This winter brings our fourth catalogue–delayed like so many other things this challenging year–once again containing twenty-five items with important stories to tell, stories that bring unique perspectives to the American experience at its broadest: from the theological dictionary assembled by a minister in colonial New England to the only surviving sermons of a missionary to the Cherokees; from the ledgers of a commission merchant in 1830s St. Louis to the manuscript by-laws of a Deadwood gold mining operation; from the letters of a Wyoming range rider at the peak of the territory’s cattle industry to the unique prospectus for Jamaica’s first railroad company, with an impressive lithographed and hand-colored map; from the earliest known photograph of an African American socialist during his formative years in Nebraska to a manuscript letter from Native America’s first canonized saint. They all contribute to new ways of exploring the corners of American history. Our name is what they have in common: they are primary sources, and they are largely uncharted. Thanks again to everyone who has supported our first three efforts, and we hope that you enjoy browsing Catalogue 4.
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