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    Confederate Autograph Album belonging to John J. Williams of the Virginia Rockbridge 1st Light Artillery. The album is signed by 1860 graduates of Bloomfield Academy [Virginia], many who went on to serve in the Confederacy (following the war, Williams annotated many signatures with the individual's service information). Some individuals simply signed their names and hometowns, while others wrote lengthy (up to two pages) letters to Williams. Williams, of Winchester, Virginia, has written on the front pastedown "Bloomfield Academy, May 28th, 1860." Following the war, he dated the front free endpaper June 8, 1865. The signatures are dated May and June 1860. Mathematical equations are written on the final pages. Contains a list of numerous books from "Philip Williams Library". The album has a leather backstrip and corners over marbled paper boards, well-worn. Both boards are detached but present. The first page is all but detached; the last couple of pages are torn away. Good condition.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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