1893-1895. Paperback. An assortment of articles compiled by Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (1876-1954), great grandson of the illustrious New Yorker of the same name, of Wall Street and Beacon NY, (1786 -1870). The Verplanck family were noted New York City merchants, Revolutionary war patriots, statesmen, and members of the Century and Knickerbocker clubs. The Verplanck room of the Metropolitan Museum is named in their honor. It appears that Verplanck was a patron of Asher Durand, the Hudson River painter. The limited edition book "The Life and Times of Asher B. Durand" by John Durand (NY 1894) lists "An Oak-Tree, Fishkill Landing". The tissue guard states "An Oak-Tree. Study from Nature on the Domain of Gulian C. Verplanck, near Fishkill Landing, Hudson River, in the possession of Robert Hoe, Esq. Heliogravure Dujardin. Printed by C. Wittmann."
Articles from the NY Weekly Witness, Poughkeepsie Press, Fishkill Journal, Evening Post, Evening Sun, Brooklyn Eagle, NY Press, Savannah News, Wall Street News, and NY Tribune. Articles vary in topic from newsy tidbits on "How to Bathe", "The Destructive Prairie Dog" , "Verplanck Ice Cutter's Strike", "Power Cheaply Produced" (water wheels), " A Woman Who Can Fight" to local news of deaths, weddings of residents from Fishkill and environs. Verplanck's name is handwritten on the back of the homemade book.
Stiff paper wraps, handmade accordion style book, 4 x 9", 29 pp, articles carefully laid down some with manuscript publication dates and sources, others ink stamped. Very good condition. Item #22085