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    Ralph Farnham Signed Copy of A Biographical Sketch of the Life of Ralph Farnham, of Acton, Maine; Now in the One Hundred and Fifth Year of his Age, and the Sole Survivor of the Glorious Battle of Bunker Hill, by C. W. Clarence, (Boston, Massachusetts, n.p., 1860). The booklet is signed by Farnham in a shaky hand below an oval albumen portrait of the elderly soldier. Farnham lived in relative obscurity as a Maine farmer until his hometown of Acton celebrated his 104th birthday and his Revolutionary War service. Governor Nathaniel P. Banks, Mayor Frederic W. Lincoln of Boston, Edward Everett, and other prominent Bostonians invited Farnham to visit their city in the fall. Farnham accepted the invitation and arrived in Boston on October 8, 1860. His visit to Boston coincided with a tour of the city by the Prince of Wales, and the Maine veteran briefly met with the young prince. The covers of the booklet are chipped and the front cover is loose, but the page with Farnham's image and signature is near fine.

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    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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