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Lot 109: Shaker Letter and Music Books


Estimate: $2,000 – $4,000
Price Realized: $590

Handwritten letter from Ann Marie G. to her sister Anna White, North House, dated December 31, 1855, expressing her love for her and of memories from when they were young, brown ink, minor stains, 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (opened); Five books of Shaker music and hymnals including: Original Shaker Music. Volume II., published by The North Family of Mt. Lebanon, Col. Co., N.Y., 1893, “No. 2 Deaconesses Room Church Family”, “A.G. Hollister Jan 2 1895 Center Family. Mt. Lebanon N.Y.”; Collection of Hymns and Anthems, published by the Shakers, East Cantebury, N.H., 1892, handwritten inside front cover “Anna Case South Family”, cover almost detached; Sacred Repository of Anthems and Hymns, Canterbury, N.H., 1852, “Presented to Sarah Ann Lewis by her affectionate sister Hester Ann Adams, July 10 ’53”, front and back covers detached; Shaker Music, published by Weed, Parsons and Co., Albany, N.Y., 1875, front cover almost detached; Shaker Hymnal, published by The Canterbury Shakers, East Canterbury, N.H., 1908, stamped “A.G. Hollister, Mt. Lebanon, Columbia County, NY”, handwritten “Deaconesses Room Church Family”; Also a book The Aletheia: Spirit of Truth by Aurelia, a series of letters about the principles of Shakers with illustrations, 1899, handwritten “Presented to Our Dearly Loved Eldress Minerva Reynolds. by Aurelia G. Mace. Sabbathday Lake, Maine. May 22nd 1900.”, a partial handwritten note regarding some edits to be done to the book found between some pages.

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Shaker letter & six books (Shaker music & hymnals)