Oliver Shorey [?] manuscript almanacs, 1820-22.
This highly unusual volume contains almanac calculations and related
material for Salem, Massachusetts for the months of January to March,
Maine, January to June, 1821; and for Portland, Maine for August 1822.
It appears likely that these calculations were done as an exercise. The
name "Oliver Shorey" appears on the 1821 title page although Shorey has
so far eluded attempts at identification.
Purchased on eBay. John Thomas Lee Fund.
-Thomas Knoles, Curator of Manuscripts
"One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by
a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography;
another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in
New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing
and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and
in this way I am kept very busy."
~Christopher Columbus Baldwin
3rd Librarian of AAS