This fall brings our third catalogue, 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 prayer book and hymnal of an Anglican minister in Colonial Maryland to an eloquent address by Philadelphia’s first black attorney; from an extensive archive that documents the activities of the first American diplomat in Fiji to a photograph album recording survey work in the highlands of Nayarit, Mexico; from the shipboard diary of a Liverpool emigrant crossing the Atlantic and seeing America for the first time to the journal of an Alabama planter crossing East Texas on horseback just months after the Civil War; and from an elaborate love token composed on the Oregon frontier to a rare card game featuring characters from Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 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 two efforts, and we hope that you enjoy browsing Catalogue 3.
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