unpublished, satirical, anti-Catholic, fantasy narrative that is an extended allegory of the Ritualism controversy that gripped the Anglican and Protestant Episcopal churches in the late 19th century. The alternative title "The Ritooralists" and the name "Edward Cobblestone" (presumably a pseudonym) are crossed out on the title page.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Dates: between 1850 and 1900

Fred Wilton Russell diary


Diary relating the author's travels in Europe, including his stays in Paris and at a school in Plauen, Germany, and his trips with his family to spas in Carlsbad and Franzenbad.

Restrictions on access

Open for research; digital version also available.

Dates: 1875 April 23 - 1876 September 30.

Waste book of Otis Gray Randall

 Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents

Daily ledger kept by Otis Gray Randall during the first three years of his dry goods business at 345 Washington St., Boston. The ledger records both business and personal expenses.

Restrictions on Access

Available for research.

Dates: 1829 June 2-1832 June 30

Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild diary


Diary of Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild, detailing her daily life in Brookline, Massachusetts, as the wife of homeopathic doctor Charles Wild. Wild discusses housekeeping, finances, and marital discord, as well as her reading, occasional travels, and circle of friends and family. The volume includes 12 pages of a diary by her mother, Mary Throop Cushing Rhodes.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research; digital version also available. Volume is fragile and should be used with care.

Dates: 1845 - 1865