Publication: Clark & King, Printers, American Office, 1872, Newark
First edition. 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers, lacking the rear wrappers, 33 pp., double column. Contains biographical sketches of early pioneers, a paper read by Rev. Mrs. Springer om July 4, 1872, and a poem also read on July 4, 1872 at the Pioneer Celebration held at the Fair Grounds, Newark, Ohio. Includes biographical sketches of Elias Hughes, John Ratliff, Benjamin Green, Richard Pitzer, John Van Buskirk, Samuel Elliott, John Larabee, and Alexander Holmes. Information on pioneer women and the poem, "The Pioneers of Licking." Sabin 85143 says "From the indefatigable Secretary of the Licking County Pioneer Society comes this Pioneer Pamphlet No. 7, a densely-spaced double-column batch of biographical sketches of early pioneers. The paper from Mrs. Springer on pioneer women is sadly short of solid historical information and instead makes a case for romanticizing the early women settlers rather than dismissing them as uncultured drabs." Very good copy.
Inventory Number: 32652