Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge.
Providence, RI: B. T. Albro, 1838. 24mo. 128 pp. Marbled boards rubbed, edgeworn. Cloth spine sl. worn, soiled, with paper spine label soiled, chipped at edges. Endpapers/interior moderately to heavily foxed. Fpd has a small label to bottom corner, soft pencil notes (a poem). Pp. 113-114 closed 2" tear at spine/interior corner; pp. 115-116 missing 1" chip bottom interior corner, no text missing. Frontispiece portrait: engraving. Ms. Eldridge's father was a freeman who fought in the Revolution, the son of an African taken into slavery from Zaire; her mother was Narragansett. This book was published by her friends and employers in Providence to help Elleanor replace the loss of her property, taken unfairly by creditors. Appendix contains further testamonials and poems. (The last four pages may have been reproduced and sewn in: the paper is markedly without foxing.) Good Quarter Cloth (Item ID: 4004)