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Nautical re-organization and increase of the trading marine also a practical plan for manning the Royal Navy without impressment, and proposals to ameliorate the present condition of the mariners of Great Britain, by a more equitable code of laws, securing to them immediate advantages and a provision in old age, with a vindication of the usages and treatment of seamen in Her Majesty's service by Adderley W. Sleigh

The State of New York with parts of the adjacent states by John Henry Eddy

Elements of electricity, magnetism, and electro-magnetism, embracing the late discoveries and improvements, digested into the form of a treatise, being the second part of a course of natural philosophy, compiled for the use of the students of the University at Cambridge, New England by John Farrar

Aedes Althorpianae, or, An account of the mansion, books, and pictures, at Althorp, the residence of George John Earl Spencer, K.G. ; to which is added a supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana by Earl George John Spencer Spencer

Paterson's roads : being an entirely original and accurate description of all direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales, with part of the roads of Scotland by Daniel Paterson

The poetical works of Alexander Pope by Alexander Pope

A complete descriptive and statistical gazetteer of the United States of America ... with an abstract of the census and statistics for 1840, exhibiting a complete view of the agricultural, commercial, manufacturing, and literary condition and resources of the country by Daniel Haskel

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About meJanuary 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852

A skilled orator and statesman, Daniel Webster served several years in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives before becoming both the 14th and the 19th Secretary of State under William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore.

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About my libraryAt the time of Webster's death in 1852, his library contained 1302 titles, which were auctioned to the public in 1875, nearly 23 years after his death. Duplicates bring that down to the 1276 titles found in his catalog here.

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The auction catalog, contributed by the University of California and digitized in the Internet Archive.

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A Boston Advertiser article about Webster's library, from the New York Times archives.


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